The first in a series of dental implant instruction courses designed to help you differentiate between easy and hard cases to allow you to begin with the easier ones. Learn how to “build the ridge” for easier future implant cases. The course provides surgical instruction and hands-on model work focusing on the surgical aspect of implant surgery, including planning, implant location, placement and orientation. This course features 2 hours of online instruction, prior to 14 hours of in-person, hands-on instruction using lifelike models. The course focuses on these topics:
- Case Selection, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning
- CBCT. When would you not need a CBCT?
- Is the case in your comfort zone?
- Nature of implant technology. Physics and physiology.
- Start with the end in mind.
- Evaluation of hard tissue, soft tissue, other extenuating conditions.
- Potential complications? Can it be managed or mitigated?
- If the case is not ideal, can you make it more ideal? Or refer?
- Recognizing red flags beyond your control that would necessitate referral.
- Anatomy, patient compliance/management factors.
- Plan details of the final prosthesis. Lab consult?
- Placing implants in ideal positions.
- “Best practice” techniques
- Immediate vs. delayed placement (esthetic provisionals covered in Basic Implantology for the General Dentist Part 2).
- Length and width of implant for molars vs. premolars, optimal emergence profile.
- Depth of platform, relation to adjacent tooth, angulation.
- Need for bone grafting at time of implant placement? Is it worth it, or just refer the case?
- Surgical guides. Easiest systems with which to work.
- 2-stage vs. 1-stage implant.
- Determination of when can load implants.
- Implant evaluation prior to restoration.
- Select patients with the conditions and characteristics that would lead to a straightforward case.
- Treatment plan with the ideal restorative outcome in mind.
- If necessary, enhance osseous and/or soft tissue contours.
- Using modern and appropriate diagnostic technology, place an implant in the correct position.
- Differentiate as to 1 vs. 2 stage or immediate placement and whether immediate provisioning or space maintenance comes into play and treat.
*There will be a live webinar for course participants to share cases, further discuss topics covered in the course and interact in a Q&A with the course instructor. This live webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6 PM MDT and all course participants will receive an invitation to this evening webinar.
CE Hours: 16.0 AGD
Subject Code: 690 Implants