Clinical Dental Update 2017-When to Place That Implant

Dr. Todd Connell: Adjunct Professor, Developmental Sciences

Dr. Michael Waliszewski: Adjunct Professor, General Dental Sciences

Dr. Joseph Best: Adjunct Professor, Dental Surgical Sciences

Dr. Joseph Schmidt: Private Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon



Course Description:

This year's clinical update course has assembled a group of hands on clinicians to present useful information for your practice. Review the presenters and their topics to get a feel for the variety of disciplines represented. The focus of this CE Update is to provide current material relevant to contemporary patient care. Come and join us for a the day. Plan on talking with all of the faculty. Bring to the event questions and clinical problems because a Q&A will follow each presentation. Also, the speakers will be in the room for interaction during lunch and breaks.

Lecture Presentations:

9:00 - Todd Connell: “Orthodontic management of cases with congenitally missing teeth”. A review of historic options will be presented to introduce contemporary philosophy. An ideal outcome is to consider a group of teeth all in natural position and normal occlusion. This requires developing the edentulous site for fixture placement that integrates with the final tooth arrangement. A challenging assignment made more so when the typical patient is living through growth and development. Treatment planning and treatment sequencing needs to be developed between orthodontist-restorative dentist-surgical dentist and patient..

11:00 - Dr. Michael Waliszewski: “Prosthodontic management of congenitally missing teeth”. A congenitally missing tooth or teeth typically present within a unique partially edentulous environment. A youthful, disease-free, and unrestored dentition that is missing a tooth or teeth must be approached differently than in years past. Conservation and patience by both provider and patient must be the focus. Unfortunately, over-zealous dental implant therapy and forgetfulness of the limitations of all dental specialties can result in treatments that are worse than the “disease”. To support the success of orthodontic, surgical and prosthodontic end results this segment of the day will focus on the long-term planning and therapy mindset within the prosthodontic community. There will be an emphasis on demonstrating medium-term restorations for the typical high school or college age patient congenitally missing lateral incisors.

12:30-1:30 - Lunch and modest tour of recent art collection additions for those interested

1:30 – Dr. Joseph Best & Dr. Joseph Schmidt: “Timing of implant placement”: Communication before treatment always leads to improved outcomes. The two oral surgeons will discuss:

  • Implant placement timing for young adults
  • Biologic criteria for implant sites
  • Following extraction-site development and immediate placement thoughts
  • Thoughts on 'implant surgical guides' and advice to restorative/prosthetic dentists
  • Challenges encountered with implants
  • Late growth in adulthood and the effect on implant restorations

3:30–4:00: Questions, responses and discussion with presenters


Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Review growth and development knowledge for adolescents and young adults.

  • Increase awareness of the significance of implant placement timing for adolescents and young adults.

  • Manage strategies for missing teeth until implants can be appropriately placed.

  • Emphasize communication between treating clinicians and patients to improve outcomes.





Date: 10/27/2017
Registration Ends: 10/25/2017 11:59 PM
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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