Approaches to Atraumatic Extraction and Bone Grafting-Setting yourself up for Implant Success!

The purpose of this lecture is to discuss techniques for atraumatic removal of teeth to preserve bone, types of bone grafting techniques and armamentaria for bone grafting.

The purpose of this lecture is to discuss techniques for atraumatic removal of teeth to preserve bone, types of bone grafting techniques and armamentaria for bone grafting, and to give the clinician knowledge and guidance about site preparation for implant placement. After listening to the webinar participants will learn and be able to put in place:
  1. Surgical instrumentation kits for atraumatic removal of teeth.
  2. Select bone grafting materials suitable for socket preservation with confidence.
  3. Select barrier membranes necessary to achieve predictable bone regeneration.
  4. Have guidelines for when to place implants into extraction sockets and grafted bone.action sockets and grafted bone.

Digitally Driven Implant Dentistry – Innovations from Single Tooth to Full Arch Therapies

This course is an overview of innovative processes in implant dentistry.

Four areas will be discussed: Diagnosis and Treatment planning implants through digital software, Single tooth innovations specific to Screw vs. Cement Retained Restorations, Contemporary Concepts to treat the severely resorbed Maxilla, Innovations in treating the edentulous Mandible. Participants will learn:
  • Benefits of digital diagnosis and treatment planning
  • CAD/CAM innovations for single implant restorations
  • Efficient, affordable full arch edentulous solutions

Off The Shelf Bone Block Grafting. The Why and how of effective allograft block grafting

This webinar will present indications, clinical applications and differences in technique between maxgraft cancellous blocks vs. maxgraft unicortical cancellous blocks.

Placing the dental implant in the correct four dimensional positions and within the future prosthetic envelop is considered as one of the crucial aspects of long term peri-implant bone and soft tissue stability in implant dentistry. It is not acceptable anymore to place an implant tilted buccally with the apex directed too palatally in order to achieve primary stability in cases with deficient bone volume as this will lead to a compromised and oversized clinical crown, minimal peri-implant labial bone thickness and gum recession. Therefore, in cases with considerable bone defects such as one wall defects, no wall defects or even two wall defects with extensive mesio-distal gaps, a pre-implant augmentation surgery is a vital prerequisite to achieve satisfactory aesthetic and functional short and long term results. A variety of bone-grafting materials have been used such as autogenous bone harvested from either extraoral or intraoral sites. However, allograft blocks are nowadays considered as a valid and well documented alternative which offers comparative results at fraction of trauma, morbidity and risk to our patients. In this webinar, Dr Maghaireh will present the clinical workflow of various types of allograft bone blocks treated at his practice in Leeds- UK with more than 5 years follow up. He will also present bone grafting clinical tips and recommendations in addition to detailing advantages and potential drawbacks and discuss indications and contraindications of various types of allograft blocks.

On Demand Webinar

The New Wellness Approach: Co-Managing Patients with Medicine

Timothy Donley DDS, MSD

The New Wellness Approach: Co-Managing Patients with Medicine

Today’s visit to the dental office should be about wellness.

Dentistry is no longer just about the teeth…it’s about inflammation. Inflammation is at the root cause of many of the chronic diseases of aging. The evidence is clear that the mouth can contribute to the overall level of inflammation when periodontal disease persists. Many of the risk factors for systemic disease also affect periodontal disease. By managing the risk factors we have in common with medicine, today’s dental professional can help their patients achieve better oral and overall health. This course presents a comprehensive program for incorporating wellness screening and therapy into existing dental practices. Participants will learn:
  • The role inflammation plays in oral and systemic health.
  • How to effectively deliver a new message intended to educate and motivate patients.
  • A priority patient approach focused on identifying patients in whom inflammation reduction is critical.
  • A wellness examination protocol – how to screen for the wellness factors that affect oral and systemic health.
  • How to communicate with medicine and co-manage the patients we have in common.
  • How to use the oral-systemic link as a practice builder.

“The Great Imitator”: Resurgence of Syphilis and the Role of the Dental Provider in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.

With its tumultuous and murky history, syphilis has influenced the scientific developments in various medical fields, including microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and bioethics.

It is a communicable infectious disease that can have chronic and dangerous consequences, but is also easily treatable with antibiotics. Having declined sharply since effective treatment with penicillin was introduced in the 1940s, the disease is on the rise again in the U.S. and worldwide. Prevalence of congenital syphilis, a leading cause of stillbirths worldwide, has also been increasing. Oral and peri-oral lesions can be present in all stages of the disease, from primary to tertiary, and specific dental manifestations are associated with congenital syphilis. Dental professionals, who may be the first clinicians to evaluate the manifestations of disease in patients seeking treatment for their oral lesions, must be familiar with clinical presentation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment protocols. Participants will learn:
  • Epidemiology of syphilis and co-infection with other sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection;
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of syphilis;
  • General and oral/peri-oral manifestations of syphilis in primary, secondary, and tertiary stages and dental abnormalities associated with congenital syphilis;
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of syphilis;
  • Treatment protocols and prevention strategies, including vaccine development.

Full arch rehabilitation: customize treatment plans according to the patient

This dental webinar will focus on surgical techniques for full arch rehabilitation with dental implants. On a more regular basis, we must perform treatment plans customised to patient features.

Therefore, the time when we were offering the same solution to everyone is over. It is necessary to include new treatment approaches such as DSD or new predictable tools, even in full mouth cases, in order to achieve a better outcome. A critical analysis of the most recent data regarding the various surgical procedures will be presented in order to guide the clinician in making the best choice for each clinical situation.

Molar-Incisor-Hypomineralization – From Science to Practice

- Know the case definition of MIH - Be able to grade and stage MIH cases and lesions - Deduce treatment options for different MIH lesions

Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a highly prevalent enamel developmental disorder. The lecture will systematically present how to detect and diagnose, to stage and grade MIH, and to deduce appropriate treatment options based on scientific evidence.

On Demand Webinar

Image is Everything, High Value Dentistry Redefined

Alex Touchstone DDS, FICOI

Image is Everything, High Value Dentistry Redefined

During this course, Dr. Alex Touchstone will demonstrate how to integrate various forms of digital imaging devices to engage and educate the patient.

Using powerful case examples, the audience will learn new concepts in digital dental planning, surgery and restorations that are redefining high value dentistry. The practical use of Intra Oral Scanners, Digital Radiography and Cone Beam, Photography, and 3D printers will be discussed from a viewpoint of 25 years of clinical experience. Here's what will be covered:
  • Identifying the patient’s main interest and honoring that while educating them as to the benefits of comprehensive care
  • What questions to ask when interviewing a patient
  • Highlight various digital workflows - case examples and thought processes
  • Various other topics of interest that relate to integrating digital technologies in the dental office

On Demand Webinar

Update Bone Ring Technique: New science and clinical studies

Dr. Emre Benlidayi, Dr. Orcan Yüksel

Update Bone Ring Technique: New science and clinical studies

Bone Ring Technique: The use of autologous or allogenic bone for simultaneous augmentation and implant placement. The webinar discusses the (dis)advantage of both materials through histological evaluations and new clinical studies

Bone Ring Technique was originally described as a one-stage procedure for vertical augmentation, in which an autogenous block bone graft is stabilized with a simultaneously inserted dental implant. Harvesting of bone from symphysis using a trephine appears to be safe and results in minimal morbidity. Autogenous bone used in Bone Ring Technique is accompanied by the fracture risk during removal or implant placement and usual donor site morbidities. The  allogenic bone ring is a pre-fabricated graft which allows bone augmentation and implant placement in a one-stage procedure. The main benefit of allogenic bone ring is the avoidance of harvesting of autogenous bone. However there is not enough data in the literature about the success of this graft material. The webinar will address the remodeling process of autogenous and allograft bone rings based on histological evaluations and histomorphometric analysis in an experimental animal model. In addition, the use of autogenous and allograft bone rings in vertical alveolar augmentation and sinus augmentation will be discussed in clinical cases.

On Demand Webinar

Orthodontic Plaque Removal Made Easy

Tabitha Acret BOH

Orthodontic Plaque Removal Made Easy

Does your heart sink a little when an orthodontic patient is booked to see you? In this webinar, learn how to make orthodontic appointments more effective, efficient and safe with spectacular results. Welcome to GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY!

If you’re anything like me, my heart would sink a little when I would see that a teenage patient in active orthodontics was booked to see me. Who would walk through the door? Would it be a mouth full of food debris stuck in what looked like moldy orthodontic brackets and profusely bleeding gums? Would I see impossible to reach staining around the brackets or think my patient just ate a packet of Cheezels™ only to find out that he or she had just not brushed his teeth since the last time I saw them? I used to loath this type of patient, not just because I could find enough food in their brackets to feed a small nation but because I was never satisfied with the results I’d achieved after I’d fin­ished their clean.  Far too often, I felt under pressure to get their teeth cleaned in the “child” timed appointment slot, never feeling like I had removed everything. I was always feeling frustrated trying to manoeuvre my ultrasonic tip around brackets, trying to use a prophy handpiece and gluggy prophy paste to remove tena­cious sticky mature plaque from modules and on the gingival side of the bracket. As I frantically worked away, I would be loathing the patient in the chair; blood, sweat and tears from both of us were going into the appointment with a lacklustre result! Traditional methods for professional prophylaxis of the orthodontic patient are often time consuming and biofilm is more often than not, left on and around the brackets. By incorporating AIRFLOW® and the 8 steps of GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY into my orthodontic preventative care programs, I now achieve painless 100% biofilm removal with 360 degree accessibility and improve my patient’s’ long term outcomes. My orthodontic appointments have reduced from 1 hour to 30 minutes and I now plaque disclose every single one of my patients. By using Guided Biofilm Therapy with AIRFLOW®   tech­nology combined with appropriate home OHI instructions and motivation, I am providing the best treatments possible for my patients. And you can too! In this dental webinar, learn how you can make orthodontic appointments more effective, efficient and safe. Not only will your patients find the procedure more comfortable, but you will reduce your patients’ risks of gingival disease, demineralisation and caries. GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY has transformed my clinical practice and it can transform yours too - it’s a win win win for all!  
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