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Prevention & Therapy of Biological Complications in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Prevention & Therapy of Biological Complications in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
After decades of implant therapies carried out by mostly general dentists, a new pathology that did not exist only 25 years ago is spreading like wildfire: peri-implantitis. In this course we will discuss the possibilities of prevention of this disease and the most modern therapies to treat biological complications in implant therapy in the light of clinical research published and in the next publication.

Presented By:: Alfonso Coscarella, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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PETology and Complete Ridge Maintenance Premium Member Content

PETology and Complete Ridge Maintenance
For a long time it has been discussed about different ways to avoid dimensional changes at post extraction sockets. Through the philosophy of the Partial Extraction Therapies we will be able analyze and plan our cases in a different and unique way not only in the esthetic zone also in partial and full arch cases in a predictable and reproducible way.

Presented By:: Marcelo Ferrer Balart, DMD, MS
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The Great Debate on Soft Tissue Regeneration Premium Member Content

The Great Debate on Soft Tissue Regeneration
Recession and soft tissue deficiencies are a significant challenge in restorative and implant dentistry. A variety of different approaches and techniques using minimally invasive flaps and micro-surgical instrumentation have been proposed in this session with some of the leading clinicians in the field. A conceptual debate format discussing the virtues of CTG, FGG, pedicle grafts, as well as vestibular approaches, growth factor mediated-ACDM and flap management as well as key suturing aspects were discussed.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD;Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD;Alina Krivitsky, DDS;Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD;Ramon Gomez Meda, DDS
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Improving Interdental Papillae in Implant Therapy. Perio-Prosthetic Approach Premium Member Content

Improving Interdental Papillae in Implant Therapy. Perio-Prosthetic Approach
These days the demand for aesthetic treatment is constantly increasing. The relationship between the pink in white components of the smile play very important role for the overall aesthetic appearance. In this lecture we will focus on the importance and the impact of the interproximal tissues. The main process will be discussed and techniques to overcome the problems will be introduced.

Presented By:: Ventseslav Stankov, DDS
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The Pontic-Shield: Partial Extraction Therapy for Implant Dentistry

The Pontic-Shield: Partial Extraction Therapy for Implant Dentistry
Augmentive ridge preservation techniques aim to manage the postextraction ridge. The partial extraction of teeth may better preserve the ridge form by maintaining the bundle bone-periodontal tissues and preserve the ridge beneath dentures or fixed prostheses. The socket-shield technique entails preparing a tooth root section simultaneous to immediate implant placement and has demonstrated histologic and clinical results contributory to esthetic implant treatment. A retrospective 10-patient case series treating 14 partial extraction sites demonstrates how a modification of the socket-shield technique can successfully develop pontic sites and preserve the ridge.

Author(s): Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Jonathan Du Toit, BChD, Dipl Implantol, Dipl Oral Surg, MSc Dent
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The Socket-Shield Technique to Support the Buccofacial Tissues at Immediate Implant Placement

The Socket-Shield Technique to Support the Buccofacial Tissues at Immediate Implant Placement
Tooth loss and subsequent ridge collapse continue to burden restorative implant treatment. Careful management of the post-extraction tissues is needed to preserve the alveolar ridge. In-lieu of surgical augmentation to correct a ridge defect, the socket-shield technique offers a promising solution. As the root submergence technique retains the periodontal attachment and maintains the alveolar ridge for pontic site development, this case report demonstrates the hypothesis that retention of a prepared tooth root section as a socket-shield prevents the recession of tissues buccofacial to an immediately placed implant. The socket-shield technique is a highly promising addition to clinical implant dentistry and this case report is among the first to demonstrate the procedure in clinical practice with a 1-year follow up.

Author(s): Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Jonathan Du Toit, BChD
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Ridge Preservation with Modified “Socket-Shield” Technique: A Methodological Case Series

Ridge Preservation with Modified “Socket-Shield” Technique: A Methodological Case Series
After tooth extraction, the alveolar bone undergoes a remodeling process, which leads to horizontal and vertical bone loss. These resorption processes complicate dental rehabilitation, particularly in connection with implants. Various methods of guided bone regeneration (GBR) have been described to retain the original dimension of the bone after extraction. Most procedures use filler materials and membranes to support the buccal plate and soft tissue, to stabilize the coagulum and to prevent epithelial ingrowth.

Author(s): Markus Glocker, Dr. Med. dent ; Thomas Attin; Patrick R. Schmidlin
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Post-Traumatic Treatment of Maxillary Incisors by Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration with Long-Term Follow-Up

Post-Traumatic Treatment of Maxillary Incisors by Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration with Long-Term Follow-Up
Replacing both missing maxillary interior teeth is particularly challenging, especially in compromised sockets. The case report describes the management of an 18-year-old female patient, who suffered avulsion of both maxillary central incisors at 7 years of age. The multidisciplinary implant technique, called Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR), included extraction of the injured teeth and a single procedure for immediate implant placement and restoration of the compromised sockets after root fracture and peri-apical lesion development were detected during orthodontic treatment. Successful esthetic and functional outcomes and reestablishment of the alveolar process after bone reconstruction were observed during the 3-year follow-up period. The predictable esthetic outcomes and soft and hard tissue stability that can be achieved following IDR are demonstrated.

Author(s): José Carlos Martins da Rosa, DDS, MS;Ariadene Cristina Pertile de Oliveira Rosa, DDS, MSc; Carlos Eduardo Francishone, DDS, MSc, PhD; Mauricio de Almeida Cardoso, DDS, MSc, PhD; Ana Carolina Alonso, DDS; Leopoldino Capelozza Filho, DDS, MSc, PhD
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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: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Prevention & Therapy of Biological Complications in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Prevention & Therapy of Biological Complications in Implant Dentistry
After decades of implant therapies carried out by mostly general dentists, a new pathology that did not exist only 25 years ago is spreading like wildfire: peri-implantitis. In this course we will discuss the possibilities of prevention of this disease and the most modern therapies to treat biological complications in implant therapy in the light of clinical research published and in the next publication.

Presented By:: Alfonso Coscarella, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Microsurgical Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Teeth & Implants - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Microsurgical Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Teeth & Implants - Part 2 of 2
Esthetics plays a key role in a modern society and the average dental health of the population is improving every day. In such environment, the demands of dental treatments are different and dentists should approach their patients in a different way: they should be prepared to implement different and modern techniques around teeth and implants. Soft tissue grafting techniques provide the dentist with an armamentarium that makes possible to prevent and solve many problems and complications around teeth and implants, making more predictable the treatments results. This presentation is focused in the importance of soft tissue grafting techniques around teeth and implants and how to do it in a predictable, modern and a minimally invasive way. We present many different techniques illustrated with clinical cases.

Presented By:: Ramon Gomez Meda, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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