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Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice Premium Member Content

Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice
In this presentation, Drs. Conti and Rossi share their experiences in treating challenging cases from a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis will be placed as to when and how the restorative dentist enhances overall periodontal and esthetic therapy.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS;Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Laser in Periodontal Plastic Surgery Premium Member Content

Laser in Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Today aesthetics has become the main reason for dental consultation. The appearance and shape of soft tissues are an essential part of achieving smile balance and harmony. In recent years, the use of lasers has evolved significantly in periodontal plastic surgery, due to its applications, such as; the ability to offer treatments without sutures, minor tissue damage, minor bleeding and therefore promote faster tissue recovery. This time we used GEMINI Ultradent double wavelength diode laser, from 810nm to 980nm, super pulsed with a power of up to 20 watts; improving coagulation performance and providing a faster and more precise cut than other diode lasers.

Presented By:: Emilio Mateo, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Socket Shield Preparation: An Oral Surgeon's Perspective Premium Member Content

Socket Shield Preparation: An Oral Surgeon's Perspective
Periodontists and general practisioners are used on working with high speed, whereas oral surgeons are used to preparing hard tissue utilizing a straight handpiece. One can object that a straight handpiece is causing more vibrations and may dyslodge the shield. However, in our experience (myself:>300 socket shield procedures, Richard Martin, Michael Pikos) it works very well. This is not recommendation for the periodontists and GP to start to prepare socket shield utilizing a straight handpiece, but the explanatory video for oral and maxillo-facial surgeons used on a straight handpiece.

Presented By:: Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
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Challenges in the Aesthetic Zone: Perio-Prosthetic Approach Premium Member Content

Challenges in the Aesthetic Zone: Perio-Prosthetic Approach
In this case presentation, Dr. Stankov will share his thoughts on one particular complex case involving anterior aesthetics, periodontal plastic surgery / crown lengthening & soft tissue enhancement. Special emphasis to resolving all issues for this young female patient will be highlighted in a step-by-step protocol and workflow.

Presented By:: Ventseslav Stankov, DDS
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Periodontic Surgery Articles
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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Periodontic Surgery Courses
Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice Premium Member Content

Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice
In this presentation, Drs. Conti and Rossi share their experiences in treating challenging cases from a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis will be placed as to when and how the restorative dentist enhances overall periodontal and esthetic therapy.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS;Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Protocols for Aesthetic Zone Management: From Maintenance to 3D Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Protocols for Aesthetic Zone Management: From Maintenance to 3D Reconstruction
During the lecture Dr. Bessa will systematize how to face each different clinical situation, utilizing different autogenous tissues combined with a micro surgical approach, in order to have the best healing patterns and scar-less surgery.

Presented By:: Luis Lapa Bessa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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