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Clinical success in implant dentistry can be defined as achieving aesthetic, functional, and predictable results. However, there is a significant void within the dental community on how to identify and handle the potential problems posed by implant dentistry. In this course, Drs. Zandparsa and Jackson will address this void by providing participants with a scientifically-based rationale for addressing diagnostic, treatment planning, and patient care issues and decisions, drawn from a variety of real-life cases and evidence-based research.
In the lecture portion of the course, participants will learn how the basic principles of smile and facial design, occlusion and a variety of new technologies can inform the preparation and implementation of implant dentistry treatment plans for both simple and complex cases. Drs. Zandparsa and Jackson will also review the latest in anterior immediate implant placement, root shield technique, provisions for developing optimal tissue contours, and how to treat failing implant cases. There will also be discussions about the pros and cons of a variety of procedures, such as screw-retained versus cement-retained prostheses, provisional versus permanent cementations, and bone grafting with implant replacement versus soft-tissue grafting with bridge.
Armed with this knowledge, participants will practice evaluating, diagnosing, and treatment planning cases, as well as communicating with their team to achieve the best possible outcomes. In the hands-on portion of the course, participants will review CAD/CAM technology, practice the all-on-four procedure, make provisional restorations on an implant-supported crown and make final impressions.
Participation: Credit Hours - 6
AGD Code: 690
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
1 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19.
We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.