Dental Education
Online Dental Education Dental education lectures and videos Online dental ce Dental education articles Expert dental educators Dental products education Dental Community
 
Getting Started with Videos
Here is where you can find dental videos that pertain to specific materials in your practice. These short videos are an excellent way to see world renowned experts in the midst of what they do best.

It's easy to find exactly what you're looking for!
Start by selecting a category or specialty to the left to see all videos that match your selection. In the resulting list, you will be able to click and watch the high-quality free videos. If that doesn't interest you, check out the hot new releases below.
Videos in English
Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 2 of 2
This presentation will focus on the interdisciplinary relationship of the restorative dentist, periodontist and orthodontist to reconstruct the soft tissue foundation for all of these restorative options in anterior tooth replacement. The diagnosis of deficiencies as well as the varied treatment options will be discussed in detail. This includes periodontal crown lengthening, esthetic periodontal plastic soft tissue grafting procedures as well as prescription adjunctive orthodontic tooth movement to manipulate the soft tissue foundation prior to or subsequent with the restorative options of implants, bridges, or pontic replacement.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover Premium Member Content

Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover
Dr. Richard Coates shares with us the step by step methodology of increasing vertical dimension in a 27 year old with severe erosion, and then the steps he took to restore this very difficult case from posterior teeth to anterior. He details all steps taken through to finishing and polishing of the direct bonded composite restorations. The Kois occlusal deprogrammer was key to success in this case and fabrication and features of the deprogrammer are also explained in this webinar.

Presented By:: Richard Coats, BDS, PG
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Full Mouth Rehabilitation: Clinical Overview a Systematic Approach Premium Member Content

Full Mouth Rehabilitation: Clinical Overview a Systematic Approach
Full mouth rehabilitation is a complex subject that requires the clinician to resurrect broken and mutilated dentitions. Armed with a thorough understanding of the disease process to enable an accurate diagnosis and risk assessment that will enable a conservative treatment approach is the need of the hour. This presentation aims to take the audience through a systematic approach towards this subject and empower them with a vision that will enable them to set up the case to end it well with accurate form, predictable function and superior esthetics!

Presented By:: Ali Tunkiwala, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Stem Cells in Dentistry Premium Member Content

Stem Cells in Dentistry
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells, capable of renewing themselves, with the capacity to produce different cell types to regenerate missing tissues and treat diseases. Oral facial tissues have been identified as a source and therapeutic target for stem cells with clinical interest in dentistry. In this brief presentation, Dr Ana Paz presents stem cells and outlines the clinical applications of stem cells in dentistry. Although more clinical research in this topic is still needed, Dr Ana Paz believes that the main features of stem cells in the future of dentistry should be understood by clinicians.

Presented By:: Ana Paz, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Treating the Terminal Dentition: A Patient-Center Approach Premium Member Content

Treating the Terminal Dentition: A Patient-Center Approach
In patients with terminal dentition esthetic and functional replacement is a necessary objective, but no longer a sufficient-objective: nowadays, due to the clinical and extra clinical characteristics of these patients, management of the therapy is as important as its conclusion. Respect of the principle of autonomy, reduction of treatment length, simplification of surgical procedures and prosthetic management of implant immediate loading are the cornerstones of this philosophy and are the object of this lecture.

Presented By:: Leonello Biscaro, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Restorative Veneers; Importance of Wax-Up Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Restorative Veneers; Importance of Wax-Up
A 39 years old woman came to our office to seek immadiate solution for her undisered smile. After anamnesis we choosed a full mouth reconstruction to reestablish the patient's function and esthetics. For evaluating how much restorative involvement does it mean, we made a wax-up. After accepting the probable outcome, the treatment has followed driven by wax-up.

Presented By:: Peter Horváth, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Management of Posterior Maxilla Premium Member Content

Surgical Management of Posterior Maxilla
Replacement of missing teeth with dental Implants in the posterior maxilla presents unique challenges due to maxillary sinus, less quality of bone, and increased occlusal load. The surgical objectives to meet functional and aesthetic goals include enhancement of both quantity and quality of bone as well as ideal placement of dental implants for restorations that mimic nature. In this presentation, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi discusses current surgical techniques in implant site development in the posterior maxilla including extraction site grafting, sinus lift, bi-directional bone graft, and osseodensification for bone management.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Step-By-Step Surgical Video of Horizontal and Vertical Defects - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Step-By-Step Surgical Video of Horizontal and Vertical Defects - Part 1 of 2
We are aiming for minimal invasive techniques for the benefit of our patients. Nevertheless, there are many occasions in which we need to repair the anatomy and topography of the atrophic site for better positioning of implants and for their longevity. This step by step surgical technique video presents the treatment sequence for recovering severe vertical and horizontal posterior maxillary atrophy for optimal implant placement.
Vertical augmentation is achieved by using:
First the anatomy: performing sinus augmentation via lateral wall technique.
Second, autologous bone block graft for further recovery of the vertical deficiency decreasing the enlarged inter-maxillary distance. Horizontal augmentation is achieved by using autologous bone block. 
Part II will depict implant placement and soft tissue manipulations.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
“IPG-DET Technique” The Evolution of New Age Concept Premium Member Content

“IPG-DET Technique” The Evolution of New Age Concept
“IPG” DET protocol: a pioneer technique of internal bone regeneration in the sinus without the need of sinus floor elevation (SFE) Patients suffering from maxilla deficiencies are treated with extensive bone transplantation and Sinus Floor Elevation (SFE) procedures, in order to accomplish a successful and stable dental implantation. In 2014, “IPG” DET – called the Ioannis P. Georgakopoulos Dentist Education Institute Technique – has been proven a solid and reliable alternative to SFE. Actually, “IPG” DET is a well-established, simple, safe, efficient and cost-effective dental implantation protocol that combines a complex of fibrin, concentrated growth factors and CD34+ stem cells (fibrin membrane) along with bone grafting and intentional perforation of the Schneider’s membrane towards a rapid implant insertion.

Presented By:: Ioannis P. Georgakopoulos
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Guided Preparations and the Future of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Guided Preparations and the Future of Minimally Invasive Dentistry
An introduction to describe the use of digitally designed, 3D-printed guides to prepare teeth. This state of the arts technology allows dentists to efficiently prepare teeth and deliver the final restoration in one visit. The objective of this presentation is to provide the audience an introduction to with the advancement of 3D-printing in dentistry and it’s use as it pertains to restorative options. With computer aided procedures we can now digitally design and prepare 3D-printed guides to precisely prepare teeth and deliver the final restoration without the need for a temporary.

Presented By:: Cyrus Tahmasebi, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"The Great Debate" on Tooth Replacement Premium Member Content

"The Great Debate" on Tooth Replacement
Bucco-palatal collapse of the post-extraction ridge is a significant challenge in restorative and implant dentistry. A variety of different approaches as well as ridge preservation techniques using tissue and augmentative materials have been proposed in this session with some of the leading clinical research teams in the field. A conceptual debate format discussing the virtues of "Early Placement" at 6 weeks (Buser & Belser Team) vs. "Immediate Placement with Dual Zone Protocols" at time of extraction (Chu & Tarnow Team) vs. "Partial Extraction Therapy" PET (Gluckman & Salama) also at the time of extraction is led by Professor Homa Zadeh of USC. This interactive session explores the current status and poses questions for the future use and indications of each proposed therapy.

Presented By:: Prof. Dr. Urs C. Belser;Daniel Buser, DDS;Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD;Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT;Maurice Salama, DMD;Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS;Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Veneer Grafting Protocol: Step-by-Step Utilization in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Surgical Veneer Grafting Protocol: Step-by-Step Utilization in the Esthetic Zone
In the surgical part, it will be described the criteria necessary for successfully utilizing minimally invasive protocols within the esthetic zone and the possibility of placing or not placing a bone graft in the “gap” and the opportunity to use a connective tissue graft to overbuild the site bucco-lingually, performing the Surgical Veneer Grafting Protocol, idea'ed by the Agnini brothers.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Early Implant Placement with Contour Augmentation - Biologic Rationale, Surgical Technique & Long-Term Results Premium Member Content

Early Implant Placement with Contour Augmentation - Biologic Rationale, Surgical Technique & Long-Term Results
Today, the timing of implant placement post-extraction in the esthetic zone is considered an important factor which influences the esthetic treatment outcome. One of these options is early implant placement after 4 to 8 weeks of soft-tissue healing. The purpose of this presentation is to present data and to analyze the stability of esthetic treatment outcomes in patients following single-tooth replacement in the anterior maxilla using the concept of early implant placement with simultaneous contour augmentation. Special emphasis will be placed on assessing the stability of the facial mucosa, since it directly depends on the stability of successful contour augmentation by GBR and to compare it to currently utilized immediate techniques like Dual Zone Therapy (Chu & Tarnow) and Partial Extraction Therapies (Salama & Gluckman).

Presented By:: Prof. Dr. Urs C. Belser;Daniel Buser, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The "Dual-Zone" Approach in Immediate Implant Placement Premium Member Content

The "Dual-Zone" Approach in Immediate Implant Placement
Improvements in implant designs have helped advance successful immediate anterior implant placement into fresh extraction sockets. Clinical techniques described have enabled practitioners to achieve predictable esthetic success using a method that limits the amount of buccal contour change of the extraction site ridge and potentially enhances the thickness of the peri-implant soft tissues coronal to the implant-abutment interface. This approach involves atraumatic tooth removal without flap elevation, and placing a bone graft into the residual gap around an immediate fresh-socket anterior implant with a screw-retained provisional restoration acting as a prosthetic socket seal device. This protocol allows for efficient management of the patient and an attempt to maintain all original contours of the extraction site. Multiple case and retrospective case studies will be cited to support this concept.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS;Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) The Final Frontier Premium Member Content

Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) The Final Frontier
Buccopalatal collapse of the postextraction ridge is a significant challenge in restorative and implant dentistry. A variety of different approaches as well as ridge preservation techniques using tissue and augmentative materials have been proposed in the literature. A slightly different approach, "PET" is to use the tooth itself by purposely maintaining all or a portion of the root in the remaining socket. Root submergence has been reported in the literature for more than 4 decades, and it has been demonstrated that the submerged tooth root retains the periodontal tissues and preserves the bone in pontic sites or below dentures to retain the ridge. The socket-shield technique entails preparing a tooth root section to remain behind on the labial aspect simultaneous to immediate implant placement and has demonstrated histologic and clinical results that are highly promising to esthetic implant treatment.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Modern Age of Regeneration: Tenting, Fixating and Space Creation Premium Member Content

The Modern Age of Regeneration: Tenting, Fixating and Space Creation
Regeneration requires a common biological thread for predictable results. Space Maintenance, Graft Stability, Bone Biologics, and Wound Management. This presentation will describe the importance of each critical step in regeneration and introduce a new technical system to assist the surgeon in managing and stabilizing the space required for optimal bone regeneration. Flap design, release, biologics selection and enhancement as well as bone stabilization, fixation, and secure membrane adaptation will be further highlighted as to it's critical value in the final results.

Presented By:: Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations Premium Member Content

“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations
Nowadays the maintenance of “a nice smile” represents the main desire of our patients and the request for tooth colored restorations is very high. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines for obtaining predictable indirect posterior restorations through the evaluation of a correct biomechanical approach rather than giving just a “trendy” adhesive approach.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Partial Extraction Therapy and Immediate Loading in Clinical Practice: Synergy for Success Premium Member Content

Partial Extraction Therapy and Immediate Loading in Clinical Practice: Synergy for Success
This presentation will focus on the application of PET techniques and immediate loading in daily practice. A brief introduction will be presented outlining the concepts, and the benefits in combining both techniques. This will be followed with a review of clinical cases ranging from single unit to full arch implant rehabilitations. Lastly, recommendations will be presented to the viewer in order to facilitate incorporation of these techniques into clinical practice.

Presented By:: Ehab Moussa, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1 of 2
This presentation will focus on the interdisciplinary relationship of the restorative dentist, periodontist and orthodontist to reconstruct the soft tissue foundation for all of these restorative options in anterior tooth replacement. The diagnosis of deficiencies as well as the varied treatment options will be discussed in detail. This includes periodontal crown lengthening, esthetic periodontal plastic soft tissue grafting procedures as well as prescription adjunctive orthodontic tooth movement to manipulate the soft tissue foundation prior to or subsequent with the restorative options of implants, bridges, or pontic replacement.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Bioengineering in the Management of the Atrophic Jaw Premium Member Content

Surgical Bioengineering in the Management of the Atrophic Jaw
This lecture presentation will describe the behavior and utilization of of fresh frozen allograft vs. autogenous bone in major bone augmentation cases. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the potential of adding bone marrow aspirate to fresh frozen bone will be further highlighted. In depth review of how to manage and use this new technique in clinical practice will be clearly explained.

Presented By:: Dr. Juan Alberto Fernandez Ruiz
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Full Arch Patient, A Fully Digital Affair Premium Member Content

The Full Arch Patient, A Fully Digital Affair
Guided Surgery (GS) is a concept where you are guided by the rehabilitation needs of your patient to perform the implant surgery procedure based on all the info that we process via planning software that are loaded with digital files coming from intra-oral scanning (IOS) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). After planning the case, we print a surgical guide or stent to perform the surgery, this technique allows us to do it flap or flapless in a complete secure environment, quicker and more precise if we compare to "freehand" surgery. However, we have to be careful because not all the systems are the same; those who use scoops as reductors are less precise than the "scoopless", no matter which system we use we have to be clear to understand that all the classic concepts of osseointegration are not erased by guided surgery, especially bone physiology.

Presented By:: Orlando Alvarez Del C., DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Solid Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Premium Member Content

Solid Monolithic Zirconia Restorations
Full contour zirconia veneers are described by Pinhas Adar MDT oral Design Atlanta and Dr John Heimke Cleveland, Ohio. Pinhas reviews the material and its uses and fabrication to produce natural looking results. Dr Heimke presents cases that have been designed via DSD, Digital Smile Design. From DSDApp 2D plan, to the DSD Planning Center 3D plan, to Roe Dental Lab, OH for STL printing to Final Zirconia Veneer fabrication by Pinhas Adar. See how Digital Integration and Workflows work in a straight forward manner.

Presented By:: John Heimke, DMD, MPH, FAGD;Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Science Behind the Papillae - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

The Science Behind the Papillae - Part 2 of 2
In 1992, Tarnow’s study on the effect of the distance from the contact point to the crestal bone on the presence of interproximal dental papilla gave us a new and ground breaking insight into the management of pink aesthetics. Later Team Atlanta furthered that study, analyzing the different measures between teeth, implants and pontics, giving us an even deeper understanding of how bone height influences in papilla growth. In my understanding, this study was one of the most important in the history of dentistry due to its true crossover between dental surgery and the prosthodontic field, combining aesthetics, oral rehabilitation and oral surgery in treatment planning. Never has interdisciplinary dentistry been more valued. This lecture will go over past and present techniques that can be performed to achieve an optimal aesthetic outcome in the managing of soft tissue.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery Premium Member Content

Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery
This video addresses how to reestablish or maintain papilla height and the facial gingival tissue between a single or multiple missing teeth adjacent to a natural tooth or an implant by using an innovative pontic design termed the E-pontic. The anatomical shape of the E-pontic will predictably support and maintain the facial gingival margin and interdental papillae over an acceptable alveolar ridge. The E-pontic design fulfills the prerequisites for maintaining a healthy periodontium and its ability to achieve a predictable long-term esthetic and functional result. The emergence profile of this pontic design that is similar to that of a natural tooth ensures that no palatal gap forms which could potentially cause phonetic problems. Trapping of food particles does not occur because of its unique adaptive design to the pontic recipient site.

Presented By:: Robert P. Korman, DDS, MAGD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"The Socket Shield Technique"; Myths & Realities Premium Member Content

"The Socket Shield Technique"; Myths & Realities
Socket Shield Technique is a concept in implant dentistry that utilizes the partial extraction therapy principles, with the goal of preserving the hard and soft tissues around the dental implants. It has been reported to be a very predictable therapy so far. The proper case selection is crucial for the success of the technique. In fact, it is very technique sensitive and requires an advanced level in implant dentistry. Although the technique has a high overall success rate, but long term studies and high evidence level researches are needed to support the proof of principle available. This presentation will discuss and review the "myths & realities" of the new Socket Shield Technique or "PET" (Partial Extraction Therapy) concept.

Presented By:: Alan Alaa Yassin, DDS, MS, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge Premium Member Content

Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge
Different techniques have been presented in literature in order to preserve the post-extraction site; including the use of barrier membranes, tri-dimensional matrix and bone fillers. An “open-healing” approach is nowadays commonly used, combining a proper management of soft tissues with biological integration of biomaterials. Once hard tissue has been successfully augmented, an adequate soft tissue thickness becomes mandatory in order to create healthy and stable peri-implant tissues. An innovative volume-stable collagen matrix provides the opportunity to treat soft tissue defects around implants as an alternative to connective tissue graft.

Presented By:: Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical & Restorative Management in the Aesthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Surgical & Restorative Management in the Aesthetic Zone
Very often anterior tissue and tooth deficiencies require a multi-disciplinary approach to correct. This presentation reviews several classic techniques in managing these challenging cases including; Orthodontic extrusion, soft tissue and hard tissue augmentation and restorative selection. A quantifiable strategy and case selection is presented as well as several options that should be considered.

Presented By:: Ramon Gomez Meda, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Malocclusion as key cause for oral health issue

Malocclusion as key cause for oral health issue
Patients with crowded malocclusions experience premature deterioration of the oral structures. This presentation will explore the characteristics of the crowded malocclusions and the benefits of treating their cause. The pathway to oral health includes Invisalign aligners to correct our patient’s malocclusions.

Presented By:: Ben Miraglia, BMiraglia
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success Premium Member Content

Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success
This presentation will cover the critical aspects to consider for deciding the sequence and implementation of combination therapies. Successful esthetic zone treatment must begin with a well thought-out space management plan. This plan involves a three dimensional adjustment of the periodontal attachment, with a possibility of root submergence and partial extraction technique. Following this, a decision is made concerning the timing and position of implant placement, and an adequate hard tissue foundation can be restored using GBR with titanium mesh and collagen membrane. On top of this base a more efficient soft tissue augmentation and adjustment completes the requirements for success in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Management for Compromised Extraction Sites - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Esthetic Management for Compromised Extraction Sites - Part 2 of 2
Missing soft tissue is the main reason for compromised results in the aesthetic zone. But since the soft tissue has to be supported by a sufficient amount of bone, our focus has also to be on bone. Due to the fact that no bone-preservation technique (at the time of tooth extraction) available today, gives us the perfect result we need, augmentation procedures are still needed. Appropriate bone and soft tissue engineering in all three dimensions enhances the aesthetic performance of long-lasting restorations that blend in well and emerge from the periimplant sulcus in harmony with the neighboring teeth.

Presented By:: Ueli Grunder, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Dual Zone Approach to Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

The Dual Zone Approach to Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone
Improvements in implant designs have helped advance successful immediate anterior implant placement into fresh extraction sockets. Clinical techniques described in this presentation will enable practitioners to achieve predictable esthetic success using a method that limits the amount of buccal contour change of the extraction site ridge and potentially enhances the thickness of the peri-implant soft tissues coronal to the implant-abutment interface. This approach involves atraumatic tooth removal without flap elevation, and placing a bone graft into the residual gap around an immediate fresh-socket anterior implant with a screw-retained provisional restoration acting as a prosthetic socket seal device. Long term follow up and evidence from scientific literature to support this concept will be described.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Diagnosis, Planning, & Treatment of Altered Passive Eruption; From a Periodontists Perspective Premium Member Content

Diagnosis, Planning, & Treatment of Altered Passive Eruption; From a Periodontists Perspective
This presentation will teach how to diagnose cases of altered passive eruption based on the radiographic evaluation (with periapical rx and CBCT) and how to plan and document a surgical procedure aimed to ‘uncover’ the beautiful and natural hidden enamel. In a world where esthetics is becoming more and more a concern a simple periodontal plastic surgical procedure can re-establish esthetic and balance to the patients affected by this condition.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Analogue vs. Digital Dentistry Premium Member Content

Analogue vs. Digital Dentistry
In the progressive world of modern digital technologies, it is more apparent than ever that there is always an analogue component to the restorative clinical process. This presentation will discuss the diagnostic aspects of restorative based digital dentistry as well as the accuracy advantages to the final outcomes. Digital Smile planning, smile mockups and their critical role in minimally invasive tooth preparation  will be highlighted. Lab communication with these digital templates relay all the necessary information and provide the lab technician with  a more manageable workflow.  Accuracy, better outcomes and less invasive dentistry are the winners in this evolution.

Presented By:: Nazariy Mykhaylyuk, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Management for Compromised Extraction Sites - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Esthetic Management for Compromised Extraction Sites - Part 1 of 2
Missing soft tissue is the main reason for compromised results in the aesthetic zone. But since the soft tissue has to be supported by a sufficient amount of bone, our focus has also to be on bone. Due to the fact that no bone-preservation technique (at the time of tooth extraction) available today, gives us the perfect result we need, augmentation procedures are still needed. Appropriate bone and soft tissue engineering in all three dimensions enhances the aesthetic performance of long-lasting restorations that blend in well and emerge from the periimplant sulcus in harmony with the neighboring teeth.

Presented By:: Ueli Grunder, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Pure Dental Esthetics – From Titanium to Zirconia Premium Member Content

Pure Dental Esthetics – From Titanium to Zirconia
The replacement of a single tooth with dental implants, especially when the patient has a high smile line, has been an esthetic challenge in implant dentistry. Typically, it requires very careful stages to create the final restoration as natural as possible. When there is loss of soft tissues, carefully made dental-gingival prosthesis becomes an alternative of therapy. For all cases with high smile line, achieving perfection in color and texture of the restoration it's not an easy task. Currently there are some ways to achieve better aesthetic results, including digital scanning of colors. This presentation describes step-by-step the application of a protocol developed in our clinic. Several cases will be discussed. In addition, recent technologies such as zirconium implants are also be discussed.

Presented By:: Ricardo Gapski, CD, DDS, MSc
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
9 Rules for Increasing Practice Production Premium Member Content

9 Rules for Increasing Practice Production
This exciting Webinar presentation is based on the first 9 rules from Dr. Roger Levin’s upcoming new book “100 Rules for Increasing Practice Production” which will be published early next year. The recent recession and slow growth have created new challenges for dental practices requiring new methods for growth. In this fast-paced presentation, Dr. Roger P. Levin will discuss the 9 strategies designed to increase production rapidly and reduce stress in the practice.

Presented By:: Roger P. Levin, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Applied Anatomy of the Neck as it Relates to Head and Neck Infections - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Applied Anatomy of the Neck as it Relates to Head and Neck Infections - Part 1 of 2
Applied Anatomy of the Neck as it Relates to Head and Neck Infections - Part 1 of 2

Presented By:: Shahrokh C. Bagheri, DMD, MD, FACS, FICD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Digital Implant Dentistry: Improving Our Daily Practice Premium Member Content

Digital Implant Dentistry: Improving Our Daily Practice
Nowadays digital dentistry is already a reality. But what should we expect in the future about digital protocols in implant dentistry? In this webinar, we cover some topics where digital may improve the traditional pathways enhancing control and predictability in treatment approaches like immediate loading, socket shield, and guided surgery.

Presented By:: Dr. Francisco Teixera Barbosa
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Facial Rejuvenation: Using Botox & Fillers as Support of the Oral Rehabilitation & Lips Enhancement Premium Member Content

Facial Rejuvenation: Using Botox & Fillers as Support of the Oral Rehabilitation & Lips Enhancement
In general the population have been associating the use of Botox & Fillers just as an aesthetic treatment on the derm to avoid wrinkles of aging. It is very important to understand that the Onabotulinum toxin A will take effect in the muscular plane, not in the epiderm and neither in the derm, its actuation is to block the release of a neurotransmitter necessary for muscles contraction. The result will be the inhibition of undesirable movements and reduction of strength and potency on the muscles, what can help on the treatment of parafunctional disorders and also improve the conditions for immediate loading in implant dentistry. The Dental losses, alveolar ridge atrophies and loss of vertical dimension contribute significantly to the aging process of the face and the perioral region, so it is essential for dentists to have the knowledge of the use of fillers in association with oral rehabilitation, improving the aesthetics and self-esteem of their patients.

Presented By:: Alexander D. Salvoni, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Positive & Negative Factors in Stem Cells & Wound Healing: Solutions for Long Term Stability Premium Member Content

Positive & Negative Factors in Stem Cells & Wound Healing: Solutions for Long Term Stability
The main factor for soft and hard tissue healing is the speed and quality of new vascularization. This lecture will present all the positive and negative factors who control the angiogenesis, blood supply, and bone metabolism: -Biological factors as vit. D and cholesterol have to be checked before the surgery -The management of the flaps with sutures is one the main factor for the bone and soft tissue maintenance.. -The soft brushing technique is a new technique which increases the flap without periosteal incision nor bleeding. -Careful Implant placement without too much torque, especially in cortical bone or grafted bone at the re-entry.. -The A-PRF liquid and i-PRF are solutions to reduce the mobility of the granules (sticky bone) with an improvement of angiogenesis The use of growth factors is a stimulation of angiogenesis. The prevention of the negative factors will allow us to achieve the long-term stability.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Tissue Management and Surgery in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Tissue Management and Surgery in Implant Dentistry
The expanding role of biologics and minimally invasive surgical protocols is highlighted in this dynamic presentation. The comparison of teeth to implant sites as well as autologous vs. allograft grafts will be discussed. Esthetic Risk Assessment will be introduced and it's use as a a prognostic indicator.

Presented By:: Sonia S. Leziy, DDS, Dipl Perio
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Clinical Relevance of Digital Dentistry & 3D Technologies Premium Member Content

The Clinical Relevance of Digital Dentistry & 3D Technologies
The implementation of modern digital technologies into the clinical practice requires a step by step process. Photography, optical scanning and stitching of CBCT images allow for Digitally rendered smile designs that then lead to guided procedures and 3D printing of mockups, provisionals and surgical guides. This presentation will highlight the role of digital dentistry in a modern dental office and the steps required to prepare oneself for this evolution. 

Presented By:: Marko Tadros, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Science Behind the Papillae - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

The Science Behind the Papillae - Part 1 of 2
In 1992, Tarnow’s study on the effect of the distance from the contact point to the crestal bone on the presence of interproximal dental papilla gave us a new and ground breaking insight into the management of pink aesthetics. Later Team Atlanta furthered that study, analyzing the different measures between teeth, implants and pontics, giving us an even deeper understanding of how bone height influences in papilla growth. In my understanding, this study was one of the most important in the history of dentistry due to its true crossover between dental surgery and the prosthodontic field, combining aesthetics, oral rehabilitation and oral surgery in treatment planning. Never has interdisciplinary dentistry been more valued. This lecture will go over past and present techniques that can be performed to achieve an optimal aesthetic outcome in the managing of soft tissue.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Venipuncture & Blood Drawing: Phlebotomy Step-by-Step Premium Member Content

Venipuncture & Blood Drawing: Phlebotomy Step-by-Step
The use of platelets concentrates is becoming unavoidable in our surgeries. To take full advantage of these techniques, the surgeon has to be familiar with the blood collection technique and capable to draw blood at any time. This presentation will show you how to manage simply the venipuncture according to a step by step protocol, with special attention for tricky situations & difficult patients.

Presented By:: Elisa Choukroun, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Multitasking Digital Dentistry - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Multitasking Digital Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
The "Digital Smile Design" is a technique codified and published in 2011 by Christian Coachman and Marcelo Calamita. This approach has radically changed the way we analyze the aesthetics of our patients and at the same time gave the clinician a great tool of communication with the laboratory and with the patient. In recent years, softwares and applications have been introduced on the market in order to simplify the workflow and make more predictable the outcome. The purpose of the lecture is to resume the current concepts about digital aesthetic preview, and to show new trends.

Presented By:: Mario Imburgia, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth Premium Member Content

Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth
This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in indirect techniques for esthetic restorations using composite resins in order to reach a correct and standardized final clinical result when restoring both vital and not-vital posterior teeth.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
S.M.A.R.T.  Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Premium Member Content

S.M.A.R.T. Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting
Introduction to the S.M.A.R.T. TM Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Technique is a novel minimally invasive bone grafting technique developed by Dr. Ernesto Lee. It provides superior outcomes with less pain, less swelling and fewer complications than traditional bone grafting procedures. Only a small incision is required, with no flap elevation, no tenting screws and no membranes. Complex, high risk scenarios can now be treated with minimal risk of complications. The S.M.A.R.T. TM method represents a disruptive technology that will dramatically impact the future of bone grafting

Presented By:: Ernesto A. Lee, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Beyond Technologies; Digital & Esthetic Dentistry Premium Member Content

Beyond Technologies; Digital & Esthetic Dentistry
Workflow using an integrated approach with CAD/CAM, CBCT, and 3D printing will be highlighted. Learn how to integrate digital technologies for comprehensive 3D implantology including the diagnostic scan, implant planning, surgical guide design and fabrication, and the digital restoration. The concept behind full and direct restorations including immediate provisionalization and how the stitching of multiple files taken from intra-oral scans and CBCT can provide the necessary information to advance to in-office 3D printing and CEREC restorations.

Presented By:: Neal Patel, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion Premium Member Content

Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion
Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion is a comprehensive approach between occlusion, posture, and function. Overall, this lecture will create an understanding and relationship between the cervical spine and mandibular movements and the trilogy between Joints, Muscles and Occlusion. Most of the patients that we treat for dysfunction, were compromised during the early stages of growth and development. Overtime these created accommodations and compensations in the system induced by the physiology of the airway.

Presented By:: Javier Vasquez, DMD, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology Premium Member Content

Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology
It is becoming rare today to come across simple cases in Periodontics; our specialty has come to face complex cases where hard and soft tissue deficiencies are quite common. These suggested protocols and schematic approaches were developed to help the surgical practitioner visualize and divide the problem into a predictable step-by-step workflow. The utilization of 3-D printed CBCT studies of the treatment planned surgical sites was shown to be integral in patient care and clinical outcomes. Every step is dictated by biology; all incision designs, flap management techniques, and biomaterials used have been selected to maximize the blood supply in the area and minimize trauma to the vascular network that nourishes our surgical site.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS;Adlof Urtula, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z Premium Member Content

Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z
In this complete surgical video, Dr. David Wong performs an esthetic crown lengthening procedure to address a "gummy smile" as part of comprehensive therapy and smile enhancement. Dr. Wong will outline the indications for crown lengthening surgery as opposed to orthognathic correction. The surgical video will demonstrate the complete crown lengthening surgery, including incision design, flap management and instrumentation. In addition, suturing and post-operative care will also be outlined in detail.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Current Concepts in Bioactivity and Regeneration Premium Member Content

Current Concepts in Bioactivity and Regeneration
An injury to the tissue instantly stimulates the healing process. To heal properly, we need three elements: scaffolds, cells and growth factors. If one of these three elements are missing there will be no tissue regeneration. Plasma rich in growth factors (Endoret® (PRGF®) technology, enables clinicians to apply autologous growth factors and a fibrin scaffold in a simple, safe and effective method. The Endoret® (PRGF®) stimulates the tissue-building cells to achieve regeneration. An optimal alveolar regeneration is characterized by fast haemostasis, adequate inflammation, stem cell mobilization and differentiation, rapid soft tissue closure of the socket and correct tissue regeneration. The adequate management of the extraction socket will determine the final outcome of implant-supported restorations.

Presented By:: Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Full Arch Implant Dentistry Utilizing the Easy Guide System (FAST Guide) Premium Member Content

Full Arch Implant Dentistry Utilizing the Easy Guide System (FAST Guide)
In immediate loading, the survival rate is often based on the follow-up of the osseointegration but without aesthetic appreciation. The main goal is to achieve osseointegration and aesthetic with long term stability. For this success, we need to obtain both, bone formation and gum thickness, as any failure in one of the 2 factors will induce the loss of the second factor. Several requirements must be met in order to obtain and to maintain them together for a very long time; -Biological requirements are linked to early vascularization (appreciation of the biologic level, growth factors, collagen environment) -Anatomical and surgical requirements will help for the best implant placement and positioning (fast guide, sub-crestal insertion, platform switching etc...) -Prosthetic requirements are essential for aesthetic as guidance for soft tissue design (rigid and screwed prvisional prosthesis)

Presented By:: Alain Simonpieri, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Approaches for Managing Deficient Sites in Esthetic Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Approaches for Managing Deficient Sites in Esthetic Implant Dentistry
When considering esthetic dental implant therapy, preservation or further enhancement of the available tissue support may provide an improved esthetic outcome with less associated morbidity and treatment duration. Nevertheless, reconstruction of compromised sites due to lost hard and soft tissue volume is often inevitable in the anterior zone. Substantial ridge deficiencies demand more complex grafting procedures with an increased level of invasiveness and subsequent tissue alterations.

Presented By:: Sherif Yousri Said, BDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Fully Digital Workflow Applied to Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry Premium Member Content

Fully Digital Workflow Applied to Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry
A 55-year old man came to a first appointment complaining chiefly of his unpleasant smile aesthetics. The concern was solved following a fully digital protocol. Thanks to the evolution of technology in dentistry it is possible to do a full digital case, obtaining a more precise outcome and reducing time on a dental chair.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Modern Day Esthetic Challenges with Implants in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Modern Day Esthetic Challenges with Implants in the Esthetic Zone
Current trends in implant therapy advocate clinical techniques thereby allowing treatment efficiency consisting of condensed clinical procedures, fewer patient appointments, and shortened overall treatment time. Even though there is overwhelming literature to support positive outcomes in regards to implant survival through immediate implant therapy and tooth replacement strategies, esthetics questions still loom, specifically how to handle multiple tooth sites in the esthetic zone. This presentation will address treatment planning strategies with multiple tooth sites incorporating teeth, immediate implants with tooth replacement, and pontics in the esthetic zone. Innovations in implant macro design, to achieve more consistent screw-retained definitive restorations, and devices / strategies in provisional restoration fabrication to save time will be presented.

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Tissue Reconstruction Around Implants - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Esthetic Tissue Reconstruction Around Implants - Part 2 of 2
Esthetics in implant-supported restorations is an important clinical objective in contemporary dentistry. Understanding the biological behavior of hard and soft tissues following tooth extraction is the first step to anticipate the physiological tissue remodeling and its consequences. Our objective in these 2 sequencial lectures was to provide straightforward decision trees related to several clinical scenarios observed in routine clinical practice. The 3 fundamental pillars for peri-implant excellence are: restorative-driven implant position, hard and soft tissue reconstruction using different biomaterials and grafts, and prosthetic management. Using this philosophical approach seems to provide esthetic and stable results over time irrespective of the initial clinical condition.

Presented By:: Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics - Part 2 Premium Member Content

Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics - Part 2
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth. Cases combined with implants to restore form & function will further illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary dentistry. Today´s practice requires a team approach that will be presented. In order to meet the patient´s demands for better esthetics and to obtain long term occlusal stability of our results.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Dental Implants; Are They a Good Option? Premium Member Content

Immediate Dental Implants; Are They a Good Option?
The aim of this presentation is to clarify which parameters and how can they influence a successful outcome in immediate implant placement. Several documented clinical cases and supporting literature will be presented to guide through diagnosis, treatment options and improvement of final outcome.

Presented By:: Dárcio Fonseca, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Hydraulics and Densification in Sinus & Ridge Management Premium Member Content

Hydraulics and Densification in Sinus & Ridge Management
Majority of the cases in the maxilla require some form of sinus grafting or procedures to increase ridge width. Innovations in the field of site preparation using Osseodensification principles and use of Hydraulics for sinus elevations have simplified the procedure of gaining bone volume in such clinical situations. Newer tools and materials have enabled clinicians to offer a minimally invasive transalveolar approach to sinus grafting compared to the lateral window approach. Densification drills have provided the clinicians a solution to optimize and expand the site for implant placement. This presentation will analyze various clinical situations needing ridge and sinus augmentation and provide predictable solutions to achieve high success rates.

Presented By:: Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bone Augmentation & Vascular Enhancement Concepts: It’s Time to Make it Simple! Premium Member Content

Bone Augmentation & Vascular Enhancement Concepts: It’s Time to Make it Simple!
The purpose of this presentation is to make the participant think biology first and not mechanic first. A biological thinking will dramatically simplify vertical and/or horizontal bone augmentation procedures. We will also be introducing a new approach for the simplification of soft tissue handling: the Soft Brushing Technique, that will allow the coronal advancement of both buccal and lingual flaps, but also the palatal flap without the need for periosteal releasing incisions.

Presented By:: Jérôme Surmenian, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 2 Premium Member Content

OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 2
Over the past 20 years, many of us have been confused, frustrated, unsure and crazy about ... “How do I get my occlusion philosophy on the right path?” At NYU FMR we have developed tried and true techniques that are guaranteed to make you understand occlusion, contact points and mandibular movement that makes sense, is easy to diagnose and systematically treat with success. In addition being comfortable Restoring OVD, understanding TMJ joint position and treating the worn dentition. Using our SOT methods and Level 1-10 Occlusion Classification we can show you how to become successful in the “Occlusion” of your patients.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Crestal Sinus Approach: A Hammerless Solution to the Indirect Sinus Lift Premium Member Content

Crestal Sinus Approach: A Hammerless Solution to the Indirect Sinus Lift
Posterior maxillary dental implant reconstruction for advanced alveorlar ridge atrophy has become possible through bone grafting procedures involving the maxillary sinus. This procedure involves augmentation of either the internal or external aspects of the sinus, or both. Bone grafting of the external aspect is performed with guided bone regeneration, using allogenic, autogenous, cortical, or corticocancellous grafts, as well as growth factors such as PRF as onlays with immediate or delayed implant placement. With the advent of new surgical techniques and equipment, sinus augmentation has become a predictable and efficient treatment. This presentation will focus on the internal, hammerless approach.

Presented By:: Isaac D Tawil, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 1 Premium Member Content

OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? - Part 1
Over the past 20 years, many of us have been confused, frustrated, unsure and crazy about ... “How do I get my occlusion philosophy on the right path?” At NYU FMR we have developed tried and true techniques that are guaranteed to make you understand occlusion, contact points and mandibular movement that makes sense, is easy to diagnose and systematically treat with success. In addition being comfortable Restoring OVD, understanding TMJ joint position and treating the worn dentition. Using our SOT methods and Level 1-10 Occlusion Classification we can show you how to become successful in the “Occlusion” of your patients.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implant Dentistry: A Predictable & Routine Treatment Premium Member Content

Immediate Implant Dentistry: A Predictable & Routine Treatment
The topic of one day implants (Teeth in a Day, Same Day Implants, etc.) is very popular in implant dentistry. This topic has existed since the introduction of implants into dentistry as the Clinician wishes to reduce chairside time, and the Patient wishes to have less visits to the dental clinician. Until now, there hasn’t been a good scientifically-supported way to provide One Day Implants. To make it a reality, many objective key factors have been discussed and developed in implant dentistry. Implant design was developed in order to achieve vital initial and long-term stability and surface treatments developed as well for secondary stability. In addition, various methods have been developed to determine implant stability which are very helpful to provide one day implants.

Presented By:: Kwang-Bum Park, DDS, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Dental Photography: From Theory to Practice Premium Member Content

Dental Photography: From Theory to Practice
Dental photography should be your daily tool. If not, don’t wait and take your steps to learn it and master it. In this lecture, you will see how to take step by step full dental portfolio and which instruments are helpful in surgical photo documentation. In the end, you will get an update in settings, equipment, and accessories used to take excellent dental photo documentation.

Presented By:: Kris Chmielewski, DDS, MSc
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Removal & Ridge Preservation in Infected Site: A Technique Video Premium Member Content

Implant Removal & Ridge Preservation in Infected Site: A Technique Video
More often in clinical practice we are faced with failing implants that require careful removal and reconstruction of the residual bone deficiencies. This step by step technique video takes you though the critical clinical steps in implant removal, debridement, bone augmentation utilizing blood born biomodifiers and Titanium mesh as well as Flap release and tension free closure. Additional keys include intra-marrow penetration of the recipient site as well as post op bandages that minimize hematoma formation. 

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Tissue Reconstruction Around Implants - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Esthetic Tissue Reconstruction Around Implants - Part 1 of 2
Esthetics in implant-supported restorations is an important clinical objective in contemporary dentistry. Understanding the biological behavior of hard and soft tissues following tooth extraction is the first step to anticipate the physiological tissue remodeling and its consequences. Our objective in these 2 sequencial lectures was to provide straightforward decision trees related to several clinical scenarios observed in routine clinical practice. The 3 fundamental pillars for peri-implant excellence are: restorative-driven implant position, hard and soft tissue reconstruction using different biomaterials and grafts, and prosthetic management. Using this philosophical approach seems to provide esthetic and stable results over time irrespective of the initial clinical condition.

Presented By:: Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics - Part 1 of 2
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth. Cases combined with implants to restore form & function will further illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary dentistry. Today´s practice requires a team approach that will be presented. In order to meet the patient´s demands for better esthetics and to obtain long term occlusal stability of our results.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Wonderful Bone Regeneration Story: Revolution, Evolution & Evaluation Premium Member Content

The Wonderful Bone Regeneration Story: Revolution, Evolution & Evaluation
With a personal approach, this lecture will take into consideration the developments of the last thirty years. Several clinical cases and new concepts like "Place, Press and Close" will be presented. After Revolutions and Evolutions, isn't it time for Evaluation of our techniques to improve Predictability and Quality of Life of our Patients?

Presented By:: Bernard Dahan, DDS, DCD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Composite Addition Exercise Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Composite Addition Exercise
Dr Brian Mills will share the Typodont Composite Addition Exercise that is taught as part of the Complete Dentistry Study Club 6 session class series. The class series is dedicated to teaching minimally invasive dental procedures to diagnose and treat your patients that have occlusal dysfunction and damaged dentition. You will learn the 5 basic types of composite additions used for doing minimally invasive composite addition dentistry and how to properly sequence your treatment. At the end of the class you should be able to use the techniques in your daily practice to help your patients.

Presented By:: Brian C. Mills, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The mIVAN Approach for Preservation Surgery Premium Member Content

The mIVAN Approach for Preservation Surgery
mIVAN* Technique is a nice abbreviation for complicated terminus: “ Modified Interpositional Augmentation Neogenesis”. It is basically simultaneous hard and soft tissue augmentation utilizing pediculated connective tissue graft. It works for Socket type 2 and 3 and ridges with horizontal atrophy. Combined with Partial Extraction Therapy, mIVAN technique is a nice treatment choice for the teeth with recessions. 

Presented By:: Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Fibrin Assisted Soft Tissue Promotion (FASTP) Premium Member Content

Fibrin Assisted Soft Tissue Promotion (FASTP)
Soft tissue recession around teeth and implants is an epidemic problem in the field of dentistry. A predictable and long-term soft tissue augmentation outcome is primarily dependent on proper diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning. Harvesting limitations of autogenous tissue from the palate represent a true challenge when treating patients with multiple recessions or gingival deformities around teeth and dental implants. The Advanced Platelet Rich Fibrin (APRF) and injectable platelet-rich fibrin (iPRF) are promising tissue promoters that can be a suitable alternative option.

Presented By:: Alina Krivitsky, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Vertical Bone Augmentation Using a Tunnel Approach Step by Step - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Vertical Bone Augmentation Using a Tunnel Approach Step by Step - Part 2 of 2
Bone atrophies are one of the most challenging situations in modern implantology. Several techniques have been proposed to be able to place implants in those atrophic situations. This first presentation will show step by step the Split Bone block technique as described by Dr. Khoury to perform horizontal bone augmentation procedures. Bone biology is also explain in order to understand why this technique offer us some great advantages. The second presentation will focus of vertical bone augmentation procedures using this same technique but through a tunnel approach. The advantages of this approach will also be described in this presentation.

Presented By:: Jose L. Dominuez-Mompell, DDS, MsC;Juan Lara Chao, DDS, MsC
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Management of Extraction Sites With Sinus Perforation Premium Member Content

Management of Extraction Sites With Sinus Perforation
In this narrowcast, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi presents diagnostics and treatment strategies for extraction sites in the posterior maxilla with sinus perforation.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
“Bernotti V-Y Flap”: A Minimally Invasive Recession Coverage Technique Premium Member Content

“Bernotti V-Y Flap”: A Minimally Invasive Recession Coverage Technique
The Bernotti V-Y Flap, it’s a coronally advanced flap technique with a “V-Y’’ flap design, which consist in a microsurgery technique with or without connective tissue graft, that will improve mucosal biotype and keratinized band in a predictable way for isolated mucosal recession, dehiscence and translucent tissue, at teeth or implants sites.

Presented By:: Ana Luisa Bernotti, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Horizontal Bone Augmentation Using the “SPLIT BONE BLOCK TECHNIQUE” Step by Step - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Horizontal Bone Augmentation Using the “SPLIT BONE BLOCK TECHNIQUE” Step by Step - Part 1 of 2
Bone atrophies are one of the most challenging situations in modern implantology. Several techniques have been proposed to be able to place implants in those atrophic situations. This first presentation will show step by step the Split Bone block technique as described by Dr. Khoury to perform horizontal bone augmentation procedures. Bone biology is also explain in order to understand why this technique offer us some great advantages. The second presentation will focus of vertical bone augmentation procedures using this same technique but through a tunnel approach. The advantages of this approach will also be described in this presentation.

Presented By:: Jose L. Dominuez-Mompell, DDS, MsC;Juan Lara Chao, DDS, MsC
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Esthetic Approach with Lithium Disilicate Adhesive Restorations Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Esthetic Approach with Lithium Disilicate Adhesive Restorations
The clinical challenge when offering an aesthetic restorative treatment is to preserve as much tooth structure as possible, while looking for simplicity in the restorative procedures, predictability in the function and longevity of restorative materials thru time; allowing  the aesthetic improvements from a functional point of view.

Presented By:: Anabell E Bologna, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Sinus Lift & Immediate Implant Placement: "The Easy Protocol" Premium Member Content

Sinus Lift & Immediate Implant Placement: "The Easy Protocol"
Sinus lift is still a common procedure in 2017. Many alternative techniques to sinus lift have been published to avoid invading this anatomical space, such as tilted implants with angled prosthetic abutments, extra short implants, distal pontic cantilever, zygomatic or tuberosity implant placements. However, many situations like highly pneumatized sinus for single missing tooth, extreme atrophic areas at posterior sites, etc. will necessary have to be solved performing sinus lift techniques to regenerate the missing alveolar bone and this alternative options cannot be taken.

Presented By:: Nicolas Aronna Mallia, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Occlusion - What Else? Premium Member Content

Occlusion - What Else?
Occlusion-Confusion, most of the dentist feel this way. Occlusion is one of the most important part of dentistry but also the most controversy. The balance and the restore of function of the stomatognathic system is often an everyday challenge during most dental treatments. For these two distinct reasons the dentist needs to study and fully understand the normal function of the TMJoints, understand how the mandible rests against the cranium in a most favourable position, and of course how occlusion and any dental prosthetic restorations should be adjusted without jeopardising the stability of the stomatognathic system.

Presented By:: Ilia Roussou, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way Premium Member Content

3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way
In this esthetic driven era, the responsibility of delivering something that is functionally and esthetically acceptable is of utmost importance. Today , we have something called Dental GPS which is a software that is available both in a clinician version and lab version. It is not only able to help us with the simulation of the proposed results in less than 5 minutes but also able to help us print the diagnostic M lines to help us mount the casts (using a digital facebow) for 2D wax ups and / or 3D virtual wax ups for 3D printed models. This presentation will highlight the usage, simplicity and precision of planning and execution using the 3D smile design software.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Peri-implant Disease: We Have a Problem Premium Member Content

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Peri-implant Disease: We Have a Problem
This detailed presentation will discuss the etiology, microbiology, histopathology and clinical manifestations of peri-implant disease, and will present evidence based in-office and at-home treatment regimens to stop mucositis from progressing to peri-implantitis. Additionally, "COAP", a new minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of peri-implantitis will be introduced.

Presented By:: Paul Fletcher, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Photo/Video Documentation in Dentistry: The MicroVision Approach Premium Member Content

Photo/Video Documentation in Dentistry: The MicroVision Approach
In this webinar I will speak about correct choice of equipment, settings and protocol of photo/video documentation in every day practice of a dentist. Also we will describe benefits of using microscope for documentation goals.

Presented By:: Nazariy Mykhaylyuk, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 2 of 2
The presented Concept of Restorative Volume is based on structural, optical, and periodontal factors. Each of these factors will influence the short and long-term behavior of restorations in terms of esthetics, biology and function.

Presented By:: Jorge André Pinto Cardoso, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Connective Tissue Graft Harvesting Techniques Premium Member Content

Connective Tissue Graft Harvesting Techniques
In this presentation, Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli develops a critical comparison between the different CTG harvesting techniques, and shows the correct management of this kind of graft as well as its use in coronally advanced flap surgical technique for the treatment of gingival recessions.

Presented By:: Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Modern Approach of Full Arch Immediate Loading Premium Member Content

Modern Approach of Full Arch Immediate Loading
In Immediate loading, the survival rate is often based on the follow-up of the osseointegration, but without aesthetic appreciation... The main goal is to achieve osseointegration and aesthetics in order to get long term stability. For this goal we need to obtain both, bone formation and gum thickness, as any failure in one of the 2 factors, will induce the loss of the second factor. This presentation will show my statistics about more than 1100 full arch loaded immediately since 14 years (> 7700 implants)

Presented By:: Alain Simonpieri, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Zero Bone Loss Protocol: Influence of Vertical Soft Tissue Thickness on Crestal Bone Stability Premium Member Content

Zero Bone Loss Protocol: Influence of Vertical Soft Tissue Thickness on Crestal Bone Stability
Crestal bone stability is considered to be important for bone preservation, longevity of implants and to prevent peri-implant tissue recession. Implant placement level is important for bone stability. Mucosal tissue thickness was shown to be the factor having impact on bone stability. It was showed that platform switching does not reduce crestal bone loss, if soft tissues at the implant placement are thin.

Presented By:: Tomas Linkevicius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bone Preservation Might be the Answer Premium Member Content

Bone Preservation Might be the Answer
To preserve or not to preserve the bone? This lecture will discuss the clinical advantages of bone preservation and compaction. Will address bone healing, implant stability, and early loading. The speaker will share multiple examples to demonstrate the shift in current thinking in osteotomy preparation. Indications and limitations will be discussed.

Presented By:: Hisham F. Nasr, DDS, MScD, PhDc
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Reconstruction of a "Critical Size" 3D Bone Defect Utilizing the Khoury Bone Plate Technique Premium Member Content

The Reconstruction of a "Critical Size" 3D Bone Defect Utilizing the Khoury Bone Plate Technique
Bone defects and bone resorption are a common finding for the clinicians in cases where dental implant therapy is needed. These situations dictates that the defect must be first reconstructed prior to or simultaneously with placing the implants This presentation will focus on a case of a bone resorption in the mandible that will be reconstructed, using only autogenous bone to accommodate a future functional implant supported restoration.

Presented By:: Cristian Rotaru, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Veneer Grafting: Utilization in Immediate Implant Placement Premium Member Content

Surgical Veneer Grafting: Utilization in Immediate Implant Placement
The management of the digital implant prosthetic dentistry, especially in the anterior esthetic area, is one of the hottest topics in Dentistry. The diagnostic phase is critical. In the course, are discussed all the parameters to achieve the correct diagnosis of the socket and the various treatment plan correlated to each anatomical type of socket. The Dual Zone approach (bone zone and tissue zone) will be evaluated and discussed in detail, regarding each of their variables.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics Premium Member Content

The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics
In this presentation Dr. Carlo Poggio delves into the biomechanics and clinical relevance of proper occlusal management in implant dentistry. Combining a thorough review of the literature with clinical dental applications, Dr. Poggio attempts to suggest a rational for designing the occlusion for implant restorations. Topics covered include comparison of occlusal management for teeth and implants. In addition, the importance of controlling the occlusal forces to protect the bone-implant interface from overload and the role of occlusion in peri-implant microbial infection.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"The Soft Block": Treating Severe Recessions Around Dental Implants Premium Member Content

"The Soft Block": Treating Severe Recessions Around Dental Implants
Implants have been one of the major breakthroughs in dentistry. Tissue collapse around dental implants is our number one enemy as it gives rise to serious problems that go from inflammation, through many times chronic infection, all the way down to severe recession, seriously compromising not only esthetics, but also function and our patients well being. Strategies have been developed to help clinicians to try to avoid collapse. Among the most important are procedures such as: grafting the gap; GBR with several biomaterials and barriers; flapless approaches; immediate implant placement after tooth removal with provisionalization using CAD-CAM & 3D technologies and ultimately PET strategies also combined or not with immediate load

Presented By:: Filipe Lopes, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"Partial Extraction Therapies" for Preservation of the Ridge Premium Member Content

"Partial Extraction Therapies" for Preservation of the Ridge
Understand PET/Socket Shield’s healing biology according to present knowledge. Learn about PET/Socket Shield complications, and how to solve them. Learn the benefits of combining Biological Modulators (Endoret®) to enhance PET/Socket Shield’s results. Learn how to obtain an adequate 3D soft tissue thickness around dental implants, and how this biological benefit is reflected in the aesthetics and durability of treatments.

Presented By:: Bernardo de Mira Corrêa, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends Premium Member Content

Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends
Predictable and repeatable results can be achieved through materials and clinical practices that, on one hand, preserve the original structure of the compromised tooth and, on the other hand, involve a very low biologic price. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in both direct and indirect techniques for esthetic restorations through the evaluation of techniques and materials in order to reach correct, standardized and long lasting evidence based clinical results.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Vertical or Shoulderless Preparations in Contemporary Prosthodontics Premium Member Content

Vertical or Shoulderless Preparations in Contemporary Prosthodontics
Tooth preparations without a defined finish line have been termed in several different ways, such as knife edge, feather edge, or shoulderless. From a biological standpoint, preserving a maximum amount of sound tooth structure, as it is done in vertical preparations, might also offer a more conservative alternative to a horizontal margin design in other clinical conditions such as endodontically treated teeth, vital teeth in young individual, teeth affected by caries at the cervical third. Vertical margins on zirconia crowns have been tested in vitro and clinical reports have been published. A re-evaluation of possible advantages and shortcomings of vertical preparation design in contemporary prosthodontics will be presented in light of recently published literature.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Surgical-Restorative Digital Work Flow In Comprehensive Therapy Premium Member Content

The Surgical-Restorative Digital Work Flow In Comprehensive Therapy
Traditional methods of treating our patients are being been replaced by digital processes, impacting our daily life. The intake of various technologies such as CBCT imaging, scanning, digital restorative design and CAD/CAM production have contributed to this movement. In the same time, restorative materials have also been developed and studied that have improved strength and esthetic qualities. All these capabilities create opportunities for better restorative outcome.

Presented By:: Karim Dada, DDS, MS;Leon Pariente, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
At-Home Bleaching: A 25-Year Retrospective Premium Member Content

At-Home Bleaching: A 25-Year Retrospective
The concept of at-home bleaching self-administered by the patient and supervised by the dentist became widely known in the profession about 25 years. At the time, little was known about bleaching except that application of a peroxide-based gel to the teeth could substantially lighten them in 4-6 weeks. Since then, a large volume of laboratory and clinical research have greatly expanded and enhanced our understanding of the process. This presentation provides a brief summary of what we have learned over the last 25 years, including how bleaching works and how long it lasts, safety issues, side effects such as tooth sensitivity, effects on teeth and materials, extended uses for bleaching, and over-the-counter options.

Presented By:: Edward J. Swift, DMD, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
3-Day LIVE PATIENT Hands-On Course in Brazil

3-Day LIVE PATIENT Hands-On Course in Brazil
This video, clinicians traveled down to Santos, Brazil for 3 days of intense LIVE SURGERY with Dr. Maurice Salama, Howard Gluckman, Marcelo Silva, Abtin Shahriari, etc. in 2016. This is a brief video overview of the time these clinicians had on a once in a lifetime opportunity trip with some of the best clinicians in the world! This course is only done once a year and its always the 1st weekend of December!

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Big Picture Planning: A Comprehensive Surgical and Prosthetic Workflow Premium Member Content

Big Picture Planning: A Comprehensive Surgical and Prosthetic Workflow
This seminar will highlight interdisciplinary aspects of treatment to achieve optimum outcomes in challenging cases. The cases presented range from single tooth replacement in the esthetic zone to full-arch rehabilitation and reconstruction of composite defects with restorative and surgical modalities. Emphasis will be placed on meeting and exceeding patient needs and working as a team in an everyday private practice setting. Surgical modalities presented will include creation of optimum hard and soft tissue architecture as well as peri-implant tissue modification procedures prior, during and after implantation. Diagnostic considerations for prosthetic rehabilitation of failing dentition and composite defects will also be discussed through case presentations.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique Premium Member Content

Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique
The aim of this presentation is to present an individual three-dimensional layering technique with contemporary composites. This novel procedure is indicated in moderate to extensive crown fractures and is considered predictable after eliminating the parameter of thickness while layering restorative materials.

Presented By:: Yiannis P. Brokos, DDS, MSc, Clinical Specialty in Operative Dentistry
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bone Graft Cements: A New Advance to Augmentation Solutions Premium Member Content

Bone Graft Cements: A New Advance to Augmentation Solutions
The purpose of this lecture is to shed light on the evolution of raw materials in order to find the ultimate bone graft cement, exploring the potential and the new opportunities of using cement-based augmentation materials in the maxillofacial and dental fields, and emphasizing the advantages, disadvantages and methods of use from the scientific and clinical points of view.

Presented By:: Amos Yahav, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist Premium Member Content

Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist
Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Management of Posterior Mandible Premium Member Content

Surgical Management of Posterior Mandible
Implant therapy is a recognized treatment for edentulous areas with long term success. Nevertheless in some critical situations we have to use complex techniques of advanced oral surgery and bone regeneration to permit the implant placement avoiding the damage of important anatomical structures, like the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). In severe cases of posterior mandible atrophy we have to use very specific techniques to solve the problem. In these techniques we can consider the nerve transposition and the nerve lateralization. The techniques of nerve manipulation for implant placement are going to be explained in detail with some clinical cases. With this lecture we pretend to clear that oral neurosurgery is not a myth and can be a reality in specific extreme cases.

Presented By:: Raquel Zita Gomes, DMD, PG, MsC, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Combining Implant Replacement with Esthetic Restorative Dentistry Premium Member Content

Combining Implant Replacement with Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
Achieving predictable anterior implant esthetics is often a challenge for clinicians. The creation of anterior implant restorations with harmonious gingival contour that emulate nature is a fusion of science and art. Understanding the biologic and physiologic limitations of the soft and hard tissue along with proper implant positioning facilitates predictability in both simple and complex esthetic situations. This presentation focuses on current implant treatment philosophies and methodologies for the replacement of missing or failing teeth in the esthetic zone. Equal emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and treatment planning, current protocols for optimal 3D implant positioning, periodontal plastic procedures, bone grafting maneuvers, and prosthetic management for optimal anterior implant esthetics.

Presented By:: Achraf Souayah, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions - Part 2 of 2
The beauty in implant dentistry is that every case is an individual challenge. An ideal implant treatment uses procedures , techniques, materials and technologies that leads fast and on the shortest way to a maximally aesthetic result. This is our goal, in every clinical case, from single tooth replacement to full arch reconstructions.

Presented By:: Henriette Lerner, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bonding and Cementing Zirconia Restorations: Current Clinical and Scientific Information Premium Member Content

Bonding and Cementing Zirconia Restorations: Current Clinical and Scientific Information
Zirconia continues to play a significant role in modern restorative dentistry. From Implants to abutments all the way to frameworks and monolithic crowns. How we manage the process of bonding and cementing these restorations is extremely important to their long term retention and success. This presentation highlights the different approaches available today and specifically defines protocols with clinically relevant research.

Presented By:: Nasser Barghi, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Timing of Implant Placement After Extraction in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Timing of Implant Placement After Extraction in the Esthetic Zone
In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Buser outlines the most current scientific knowledge concerning the clinically relevant challenge of when and how to place implants after extraction of a tooth in the esthetic zone. He also gives an update on treatment options and tissue biology.

Presented By:: Daniel Buser, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Digital Workflow for Anterior Implant Aesthetics Premium Member Content

Digital Workflow for Anterior Implant Aesthetics
We have seen excellent results in the aesthetic zone when immediate implant placement techniques have been used. A review of the current literature reveals and confirms the re-education of mid-buccal facial recession is best when an immediate provisional is used. If we can digitize this information and create a crown-root form matrix, we can allow tissue to maintain the exact 3D position of the crown and root of the tooth that is to be replaced. A technique using "dicom" files and "STL" files of the original tooth-root will be demonstrated. This will allow ideal healing of the surrounding hard and soft tissues in for any implants restoration.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach - Part 2 Premium Member Content

Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach - Part 2
This 2 part presentation is a comprehensive overview of the principles, indications, and clinical techniques of plastic-esthetic periodontal and implant microsurgery, focusing especially on minimal soft tissue trauma and maximally perfect wound closure. Microsurgery provides clinically relevant advantages over conventional macro-surgical concepts for regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, especially in the all-important esthetic zone. The microsurgical principles and procedures presented will described using high resolution multimedia. 

Presented By:: Markus B. Hürzeler, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique Premium Member Content

Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique
This lecture is focused on an effective regenerative approach, but at low knowledge. The goal is to provide a new skill in favor of well-established techniques. The Fibrin Sealant (FS) is an additional clot of human origin. It has adhesive, sealant and inductive action stimulating hard and soft-tissue regeneration. The FS, mixed with bone chips and biomaterials, allows a better handling of the graft that, becoming plastic and moldable, adapts perfectly to bony defects without dispersion of granules. It’s effective also on wound protection achieving a faster healing of soft-tissue. This approach is excellent in the socket preservation and in the peri-implant regeneration on "closed" sites where the implants are inside the defects.

Presented By:: Vincenzo Foti, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Real Time / Dynamic Guided Surgery in Fully Edentulous Patients Premium Member Content

Real Time / Dynamic Guided Surgery in Fully Edentulous Patients
Implant treatment is one of the most exciting areas of dental therapy. Within the last 30 years, we have been able to develop and discover new techniques, instruments, software and equipment that have made this therapy more secure and predictable, such as the CBCT and the guided surgery, today with the guided systems we are able to have our implants “in the right” place considering the bone, the prosthesis, the biomechanics, and the esthetics. This lecture will show you step-by-step how guided surgery has evolved in dentistry today and we can achieve more predictable results even with immediate extraction and immediate implant placement.

Presented By:: Alvaro Ordoñez, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions - Part 1 of 2
The beauty in implant dentistry is that every case is an individual challenge. An ideal implant treatment uses procedures , techniques, materials and technologies that leads fast and on the shortest way to a maximally aesthetic result. This is our goal, in every clinical case, from single tooth replacement to full arch reconstructions.

Presented By:: Henriette Lerner, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Use of Digital Technology for Patient Care Premium Member Content

The Use of Digital Technology for Patient Care
In this presentation, we will analyze different cases, highlighting the operational differences that they have developed over time, with the increasing knowledge of the new materials and the daily developing of the new software's. It is also described how traditional materials and techniques have been replaced with other innovative new technologies, and how the results obtaining with these are systematic and overlapping times better than traditional one.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Evidence-Based Recommendations For The Use of Dental Adhesives Premium Member Content

Evidence-Based Recommendations For The Use of Dental Adhesives
Dentists often rely on extrapolation from laboratory to clinical findings to predict the clinical behavior of dental adhesives. This lecture will give an overview of current adhesion strategies, respective advantages and disadvantages, and recommendations to optimize the application of recent universal adhesives. An evidence-based approach will highlight the myths and facts related to the interpretation of data from systematic reviews of clinical studies and a few laboratory studies.

Presented By:: Jorge Perdigão, DMD, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Digital Smile Design Premium Member Content

Digital Smile Design
~

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Comprehensive Treatment Planning Approaches Premium Member Content

Comprehensive Treatment Planning Approaches
“This lecture will take the learner through several principles and procedures of modern digital interdisciplinary treatment planning and facially-driven digital workflows. The integration of aligners as central part of a minimally-invasive, facially-driven smile design will be discussed. The facilitation of other dental procedures through orthodontics, and the concept of light dentistry will be introduced in this lecture”

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
 	Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2
Anterior zone represents a clinical challenge in dentofacial esthetics. This presentation is unique since we will illustrate multidisciplinary treatment for the anterior zone from A to Z. Through the perspective of a Master Dental Ceramist & Restorative Dentist combined with the input of the Orthodontist we will illustrate with clinical cases the management of anterior esthetic challenges.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS;Anabell E Bologna, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Interdisciplinary Strategies For The Esthetic Reconstruction of Complex Cases Premium Member Content

Interdisciplinary Strategies For The Esthetic Reconstruction of Complex Cases
Predictable esthetic management of the compromised anterior dentition with dental implants constitutes one of the most difficult challenges in contemporary dentistry, especially in scenarios where soft and hard tissue defects are present. Traditional surgical approaches will often result in peri-implant soft tissue disfigurement. Although the use of pink restorative materials has been proposed to disguise soft tissue deficits, maintenance issues and esthetic limitations remain a concern, particularly as it pertains to high smile cases. This presentation will focus on the predictable esthetic management of high-risk and compromised sites, demonstrating the use of contemporary interdisciplinary strategies for the treatment of peri-implant esthetic dilemmas and complications.

Presented By:: Ernesto A. Lee, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Esthetic Occlusal Orthotic Premium Member Content

The Esthetic Occlusal Orthotic
Discusses the benefits of using an esthetic Occlusal Orthotic when treating TMD patients or patients with severely worn dentition that require restoration. The presentation will also show the fabrication of the appliance.

Presented By:: Brian C. Mills, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
What is My Practice Worth? Premium Member Content

What is My Practice Worth?
This exciting webinar presentation is based on these key questions: • Why practice values differ throughout the country • Common methods used for valuing a dental practice • Top ten factors that affect the value of your practice • Discuss proper timing for a valuation when structuring a buy-in

Presented By:: Thomas L. Snyder, DMD, MBA
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Digital Full Arch Implant Dentistry: Do We Really Need to Make Hybrid Restorations? Premium Member Content

Digital Full Arch Implant Dentistry: Do We Really Need to Make Hybrid Restorations?
I will highlight the benefits achievable through the use of guided planning, guided laboratory procedures and guided surgeries, while maintaining the fundamental principles of osseointegration. My ten years of scientifically proven experience and clinical follow-up in guided surgery and CAD/CAM biomimetic restorations will be shared with the audience to support clinical protocols as well as practical tips and tricks with case studies demonstrating each clinical scenario. New surgical and prosthetic improvements and novel proof-of-concept techniques to enhance the natural soft tissue integration will be presented. Viewers will also broaden their knowledge of hard and soft tissue surgical management through the guided surgery, discovering the latest implant designs and prosthetic interfaces designed to achieve an ideal soft tissue seal and bone level over time.

Presented By:: Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pozzi
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical & Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development Premium Member Content

Surgical & Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development
In addition to surgical intervention is the creation of the specific emergence profile that is essential in the aesthetic zone. The emergence profile composed of 2 parts, the abutment and the subgingival part of the crown. The shape of abutment can be individually shaped so that it gives natural appearance and varies individually (depending on the depth, angulation and diameter of the implant). This lecture teaches step-by-step how to be successful with implant prosthetics from single tooth, partially edentulous to full arch reconstruction.

Presented By:: Marius Steigmann, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Socket Preservation vs Root Submergence Technique Premium Member Content

Socket Preservation vs Root Submergence Technique
Socket preservation has been a common technique used in dentistry in order to maintain the volume ridge when the extraction is performed. New techniques and materials are used today in order to improve the outcomes like root submergence technique developed by Dr Maurice Salama and his team, where we submerge the root keeping intact the PDL and bundle bone responsible for maintaining the original bone architecture. Here both techniques are compared and described. 

Presented By:: Nicolas Aronna Mallia, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Site Preparation & Osseodensification in Bone Management Premium Member Content

Site Preparation & Osseodensification in Bone Management
Today's implant arena involves not only the understanding of procedures but also the science behind wound healing. Often new technologies and instrumentation evolves that have a significant impact on what we are able to do clinically. Piezosurgical devices, periotomes, osteotomes, hydraulic sinus devices, neurosurgical drills, and the "PET" (Partial Extraction Therapies) system are just a short list of those that have made surgery more efficient and less traumatic for our patients. Osseodensification is another concept that can be added to this long list. This lecture will speak about new age bone management concepts and how these technologies may be able to assist us. Potential issues and focus on use will be touched upon as well.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
RUBBERDAMology: Tips and Tricks With Isolation Premium Member Content

RUBBERDAMology: Tips and Tricks With Isolation
It is well known that all dental work must be under full control by operator. We always try to do our best during root canal treatment, or placing composite restorations, or luting bonded ceramic constructions. We pay a lot of attention to details and procedures, learn all new aspects of operative dentistry, follow all steps and protocols but… some time do waist our invaluable time due to challenging with moisture – saliva, bleeding, tongue, chicks, lips that are often on our way to reach the goal. And this competition is always more stressful then other most important components. Fortunately we have got great assistant for this “dirty” job that gives us stress-free conditions of working, saves our time and health and gives best ergonomics. It is rubberdam. During our lecture we will open all secrets how to use this most helpful system in operative dentistry controlling our main task – treatment.

Presented By:: Maxim Belograd, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Interpositional Bone Grafts to Treat the Posterior Atrophic Mandible Premium Member Content

Interpositional Bone Grafts to Treat the Posterior Atrophic Mandible
This presentation analyzes the interpositional bone graft or inlay technique, discussing the reconstructive surgical approach. Horizontal osteotomy with the interposition of bone in the form of a “sandwich” involves raising a coronal osteotomized segment of the mandible, which is still attached to the lingual periosteum, and interpositioning a block bone graft. This technique guarantees a dual vascular supply to the inlay graft from the lingual periosteum and from the residual bone; it also allows optimum use of the native basal bone, which should be less prone to resorption. The advantages and disadvantages of the inlay technique are compared with other commonly used augmentation techniques in the management of posterior mandibular atrophies.

Presented By:: Pietro Felice, MD, PhD, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Contemporary Bio-Materials and Combined Techniques for Esthetic Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Contemporary Bio-Materials and Combined Techniques for Esthetic Reconstruction
State-of-the-art technology offers conservative and esthetic alternatives to re-establish the shape and color of anterior teeth as well as the white and pink harmony. Tooth reduction for any restorative technique obliges us to be as conservative as possible. In this presentation we will share a short description of different material options developed in esthetic dentistry. We will present a case managed with a combination of techniques including: monolithic lithium-silicate ceramic veneers and cut-back/layering.

Presented By:: Kenneth P. Valladares, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Monolithic Solid Zirconia Full Arch Restorations Today Premium Member Content

Monolithic Solid Zirconia Full Arch Restorations Today
The "All Zirconia Implant Supported Hybrid" has proven to be an exceptional and highly specialized treatment option for patients with non restorable teeth or patients who are edentulous. The ultimate outcome using zirconium provides a new standard of esthetic excellence as well as a longer lasting prosthesis when compared to the conventional acrylic hybrid.

Presented By:: Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone
This webinar will highlight surgical and restorative techniques to accomplish predictable outcomes in the esthetic zone with implant therapy. Treatment modalities will be demonstrated with high quality photography and case series discussion. Surgical modalities presented will include ridge preservation, the current evidence on the use of growth factors such as PRP and hr-PDGF bb. Also timing of implant placement as well as soft and hard tissue augmentation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on immediate provisionalization of implants to accomplish optimal peri-implant mucosa architecture. Techniques to transfer provisional emergence profile to the final restoration will be presented.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Soft tissue improvement and prosthetic management in the aesthetic zone. Premium Member Content

Soft tissue improvement and prosthetic management in the aesthetic zone.
The restorative dentist is facing many challenges along the aesthetic road. One of the hardest steps is to harmonize the gingival appearance with the white smile. The soft tissue improvement around teeth and implants is really important for the long term outcome. That is why most of today's courses and lectures are focusing on this topic. The presenter will describe some clinical situations where the muco-gingival surgery payed a big role in the final aesthetic result.

Presented By:: Mihnea Cafadaru, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Optimized Instrumentation & Technology in Endodontic Therapy Premium Member Content

Optimized Instrumentation & Technology in Endodontic Therapy
Rotary instrumentation using Optimized Torque Reduction (OTR) motion and Apex Locator-Handpiece technology has the potential to improve clinical efficiency during endodontic therapy. In this webinar, Dr. Nasseh explains the implementation of one such technology using the ESX instrumentation and obturation system. He further shares some tips and settings for effective, safe operations. Various endodontic motions and their indications for use are explained and an anterior tooth demonstration is presented to consolidate all covered points with a clinical demonstration.

Presented By:: Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
A Novel Surgical-Prosthetic Approach to Optimize Peri-Implant Tissue Esthetics Premium Member Content

A Novel Surgical-Prosthetic Approach to Optimize Peri-Implant Tissue Esthetics
The achievement of an aesthetic implant-supported restoration is a constant challenge to the restorative dentist. Due to the circular shape of the implant and its smaller diameter, when compared to the root of a natural tooth, a dilemma inevitably occurs of how to construct an artificial crown that will imitate the natural tooth crown form. The appearance of the surrounding soft tissue is of major importance, and various techniques have been developed to guide its topography. The Marginal Migration Concept is a technique that helps the clinician in order to achieve a long-term predictable outcome in the Aesthetic zone by enhancing the surrounding tissues. The lecture will show step-by-step clinical procedures from diagnostic models through surgery with immediate provisional restoration therapy to the definitive restorations.

Presented By:: Konstantinos D Valavanis, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Where does DIGITAL fit in today’s clinical practice? Premium Member Content

Where does DIGITAL fit in today’s clinical practice?
With the advances in digital technology dentistry has benefited in many ways. Faster more efficient workflows have been developed, making clinical practice not only better for the patient but also more profitable for dental practices. Basic treatment planning knowledge must not be forgotten or skipped. This lecture will approach digital dentistry from a clinical approach, focusing on material selection, treatments and workflows present in todays digital era.

Presented By:: Jonathan Esquivel, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Methods of Determining Implant Stability and Scientific Loading Criteria

Methods of Determining Implant Stability and Scientific Loading Criteria
There can always be difficulties in determining the osseointegration status when an implant is to be loaded with the prosthesis. Nevertheless, it is vital to know whether the implant is stable. Research today demonstrates that implants can be subject to immediate or early loading, but there were no objective standard methods of determining implant stability which will be very helpful criteria for immediate or early loading.

Presented By:: Kwang-Bum Park, DDS, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Selection of Biomaterials, Bone Grafts and Growth Factors in Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Selection of Biomaterials, Bone Grafts and Growth Factors in Implant Therapy
In this highly evidence based and detailed technique presentation, Dr. Daniel Buser discusses decision making and surgical protocols in the placement of implants in compromised anterior sites. A focus is also placed on selection of biomaterials, bone grafts and growth factors.

Presented By:: Daniel Buser, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Demystify The Gingival Restorative Interface in Oral Rehabilitation Premium Member Content

Demystify The Gingival Restorative Interface in Oral Rehabilitation
Pink esthetic therapy often can encompass single and multiple tooth loss clinical scenarios. The decision-making process of when and how to use interdisciplinary therapy to address a failing single tooth as well as loss of attachment around teeth adjacent to the natural dentition, an implant, or an edentulous ridge can be daunting. A presentation of existing pink determinants that define esthetic outcomes will be outlined in addition to the use of single tooth implants, orthodontic extrusion, and pink ceramics in therapy.

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century Premium Member Content

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is a vital part of everyday dental practice. Since the majority of periodontal therapy is performed by general dentists and dental hygienists, it is critical that clinicians have all of the requisite skills and information needed to perform these services at the highest level possible. The purpose of this presentation is to provide the latest evidence- and practice- based information on periodontal debridement and adjunctive therapies that can improve patient outcomes. Though surgical procedures may still need to be performed in some sites, the majority of inflammatory periodontal disease can be eliminated or reduced significantly using the techniques and protocols discussed in this educational segment on non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Presented By:: Connie L. Drisko, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
3D Integration: Sophisticated Digital Dentistry Simplified. Premium Member Content

3D Integration: Sophisticated Digital Dentistry Simplified.
Advanced insight into a pure Digital Workflow using an integrated approach with CAD/CAM, CBCT, and 3D printing. Learn how to integrate digital technologies for comprehensive 3D implantology including the diagnostic scan, implant planning, surgical guide design and fabrication, and the digital restoration.

Presented By:: Neal Patel, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Dentistry: The Team Approach Premium Member Content

Implant Dentistry: The Team Approach
In this lecture Dr Stanley will present his "No Half Smiles” Philosophy and how an effective treatment plan and its correct team approach can help save time and stress. For over a decade Dr Stanley and is interdisciplinary team have been working together as a tight unit on complex cases. From the old school approach to the latest DSD surgical planning, with combined Endodontics, Orthodontics and cosmetic implant dentistry, the cases presented will show how his team approaches each individual case for optimal outcome. In this lecture a lot of “behind the scenes” explanations will be given on the why, how and what his team do to get consistent excellent results and manage a stress free environment in his practice.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Alternative & New Tendencies for Alveolar Reconstruction in Modern Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Alternative & New Tendencies for Alveolar Reconstruction in Modern Implant Dentistry
Knowledge of bone biology and physiology are crucial for successful dento-alveolar reconstruction. The presentation will review the natural healing process of the bone and the sequence of events needed for proper regeneration. This process will then be discussed and compare with the present materials and technologies available in the market including alloplastics and allogenic materials. The role of the Stem Cells and rh-BMP2 will be exposed as part of these new trends in alveolar reconstruction for modern implant dentistry. Multiple cases will be presented demonstrating the versatility and outcomes in different clinical situations based on biological, bio-mechanics, and implant aesthetic needs.

Presented By:: Alejandro Vivas-Rojo, DDS, MS;Jesus A. Gomez, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today Premium Member Content

Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. New materials and techniques allow the execution of partial restorations, direct and indirect, with metal-free techniques and started a true partnership between this discipline and prosthodontics. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. The use of high magnification in the right steps can improve our clinical result and optimize the session with the patient. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Negative Factors for Soft & Hard Tissue Maintenance Premium Member Content

Negative Factors for Soft & Hard Tissue Maintenance
Maintaining the bone is the most difficult challenge in implantology (bone grafted or native bone around implants). If a tissue want to live long, it has to follow 2 conditions: The first condition is to organize a full blood supply.. However, it’s not enough. The solution for the long term stability is to try to organize the stability of the blood supply.. by the respect of several biologic conditions. Almost of these conditions are explained in this lecture. We introduce here the new concept to avoid the reduction of blood supply by the periosteal incision: the soft brushing technique is the first technique which allows a very large increase of the flap without any incision: the flap closure without tension but without any incision.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Technical Diagnostics and Esthetic Team Approach Premium Member Content

Technical Diagnostics and Esthetic Team Approach
Great improvements have been made in the field of esthetic restorations in the last few years. This evolution derives not only from esthetic requirements of the patient, but also from a good relationship between the dentist and the technician. The objective of this topic is to provide valuable information to support the prosthodontic team in the treatment of the various clinical cases. Detailed analysis of the most significant clinical and technical procedures will be described, beginning with the clinical diagnosis and subsequent diagnostic wax up, then progressing to the correct use of the provisional restorations,which are fundamental in the conditioning and correct development of the soft tissues, as well as in the achievement of the functional and esthetic objectives.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Romeo, MDT, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Next Challenge in Implant Dentistry: The Rise in Peri-implantitis and What Can We do About It? Premium Member Content

The Next Challenge in Implant Dentistry: The Rise in Peri-implantitis and What Can We do About It?
In this presentation, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi will discuss etiologies for implant failure due to peri-implantitis, its preventive measures, and what treatment modalities work best. He will also describe a new classification to help clinicians choose the optimal treatment approach.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Esthetic Reconstructive TRIAD: "GBR, GTR and Tissue Molding" Premium Member Content

The Esthetic Reconstructive TRIAD: "GBR, GTR and Tissue Molding"
Implant dentistry in the esthetic zone is highly challenging. In recent years there are several studies, well defined approaches available on how to achieve pleasing outcomes. We must understand the biology of extraction sites and different treatment options for preserving or even reconstructing bony structures for predictable implant placement. This clinical and evidence based presentation will emphasize the importance of proper 3-dimensional implant placement, show different bone preservation techniques i.e P.E.T. (Partial Extraction Therapy) and how soft tissue grafting can effect the final end result. However we must admit that not only surgery but prosthetic skills have a major influence on our work. Implant placement must be determined with the prosthetic plan in mind! On the other hand abutment design, platform shifting concept as tissue molding “tools” and screw retained solutions will be high-lighted with lots of case presentations.

Presented By:: Attila Bodrogi, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Fresh Frozen Bone Bank & Bone Marrow Aspiration: An Alternative to Autogenous Bone Premium Member Content

Fresh Frozen Bone Bank & Bone Marrow Aspiration: An Alternative to Autogenous Bone
Bone loss in edentulous jaws negatively influences the functions of the stomatognathic system. Reconstructive prosthetic surgery was advocated to provide suitable prerequisites for implant placement and preserve the noble structures, which at the same time satisfies aesthetic demands. For this reason, bone regeneration procedures become mandatory to create the conditions for prosthetic-driven implant placement.

Presented By:: Dr. Juan Alberto Fernandez Ruiz
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Understanding Peri-implantitis: Prevention and Treatment Premium Member Content

Understanding Peri-implantitis: Prevention and Treatment
The etiologies and the treatment of peri-implantitis have been discussed over the last two decades. The subject is becoming more critical lately as dental implant therapy is becoming more involved and more practitioners are placing dental. The need of diagnosing and understanding the factors that lead to Peri-implantitis should be understood by the practitioners in order to preserve in the long run a healthy and stable results

Presented By:: Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Combination Therapy for Soft Tissue Grafting Procedures Premium Member Content

Combination Therapy for Soft Tissue Grafting Procedures
Realization of predictable outcomes with shape, shade and unique characteristics of dental restorations has proven to be attainable and maintainable due to the static nature of a carefully prepared foundation and the overlying superstructures. On the other hand, the supporting soft tissue frame, which in turn is controlled by the three-dimensional anatomical characteristics of its surrounding environment, is further complicated by an inherent dynamic nature that is also dependent on a host of biological factors for long-term maintenance of ideal surgical outcomes. Realities and facts vs. hype will be discussed in this presentation based on a review of clinical results achieved and maintained utilizing combined soft tissue grafting approaches with up to 22 years of post-operative follow-up.

Presented By:: Hisham F. Nasr, DDS, MScD, PhDc
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Complete Esthetic Analysis: Macro-Mini-and Microesthetics Premium Member Content

The Complete Esthetic Analysis: Macro-Mini-and Microesthetics
In restorative dentistry, esthetics is evaluated in terms of anterior tooth display and smile design. For orthodontists and oral surgeons, the focus is on the facial profile. Interdisciplinary treatment in dentistry has progressed enormously in the past two decades, with collaboration among dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons resulting in vastly superior results compared to those achieved working without collaboration. But our vision can, and should, still expand to broader appearance issues. With the assessment and treatment of other dimensions of the smile and facial esthetics, the target is the ultimate dentofacial esthetic outcome. This lecture will demonstrate the coordination of care between the disciplines of dentistry and facial plastic surgery, resulting in gratifying enhancement of our esthetic and functional results.

Presented By:: David M Sarver, DMD, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Emerging Perspectives in Soft Tissue Augmentation: Evolving Tools, Techniques & Materials Premium Member Content

Emerging Perspectives in Soft Tissue Augmentation: Evolving Tools, Techniques & Materials
Soft tissue root coverage microsurgery and pontic site enhancement are frequently utilized periodontal plastic surgery techniques to create an ideal restorative frame for teeth, pontics and implants. Tunnel, Semilunar, VISTA etc. are among the new age techniques highlighted in this growing area of periodontal microsurgery. New autologous tissue harvest techniques, Allograft ACDM and Bioactive Modifiers have all changed the way we are capable of managing soft tissue deficiencies and have assisted the clinician in improving the healing qualities of these minimally invasive techniques. This lecture will cover site preparation techniques for conventional dentistry as well as prior to and after implant placement.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Socket Shield; What Do We Know, What´s New? Premium Member Content

Socket Shield; What Do We Know, What´s New?
The Socket Shield technique is a “new” procedure with 10 years of documented successful cases worldwide. Lately we have done some new proposals like the way we extract the lingual slice, the relation of the shield level to the bone, the use of miniflaps, the distance between implant and shield just to mention some. On the other hand, the only minor “problem” with this technique is the “external shield exposure” and here I propose the method of successful treatment. We will see the convenience of applying SS to molars also on the light of the paper of Dr. Mataraso from 2009. The molar SS is a viable alternative rather than ridge preservation techniques.

Presented By:: Jorge Campos Aliaga, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Cirugía plástica periodontal para aumento de tejido blando alrededor de implantes Premium Member Content

Cirugía plástica periodontal para aumento de tejido blando alrededor de implantes
En la actualidad, los objetivos de la odontología han ido evolucionado a partir de las necesidades y las demandas de los procesos quirúrgicos, así como por los defectos o lesiones del periodonto, sobretodo cuando intervienen factores estéticos, donde se requieren restauraciones prostodónticas con aspectos naturales, que busquen un equilibrio armónico entre la arquitectura gingival y el rostro en sí del paciente, aún más en los casos donde se presenta sonrisa gingival. Es por esto que se han estudiado varias técnicas mucogingivales para recubrimientos de recesiones, cambios de color por biótopo muy fino, aumento de volumen por pérdida del contorno gingival y colapso de los tejidos duros y blandos; siendo la más estudiada el injerto de tejido conectivo, como mecanismo de compensación y estabilidad para contribuir a una sonrisa más armónica y bella a la hora de la rehabilitación con implantes en el área anterior.

Presented By:: Emilio Mateo, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Periodontal-Prosthesis in Modern Dentistry – Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Periodontal-Prosthesis in Modern Dentistry – Part 2 of 2
Clinicians must be aware of patient expectations when planning dental treatment. When full mouth reconstruction is planned, it is very important to satisfy such expectations in order to provide successful treatment. Patients are often concerned about the cost and duration of treatment, and the pain, esthetics, comfort, and function after treatment. However, we cannot assure longevity unless the treatment has a scientific basis.

Presented By:: Yoshihiro Kida, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty Premium Member Content

Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty
This presentation will be very different from programs in color matching, communication and reproduction of natural teeth that you may have attended in the past. The didactic part will emphasize the nature, principles and fundamentals of color, and tools that are essential to master a plan for successful color matching in both office and dental laboratory, together with step-by-step instructions. Examples and practical suggestions will be provided, including the latest changes recommended by the presenter. Dental Color Matcher, a color education and training program for esthetic dentistry authored by the presenter and used by dental professionals and students in 100+ countries, will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Rade D Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Treatment For The Severely Resorbed Maxilla: Zygomatic Implants Premium Member Content

Treatment For The Severely Resorbed Maxilla: Zygomatic Implants
This presentation will bring to doctors a simplified approach to Zygomatic Implants technique, helping clinicians to identify the correct indications of the technique and the possibilities of oral rehabilitation through this treatment approach. It will be also discussed the technical aspects, advantages and benefits of this treatment modality.

Presented By:: Alexander D. Salvoni, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction
The need for an adequate alveolar ridge width has been a long-standing principle in pre-prosthetic surgery. Since the introduction of root-form endosseous dental implants, the necessity of proper alveolar ridge width has become essential. Many surgical pre-implant bone augmentation techniques with the goal of reconstructing deficient alveolar width, height, or both have been proposed. A variety of alveolar ridge augmentation techniques for treatment of 2-D and 3-D bone deficiencies have been described and include guided bone regeneration (GBR) with a cancellous graft, onlay/veneer block graft, inlay grafting, ridge-split, vertical and horizontal distraction osteogenesis, and others.

Presented By:: Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Complex Full Mouth Rehabilitation in a Periodontal Patient Premium Member Content

Complex Full Mouth Rehabilitation in a Periodontal Patient
In this case that I originally presented at the dental XP summit last August at NYU but did not show the final results, we pretty much used the entire armamentarium currently available to us dentists. Many different procedures and protocols were applied in this complex case. The patient's main concern was long-lasting natural results. We decided to take no shortcuts and to practice as many gold standard procedures as possible, and thankfully the patient could afford the treatment. We are very happy with the outcome, might not be perfect but she is very happy. It has been six months now since we finished and everything is quite stable, and according to what we have been seeing here on XP and in the literature should remain quite stable for a long time.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Non Surgical Management of Anterior Open Bite Premium Member Content

Non Surgical Management of Anterior Open Bite
This video is an adjunct to the Non Surgical Management of PCR/DJD. It demonstrates the lab and model work to diagnose and treatment plan non surgical management of the Anterior Open Bite.

Presented By:: Brian C. Mills, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Concepts to Treat Esthetic Implant Disaster Cases - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Surgical Concepts to Treat Esthetic Implant Disaster Cases - Part 2 of 2
The utilization of dental implants in the esthetic zone is a challenge for involved clinicians. With the increasing application of dental implants by non-experienced colleagues, the occurrence of esthetic failures with implant supported restorations is raising. This lecture will address the causes for such esthetic failures and the surgical approach for therapy. In most cases, implant removal is necessary, which must be done with a low-trauma technique to avoid additional bone loss. Today, this is done with special implant removal instruments using the Reverse Torque Technique. In addition, these failures are often characterized by a lack of keratinized mucosa. The current strategies for the reestablishment of keratinized mucosa and for the augmentation of missing bone, mainly on the facial aspects are presented and documented with case reports. This includes aspects of timing, surgical techniques, and the selection of appropriate biomaterials.

Presented By:: Daniel Buser, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Ceramic Material Selection for Tooth and Implant Supported Restorations: A Clinical Approach Premium Member Content

Ceramic Material Selection for Tooth and Implant Supported Restorations: A Clinical Approach
This presentation will review currently available ceramic materials and discuss the clinical parameters and thought process used to chose a particular material for anterior and posterior tooth and implant supported restorations.

Presented By:: Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Digital Smile Design and 3D Printing of Treatment Provisionals in Modern Dental Practice Premium Member Content

Digital Smile Design and 3D Printing of Treatment Provisionals in Modern Dental Practice
The DSD Concept 2D is the portal to Digital Dentistry and Digital Workflow. Utilizing Facial Aesthetics as a starting point and ending with a functional, aesthetic and emotionally fulfilling Smile designed with Natural Algorithms via Keynote and translated via a DSD Planning Center into a 3D printed Wax-Up, or Full Arch Implant Guides and Conversion Smile. DSD protocol is special in that it fosters True “Team Synergy” between the Restorative Dentist to Laboratory and Specialist. This results in more predictable treatment outcomes from simple Smile Cases to Full Mouth Rehabilitations involving natural teeth to dental implants. Finally, by learning DSD’s unique connection to the Emotional component of Dentistry, you will gain skills on how to Consult, Present, and Gain High Levels of Case Acceptance.

Presented By:: John Heimke, DMD, MPH, FAGD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Evolution of Guided Surgery and Case Management Premium Member Content

The Evolution of Guided Surgery and Case Management
The innovation in assisted implant surgery is constantly increasing. This success is due to the fact that guided surgery provides a reliable therapeutic solution. The use of these techniques is not only interesting for implant-supported rehabilitation by immediate loading but also for tissues supporting implants by insuring the best emergence profile.

Presented By:: Jaafar Mouhyi, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Evolution of Site Management for Implant Placement Premium Member Content

The Evolution of Site Management for Implant Placement
During the last 20 years we have experience in Periodontics and Implantology a large amount of research and clinical cases that have aloud us to better understand how the Extraction and Implant Site behave. The Evolution of Site Management for Implant Placement goes to what we consider the most critical factors that influence our results in todays practice. The presentation goes through the evidence based alternatives and how this have changed with time. We also go through the Socket Shield alternative and present some of what we consider the future on this area will be.

Presented By:: Manuel De la Rosa Garza, DDS, MS, FID;Angel E. Rodriguez, DDS, CAGS, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Concepts to Treat Esthetic Implant Disaster Cases - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Surgical Concepts to Treat Esthetic Implant Disaster Cases - Part 1 of 2
The utilization of dental implants in the esthetic zone is a challenge for involved clinicians. With the increasing application of dental implants by non-experienced colleagues, the occurrence of esthetic failures with implant supported restorations is raising. This lecture will address the causes for such esthetic failures and the surgical approach for therapy. In most cases, implant removal is necessary, which must be done with a low-trauma technique to avoid additional bone loss. Today, this is done with special implant removal instruments using the Reverse Torque Technique. In addition, these failures are often characterized by a lack of keratinized mucosa. The current strategies for the reestablishment of keratinized mucosa and for the augmentation of missing bone, mainly on the facial aspects are presented and documented with case reports. This includes aspects of timing, surgical techniques, and the selection of appropriate biomaterials.

Presented By:: Daniel Buser, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) in Everyday Practice: Part 1 Premium Member Content

Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) in Everyday Practice: Part 1
This presentation outlines the evidence-based, biological, esthetic and technical aspects of utilizing Partial Extraction Therapy (PET), such as Socket Shield technique, in everyday practice. Combining PET with Endoret® Graft, on immediate post extraction implant placement, seems to be an effective way to maintain anatomy, minimizing bone level's change after the bone remodeling period, and maximizing the aesthetic outcome, due to adequate soft tissue's levels and contour.

Presented By:: Bernardo de Mira Corrêa, DDS, DMD;Filipe Lopes, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) in Everyday Practice: Part 2 Premium Member Content

Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) in Everyday Practice: Part 2
This presentation describes new tools, including burs and new trans-mucosal abutments, which may enhance the clinician's ability to incorporate the Socket Shield technique into their practice. In addition, incorporating in-office CAD CAM technology, such as Zirkonzahn, makes it possible to design and fabricate same-day custom restorations including the ability, under special circumstances, to go directly to the final restoration.

Presented By:: Filipe Lopes, DDS, DMD;Bernardo de Mira Corrêa, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implants: Partial / Full Arch Rehabilitation & GBR - Part 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implants: Partial / Full Arch Rehabilitation & GBR - Part 2
By scientific studies produced in recent years has been confirmed, in selected cases, the validity of the post-extraction implants. The use of this method implies a lower emotional impact, a single surgery and a healing often better for the patient. We will be discussed traumatic extraction methods, perfect insertion of the implants with or without bone regeneration with bone substitutes and membranes and the opportunity to combine an advanced method as immediate implant with the execution of an immediate loading to restore aesthetics in more complex cases.

Presented By:: Alfonso Coscarella, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Managing Esthetic Implant Complications Premium Member Content

Managing Esthetic Implant Complications
Dental implant success today is judged not only by osseointegration but also by bone, tissue stability and of course long term esthetic results. Cosmetic predictability can often be difficult to attain, and esthetic implant failures can be multifactorial and patient management issues. Once esthetic implant failures occur, many cannot be fully corrected. Some complications must be addressed by an interdisciplinary dental team. In this summary of case reports, surgical considerations are provided, including cases of facial asymmetry/recession due to facial implant placement or bone loss resulting from technique/treatment failures, as well as papillary deficiencies. Restorative considerations for correcting failures are also discussed.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Aesthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Aesthetic Zone
Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Aesthetic Zone

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Soft Tissue Grafting Around Compromised Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Soft Tissue Grafting Around Compromised Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone
Dental implant esthetics can be challenging, but these challenges are magnified when a patient has had multiple failed implant and bone grafting surgeries.  This video demonstrates the treatment of one such case.  This is a surgical video demonstrating the VIP-CT (Vascularized Interpositional Connective Tissue) graft.  While multiple treatment options exist, this start-to-finish video highlights the patient's initial presentation, the surgical technique, and the final outcome at 2 years. 

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Role of Digital Technologies and Materials for Full Arch Implant Reconstruction  Premium Member Content

The Role of Digital Technologies and Materials for Full Arch Implant Reconstruction
The Role of Digital Technologies and Materials for Full Arch Implant Reconstruction

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Controversies in Modern Implant Therapy; Lasers and Immediate Loading Premium Member Content

Controversies in Modern Implant Therapy; Lasers and Immediate Loading
The biological basis for clinical applications of Lasers and Immediate Loading will be discussed and and protocols for clinical applications will be demonstrated. Protocols for soft tissue management, treatment of peri-implantitis with lasers and the positive effects of the loading forces on the bone will be used in order to accelerate treatment in Implant dentistry.

Presented By:: Georgios E. Romanos, DDS, PhD, Prof. Dr. med. dent.
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Sinus Grafting and Minimal Risk Techniques Premium Member Content

Sinus Grafting and Minimal Risk Techniques
Sinus Grafting and Minimal Risk Techniques

Presented By:: Christian Makary, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Restoring the Pink and White Esthetics. Clinical Case Presentation Premium Member Content

Restoring the Pink and White Esthetics. Clinical Case Presentation
Every esthetic case is a challenge. As clinicians we need to understand and combine different treatment modalities and materials to achieve outstanding esthetic and functional results. This clinical case will demonstrate the importance of the little details, and how they influence the final result. We’ll go step by step thought the analyze, planning surgical and prosthetic procedures with focus on the key points that I find to be crucial.

Presented By:: Ventseslav Stankov, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Predictable Implant Aesthetics Utilizing A Custom Fabricated Provisional Abutment & Impression Coping Premium Member Content

Predictable Implant Aesthetics Utilizing A Custom Fabricated Provisional Abutment & Impression Coping
Mastering the art of predictable implant aesthetics can be challenging. One of the most stressful areas for most dentists is the process of creating a beautiful provisional that will guide tissue and predictably communicate the aesthetic outcome for the final restoration in the aesthetic zone. Combining the use of a custom fabricated provisional abutment, provisional restoration and a custom fabricated impression coping many of the aesthetics challenges can be addressed. This information can then be communicated to the laboratory to ensure the most predictable aesthetic outcome possible. This program is designed to simplify and streamline the entire process of implant provisionalization and impression. This program will provide a systematic, step by step approach to tissue management, provisionalization and impression of implant cases.

Presented By:: Jay M. Lerner, DDS;Gerard Lemongello, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation: Most Frequently Asked Questions Premium Member Content

Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation: Most Frequently Asked Questions
Over 20 years of clinical application and research on transcrestal sinus floor elevation (TSFE) procedures using a variety of implants, graft materials and instrumentation has proven its reliability, and versatility. While improving upon the original osteotome technique they have not yet eliminated the need for a more invasive lateral approach, especially at sites with very limited (1-2 mm) sub-antral bone. Extensive analysis of the existing research and long-term clinical experience will provide the answers to the most pertinent questions surrounding the transcrestal approach including but not limited to: patient selection, clinical limitations, instrumentation, graft selection/necessity and management of membrane perforations.

Presented By:: Michael Toffler, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Modern Crown Lengthening: Classification and Clinical Application Premium Member Content

Modern Crown Lengthening: Classification and Clinical Application
Crown lengthening procedures are indicated to provide adequate tooth structure in case of subgingival tooth fracture or caries, uneven gingival level, un-esthetic short crowns due to the tooth wear, inadequate axial height, altered passive eruption ,forced eruption of a single or multiple teeth and finally in case of gingival smile. The treatment modality for esthetic crown lengthening procedure should be based on detail diagnosis in each case because of the multifactorial etiology and because of the type of therapy selected by the clinician, will have a direct implication for the esthetic result.

Presented By:: André P. Saadoun, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Therapy Within the Esthetic Context: Immediate Implant Placement & Provisional Premium Member Content

Implant Therapy Within the Esthetic Context: Immediate Implant Placement & Provisional
Contemporary implant therapy aims to provide highly esthetic and predictable treatment outcomes, while decreasing treatment duration and complexity. The clinician must therefore become cognizant of circumstances with a predisposition for sub-optimal esthetic outcomes, and treatment plan accordingly; including scenarios where tooth preservation may be the preferred alternative. Provided that an immediate implant placement and provisionalization technique is utilized, single tooth implant sites without soft or hard tissue defects offer the most potential for predictable esthetic outcomes. This presentation will feature a comprehensive description of the protocol currently utilized at the University of Pennsylvania’s Periodontal Prosthesis program, including a discussion of the treatment rationale and technique considerations.

Presented By:: Ernesto A. Lee, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The CO2 Laser and it's Application in Modern Clinical Oral Surgery Premium Member Content

The CO2 Laser and it's Application in Modern Clinical Oral Surgery
Co2 Laser is a simple and versatile tool which can replace the knife for majority of minor oral surgical procedures which can be done on the chair side under local anaesthesia. The advantage of Co2 laser is a fact that it creates a bloodless, painless and heals with minimal scarring. Most common applications which include frenctomies, exposure of impacted teeth, pre-orthodontic exposure of canines, Excision of small fibromas, papillomas, warts and mucoceoles. Small hemangiomas and lymphangiomas can also be excised with minimal blood loss. This presentation gives the viewer an overview of the co2 laser and its application in various clinical scenarios. The safety aspect of using laser for the patient, operator and dental surgery assistants is also demonstrated.

Presented By:: Girish Rao, MDS, FDSRCS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Protocols for Total Esthetic Reconstructions Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Protocols for Total Esthetic Reconstructions
One of the biggest challenges that we dentists have are those cases that require a multidisciplinary approach which traditionally were managed using invasive and long term treatments. Nowadays, and depending on the case, the contemporary dentist can offer minimally invasive treatments which allow us to modify the shape of the hard and soft tissues. The combination of surgical lip repositioning with periodontal plastic surgery yields highly effective results in the treatment of gummy smiles. During patient examination it is important to establish the etiology responsible for the excessive gingival display. The combined technique can be considered as an alternative option to more invasive procedures. The prognosis is acceptable and the patient realizes that the esthetic problem has been minimized.

Presented By:: Kenneth P. Valladares, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations Premium Member Content

Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations
We will discuss basic concept regarding immediate implant placement and guided bone regeneration procedure related to the esthetic zone before focusing on the soft tissue management. We will describe the prosthetic procedures which are performed before, during and after the surgical procedures. Provisional restorations, impression techniques, prosthetic profiles and restorative materials will be presented. The purpose of the presentation is to provide a check list that will guide the clinician developing a proper analysis and diagnosis for the successful esthetic result with implant supported restoration.

Presented By:: Gianluca Paniz, DDS, MS, FACP;Luca Gobbato, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Correction of Tooth Defects and Discolored Teeth Using Direct Composite Resin Premium Member Content

Correction of Tooth Defects and Discolored Teeth Using Direct Composite Resin
For over 50 years dentists have been making instant esthetic transformations using direct composite resin. That technology has been enhanced by the latest nano composite materials. Although the past decade has seen greater use of ceramic materials in esthetic dentistry, direct bonding with these new composites is still a highly valuable procedure. This video will deal with correction of severe tooth discoloration using nano composites. Immediate composite resin bonding can act as either the ideal correction or as an extended trial smile so patients can live with their new smile as long as necessary.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Predictable Posterior Implant Placement in Extraction Sites Premium Member Content

Predictable Posterior Implant Placement in Extraction Sites
Many techniques have been published to preserve the ridge from buccal-lingual collapse. In this presentation, we will overview the literature and see some cases to explain which is one of the most predictable protocols for immediate extraction and immediate implant placement in posterior areas according to the latest studies. We will also show the benefits of using growth factors as an agglutinant and protective component for our graft in non cooperative patients.

Presented By:: Nicolas Aronna Mallia, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Periodontal-Prosthesis in Modern Dentistry – Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Periodontal-Prosthesis in Modern Dentistry – Part 1 of 2
Clinicians must be aware of patient expectations when planning dental treatment. When full mouth reconstruction is planned, it is very important to satisfy such expectations in order to provide successful treatment. Patients are often concerned about the cost and duration of treatment, and the pain, esthetics, comfort, and function after treatment. However, we cannot assure longevity unless the treatment has a scientific basis. During reconstruction or restoration, we generally remove and replace the existing crowns. Secondary caries are mostly detected on removal of these. Due to the caries, the ferrule and tooth thickness are not adequate; and frequently, the condition may not be suitable for prosthetic treatment. In such cases, we choose to extract the tooth or perform crown lengthening to retain the tooth.Thse days many teeth that we could retain by crown lengthening procedure are replaced by implants. In this presentation, we describe some cases in which a crown lengthening proce

Presented By:: Eiji Furuichi, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Modern Orthodontic Therapy utilizing TADS and Invisalign Premium Member Content

Modern Orthodontic Therapy utilizing TADS and Invisalign
In this presentation and video case report, “conservative” management of a Class II Div I Deep Bite Malocclusion is undertaken utilizing TADS (Transitional Anchorage Devices) in combination with the Invisalign Aligner System. Evaluation and Management of the Orthodontic phases utilizing Lateral Cephalometrics and Clinical photography is highlighted. Video of the placement of Orthodontic Implants, TADS as well as aligner modification and elastic placement is featured in this presentation.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Coronally Advanced Envelope Flap - A Step-by-Step Video Premium Member Content

Coronally Advanced Envelope Flap - A Step-by-Step Video
In this step-by-step surgical video, Dr. Moura illustrates every aspect of the technique described by Zucchelli and De Sanctis known as the coronally advanced envelope flap. This procedure is utilized for treatment of multiple recession type defects in esthetically demanding patients. After a short technical overview, we will see a clinical case and discuss every detail of the treatment.

Presented By:: Pedro Moura, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Smile Design 3D vs. 2D: The Evolution of Precision in Esthetic Digital Dentistry Premium Member Content

Smile Design 3D vs. 2D: The Evolution of Precision in Esthetic Digital Dentistry
In the digital dentistry era, trials never stop to achieve a full digital workflow to fabricate aesthetic restorations based on predictable and accurate facial guided smile design methods but the existing techniques present limitations in the process of transferring the design from 2D to 3D as they are mainly based on 2D Photography and 2D to 3D superimposition and transfers. In this presentation a review of the available techniques and technologies is presented as well as a novel technique that has been used to design a 3D smile frame using 3D face scans, 3D intra oral optical scans, CBCT and multiple software to overcome the limitations of already available 2D smile design systems offering predictable, more accurate and easier to use workflows for success in analysis, planning, design and execution in everyday clinical practice.

Presented By:: Rami Gamil, BDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Non-Surgical Management of Progressive Condylar Resorption & Degenerative Joint Disease Premium Member Content

Non-Surgical Management of Progressive Condylar Resorption & Degenerative Joint Disease
This presentation does an overview of PCR/DJD in young female patients that is secondary to the use of ethinyl estradiol birth control pills. An overview of the pathophysiology and medical management as a component in the treatment of PCR/DJD is presented. There are several case reviews demonstrating diagnostic and non-surgical treatment protocol for non-surgical management of PCR/DJD. Closing recommendations for implementing early recognition and patient education of this condition are also provided.

Presented By:: Brian C. Mills, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
An Evidenced-Based Approach to Extraction Site Management Premium Member Content

An Evidenced-Based Approach to Extraction Site Management
Once a decision is made to extract a tooth, clinicians have a decision to make; delayed management – i.e. extract and wait, immediate implant placement or a staged approach – i.e. graft and wait. This presentation discusses the evidenced based decision making process for this endeavor. Emphasis is placed on classification of extraction sites and risk assessment as a guide to customizing the treatment protocol for the clinician as well as the patient.

Presented By:: Henry Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Total Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient with the All-on-4® treatment concept Premium Member Content

Total Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient with the All-on-4® treatment concept
A fixed implant supported prosthesis is the ideal treatment option for the edentulous patient and those facing the imminent loss of their remaining dentition. Through innovation, along with continuous clinical and scientific research, it has become possible to treat virtually every edentulous case with a highly functional and esthetic fixed solution. The oral rehabilitation of these patients has two stages: surgical and prosthetic.

Presented By:: Paulo Malo, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Power of 3-D Printing in Dentistry - Part 1

The Power of 3-D Printing in Dentistry - Part 1
In this video, Dr. Tadros shows few of the many valuable benefits of integrating digital dentistry and affordable in office 3D Printing in his day to day practice.

Presented By:: Marko Tadros, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Team Expectations When Restoring the Full Arch: Technology and Clinical Challenges Premium Member Content

Team Expectations When Restoring the Full Arch: Technology and Clinical Challenges
Full Arch restorations has always presented it self with clinical and technical challenges, from working in the clinic with the patient to the laboratory bench and to the need for improved communication between the involved team members . With the speed that the technology has improved so has the way we diagnose, treatment plan and restore the the full arch patient, what hasn’t changed is the sound prosthodontic principals. This lecture will highlight some of the clinical challenges, materials and the protocols needed to meet the expectations of the TEAM to deliver a successful outcome.

Presented By:: Lars Hansson, CDT, FICOI
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
How to Take Ideal Impressions For The Best Outcomes Premium Member Content

How to Take Ideal Impressions For The Best Outcomes
Taking accurate, detailed impressions are vital to the submission of a case to Invisalign. Even the most experienced clinician can encounter difficulties. Choosing the correct impression materials, patient positioning, Tray insertion and mixing, working and setting times. In this course we will also trouble shoot all areas of what we call bad impressions such as bubbles, tears, pulls, voids and tray contact.

Presented By:: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Computer-Guided Applications Beyond Implants: Bone Grafting and Reconstructive Surgery Premium Member Content

Computer-Guided Applications Beyond Implants: Bone Grafting and Reconstructive Surgery
Technology has facilitated the diagnosis and treatment planning process allowing clinicians to become true architects and engineers of the oral cavity. Replacing missing teeth with an implant supported restoration represents both a surgical and restorative challenge due to bony defects / concavities, soft tissue concerns, emergence profile, and insufficient bone volume or bone density to stabilize an implant. The evolution of three-dimensional imaging modalities (CBCT) produces an unprecedented visualization of patient’s individual anatomy, which empowers the clinician with new state-of-the-art tools to diagnose and treatment plan with greater accuracy to manage the surgical site, increase precision, reduce patient morbidity, and avoid potential complications.

Presented By:: Scott D. Ganz, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Novel Technique for Alveolar Bone Augmentation; Introducing The "Bio-Bone-Block" Concept Premium Member Content

Novel Technique for Alveolar Bone Augmentation; Introducing The "Bio-Bone-Block" Concept
This presentation will discuss the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridge deficiencies. In particular, emphasis on the “Bio-Bone-Block” concept and re-entry to the original donor site for a second block harvest, if necessary. We will also covers the use of progenitor cells (bone marrow aspirating concentrated) along with PRP and PPP for accelerated healing.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment Premium Member Content

Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment
Smile enhancement therapy has become an important facet of the everyday aesthetic practice. Aesthetic evaluation utilizing facial aesthetic design to diagnose tooth position demands effective communication between the periodontal-restorative team. This presentation will review innovative sequencing techniques for interdisciplinary cases which require aesthetic crown lengthening for the treatment of excessive gingival display, and for gingival augmentation for root coverage, and the correction of poor gingival quality. Immediate implant placement with immediate non–loaded provisional fabrication will also be reviewed.

Presented By:: Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC;Brian Chadroff, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Invisalign Records for the Dental Team Premium Member Content

Invisalign Records for the Dental Team
It is evident there are a variety of malocclusion and health concerns that can be treated by orthodontic therapy. Factors from treating systemic issues to minor tooth movement can be addressed specifically to the patients’ needs and desires. Not only is it important for the dental team to be aware that orthodontics can improve one’s quality and longevity of life, but that the knowledge of current orthodontic therapy treatment modalities available will enhance the overall comprehensive care the patient receives.

Presented By:: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Preservation of the Bundle Bone: Reality or Myth Premium Member Content

Preservation of the Bundle Bone: Reality or Myth
The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long term aesthetic stability. Partial Extraction Therapies (PET) are techniques that allow us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone creating a platform for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable in the long term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This lecture will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting edge PET in a step by step fashion.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Treatment of the Extremely Atrophied Edentulous Maxilla Using Bone Marrow Stem Cells Premium Member Content

Treatment of the Extremely Atrophied Edentulous Maxilla Using Bone Marrow Stem Cells
Treatment of the extremely atrophied edentulous maxilla is one of the most challenging problems in reconstructive surgery. Due to the size of the graft and inherent co-morbidities of these patients they some of the most difficult and challenging to treat requiring multiple surgeries with significant morbidity. The gold standard of care has long been the use of autologous block grafts from the iliac crest prior to implant placement however harvesting bone from the iliac crest comes with significant donor site morbidity. New treatment modalities using minimal invasive procedures and the use of Bone marrow stem cells and growth factors will be discussed.

Presented By:: Melvin Maningky, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implants: Science and Art - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implants: Science and Art - Part 1 of 2
By scientific studies produced in recent years has been confirmed, in selected cases, the validity of the post-extraction implants. The use of this method implies a lower emotional impact, a single surgery and a healing often better for the patient.We will be discussed traumatic extraction methods, perfect insertion of the implants with or without bone regeneration with bone substitutes and membranes and the opportunity to combine an advanced method as immediate implant with the execution of an immediate loading to restore aesthetics in more complex cases.

Presented By:: Alfonso Coscarella, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations

Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. It is very important to have a synergy between the clinician, the dental technician and the patient and to make the right use of the protocols and a flow chart to address all patient needs. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Simplifying Complexity with "Shoulderless" Preparations: Are More Aggressive Tooth Preparation Techniques Needed? Premium Member Content

Simplifying Complexity with "Shoulderless" Preparations: Are More Aggressive Tooth Preparation Techniques Needed?
~

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic maxillary alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as short implants, maxillary sinus augmentation, sub-nasal elevation procedure, connective tissue grafting and soft tissue manipulation, Le-Fort I down fracture/osteotomy and the use of progenitor cells: bone marrow aspirating concentrated.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Interdisciplinary Software Platform. The Key For Modern Digital Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Interdisciplinary Software Platform. The Key For Modern Digital Dentistry
The starting point of a facially driven interdisciplinary dental treatment plan is "The Smile Frame". A few crucial photos and steps will come together to create the ultimate template you need to communicate to your dental team, colleagues, and the patient to ultimately increase case acceptance and create the most aesthetic and functional method of rehabilitation to your patient. We will discuss how this paradigm shift of regular analog dentistry has shifted to this modern digital world and the benefits it provides.

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Current Concepts in Immediate Implants Premium Member Content

Current Concepts in Immediate Implants
Immediate implants have several advantages over traditional phased implant placement. Shortened treatment time and a single surgical procedure are among some of these benefits. Although the surgical techniques can be more challenging, immediate implants can be a predictable treatment modality in both the esthetic zone and molar sites. This presentation will discuss immediate implant placement and temporization in the esthetic zone as well as immediate replacement of molar sites using regular platform implants. More advanced technical procedures, including simultaneous sinus augmentation and guided bone regeneration will also be discussed.

Presented By:: David Dara Yarmand, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Site Development: Osseodensification & Internal Sinus Lift Techniques For Optimal Implant Stability in Posterior Maxilla Premium Member Content

Implant Site Development: Osseodensification & Internal Sinus Lift Techniques For Optimal Implant Stability in Posterior Maxilla
In this video, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Bethesda, MD, presents the osseodensification and internal sinus lift techniques for achieving optimal dental implant stability in the posterior maxilla.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Zygomatic Implants in the Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients Premium Member Content

Zygomatic Implants in the Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients
This presentation aims to bring some possibilities in the treatment of edentulous patients with a severe atrophic maxilla. The major problem is that the absence of an appropriate bone bed, will compromise any approach with bone grafts and substitutes, as well as involving a greater morbidity and treatment time. In this way the oral rehabilitation with zygomatic implants is a current need for many patients, which will require a scientific knowledge of the dental care professional. Through this slide show and video demonstration you will be able to recognize and diagnose cases recommended for the therapy with zygomatic implants and its possible configurations supporting an oral rehabilitation.

Presented By:: Alexander D. Salvoni, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bridging Clinical Skills and Practice Success in Periodontics and Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Bridging Clinical Skills and Practice Success in Periodontics and Implant Therapy
Dental practice success requires a skill set with multiple facets, many of which fall outside of the clinical realm taught in dental schools and in many CE programs. This program is one a series that will address the "additional" skills and systems that are required to bridge clinical skills into practice success. The first skill set a successful practice must develop is an awareness of the major obstacles to patients accepting treatment and the systems that can be used to minimize those obstacles. Information from areas outside the dental profession can provide insight into the systems that can be used in dentistry to minimize case acceptance issues. The entire dental team needs to utilize the information in this program to get patients to support the optimal treatment options offered by highly skilled dentists.

Presented By:: Mark K. Setter, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Complete Management of the Implant Site: From Simple Cases to Complex Situations Premium Member Content

Complete Management of the Implant Site: From Simple Cases to Complex Situations
The health and the structure of the peri-implant tissue is vital for a long term prognosis of aesthetic and functional dental treatments. The prevalence of peri-implant diseases and recessions is a problem that must be overcome by a perfect treatment planning, along with a step-by-step design of the future restorations. When the clinician places an implant, he must consider the 3D positioning regarding the hard and soft tissue. When one decide to restore an implant, he must be aware of the gingival volume and it’s position. In this presentation, we want to show fully documented cases, from bone grafting, soft tissue enhancement, to final restorations.

Presented By:: Mihnea Cafadaru, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Management of Maxillary Sinus Membrane Perforation Premium Member Content

Management of Maxillary Sinus Membrane Perforation
In this presentation Dr Moghaddas will discuss the etiologies for maxillary sinus membrane perforation and the ways to prevent it. Also during a LIVE surgical video he will demonstrate how to manage a large sinus perforation simultaneous with implant placement .

Presented By:: Omid Moghaddas, DMD, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Prevention and Management of Peri-implant Soft Tissue Complications Premium Member Content

Prevention and Management of Peri-implant Soft Tissue Complications
A variety of soft tissue procedures have been employed for treatment of soft tissue and ridge defects around implant sites. Some of the limitations of current techniques include scar formation at recipient sites due to surface incisions, relapse of recession due to muscle pull during healing, wound dehiscence and graft exposure. This presentation will discuss the myriad flap and incision designs, tunnel techniques as well as grafting options and suturing.

Presented By:: Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Interdisciplinary Dynamics of Complex Therapy: An Integrated Approach to Treatment Planning Premium Member Content

Interdisciplinary Dynamics of Complex Therapy: An Integrated Approach to Treatment Planning
This presentation challenges and guides clinicians to ask, and answer, fundamental questions that are required for designing successful treatment plans when facing complex cases. 1) What do I know (DIAGNOSIS), 2) Where do I apply it (EFFICACY), and 3) When do I apply it (SEQUENCE OF THERAPY). A special emphasis in this presentation will be placed on communication between team members, including clinicians, staff and laboratory. Methods of communications, such as digital design and mock-ups are also highlighted as part of an integrated approach to Treatment planning.

Presented By:: Ricardo Mitrani, DDS, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Management of Periodontal Complications: Science vs. Hype Premium Member Content

Management of Periodontal Complications: Science vs. Hype
The dental implant therapy has evolved both in implant surface and design. The reason for the initial crestal bone loss has been proven and the risks of having a peri-implantitis have increased due to the early exposure of roughened surface. The prevalence of peri-implantitis is at a range of 28 to 56%. The role of dental professionals nowadays is to know how to interpret the signs of inflammation and establish the diagnosis of peri-implantitis, which is the most challenging, and be able to treat it properly since this is becoming a more needed therapy.

Presented By:: Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Oral Rehabilitation... No More Crowns Please Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Oral Rehabilitation... No More Crowns Please
Many patients are in need of oral rehabilitation but cannot afford it, and we see them suffer and deteriorate feeling helpless. The traditional full mouth rehabilitation, is often excessive (it is extremely rare when a patient really needs a full mouth), and because is expensive, it is rarely accepted. Additionally most commonly crowns are used for rehabilitation, specially on patient with parafunctions. In this eye opening presentation, Dr. Ruiz demonstrates how adhesive dentistry breaks many of the rules we have been taught, as well as the importance of proper occlusal management.

Presented By:: Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics Premium Member Content

Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics
The “Advanced” PRF (A-PRF) and “Injectable” PRF (I-PRF) protocols were designed with this new concept. Indications are numerous in all medical fields where we need regeneration: bone, cartilage, skin etc... However, the use of growth factors is not a guarantee of long term stability, as they are active only at the beginning of the process. Numerous rules of tissue engineering have to be applied to maintain the regenerated bone through an adequate blood supply: this lecture is an enlightenment on the biological and mechanical conditions for long term stability of the bone: “grafted bone” or “bone around implants”.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Overdentures: What You Need to Know Premium Member Content

Implant Overdentures: What You Need to Know
Implant Dentistry has evolved from the original concept of primarily treating the edentulous mandible with a retrievable fixed prosthesis. Today most dental implant cases involve partially edentulous situations treated with fixed prosthetic solutions. However the fully edentulous mandible and maxilla still comprise an important subset of our patients, and techniques for utilizing fixed and removable full arch prostheses have evolved to restore both arches. The relative pros and cons when comparing the fixed vs removable prosthetic treatment can be very significant. This presentation will rationalize the treatment options available and demonstrate the advantages of the unsplinted full maxillary arch overdenture design.

Presented By:: Murray Arlin, DDS, dip. Perio., FRCD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
A Complete 3D Strategy to Esthetic Cross Arch Restorations: Guide Surgery & Soft Tissue Interface Management with CAD-CAM Restorations Premium Member Content

A Complete 3D Strategy to Esthetic Cross Arch Restorations: Guide Surgery & Soft Tissue Interface Management with CAD-CAM Restorations
I will highlight the benefits achievable through the use of guided planning, guided laboratory procedures and guided surgeries, while maintaining the fundamental principles of osseointegration. My ten years of scientifically proven experience and clinical follow-up in guided surgery and CAD/CAM biomimetic restorations will be shared with the audience to support clinical protocols as well as practical tips and tricks with case studies demonstrating each clinical scenario. New surgical and prosthetic improvements and novel proof-of-concept techniques to enhance the natural soft tissue integration will be presented. Viewers will also broaden their knowledge of hard and soft tissue surgical management through the guided surgery, discovering the latest implant designs and prosthetic interfaces designed to achieve an ideal soft tissue seal and bone level over time.

Presented By:: Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pozzi
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface Premium Member Content

Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface
Emerging concepts in implant dentistry have allowed bone preservation to become a reality, thus reducing the need for extensive augmentation procedures. Nevertheless, clinicians are still confronted with atrophic defects that require complex regenerative strategies for dental implant rehabilitation. This presentation will focus on some of the essential elements for a predictable regenerative protocol in implant site development. A discussion will include the use of defect topography as a guide in choosing a suitable augmentation technique. Several considerations that allow for tension free wound closure will be reviewed. Furthermore, an evidence based approach in graft material selection will be presented. Clinical cases will then be reviewed, to demonstrate how to integrate the presented principles into daily clinical practice.

Presented By:: Ehab Moussa, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy
This presentation will highlight different clinical scenarios in which the lack of hard and soft tissue volume may pose difficulties in achieving ideal peri-implant esthetics, in addition to available clinical strategies on how to manage and minimize hard and soft tissue deficiencies when dealing with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Sherif Yousri Said, BDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Transcrestal Sinus Augmentation(MITSA) Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Transcrestal Sinus Augmentation(MITSA)
In this video Dr Kher discusses a method of transitioning from the lateral window sinus elevation procedure to a less invasive transcrestal sinus elevation in cases with alveolar ridge height between 3-5mm. The technique is based on using an ossteotome mediated lift combined with a novel delivery system of injecting the calcium phosphosilicate putty graft material. Dr Kher presents a case series wherein lifts in excess of 10mm were consistently achieved using this technique. A study comparing the increase in alveolar ridge height with the novel transalveolar technique and the conventional lateral window lift is also a part of the presentation.

Presented By:: Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach - Part 1 Premium Member Content

Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach - Part 1
This 2 part presentation is a comprehensive overview of the principles, indications, and clinical techniques of plastic-esthetic periodontal and implant microsurgery, focusing especially on minimal soft tissue trauma and maximally perfect wound closure. Microsurgery provides clinically relevant advantages over conventional macro-surgical concepts for regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, especially in the all-important esthetic zone. The microsurgical principles and procedures presented will described using high resolution multimedia. 

Presented By:: Markus B. Hürzeler, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"P.E.T." & Socket Shield - The Technique Beyond the Concept Premium Member Content

"P.E.T." & Socket Shield - The Technique Beyond the Concept
"P.E.T." & Socket Shield - The Technique Beyond the Concept

Presented By:: David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Restorative Material Selection in Modern Prosthetics Premium Member Content

Restorative Material Selection in Modern Prosthetics
The scope of restorative dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. Technological evolutions in optical scanning, 3D printing, milling and new age materials is in a revolution versus old world concepts. What to choose, why and then when makes the dental team and lab a critical part of the material selection team. What materials are the strongest, most durable and esthetic are key elements in this new world. This presentation will provide you an up to date review of the current materials available and the scientific literature to support specific guidelines as to the selection process. Zirconium, Lithium Disilicates, alumina etc. will be discussed as well as the correct cementation materials with these new products.

Presented By:: Markus B. Blatz, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Rotated Palatal Pedicle Flap:  A Powerful Connective Tissue Grafting Technique Premium Member Content

The Rotated Palatal Pedicle Flap:  A Powerful Connective Tissue Grafting Technique
The rotated palatal pedicle flap was first described in 1999 and has become an essential tool in our box of tricks for implant and soft tissue and bone augmentation surgery. It is a vascularized pedicle graft that helps us achieve excellent soft tissue bulk, increased amounts of attached gingiva and awesome soft tissue contours.  It is also important in double flap closure for passive flap closure and many many more treatment options. This webinar will detail the exact techniques to allow you to carry out this excellent grafting procedure as well as many tips and tricks for simplifying and demystifying this technique.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2
A step-by-step protocol will be presented in how to fabricate the proper screw-retained provisional restoration from the fabrication of the acrylic shell to managing and capturing the proper supportive subgingival contour.

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Vestibuloplasty: Indications and Techniques Premium Member Content

Vestibuloplasty: Indications and Techniques
Vestibuloplasty: Indications and Techniques

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Restorations through Maximum Visualization Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Restorations through Maximum Visualization
This presentation will highlight providing minimally invasive restorations for patients, aided through technology such as magnification, illumination, percussion diagnostics and current dental material choices. Of critical importance today is the realization that patients are living longer and want to retain their teeth for a lifetime. With these factors in mind, the preservations of tooth structure is even more critical today than in former generations. For restoration longevity of minimally invasive restorations there must be a commitment to precision aided by magnification, understanding the physical properties of materials, controlling and managing the occlusal forces, learning how to measure and monitor the mechanical stability of tooth and implant stability with new technology breakthroughs and preventive control instructions.

Presented By:: Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Tipping the Needle in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Tipping the Needle in Implant Dentistry
New materials, new implant designs, smarter surfaces, computer software and much more are helping us push the boundaries of what we thought “possible” in implant dentistry. Osseointegration is no longer in question. In this webinar Dr. Stanley will show you how 3D guided surgery improved the surgical time and outcome; how new regeneration materials like a- PRF and i-PRF are revolutionizing hound healing and soft tissue management; how immediate loading can be a simple procedure but most of all, how to use the best materials and technology to improve your surgical skills. By presenting some selected clinical cases, Dr. Stanley will show you what can be done with careful planning and execution in clinical implantology.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Complete Digital Integration: From Implant to Crown Premium Member Content

Complete Digital Integration: From Implant to Crown
In this video Dr. Luciano Retana explains the digital integrated treatment flow. Covering very basic topics like digital imaging and some terms that we should manage if we are related with this kind of treatments. He also explains step by step some digital protocols from the virtual planning of the implants to the delivery of the virtually design and machined restoration.

Presented By:: Luciano Retana, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Tooth Makeover to a True Smile Makeover Premium Member Content

Tooth Makeover to a True Smile Makeover
Dr. Warren Roberts strategically integrates facial rejuvenation with the cosmetic smile makeover using his 30+ years of dental expertise, making this a relevant issue for any dentist.

Presented By:: Warren Roberts, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Management of Narrow and Short Ridge Dimensions in Implant Dentistry: New Minimally Invasive Concepts Premium Member Content

Management of Narrow and Short Ridge Dimensions in Implant Dentistry: New Minimally Invasive Concepts
The management of narrow and short ridge dimensions has posed a great concern for most implantologists. Often large GBR or block augmentation procedures are suggested with high morbidity but this lecture presents more minimally invasive options to restore these ridge challenges. Ridge Expansion with motorized drills as well as the utilization of ultra-short and wider implants to avoid sinus and nerve proximity challenges will be discussed. The role of blood born bioactive modifiers, specifically PRGF (Plasma Rich in Growth Factors) to enhance wound healing will similarly be highlighted.

Presented By:: Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Biomimetic Approach to Saving Teeth: Minimally Invasive Restorations and Periodontal Surgery Premium Member Content

The Biomimetic Approach to Saving Teeth: Minimally Invasive Restorations and Periodontal Surgery
Stress reduced composite restorations now play a significant role in minimally invasive restorative dentistry. When combined with micro-periodontal surgical grafting techniques to alter gingival levels these procedures save teeth and warrant further consideration in our daily treatment. Our ability to minimize tooth reduction during tooth preparation and still maintain a strength of material and of bonding on previously exposed root surfaces as well as endodontically treated teeth is the future of a truly biomimetic approach. This presentation highlights this biomimetic approach to treatment and showcases the clinicians ability to provide long term management of both function and esthetics. It should open our eyes to the potential of maintaining the dentition of our patients rather than crown or implant replacement.

Presented By:: Simone Deliperi, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The AGE Approach: A Combination Protocol for Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation in Complex Cases Premium Member Content

The AGE Approach: A Combination Protocol for Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation in Complex Cases
Although new restorative materials have improved predictability and outcomes, hard and soft tissue management plays a fundamental role when working in aesthetic areas. To achieve ideal results, preservation of the natural hard and soft tissue architecture is the primary clinical objective. This new proposed AGE protocol illustrates the importance of hard and soft tissue management when working in esthetic and highly compromised areas. This protocol and schematic approach was developed to help the surgical practitioner visualize and divide the problem into a predictable step-by-step workflow.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
What Every Dentist Needs to Know About TM Disorders Premium Member Content

What Every Dentist Needs to Know About TM Disorders
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a group of musculoskeletal disorders of the masticatory system. These disorders are common and dentists are the primary care providers. Therefore every dentist should have a sound understanding of TMD so that the most appropriate care will be selected for the patient. This presentation will overview of the role of dentists in the diagnosis and management of TMD.

Presented By:: Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"The Root Membrane Technique” / Socket Shield: Long-Term Results Premium Member Content

"The Root Membrane Technique” / Socket Shield: Long-Term Results
"The Root Membrane Technique” / Socket Shield: Long-Term Results

Presented By:: Mitsias E. Miltiadis, DDS, MSc, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Flap Management and Site Preparation in Anterior Bone Augmentation - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Flap Management and Site Preparation in Anterior Bone Augmentation - Part 1 of 2
Dr. Howard Gluckman outlines his decision making on incision design and flap management in preparation for anterior osseous augmentation in conjunction with implant placement.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bio-Surgery; Tips for More Biological and Prosthodontic Approach Premium Member Content

Bio-Surgery; Tips for More Biological and Prosthodontic Approach
In oral rehabilitation, obtaining a good aesthetic outcome is no longer enough for our patients. It is imperative that these good results do prevail in time. The best way to achieve this goal, is to correctly diagnose each individual clinical case, and to choose Biological tools and Biological treatment techniques, that respect our own physiology and Nature. Through this lecture, the authors try to share a few Surgical and Prosthodontic Bio-tips in Implant Dentistry, that in a simple and predictable way, can lead us to a great long lasting aesthetic results.

Presented By:: Bernardo de Mira Corrêa, DDS, DMD;Filipe Lopes, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist Premium Member Content

Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist
Contemporary patient expectations have made esthetics a major requisite of all treatment plans, especially in situations where there is a high smile line. Although new restorative materials have highly improved predictability and esthetic outcomes, soft and hard tissue management play a fundamental role when working in esthetic areas. To achieve ideal esthetics, preservation of the natural soft and hard tissue architecture is a primary clinical objective. These new proposed techniques illustrate the importance of pre-prosthetic soft and hard tissue management when working in highly esthetic compromised areas.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Soft Tissue Handling and Correcting Defects Around Implants in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Soft Tissue Handling and Correcting Defects Around Implants in the Esthetic Zone
Dealing with immediate extraction sites in the esthetic zone is often challenging when it comes to proper implant positioning and soft tissue handling and cosmetically restoring these implants to mimic nature. This case showing the steps from placement to soft tissue grafting to correcting defects around implants

Presented By:: Bassam F. Rabie, BDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Optimizing Surgical Implant & Augmentation Outcomes Through CBCT Technologies Premium Member Content

Optimizing Surgical Implant & Augmentation Outcomes Through CBCT Technologies
This presentation will focus on challenging bone deficiencies and how pretreatment and post grafting CBCT evaluations can optimize and evaluate the success of our surgical outcomes. Ideal case planning using CBCT data and 3D software will be shown for large horizontal/vertical bone defects, challenging immediate implant surgeries with provisionalization and grafting of buccal plate deficiencies around teeth.

Presented By:: Bradley S. McAllister, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical & Prosthodontic Team Approach: Bone Reconstruction with Fibula Graft, Case Report Premium Member Content

Surgical & Prosthodontic Team Approach: Bone Reconstruction with Fibula Graft, Case Report
Patients with benign tumors can and should be reconstructed immediately after removal of the tumor, if possible. In this brief presentation, Dr. Doñas shows a case where the surgical and prosthodontic team work together from the start and how it can impact the overall outcome for the patient and how certain prosthetic treatment modalities & issues can be including as a part of the surgical plan.

Presented By:: Patricio Doñas Nuñez, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Oral Cancer Screening and Identification Premium Member Content

Oral Cancer Screening and Identification
This lecture describes current oral cancer screening techniques and adjunct diagnostic techniques. It is intended to help clinicians incorporate oral cancer screening into their practice.

Presented By:: Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Lecture
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Preventing Subgingival Margins by Implementing Supra-gingival Dentistry Protocol Premium Member Content

Preventing Subgingival Margins by Implementing Supra-gingival Dentistry Protocol
Restorative margins ending subgingival are considered “normal” and out of the control of the restorative dentist, but in reality subgingival margins are mostly avoidable and preventable! We have the technique and materials to be able to consider all of the above part of the history of dentistry.

Presented By:: Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Lingual Frenectomy with Solea Laser

Lingual Frenectomy with Solea Laser
In this very brief video, Dr. Jason Tubo shows the simplicity, ease and pain-free process of doing a lingual frenectomy on an adult patient.

Presented By:: Jason R. Tubo, DMD, FAGD, FADIA
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Horizontal Ridge Augmentation with Ti Mesh and Simultaneous Implant Placement - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Horizontal Ridge Augmentation with Ti Mesh and Simultaneous Implant Placement - Part 1 of 2
In this surgical video, Dr Moghaddas will demonstrate an implant placement in a ridge with large concavity at the buccal aspect and reconstruction of the deficient area with freeze dried bone allograft, Neobiotech Ti-membrane, and thickening the soft tissue with dermal graft.

Presented By:: Omid Moghaddas, DMD, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Novel Surgical BioSealing & Original BioProfiling Techniques - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Novel Surgical BioSealing & Original BioProfiling Techniques - Part 1 of 2
Biphosphonates Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw is one of the tragedies affecting our patients each time more often representing a new challenge in what we like to call human dentistry. This severe and unpredictable outcome can evolve from something as simple as a tooth extraction or simply an implant placement. In this presentation the authors display one of the first BRONJ cases in the world treated with the surgical biosealing technique using the PRGF ENDORET graft. Understanding the BIOlogy behind the healing process has been as much surprising as useful in trying to alleviate our patients pain and improve their quality of life. This video presents a novel technique to the post-extraction site based upon taking care of the overall tissue support from the bone level and we will discuss treatment planning, options and limitations with this technique/protocol.

Presented By:: Filipe Lopes, DDS, DMD;Bernardo de Mira Corrêa, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Socket Shield Technique - Have the Rules of the Game Changed in Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy? Premium Member Content

The Socket Shield Technique - Have the Rules of the Game Changed in Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy?
Implant therapy is in the age of being increasingly aesthetically driven, not merely restorative. With the increasing popularity of immediate implants, particularly with anterior tooth extraction, the relevance of socket changes following extraction has come to the fore. Contrary to what was originally believed, the installation of an immediate implant does not arrest bone loss, and immediate implants in the aesthetic zone are prone to recession of bone and soft tissue as a result of bundle bone resorption which is obligatory with tooth extraction.

Presented By:: T.V. Narayan, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Soft Tissue Conversion For Increased Predictability of Bone Graft in Large Ridge Defects Premium Member Content

Soft Tissue Conversion For Increased Predictability of Bone Graft in Large Ridge Defects
In this video, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi presents a technique for conversion of thin tissue biotype to thick tissue biotype improving the quality and quantity of soft tissue necessary for predictable bone augmentation of large ridge defects. Improved soft tissue thickness will decrease risk of tissue dehiscence and provide a better quality of tissue for flap repositioning and suturing.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Potential of Lasers in Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

The Potential of Lasers in Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy
Periodontal Disease continues to be the single most significant issue in dentistry. It effects the teeth, Implants and overall systemic health of our patients. This presentation describes the utilization of a specific laser energy in the treatment of periodontal bone loss around teeth and implants. The comparison of conventional techniques to laser therapy will also be discussed.

Presented By:: I. Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
CBCT in Endodontics: Changing the Landscape of Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment Premium Member Content

CBCT in Endodontics: Changing the Landscape of Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment
Radiographic imaging is essential in the diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up in endodontics. The interpretation of an image can be confounded by a number of factors, including the regional anatomy as well as superimposition of both the teeth and surrounding dento-alveolar structures. As a result of superimposition, periapical radiographs reveal only limited aspects, a 2-dimensional view, of the true three dimensional anatomy. Additionally, there is often geometric distortion of the anatomical structures being imaged with conventional radiographic methods. These problems can be overcome by utilizing small or limited volume cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging techniques which produce accurate 3-dimensional images of the teeth and surrounding dento-alveolar structures. This presentation will highlight the indications, advantages and considerations of the use of CBCT in endodontics.

Presented By:: Frederic Barnett, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Prevention and Treatment of Post-Operative Infections After Sinus Elevation Surgery Premium Member Content

Prevention and Treatment of Post-Operative Infections After Sinus Elevation Surgery
Prevention and Treatment of Post-Operative Infections After Sinus Elevation Surgery

Presented By:: Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, FICD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Revisiting the Papilla in 2016 - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Revisiting the Papilla in 2016 - Part 2 of 2
In dental esthetics the regeneration of a compromised papilla , remains the most complex aspect of any reconstructive endeavor. The original 5mm Rule was found to exist only for a papilla bordered by 2 teeth and was expanded into a classification of 6 Types dependent on alternative adjacent support.e. implants or pontics.

Presented By:: David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Selecting the Right Composite for the Anterior Segment Premium Member Content

Selecting the Right Composite for the Anterior Segment
In this presentation, Dr. Fahl will introduce the necessary concepts for the general practitioner to implement direct composite restorations in the anterior segment. A systematic approach for solving day-to-day challenges will be introduced based on the physical and color properties of current restorative systems. The selection of appropriate materials for distinct areas of the anterior dentition will be discussed and presented within the realm of its clinical significance. Dr. Fahl will include tips and tricks for achieving seamless, long-lasting artistic composite restorations.

Presented By:: Newton Fahl, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Osseodensification: A Paradigm Shift in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Osseodensification: A Paradigm Shift in Implant Dentistry
This course aims to present Osseodensification techniques designed to maximize implant primary stability, implant insertion torque, and early loading of dental implants. Atraumatic Osseodensification techniques may also be used for alveolar ridge expansion, hydraulic maxillary sinus floor elevation with autografting.

Presented By:: Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Techniques in the Treatment of Implant Complications and the Deficient Ridge Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Techniques in the Treatment of Implant Complications and the Deficient Ridge
With more implants being placed then ever before the issues related to peri-implantitis, bone and tissue recession and failure of implants is being a dominant area of concern. This presentation will highlight some minimally invasive approaches to manage these complications as well as the expanding role of bioactive materials and techniques to enhance deficient ridges through expansion and short implants.

Presented By:: Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Single Incision Technique to Harvest Free and Vascularised Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft From The Palate Premium Member Content

Single Incision Technique to Harvest Free and Vascularised Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft From The Palate
In this short lecture a harvesting of free and pediculated connective tissue graft from the palate in one incision technique is presented. One incision technique as described by Huerzeler and Allen is a minimal invasive technique that results in wound healing by primary intention and therefore causes minimal postoperative discomfort. Through pictures and animations this technique is shown step by step. This presentation also deals with a wound healing and possible complications.

Presented By:: Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Preparation-less Veneer Technique: Esthetic Rehabilitation for Anterior Teeth Premium Member Content

Preparation-less Veneer Technique: Esthetic Rehabilitation for Anterior Teeth
In this case, the sequences of using preperation-less veneer and direct bonding technique not only preserving the tooth substance as much as possible but also maintaining the aesthetic result are expounded.

Presented By:: Yoshihiro Kida, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy Premium Member Content

Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy
More patients are treated with implants than ever before. Unfortunately, many have insufficient bone available to support an implant prosthesis. This presentation describes the utilization of several different augmentation approaches for the severely resorbed ridge and dentally handicapped fully endentulous patient. Current concepts related to autogenous bone harvest, 3D bone augmentation combined with blood born bioactive modifiers and digital planning are defined. Video and high resolution images are utilized to further describe these approaches.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Prevention and Management of Separated Instruments Premium Member Content

Prevention and Management of Separated Instruments
Broken, separated, or “disarticulated” instruments can occur during the day-to-day practice of endodontics. No dentist should have a particular tolerance for broken instruments; however, it is important to know how to prevent and treat these incidents and how to explain the situation to the patient. Guidelines for prevention and management of intracanal separated instruments including Microsonic and Bypassing techniques have been explained in details here with different technical tips to help the dentist to increase the chance of saving tooth in the event of the breakage.

Presented By:: Moh'd Hammo, BDS, DESE
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Smile Transformations Through Composite Restorations Premium Member Content

Smile Transformations Through Composite Restorations
In today’s esthetic conscious society, to obtain ideal results, the dentist must have a thorough understanding of the patient’s desires, economic concerns, and esthetic expectations.

Presented By:: Abdi Sameni, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Tooth Replacement Strategies in the Esthetic Zone: The Evolution of New Age Concepts  Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Tooth Replacement Strategies in the Esthetic Zone: The Evolution of New Age Concepts
Modern Tooth Replacement Strategies are more concerned about esthetics than ever before especially in light of recent research that clearly defines the risk of resorption, ridge constriction, tissue recession and color changes that often occur following extraction and implant replacement. This presentation will describe the Dual Zone concepts recently published to address these issues as well partial extraction therapies which may play an expanding and more critical role in the future.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Single Anterior Crown and Minimalistic Veneers Premium Member Content

The Single Anterior Crown and Minimalistic Veneers
Still in 2013 the single anterior tooth and minimal and no-preparation veneers remain a challenge for both dentist and ceramist. There are many clinical and laboratory variables that need to be planned and dealt with to be successful esthetically, biologically and mechanically. This presentation will cover the clinical and laboratory techniques for the single anterior restoration and minimalistic veneering of anterior natural teeth (called the “Mini”).

Presented By:: Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Novel Implant Planning Protocol Utilizing the 3A-2B Rule to Enhanced Predictability Premium Member Content

Novel Implant Planning Protocol Utilizing the 3A-2B Rule to Enhanced Predictability
This presentation describes some basic biological aspects that can be used as a rule in any treatment planning, simple or complex, to determine the viability and the ideal type of restoration in order to obtain a high aesthetic outcome. A novel Radiographic Biological Ruler will be presented and used in different type of cases to explain the concept of 3A-2B.

Presented By:: Fernando Rojas Vizcaya, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
A Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Four Major Visits Premium Member Content

A Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Four Major Visits
Modern technology can dramatically cut the time and number of visits for a complex implant case while greatly improving the precision of the final result. The great advantage of the processes shown in this presentation is that the clinician retains full control of precision implant placement, emergence profile development and the construction and aesthetics of the final rehabilitation.

Presented By:: Peter Hunt, BDS, MSc, LDRCS Eng
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Single Dark Teeth Bleaching, Externally and Internally Premium Member Content

Single Dark Teeth Bleaching, Externally and Internally
Single dark teeth have some new bleaching options and materials, and the treatment options vary whether vital or non-vital. Restorative indications for anterior endodontically-treated teeth have changed, prompting a new interest in bleaching, with new techniques needed for maximum esthetics. Esthetic evaluations, bonding insights, and special tray fabrication designs will be explained, as well as when combination techniques are best utilized.

Presented By:: Van B. Haywood, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Peri-implantitis: Management and Preventative Strategies Premium Member Content

Peri-implantitis: Management and Preventative Strategies
This presentation reviews the definition, diagnosis and some current treatment modalities of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis today. We will discuss protocols that should be implemented into your office to help establish an early diagnosis of the hard and soft tissue as well as treatment options, preventative strategies, risk management and maintenance to limit future errors.

Presented By:: Anastasia Cholakis, BA, DMD, Dip. Perio
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Diagnosis and Management of a Maxillary Periapical Cyst Premium Member Content

Diagnosis and Management of a Maxillary Periapical Cyst
In this video, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi discusses diagnosis and treatment for a large maxillary periapical cyst. He presents the use of CBCT for accurate diagnostics, flap design, cyst enucleation technique, and bone grafting.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Brilliant Implant Esthetics - Innovative Soft-Tissue Shaping and Prosthetic Socket Preservation Premium Member Content

Brilliant Implant Esthetics - Innovative Soft-Tissue Shaping and Prosthetic Socket Preservation
A great challenge in implantology today is a predictable, long lasting pink esthetic result. However, constant removing and replacement of multiple prosthetic components has been proven to initiate vertical soft tissue loss.

Presented By:: Paul Weigl, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Revisiting the Papilla in 2015 - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Revisiting the Papilla in 2015 - Part 1 of 2
In dental esthetics the regeneration of a compromised papilla , remains the most complex aspect of any reconstructive endeavor. The original 5mm Rule was found to exist only for a papilla bordered by 2 teeth and was expanded into a classification of 6 Types dependent on alternative adjacent support.e. implants or pontics.

Presented By:: David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"XP Treatment Planning Challenge - Phase I" - Parameters for Integration of Aesthetics and Function in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

"XP Treatment Planning Challenge - Phase I" - Parameters for Integration of Aesthetics and Function in Implant Dentistry
This Case report presentation will be in 2 Parts. Part 1 will feature the diagnostic cascade and ask you to consider different treatment approaches to the case. Please place your comments and treatment suggestions in the comment section. Part 2 next week will showcase the actual treatment performed.

Presented By:: Sergio Rubinstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective Premium Member Content

Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective
Anterior zone represents a clinical challenge in dentofacial esthetics. This presentation is unique since we will illustrate multidisciplinary treatment for the anterior zone from A to Z. Through the perspective of a Master Dental Ceramist & Restorative Dentist combined with the input of the Orthodontist we will illustrate with clinical cases the management of anterior esthetic challenges.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS;Anabell E Bologna, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Placement, Immediate Provisionalization & Gap Management Premium Member Content

Immediate Placement, Immediate Provisionalization & Gap Management
this presentation is a demonstration of an immediate socket implant in esthetic zone.in this video Dr Moghaddas will discuss critical key points such as method of extraction,importance of tissue thickness and flap management,gap management and provisionalization for achieving maximum esthetic results.

Presented By:: Omid Moghaddas, DMD, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
"XP Treatment Planning Challenge - Phase II" - Parameters for Integration of Aesthetics and Function in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

"XP Treatment Planning Challenge - Phase II" - Parameters for Integration of Aesthetics and Function in Implant Dentistry
This is Part 2 of Case report. Part 1 featured the diagnostic cascade and ask you to consider different treatment approaches to the case.. This Second Part showcases the actual treatment performed. Please place your comments and treatment suggestions in the comment section.

Presented By:: Sergio Rubinstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Use of SonicWeld Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration Premium Member Content

The Use of SonicWeld Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration
This video will outline the basic science, clinical techniques and outcomes of the SonicWeld technique.

Presented By:: Kevin George Murphy, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Socket Shield Technique with Immediate Implant Placement & Provisional Premium Member Content

Socket Shield Technique with Immediate Implant Placement & Provisional
The collapse of the buccal bone and the subsequent recession following teeth extraction is effectively prevented with the socket shield technique. This short presentation goes through the techniques for socket shield preparation of a central incisor as well as the fabrication of an immediate chorused provisional utilizing the patients own crown. Creating a walk out as you walk in scenario. This presentation will show a number of tips and tricks to make this technique as simple as possible. It will also show long term stability of the soft tissue and ridge after 18 months. This technique is one that needs to be in everyones armamentarium. The benefits are unbelievable.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities Premium Member Content

Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities
In this presentation, follow the evolution of root coverage surgery from autogenous grafts to the more contemporary alternatives of today.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Role of Bioengineering and Growth Factors in Modern Regenerative Therapies Premium Member Content

The Role of Bioengineering and Growth Factors in Modern Regenerative Therapies
Periodontal Regeneration continues to be at the forefront of modern periodontal Therapies to both Save and Replace the ailing or failing dentition. This presentation reviews some of the concepts related to the past strategies used to save teeth as well as modern bioengineering strategies to replace deficient sites through bone augmentation and implant therapies.

Presented By:: Myron Nevins, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Piezo Hydro-Dynamic Intra Sinus Elevation Premium Member Content

Piezo Hydro-Dynamic Intra Sinus Elevation
Minimally invasive procedures became the trend of modern dentistry, that resulted in more precision and predictability, as well as more patient acceptance to surgical therapies.<Br><br> Sinus floor elevation is a widely needed procedure in implant surgery, with piezo Hydrodynamic technique the sinus lift surgery became much easier and more predictable, with less complications, and less post operative symptoms and more patients acceptance. <br><br> This presentation will show in details the surgical technique with a clinical study done on 74 patients with end results.

Presented By:: Imad Erfan Salloum, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Communication Protocols with Photography Premium Member Content

Communication Protocols with Photography
Digital photography is a very important subject in dentistry. It is hard to know where to start, especially when applying to dentistry. This lecture serves as an ad aid for the clinician and technician during the process of approaching the patient from treatment planning presentation to the process of integration digital photography into the color-matching procedure.

Presented By:: Johan Figueira, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Severe Atrophic Edentulous Maxilla – A Case Presentation - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Severe Atrophic Edentulous Maxilla – A Case Presentation - Part 2 of 2
Anterior maxillary alveolar bone deficiency, can prevent implant placement for fixed rehabilitation and jeopardize the esthetic outcome. Clinical case of severe atrophy of anterior maxilla, due to loss of implants, is described: A combination of sub-nasal procedure and intra-oral autologous onlay bone graft were used for ridge augmentation and dental implant placement in steps procedure, combined with Bio-Oss saturated in Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP) and covered with platelets-poor-plasma (PPP) as a "biological membrane".

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Severe Atrophic Anterior Maxilla: Advantages of Combined Therapy - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Severe Atrophic Anterior Maxilla: Advantages of Combined Therapy - Part 1 of 2
Anterior maxillary alveolar bone deficiency, can prevent implant placement for fixed rehabilitation and jeopardize the esthetic outcome. Clinical case of severe atrophy of anterior maxilla, due to loss of implants, is described: A combination of sub-nasal procedure and intra-oral autologous onlay bone graft were used for ridge augmentation and dental implant placement in steps procedure, combined with Bio-Oss saturated in Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP) and covered with platelets-poor-plasma (PPP) as a "biological membrane".

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Milled PMMA Prototype: The Key, To A Successful Milled Zirconia Implant Bridge Premium Member Content

The Milled PMMA Prototype: The Key, To A Successful Milled Zirconia Implant Bridge
This presentation will demonstrate design and creation steps leading to a milled PMMA Prototype Bridge which is the key to the success of the final Milled Zirconia Implant Bridge. Full Arch Implant prosthesis vary from bars wrapped in acrylic to milled zirconia. All the types of prosthesis have a unique set of procedures to achieve the end result. With the advent of digital technology, and new high strength materials amazing results can be achieved. New challenges for the Restorative Dentist and Ceramist involve design of the smile, capturing an accurate replica of what is in the mouth, and creating a prosthesis that is functional and aesthetic with a goal to mimic nature in terms of the “Pink and the White”. Facial Aesthetics, Smile Design, Removable ,Fixed and Implant Prosthetics are all disciplines that require their respective skill sets to be merged to reach the final result.

Presented By:: John Heimke, DMD, MPH, FAGD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Excessive Gingival Display Managed by Surgical Lip Reposition, Aesthetic Crown Lengthening and Veneers Premium Member Content

Excessive Gingival Display Managed by Surgical Lip Reposition, Aesthetic Crown Lengthening and Veneers
Excessive gingival display can be managed by a variety of treatment modalities, depending on the etiology. Mild and moderate gummy smiles can be successfully treated by periodontal plastic surgery, however for excessive gingival display as in cases of VME II or III with 5 to 8 mm or more of gingival exposure this procedure is not enough. Many patients decline the more invasive Le Fort osteotomy and opt for a less invasive surgical lip repositioning procedure. Currently Botox is used as alternative, but this is only a temporary treatment with very short effectiveness. That is why we suggest surgical lip repositioning as an effective procedure to reduce gingival display by positioning the upper lip in a more coronal location. The long-term stability of the results remains to be seen, but it holds promise as an alternative treatment to more invasive procedures.

Presented By:: Kenneth P. Valladares, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Successful Composite Resin Restorations - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Successful Composite Resin Restorations - Part 2 of 2
Amalgam has been a durable successful dental restorative material; however this material has recently come under question due to its mercury content and disposal. Composite resin materials range from flowable to highly filled condensable type viscosities. There are many factors that influence the success of posterior composite resin restorations. This presentation will identify the factors that limit success (size, patient type, caries risk, shrinkage, curing light) and the materials that can be successfully used to restore posterior teeth. Beginning with flowable materials and their clinical application the presentation will discuss the open sandwich technique, use of flowable posterior restorations, sectional matrices and fluoride, calcium and phosphate releasing materials.

Presented By:: John Burgess, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Successful Composite Resin Restorations - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Successful Composite Resin Restorations - Part 1 of 2
Amalgam has been a durable successful dental restorative material; however this material has recently come under question due to its mercury content and disposal. Composite resin materials range from flowable to highly filled condensable type viscosities. There are many factors that influence the success of posterior composite resin restorations. This presentation will identify the factors that limit success (size, patient type, caries risk, shrinkage, curing light) and the materials that can be successfully used to restore posterior teeth. Beginning with flowable materials and their clinical application the presentation will discuss the open sandwich technique, use of flowable posterior restorations, sectional matrices and fluoride, calcium and phosphate releasing materials.

Presented By:: John Burgess, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Surgical Protocols for Socket Type 2 in the Aesthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Surgical Protocols for Socket Type 2 in the Aesthetic Zone
The topic of this presentation is an implant surgical procedures for a socket type 2 (socket missing buccal bone) in an aesthetic area, with emphasis on modified IVAN* technique for socket preservation. IVAN* stands for inter-positional vascularised augmentation neogenesis. Author`s guidelines for selection of appropriate surgical protocols for sockets missing buccal bone wall, protocols that are proved to be most effective, are presented. Early implant placement with GBR, prosthetic socket preservation and socket augmentation with socket sealing are shortly presented as alternatives for some cases. From author modified IVAN technique is shown step by step.

Presented By:: Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Restorative vs. Orthodontic Therapy; Alternative Management and Lab-Dentist Communication Premium Member Content

Restorative vs. Orthodontic Therapy; Alternative Management and Lab-Dentist Communication
Patients often refuse orthodontic realignment and correction due to the length of treatment required even if it may be the best or most conservative therapy. In same cases, patients will get anxious about having metal or even invisible ceramic braces in their mouth for even a short period of time. On other hand, cosmetic dentistry is able to satisfy the patients with the same needs by using porcelain-veneers as an alternative to orthodontics treatment. This presentation describes a patient who has rejected orthodontic therapy but continues to seek a improved cosmetic result. Porcelain veneers and crowns were an appropriate alternative in this case. Follow-ups of treatment display a successful cosmetic and functional result.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Romeo, MDT, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
All-On-Four Implant Protocol- Fad or Phenomena Premium Member Content

All-On-Four Implant Protocol- Fad or Phenomena
The All-on-Four protocol uses fewer implants, generally four implants that are placed at mechanical inclinations to maximize support in the fabrication of fixed implant supported prosthetics in fully edentulous patients. The use of angled implant placement allows the clinician to avoid encroachment of anatomic structures such as the sinus, nasal floor or mandibular canal that may make vertical placement difficult or impossible without significant grafting of deficient sites. This webinar with Dr. George Duello and Dr. Maurice Salma will discuss the various treatment options available today for this patient segment and emphasize when and where the All-On-Four protocol can be successfully utilized to eliminate the need for costly augmentation procedures and months of healing time.

Presented By:: George V. Duello, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
i-Gen  Titanium Mesh in Ridge Augmentation Simultaneous with Implant Placement Premium Member Content

i-Gen Titanium Mesh in Ridge Augmentation Simultaneous with Implant Placement
IN THIS VIDEO Dr Moghaddas will demonstrate ridge augmentation utilizing new type of titanium mesh design(i-Gen) simultaneous with implant placement and also discuss about options that we may have for doing this type of procedures.

Presented By:: Omid Moghaddas, DMD, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Dentalxp Clinical Masters Week Hands-On Courses

Dentalxp Clinical Masters Week Hands-On Courses
Dr. Maurice Salama describes briefly the first ever Dentalxp Clinical Masters Week Program where 6 courses were performed in 7 days at the Dentalxp Teaching Center in Atlanta, GA to help provide global members the skills, tools and techniques to perform better and more predictable dentistry to their patients.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Cycle of Tooth Preservation Via Stress-Reduced Direct Composite Restorations Premium Member Content

The Cycle of Tooth Preservation Via Stress-Reduced Direct Composite Restorations
This lecture will provide clinicians with an overview of differing biomimetic protocols and techniques to predictably restore the anterior and posterior dentition using a minimally invasive approach. Increasing interest has been developed on “Life-like” restorations also known as biomimetic restorations. These are either porcelain or resin based restoration that can be performed on the anterior and posterior areas of the mouth. They may adopt both an indirect and a direct technique. The common characteristic is that they are low stressed and highly bonded restorations able to reproduce the functional and optical characteristic of the natural dentition.

Presented By:: Simone Deliperi, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Role of Orthodontics in the Multidisciplinary Treatment of Complex Cases - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

The Role of Orthodontics in the Multidisciplinary Treatment of Complex Cases - Part 2 of 2
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Load Despite Extreme Maxillary Bone Loss with Zygoma Implants Premium Member Content

Immediate Load Despite Extreme Maxillary Bone Loss with Zygoma Implants
Zygoma implants are an accepted alternative to bone augmentation in the posterior part of the Maxilla. The challenge of placing a Zygoma implant in a narrow Zygomatic bone, or even 2 implants in the same area, calls for a guided approach. The technique for making and using such a guide is shown in this concise lecture, along with a 4 zygomatic implant assembly operation.

Presented By:: Meir J. Aviram, DMD, MPA
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The 3D CBCT Dual Scan Protocols: Surgical Restorative Management in Modern Dentistry Premium Member Content

The 3D CBCT Dual Scan Protocols: Surgical Restorative Management in Modern Dentistry
The integration of new technology protocols for implant diagnosis, treatment planning and guided surgery techniques in the everyday workflow is one of the challenges in dentistry today. This lecture will focus on the decision making and digital workflow regarding computer guided implantology systems from image acquisition, virtual 3D planning, surgical guide fabrication and guided surgery techniques. It will outline tips and tricks in each step and how to increase the benefits of computer guided surgery through the recent technological advancements leading to optimizing clinical implant success in everyday practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in CBCT Dual Scan technology, this lecture will include comprehensive case presentations and detailed treatment planning sequences for predictable restorative driven implant dentistry.

Presented By:: Marcus F. Abboud, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Smile Design and The Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP) Premium Member Content

Smile Design and The Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP)
The lecture will cover some simple Photoshop techniques to enhance a smile digitally to present to the patient and motivate them to accept treatment.

Presented By:: Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
A Microsurgical Approach in the Esthetic Zone: Recession Coverage Utilizing a Modified Tunneling Technique Premium Member Content

A Microsurgical Approach in the Esthetic Zone: Recession Coverage Utilizing a Modified Tunneling Technique
This surgical video is intended to present a predictable technique for recession coverage. Using micro surgical instruments in a minimal invasive manner, we can avoid tissue damage and we can enhance the healing of the surrounding structures.

Presented By:: Mihnea Cafadaru, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Intra-Oral Scanning: Ideal Digital Workflow for Aesthetic Restorations Premium Member Content

Intra-Oral Scanning: Ideal Digital Workflow for Aesthetic Restorations
This lecture is designed for the clinician who desires to learn and use digital acquisition scanners. This lecture will provide insightful tips for the beginner and advanced digital clinician; covering aspects of preparation design, aesthetics and occlusion will be demonstrated. If you own a digital scanner or thought of purchasing one, this is the lecture that will show you the real utilization of this million dollar technology and increase your bottom line for your practice.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2
This lecture presentation will describe the behaviour and utilization of of fresh frozen allograft vs. autogenous bone in major bone augmentation cases. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the potential of adding bone marrow aspirate to fresh frozen bone will be further highlighted. In depth review of how to manage and use this new technique in clinical practice will be clearly explained.

Presented By:: Dr. Juan Alberto Fernandez Ruiz
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Overdentures – Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Implant Overdentures – Part 1 of 2
We all know the problems associated with conventional complete dentures (especially mandibular denture) in terms of reduced denture bearing area post resorption thereby having compromised retention and stability.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment Premium Member Content

Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment
The dental implant therapy has evolved both in implant surface and design. The reason for the initial crestal bone loss has been proven and the risks of having a peri-implantitis have increased due to the early exposure of roughened surface. The prevalence of peri-implantitis is at a range of 28 to 56%.

Presented By:: Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Developing White and Pink Esthetics through Reconstructive Surgery Premium Member Content

Developing White and Pink Esthetics through Reconstructive Surgery
This lecture/video presentation describes the comprehensive treatment of a case in which we needed to reconstruct the hard and the soft tissue after the extraction of a central incisor. The video demonstrates on of several possible surgical procedures for the reconstruction of tissue defects within the esthetic zone. Specifically, a non-resorbable membrane was utilized and combined with a modification of the pedicle connective tissue graft at the same time of the extraction.

Presented By:: Juan Arias Romero, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Role of Orthodontics in the Multidisciplinary Treatment of Complex Cases - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

The Role of Orthodontics in the Multidisciplinary Treatment of Complex Cases - Part 1 of 2
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth. Cases combined with implants to restore form & function will further illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary dentistry. Today´s practice requires a team approach that will be presented. In order to meet the patient´s demands for better esthetics and to obtain long term occlusal stability of our results.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Organizing Dental Images Using Adobe Lightroom; A Step-by-Step Guide Premium Member Content

Organizing Dental Images Using Adobe Lightroom; A Step-by-Step Guide
This presentation will detail the steps required to set up a dental digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom software. Once setup the user will easily be able to organize, sort, find and share their dental images.

Presented By:: Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Lasers in Contemporary Implant and Restorative Dentistry: A Microscopic Perspective Premium Member Content

Lasers in Contemporary Implant and Restorative Dentistry: A Microscopic Perspective
In the lecture, we will discuss the role of lasers after the implant has been placed. We will demonstrate how it can be used to improve healing. It can be used during uncovery. It can be used in periimplant tissue removal, and even in the exciting world of periimplantitis. Clinical cases will be presented showing hard-tissue lasers being used for decortication as an alternative to traditional means. We will focus on why an electrosurge may be damaging to your implants, and may cause you more problems than benefits, and why a diode-laser may be your treatment of choice.

Presented By:: Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone Plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone Plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 1 of 2
The lecture describes the behaviour of autogenous bone, how to handle it, its major indications and several challenging cases will be presented. In addition the peculiarities of Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone will be will thoroughly described, as the advantages of adding bone marrow aspiration.

Presented By:: Dr. Juan Alberto Fernandez Ruiz
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Complications, Prevention and Future Premium Member Content

Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Complications, Prevention and Future
Sinus augmentation using variable bone substitutes has been known as predictable method to reconstruct the pneumatized sinus cavity for several decades. However various complications such as bacterial and fungal infection, oroantral fistula and failure of bone regeneration have been reported after bone graft was done in the sinus.

Presented By:: Dong-Seok Sohn, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Digital Dentures: Revolutionizing Treatment for the Edentulous Patient Premium Member Content

Digital Dentures: Revolutionizing Treatment for the Edentulous Patient
While the number of edentulous patients is increasing every year, the access to care is decreasing. In order to streamline the complete denture process, more companies are incorporating CAD/CAM. This lecture will review how digital technology is changing complete dentures, and how it can be incorporated into clinical practice.

Presented By:: Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Digital Workflow in a Modern Clinical Practice Premium Member Content

The Digital Workflow in a Modern Clinical Practice
In prosthetic rehabilitations, we use for many years codified and widely described protocols in literature, with results that meet our expectations and well above those of our patients. It is true that the advent of new technologies has enabled us to use new material and new equipment that facilitate the production of an adaptation and an accuracy that has, up to now, been difficult to obtain. Today, intraoral mapping technology is one of the most exciting new areas in dentistry since three dimensional scanning of the mouth is required in a large number of procedures such as prosthodontics, implant dentistry and orthodontics.

Presented By:: Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS;Alessandro Agnini, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Efficiencies in Block Harvest and Fixation: Keys to Success Premium Member Content

Efficiencies in Block Harvest and Fixation: Keys to Success
Block grafts are indicated for the restoration of significant bone defects and site development for proper placement and support of dental implants. In this presentation, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi will discuss the three key stages for successful block grafts: opening, placement, and closure, with specific emphasis on graft harvest and fixation. Approaches for preparing the recipient and donor sites, along with adaptation and fixation techniques for predictable results will be presented. In addition, Dr. Kazemi will review flap design and closure techniques critical to graft survival and healing.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
An Orthodontist&#39;s Guide to Prescribing Conventional 2D and 3D CBCT Radiographs Premium Member Content

An Orthodontist's Guide to Prescribing Conventional 2D and 3D CBCT Radiographs
Radiographic diagnosis is an important part of orthodontic treatment planning. 3D conebeam CT (CBCT) has advanced orthodontic care for many patients; however, it has not supplanted conventional two-dimensional radiographs which, when comparing equal levels of radiation, offer superior image quality. This Webinar explains when CBCT is indicated with/in place of 2D radiography and how to prescribe 2D and/or 3D x-ray on a patient-specific basis, thereby conforming to Federal guidelines mandating radiation levels 'as low as reasonably achievable' -- especially with regard to younger patients.

Presented By:: Robert L Waugh, DMD, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
7 Ways to Improve Patient Care with 3D Implant Dentistry and Guided Surgery Premium Member Content

7 Ways to Improve Patient Care with 3D Implant Dentistry and Guided Surgery
Whether you are learning something new, or comparing notes, I look forward to sharing with you in this new age of digital dentistry. Join me for a discussion on the world of digital patient care. I will give you the tools to navigate and speak confidently with patients and other providers about 3D implant dentistry and guided surgery.

Presented By:: Joshua Campbell, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Crown Lengthening in the Management of the Posterior Periodontal-Restorative Interface Premium Member Content

Crown Lengthening in the Management of the Posterior Periodontal-Restorative Interface
This video post outlines the sequential treatment of a reconstruction requiring posterior crown lengthening to optimize the esthetic periodontal-restorative interface.

Presented By:: Eiji Furuichi, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Role of Digital Technology in Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Role of Digital Technology in Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry
In this lecture, Team Atlanta will outline the various critical elements and diagnostic tools, especially CBCT, required to properly design successful treatment in complex esthetic and implant therapy. In addition, surgical, prosthetic, 3-D and CAD/CAM therapeutic solutions to everyday clinical challenges and the efficient sequencing of their application will be highlighted as well.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration - Labial Contour Grafting at the Time of Immediate Placement Premium Member Content

Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration - Labial Contour Grafting at the Time of Immediate Placement
Until recently, tooth replacement at compromised sites in the aesthetic zone, required long-term treatment with possible undesirable complications in the tissue architecture. The Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) is a technique established to broaden indications for immediate loading on individual teeth. In this way, tissue losses with varied extensions are reconstructed in the same surgical session of implant placement and provisional crown installation, reducing the number of interventions and keeping predictability on aesthetic aspects. The IDR, which advocates minimally invasive procedures, will be presented as a viable and reproducible alternative.

Presented By:: José Carlos Martins da Rosa, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Critical Concepts in Implant and Gingival Surgery; Flap Designs, Suture Techniques and Soft Tissue Management Premium Member Content

Critical Concepts in Implant and Gingival Surgery; Flap Designs, Suture Techniques and Soft Tissue Management
This presentation by the Troeltzsch Brothers features the fundamentals of surgical procedures in the oral cavity. Highlighted are the basic concepts we all must integrate into our daily clinical practice. A discussion of the essential anatomic guidelines as they relate to flap design options and indications are emphasized. Furthermore, material selection, sutures and techniques of wound closures are clearly addressed. Critical solutions to common surgical complications are also described. This lecture is intended for surgical beginners as well as experienced clinicians who want to update their surgical knowledge. These fundamentals are also very popular in the hands-on courses given by the Troeltzsch brothers.

Presented By:: Markus Tröltzsch, MD, DMD;Matthias Tröltzsch, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Timing of Occlusal Contacts - Get the Timing Right Everytime! Premium Member Content

Timing of Occlusal Contacts - Get the Timing Right Everytime!
This lecture will deal with occlusal schemes in various situations, timing of occlusal contacts, different challenges and troubleshooting encountered and simple tips to get the balance between function and esthetics.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
&quot;The Rise of the Machines&quot; Creating the Digital Dental Team: Man, Materials, and Machines Premium Member Content

"The Rise of the Machines" Creating the Digital Dental Team: Man, Materials, and Machines
The new millennium has brought many advances in dental ceramics. None more important than processing techniques using Cad-Cam technology. These technologies have allowed the use of high strength glass ceramics and solid sintered Zirconia based ceramics that could not be used with conventional techniques. Thus, today it is possible to generate any type of indirect dental restoration with a Cad-Cam device. To date, no system has the ability to layer machined substrates to maximize anterior esthetics, which provides an excellent opportunity to use or combine the best of the human world with the best of the machine world to develop world-class anterior esthetics. This presentation will cover, “THE CURRENT POSSIBILITES FOR THE BOUTIQUE DIGITAL DENTAL LAB and IN-OFFICE DIGITAL DENTAL TEAM”, and the clinical and laboratory steps in the process for different types of restorations, along with esthetic enhancements for the use of these ceramics.

Presented By:: Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Sinus Grafting and TM Implants – Overcoming Challenges and Managing Complications Premium Member Content

Sinus Grafting and TM Implants – Overcoming Challenges and Managing Complications
This lecture will provide the latest information on the management of intraoperative and post-operative complications in sinus grafting. Management of the PSA, along with minimally invasive solutions to overcome poor bone quality and large pneumatized sinuses.

Presented By:: Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Conservative Treatment Planning for Minimal Esthetic Tooth Deformities Premium Member Content

Conservative Treatment Planning for Minimal Esthetic Tooth Deformities
There is no single best treatment plan for patients who want a better looking smile. Even in a multidisciplinary and multiple restorative dental office there are multiple ways of accomplishing the goal. This presentation will cover some of the diagnostic and treatment parameters when patients present with not only fractured but other minimal deformities as well. The decision whether to bond, veneer, or crown for a young patient will be discussed.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Proof is in the Laboratory; A Maxillary Full Arch Implant Supported Zirconia Prettau Comparison Premium Member Content

The Proof is in the Laboratory; A Maxillary Full Arch Implant Supported Zirconia Prettau Comparison
The FP-3 “Implant Supported Hybrid" has proven to be an exceptional and highly specialized treatment option for patients with non restorable teeth or existing edentulism. The use of zirconia provides the ultimate outcome bringing with it a new standard of esthetics, function and, when done well, a long lasting prosthesis. This presentation will stress the importance of treatment planning, CAD CAM technology, and the all important need for the laboratory technician’s human touch. Surgical aspects, provisonalization during healing, and management of soft tissue are important components. The protocol for final fabrication of the FP-3 all zirconia prosthesis is detailed along with a description of this exciting new technology.

Presented By:: Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT;Cheryl Pearson, DMD, AAACD, FAAID
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Can We Still SAVE Teeth? Modern Periodontal Surgical Concepts for the Natural Dentition Premium Member Content

Can We Still SAVE Teeth? Modern Periodontal Surgical Concepts for the Natural Dentition
Biologic shaping is an adjunct to conventional crown lengthening. Conventional crown lengthening uses the existing margins of an old restoration or the cementoenamel junction (CEJ) of a non-restored tooth to determine the amount of bone removal necessary to establish adequate space for the biologic width. Creating proper space for the biologic width ensures that a new margin will not impinge upon the periodontal complex and reduces the likelihood of future inflammation.

Presented By:: Daniel J Melker, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Clinical Procedures to Control Tissue Esthetics in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Clinical Procedures to Control Tissue Esthetics in Implant Dentistry
The demand for creating esthetic restorations has become a consistent theme in dental literature and in daily clinical practice. Surgical concepts that are emphasized as important to the esthetic outcome include resective procedures to change bone volume and levels, as well as additive procedures such as tissue grafting to alter the biotype and volume around teeth and implants. Predominately with implant treatment, today's surgical and restorative strategies play an important role in post-extractive tissue guidance, mandating precise surgical techniques, and emphasizing cooperation and coordination between the surgical and restorative team members. This webinar will explore some of the complications of treatment, underscoring the responsibility of the surgical and restorative teams to critically assess emerging treatment concepts, materials and techniques.

Presented By:: Sonia S. Leziy, DDS, Dipl Perio
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Managing Large Odontogenic Cysts; Decompression or Marsupialization Technique  Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Managing Large Odontogenic Cysts; Decompression or Marsupialization Technique Part 2 of 2
Decompression and marsupialization are techniques used to reduce size of large odontogenic jaw cysts, hence making its complete removal and bone regeneration simpler, safer, and more predictable. In this video, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi demonstrates a simple technique for decompression or marsupialization and provides a brief review of its application in management of odontogenic cysts

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Advances in Bone Augmentation and Related Armamentarium Premium Member Content

Advances in Bone Augmentation and Related Armamentarium
Bone augmentation is one of the most important and most difficult steps in implantology. Also the standard techniques used are very sensitive, bound to a certain experience from a large number of surgeries and have a high learning curve. Despite these facts augmentation procedures are often the least planned part of the therapy and based on poor diagnostics. Due to a lack of standardized protocols these procedures are often performed by the surgeons favorite method instead of the most indicated one. It is astonishing , that for the implant placement most advanced techniques are used - cone beam, navigation templates etc. - whereas augmentation procedures are often based on a high percentage of improvisation.

Presented By:: Dr. Jan Kielhorn
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Improving Smiles Premium Member Content

Improving Smiles
Closing interdental spaces to improve smiles.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Controversies Surrounding Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Is There No Middle Ground? Premium Member Content

Controversies Surrounding Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Is There No Middle Ground?
Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: The two camps in this debate are both adamant that their technique is the best and that theirs will give the patients the best long term aesthetic result. Is the literature and available data definitive on this matter? Is the choice really clear for clinicians? This presentation looks critically at the literature and attempts to give clinicians a more flexible approach to immediate and delayed implant placement. Critical surgical guidelines and clinical pearls will be offered for both types of treatment as well as the management of some of the complications that may arise from immediate or delayed implant placement.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Approaches in Tooth Preparation and Prosthetics: The Role of Magnification Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Approaches in Tooth Preparation and Prosthetics: The Role of Magnification
New technologies in adhesive, ceramic and digital dentistry are constantly shifting the restorative landscape. When it comes to utilizing these new technologies to develop excellence in restorative dentistry, optimizing the visual field is critical. This is true whether a clinician is looking at diagnostic analysis, tooth preparation, provisional fabrication, impression taking or evaluating the final restoration for cementation. This presentation will demonstrate the advantages of utilizing microscopes, both in macro and micro modes, for enhancing restorative dentistry as well as full-mouth rehabilitations. Optimizing the visual field is critical.

Presented By:: Nazariy Mykhaylyuk, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Management of Soft Tissue Complications in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Management of Soft Tissue Complications in Implant Dentistry
A variety of soft tissue procedures have been employed for treatment of soft tissue and ridge defects around implant sites. Some of the limitations of current techniques include scar formation at recipient sites due to surface incisions, relapse of recession due to muscle pull during healing, wound dehiscence and graft exposure. This presentation will discuss the myriad flap and incision designs, tunnel techniques as well as grafting options and suturing.

Presented By:: Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Ridge Split Technique in the Edentulous Maxilla: Technique and Management of Complications Premium Member Content

The Ridge Split Technique in the Edentulous Maxilla: Technique and Management of Complications
The Ridge Split Technique in the Edentulous Maxilla: Technique and Management of Complications

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies Premium Member Content

Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies
Management of the narrow ridge is a common challenge in modern prosthetically-driven implant dentistry. Treatment using a simple and highly predictable procedure for alveolar ridge expansion can be employed using new techniques and technologies which will be introduced on this presentation.

Presented By:: Isaac D Tawil, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implants in the Esthetic Zone: Pitfalls &amp; Solutions Premium Member Content

Implants in the Esthetic Zone: Pitfalls & Solutions
Implants in the anterior jaws are predicated by aesthetic outcomes. This is largely dependent on the reasons for tooth loss, the hard and soft tissue conditions following tooth loss, the timing of implant placement etc. This presentation dwells on a few clinical examples of the pitfalls of anterior zone implant therapy and the strategies employed to overcome the same.

Presented By:: T.V. Narayan
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
CBCT Planning and Guided Implant Surgery - Surgical and Restorative State-of-the-Art Premium Member Content

CBCT Planning and Guided Implant Surgery - Surgical and Restorative State-of-the-Art
Implant treatment is one of the most exciting areas of dental therapy. Within the last 30 years, we have been able to develop and discover new techniques, instruments, software and equipment that have made this therapy more secure and predictable, such as the CBCT and the guided surgery, today with the guided systems we are able to have our implants “in the right” place considering the bone, the prosthesis, the biomechanics and the esthetic…this lecture will show you step by step how to reach awesome results in complex full arch cases in a secure and simple way even with immediate extraction and immediate implant placement.

Presented By:: Alvaro Ordoñez, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
What Tissue Changes Can We Expect with Anterior Implant Therapy? Premium Member Content

What Tissue Changes Can We Expect with Anterior Implant Therapy?
Minimizing soft tissue changes following anterior implant therapy is one of the holy grails in implant dentistry. Gingival recession will not only impact the patient’s esthetics, the difficulties in correcting such problem create further challenges to the clinicians. This presentation will focus on how much soft tissue changes can be expected following implant in the esthetic zone. Discussion will be made as to the etiology of gingival recession and what we can do to prevent it from happening.

Presented By:: Joseph Kan, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Posterior Composite Restorations: A New Age in Esthetic Efficiency Premium Member Content

Posterior Composite Restorations: A New Age in Esthetic Efficiency
Placing posterior composite restorations is a routine component of restorative practice. Today we have many composite materials and techniques to choose from including bulk fill, sonic condensation and the old tried and true layering technique. We will discuss the pros and cons of these techniques and what we need to know about their effect on longevity and esthetics.

Presented By:: Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Soft Tissue Management - The Pink Contribution to Achieving Esthetic and Long Lasting Smiles Premium Member Content

Soft Tissue Management - The Pink Contribution to Achieving Esthetic and Long Lasting Smiles
Today's patients expectations and demands, seek for high aesthetic an long-lasting treatments. For this reason, soft tissue management is often required to provide thick soft tissues around implants and natural teeth, therefore it must be carefully planned and integrated at the treatment plan. Being the palate our primary choice as soft tissue's donor area, in this lecture is also presented a simple and effective way to reduce patients morbidity after harvesting the palatal mucosa, the PRGF-ENDORET Graft.

Presented By:: Bernardo de Mira Corrêa, DDS, DMD;Filipe Lopes, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Sinus Floor Elevation: A Clinical, Radiographic and Histologic Overview Premium Member Content

Sinus Floor Elevation: A Clinical, Radiographic and Histologic Overview
Sinus Floor Elevation: A Clinical, Radiographic and Histologic Overview

Presented By:: Christian Makary, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Tilted Implants, Angled Abutments and Restorative Solutions for the Edentulous Arch Premium Member Content

Tilted Implants, Angled Abutments and Restorative Solutions for the Edentulous Arch
A goal of modern dentistry is to provide the edentulous patient with immediate function at the time of implant placement. Techniques such as using tilted implants and angled abutments to reduce the time, surgery and cost of these procedures are reported in the literature. This program will define the indications and treatment planning concepts for construction of an immediate provisional restoration following the placement of implants in the edentulous arch. There will be a focus on the use of tilted implants and angled abutments to decrease the need for bone augmentation procedures. The technique of converting an immediate or existing denture to a fixed provisional restoration will be discussed.

Presented By:: James A. Rivers, DMD, MHS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Minimally Invasive Transcrestal Sinus Elevation Procedure Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Transcrestal Sinus Elevation Procedure
The ossteotome mediated transcrestal sinus lift procedure has been used over the years for achieving lifts in situations where a minimum of 6-7mm of height of alveolar bone is present. An increase in alveolar bone height of approximately 2-3mm is expected using the traditional methods. The main challenges in the procedure are to achieve larger lifts without perforation of the sinus lining and deposit graft material in the desired location. Calcium phosphosilicate putty has been used effectively as a graft material for lateral window sinus elevation procedures. The following presentation deals with a modified ossteotome mediated technique of using CPS putty in a cartridge delivery form to achieve predictable sinus elevations of 8-10mm even in cases of extreme resorption of the alveolar ridge. It reduces the morbidity and makes the procedure more acceptable to patients compared to the lateral window approach.

Presented By:: Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry
This course will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy. Extraction site management, labial bone enhancement as well as current gingival augmentation techniques will be featured. These highly acclaimed clinicians and educators will team up to provide a glimpse of their upcoming LIVE Synergy VI conference June 11th - 14th, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Effective Restorative Dentistry Using CO2 Hard Tissue Laser Premium Member Content

Effective Restorative Dentistry Using CO2 Hard Tissue Laser
The CO2 9.3um hard tissue laser has made restorative dentistry more acceptable to patients mainly due to the lack of local anesthesia required for most all restorations. Procedures will be shown on both virgin teeth as well as replacement of previous restorations. What has been most impressive is how the cutting speed can be varied in both enamel and dentin. Also the efficiency as well as the simplicity of operation will be included. Finally, you will see patient responses after the procedures showing the effectiveness of the laser in anesthetizing the teeth being treated.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS;David M. Fantarella, DMD, PC
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Roll Technique in Soft Tissue Augmentation with Implants Premium Member Content

The Roll Technique in Soft Tissue Augmentation with Implants
In this surgical video, a modified roll technique is utilized for labial augmentation of an anterior implant at the time of uncovering. Incision design, de-epithelialization, tunnel flap on labial and suturing is described. Post-op results are included.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Simultaneous and Integrated Surgical and Restorative Protocols in Immediate Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Simultaneous and Integrated Surgical and Restorative Protocols in Immediate Anterior Implant Therapy
This presentation outlines in detail the biological, surgical and restorative processes that must be understood and integrated optimally in immediate anterior implant therapy in order to achieve efficient, predictable and esthetic outcomes. In addition, immediate loading of single and full arch cases as well as computer guided surgery will be elucidated upon.

Presented By:: Luciano Retana, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
When to Extract or Place an Implant in the Compromised Periodontal Patient Premium Member Content

When to Extract or Place an Implant in the Compromised Periodontal Patient
The decision to treat or extract a tooth is one of the more complex decisions that a practitioner must make. It is a test of the team's knowledge and ability to reach the ultimate goal of an esthetic and functional restoration that will last for years to come. All this must be done with the patient's emotional and financial status taken into account. This session will focus on the latest aspects of what we should or should not do with periodontally compromised teeth and how best to treat this area with a multidisciplinary approach.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 1 of 2
In this lecture the author presents reviews significant literature and integrates it with clinical experience to select relevant factors that could provide a logical and practical guideline for restorative decisions in anterior teeth.The presented Concept of Restorative Volume is based on structural, optical, and periodontal factors. Each of these factors will influence the short and long-term behavior of restorations in terms of esthetics, biology, and function.

Presented By:: Jorge André Pinto Cardoso, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Insights, Trends &amp; Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 4 Premium Member Content

Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 4
In this first of a 4 part series, Dr. Dennis Tarnow shares insights into new trends, developments and controversies in implant dentsitry. In this section, Dr. Tarnow discusses important topics related to implantitis, the gap, one-abutment/one-time, implant surfaces and design to name just a few.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Occlusion Simplified - Clinical Techniques for Restoring Anterior Guidance and Opening Vertical Dimension - Part 1 of 3 Premium Member Content

Occlusion Simplified - Clinical Techniques for Restoring Anterior Guidance and Opening Vertical Dimension - Part 1 of 3
In this video, learn a practical system for restoring worn teeth, rebuilding anterior guidance, and increasing vertical dimension.

Presented By:: Corky Willhite, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Thinking Outside the Box in Sinus Augmentation- From Conventional to Minimal Invasive Approach Premium Member Content

Thinking Outside the Box in Sinus Augmentation- From Conventional to Minimal Invasive Approach
The lecture will focus on the concept of "thinking outside the box" in sinus augmentation, showing unconventional minimal invasive surgical manipulations which allows the clinician to reach the ultimate goal- bringing the patient the function and esthetics with his teeth even in cases with minimal crestal bone height, using autologous growth factors and minimal invasive anthral membrane balloon elevation.

Presented By:: Ziv Mazor, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Rehabilitation Using Porcelain Veneers - The MicroVision Approach Premium Member Content

Esthetic Rehabilitation Using Porcelain Veneers - The MicroVision Approach
Nowadays our patients impose high demands to final outcomes especially in esthetically important zones. It is well known that the best way to get perfect results is minimal-invasive approach. And we can give our patients guarantied treatment based on microdentistry. Perfection, predictability, control, safety are small parts of the list of our modern opportunities that allow us to be successful. It is also proved that the role of magnification in the era of precise and non-invasive dentistry is mandatory. This webinar is about micro porcelain veneers. It based on MicroVision philosophy from planning to realization of esthetic rehabilitation.

Presented By:: Maxim Belograd, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition - Part 2 of 2
This presentation covers the importance of a differential diagnosis for the worn dentition. The speakers highlight in a step-by-step approach how to diagnose, treatment plan and sequence esthetic rehabilitation of patients with severe worn dentition. Including smile design, shell technique for fabrication of full arch provisional, all ceramic system selection based on functional needs, adhesive system selection, and bonding sequence, with a focus on occlusal management in order to minimize porcelain fractures and complications.

Presented By:: Gerard J. Chiche, DDS;Sergio R. Arias, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Key Role of the Provisional Restoration as a Blueprint in Esthetic Tx Premium Member Content

The Key Role of the Provisional Restoration as a Blueprint in Esthetic Tx
Thru the direct Aesthetic Provisional Application technique, the provisional will serve as a preparation guide, aesthetic guide to both patient and lab as well as an occlusal guide. This gives the practitioner total control over the case, gives the patient a true visualization of what the permanent teeth will look like and gives the laboratory an accurate tooth position to be copied into final form. The d-APA is done with flowable compostite in the patient’s mouth thru a series of additions and reductions to the teeth to gain final position. Although challenging, the technique becomes very rewarding by placing artistry and control into the hands of the dentist.

Presented By:: Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Digital Revolution in Patient-Dentist-Lab Communication: The DSD Philosophy Premium Member Content

The Digital Revolution in Patient-Dentist-Lab Communication: The DSD Philosophy
The goal is to design a smile that fits the patients functional, esthetic and emotional needs buy improving the team communication and creating a real interdisciplinary treatment plan. Also increasing case acceptance is paramount by utilizing visual communication, balancing the patients expectation and increasing motivation. Modern techniques and materials can be useless if the final outcome doesn’t achieve the patient esthetic desires. Emphasis will be given to the utilization of digital tools to enhance and facilitate the Dentist/Technician interaction and communication with the patient. The protocol proposed will improve the diagnosis, communication and predictability of esthetic rehabilitations, from simple to complex cases, combining veneers, crowns and implants.

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Revolutionary Dental Implant Material Technology: Trabecular Metal Premium Member Content

Revolutionary Dental Implant Material Technology: Trabecular Metal
To date, enhancement to implant surface technology has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Trabecular Metal has changed all that. This is because Trabecular Metal allows for true bone 'in-growth' rather than just on-growth. This webinar will highlight, in detail, this new implant surface technology, related literature, as well as its enhancing effect on current clinical implant protocols. In addition, techniques for immediate provisionalization of this implant will also be covered in an accompanying surgical video.

Presented By:: Richard Akin, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Advanced Immediate Placement Strategies Including  Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications Premium Member Content

Advanced Immediate Placement Strategies Including Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications
Advanced Immediate Placement Strategies Including Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
What is the Role of Blood and its Proteins in Regenerative Therapy? Bioengineering and Technological Applications Premium Member Content

What is the Role of Blood and its Proteins in Regenerative Therapy? Bioengineering and Technological Applications
In the blood stream, we have plasmatic proteins and proteins that are released upon platelet activation. These proteins, at certain concentration, play an important function in orchestrating complex events that occur to achieve tissue regeneration like chemiotaxis, angiogenesis, cellular proliferation and differentiation. The optimized use of these bioactive clues would offer several advantages and applications in surgery.

Presented By:: Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Immediate and Early Loading Protocols in the Partially Edentulous Patient Premium Member Content

Immediate and Early Loading Protocols in the Partially Edentulous Patient
The ultimate goal of an immediate loading protocol is to reduce the number of surgical interventions and shorten the time frame between surgery and prosthetic delivery, all without sacrificing implant success rates. These new protocols will ultimately lessen patient’s reservations and result in increased acceptance of implant therapy.

Presented By:: Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, FICD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Levin Group Practice Performance Matrix™ - The Scientific Method for Growing your Practice in the New Dental Economy Premium Member Content

The Levin Group Practice Performance Matrix™ - The Scientific Method for Growing your Practice in the New Dental Economy
Dr. Levin will share with attendees the Practice Performance Matrix™, an interactive diagnostic tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their management and marketing systems. By consistently monitoring performance in key areas, practices are immediately alerted to deficiencies and can make adjustments that will have the greatest impact on practice growth. To succeed in the new dental economy, dentists need the most effective business tools available for increasing efficiency, referrals and production.

Presented By:: Roger P. Levin, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity Premium Member Content

Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity
Digital technology provides tools to improve planning, clinical execution, prosthetic design, manufacturing, maintenance, and cost of care. Dental professionals need to understand the value of individual technologies as well as the benefit derived from linking them together. During this presentation, a business model and clinical cases will be used to illustrate how a number of digital technologies can impact outcomes and productivity.

Presented By:: Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
A Review of Clinical Applications for Soft Tissue Allografts &amp; Autografts: Solutions for Teeth, Implants, and Dentures Premium Member Content

A Review of Clinical Applications for Soft Tissue Allografts & Autografts: Solutions for Teeth, Implants, and Dentures
The presentation focuses on the clinical applications for acellular dermal graft (ADG) materials. ADGs have been commonly presented and discussed to provide solutions for treating gingival recession. Compared to autogenous grafts, they have the advantage of minimizing pain, discomfort, and surgery time for patients by avoiding an intraoral donor site such as the palate.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Socket -Shielded Implant for Externally Resorbing Canine Premium Member Content

Socket -Shielded Implant for Externally Resorbing Canine
This 50yr.+ female showed external/internal resorption of tooth #11. Socket Shield technique was used saving the facial and interproximal of the tooth. Remainder of tooth was removed by vertically sectioning the tooth with surgical burs in 45 degree high-speed handpiece. Implant placed was a 4.6 x 15mm Tapered Plus Biohorizon implant. Mineross was mixed with saved bone and placed in gap areas. An Emax bonded Maryland bridge was then bonded to adjacent teeth for a temporary replacement. The implant, healing collar and graft were covered with PRF. Nine day post op is shown. This case will be closely followed and posted on XP.

Presented By:: Paul S Kozy, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Complete Dentures - A Dying Art? - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Complete Dentures - A Dying Art? - Part 2 of 2
This webinar is by the World’s leading authority on full denture prosthodontics as he shares his philosophy and step-by-step techniques for both complex and routine patient problems.

Presented By:: Walter "Jack" Turbyfill, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Maximizing Esthetics with Minimally Invasive Surgery Around Implants Premium Member Content

Maximizing Esthetics with Minimally Invasive Surgery Around Implants
Soft tissue deficiencies around implants impact esthetics and often lead to escalating problems. Early recognition and intervention with minimally invasive soft tissue surgery reduces the risk of undesirable sequellae associated with conventional surgical approaches around implants. The application of a minimally invasive soft tissue grafting method will be shown for treatment of soft tissue problems around implants and the indications for use of this technique will be outlined.

Presented By:: Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD.
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
CBCT Planning and Guided Implant Surgery - Surgical and Restorative State-of-the-Art Premium Member Content

CBCT Planning and Guided Implant Surgery - Surgical and Restorative State-of-the-Art
Implant treatment is one of the most exciting areas of dental therapy. Within the last 30 years, we have been able to develop and discover new techniques, instruments, software and equipment that have made this therapy more secure and predictable, such as the CBCT and the guided surgery, today with the guided systems we are able to have our implants “in the right” place considering the bone, the prosthesis, the biomechanics and the esthetic…this lecture will show you step by step how to reach awesome results in complex full arch cases in a secure and simple way even with immediate extraction and immediate implant placement.

Presented By:: Orlando Alvarez Del C., DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The 10 Year Evolution of Guided Surgery, What We Have Learned From our First Patients Premium Member Content

The 10 Year Evolution of Guided Surgery, What We Have Learned From our First Patients
The initial NobelGuide protocol was developed and completed in 2003 for the first series of treated North American edentulous patients. The 10-year clinical results from this initial patient group treated with implant placement and immediate loading via a fixed prosthesis, now provides insights into what have we learned from the evolution of guided implant treatments to ensure and improve surgical and prosthodontic treatment outcomes.

Presented By:: Christopher Marchack, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
New Generation of Customized Titanium Membranes for Achieving Predictable Buccal Bone Regeneration Every Time Premium Member Content

New Generation of Customized Titanium Membranes for Achieving Predictable Buccal Bone Regeneration Every Time
Stable soft tissue can only be maintained over the long term if there is adequate buccal bone. Achieving this bone can be unpredictable at times. The grafted bone requires space maintenance along with graft stability in order to allow angiogenesis to reach all the bone that is being grafted as well as enough time for the bone conversion process to occur. This short video presents of an extremely simple technique using a titanium membrane that can be used with most implant types to create stable buccal bone. It also goes through the criteria for successful bone regeneration and how to implement them.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Digital Workflow in Everyday Surgical and Restorative Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Digital Workflow in Everyday Surgical and Restorative Implant Therapy
Integrating digital technology into the surgical and restorative workflow is an evolving protocol in clinical practice. This presentation will outline the most recent digital technologies available to clinicians and how they may be integrated efficiently into everyday practice. Limitations and gaps in the workflow will also be discussed.

Presented By:: Dr. Francisco Teixera Barbosa
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
CBCT-Guided Implantology- Improving the Accuracy and Success of Tooth Replacement Premium Member Content

CBCT-Guided Implantology- Improving the Accuracy and Success of Tooth Replacement
The integration of cone beam technology and 3D imaging has advanced the practice of digital dentistry. CT-guided implant planning combined with the use of a Computer Guided Surgery (CGS) implant placement kit leads to increased precision, accuracy and efficiency of implant placement. To realize the full advantages of CT guided surgery, it is important to have a thorough understanding of software and workflow, as well as the specific components of the Guided Surgery kit and their use. This session will demonstrate how the merging of implant planning software, CAD/CAM technology and CGS is enabling surgeons and restorative dentists to leverage the benefits of digital dentistry.

Presented By:: Jay B. Reznick, DMD, MD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition Premium Member Content

Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition
This presentation covers the importance of differential analysis of the worn dentition, treatment plan and treatment sequence of the esthetic rehabilitation in severely worn dentition patients. Speakers will also explain how to harmonize the smile design of anterior restorations with the functional occlusion of posterior restorations, including the relation of temporomandibular component and the anterior guidance design with all-ceramic restorations as the material of choice.

Presented By:: Gerard J. Chiche, DDS;Somkiat Aimplee, DDS, MSc, FACP
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Bone Management in Defective Sites: What Techniques Work Best TODAY? Premium Member Content

Bone Management in Defective Sites: What Techniques Work Best TODAY?
Bone Management in Defective Sites: What Techniques Work Best TODAY?

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Dimension of the Facial Bone Plate - Literature Review Series Premium Member Content

Dimension of the Facial Bone Plate - Literature Review Series
In this first of the series, Dr. Henry Salama will review a group of articles related to the dimensions of the facial bone plate. He will suggest what can be taken away from these articles as well as how they may influence clinical decisions in the treatment of extraction sites and immediate implant placement. Your participation in the form of comments, questions and suggestions are welcomed and will help invigorate what is hoped to be a type of online community study hall.

Presented By:: Henry Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient: Using Digital Technology from Diagnosis to Delivery Premium Member Content

Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient: Using Digital Technology from Diagnosis to Delivery
This program will focus on new modalities for the treatment planning of edentulous patients. Advancements in technology such as CBCT, planning software, surgical guides and CAD/CAM allow dentists to develop in a virtual environment, restoratively driven, predictable outcomes for patients.

Presented By:: David A. Little, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Reconstruction of a Failed Implant Site Premium Member Content

Reconstruction of a Failed Implant Site
In this clinical video, Dr Moghaddas will demonstrate a large type 2 defect following an implant failure after 6 months of its placement utilizing a collagen and resorbable membrane.

Presented By:: Omid Moghaddas, DMD, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design Premium Member Content

The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design
This webinar is designed for the clinician who desires to learn and use digital acquisition scanners. This is the future of any dental practice and it all starts by sitting at the computer and designing your crowns and veneers. This course will help the beginner and advanced digital clinician. The aspects of preparation design, aesthetics and occlusion will be demonstrated. If you own a digital scanner or thought of purchasing one, this is the course that will show you the real utilization of this million dollar technology and increase your bottom line for your practice.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Tooth Proportions and Color Management in Modern Cosmetic Dentistry Premium Member Content

Tooth Proportions and Color Management in Modern Cosmetic Dentistry
Comprehensive treatment planning of the complex aesthetic restorative case involving teeth and implants can be challenging. The key to success is to understand and develop predictable strategies in patient care. This presentation will focus on diagnosis of dental and gingival architecture discrepancies. Solutions will focus on interdisciplinary treatment, including orthodontics, periodontics, and restorative dentistry. The latest research in these areas will be presented as well as innovative instrumentation to obtain these goals.

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Modern Occlusal Concepts in Esthetic &amp; Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Modern Occlusal Concepts in Esthetic & Implant Dentistry
Occlusion is probably not one of the most popular topics in dental meetings and conferences nowadays especially if compared to implants and esthetics. Indeed it was considered in dentistry much more important just a few years ago than it is now. There is growing distance between the evolution of scientific research in the field, including available recent literature and several popular clinical approaches. It seems even difficult to have universal definitions related to this topic: the term “occlusion” itself is often associated with different adjectives to define it and many other terms are used with quite often differences in meaning, each of us gives a different meaning to the same terms, according to differences in treatment philosophies or in different specialties.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Managing Large Odontogenic Cysts; Decompression or Marsupialization Technique Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Managing Large Odontogenic Cysts; Decompression or Marsupialization Technique Part 1 of 2
Decompression and marsupialization are techniques used to reduce size of large odontogenic jaw cysts, hence making its complete removal and bone regeneration simpler, safer, and more predictable. In this video, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi demonstrates a simple technique for decompression or marsupialization and provides a brief review of its application in management of odontogenic cysts

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Implant Esthetics: Current Science and Forward Thinking to Reduce Complications Premium Member Content

Implant Esthetics: Current Science and Forward Thinking to Reduce Complications
Success in implant dentistry should ideally evaluate the long‐term primary outcome of an implant‐prosthetic complex as a whole. During this lecture, clinical considerations for dental implants will be analyzed in the context of their application to esthetic implant rehabilitations.

Presented By:: German Gallucci, DMD, PhD, Dr. med. dent.
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Step-By-Step: Socket Shield Technique Premium Member Content

Step-By-Step: Socket Shield Technique
This presentation will discuss the following hot topics about this “new” technique. What is Socket Shield (SS)? Why do we do SS? Which are the biologic principles underneath SS? History of the SS Technical procedures: horizontal cut, vertical split, edge position, inside thinning of the SS.

Presented By:: Jorge Campos Aliaga, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Insights, Trends &amp; Controversies in Implant Dentistry - PART 4 OF 4 Premium Member Content

Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - PART 4 OF 4
In this fourth of a 4 part series, Dr. Dennis Tarnow shares insights into new trends, developments and controversies in implant dentsitry. In this section, Dr. Tarnow discusses important topics related to implantitis, the gap, one-abutment/one-time, implant surfaces and design to name just a few.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Ridge Split Procedure with Simultaneous Implant Placement Premium Member Content

Ridge Split Procedure with Simultaneous Implant Placement
A ridge split procedure has been suggested in literature for increasing the bucco-lingual width of the alveolar ridge prior to implant placement. The procedure can be performed in one or two surgical appointments. It is usually combined with additional augmentation utilizing a bone substitute material and a collagen membrane. In this video Dr Kher demonstrates a ridge split procedure that has been facilitated using a piezo surgical device. Following that he places 2 implants for the proposed restoration of a missing maxillary canine and first bicuspid after preparing the ossteotomy site using expansion screws. Thereafter he uses a CPS putty to graft the gap between the implants to fill all voids and achieves a satisfactory tension free closure.

Presented By:: Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Finding the Profit in Your Practice

Finding the Profit in Your Practice
This exciting webinar presentation is based on the first 9 rules from Dr. Roger Levin’s upcoming new book “100 Rules for Increasing Practice Production” which will be published early next year. The recent recession and slow growth have created new challenges for dental practices requiring new methods for growth. In this fast-paced presentation, Dr. Roger P. Levin will discuss the 9 strategies designed to increase production rapidly and reduce stress in the practice.

Presented By:: Roger P. Levin, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Laser Uncovery of Dental Implants Premium Member Content

Laser Uncovery of Dental Implants
Although many clinicians prefer to place all their implants in a one stage approach there are times when a healing abutment must be sacrificed for a cover screw and the implant buried for a two stage approach. In situations where primary stability is low, where bone grafting has occurred or where less than 2 mm of soft tissue is available then a safer approach may be to uncover the fixtures after a 3 month healing. Lasers have become a go to “soft tissue hand piece” for many clinicians when manipulating soft tissue around implants due to their minimal zone of necrosis, ability to provide ideal hemostasis and their safety of use around fixtures compared to traditional soft tissue methodologies like electrosurgical units, some of which can lead to catastrophic failures with implants. See how both diode lasers and erbium lasers can be used safely and efficiently to uncover and move tissue around implants during stage two surgeries

Presented By:: Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Conservative Treatment of Exposed Crown Margins Premium Member Content

Conservative Treatment of Exposed Crown Margins
Dr. Goldstein looks at a minimally invasive approach to the treatment of exposed crown margins.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video