Precision and preservation through enhanced dental microscope visualization

Precise crown preparation for CAD-CAM ceramic restorations with the dental microscope using augmented visualization will enhance clinical results for scanning/milling procedures as well as for conventional impressions.

With the advent of CAD-CAM technology, precision crown preparation is critical for success. This visual presentation will offer compelling evidence that the dental microscope will enable the dental practitioner to achieve improved clinical outcomes in all phases of restorative dentistry. Step by step preparation protocols for perfect finish lines for all ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays will be demonstrated with a dental microscope using augmented visualization to expand applications for restorative dentistry The clinical procedure highlighted will be veneer renewal demonstrating removal of existing veneers, preparation, impression, provisionalization and final placement.

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

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An Introduction to Intra-Oral Photography

Drew Eggebraten BA, DDS

An Introduction to Intra-Oral Photography

Intra-Oral Photography has emerged as a valuable way to not only educate patients but also document cases.

This webinar will provide valuable tips on how to optimize your technique in this important skill. Participants will learn:
  • The advantages and applications of intra-oral photography
  • The basics of light capturing techniques
  • Armamentarium basics
  • Example anterior documentation
  • Example posterior documentation

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MIH in 2019

Patrick Rouas

MIH in 2019

A good knowledge of MIH will enable better care. But which strategy the practitioner should follow? Which prevention agents or dental materials should we choose? What knacks can be used in each step of treatment?

Nowadays, dental practitioners seem to be more and more confronted with molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH). This anomaly of enamel can cause some important deteriorations of first permanent molars and aesthetic problems on permanent incisors. An effective care must include early diagnosis, caries prevention of these fragile teeth, desensitizing, potential restorations and monitoring. If extraction is needed, orthodontia can help practitioners. Through a review of scientific publications and different case reports from our exercising, we’ll describe the care strategies of patients with MIH.

Narrow Ridge Solutions—Review of Implant and Surgical Options to Solve the Dilemma of Not Enough Bone

This webinar is to introduce the Pamela Ray Implant as component to the Little Implant company’s comprehensive line of implants. We will discuss narrow ridge challenges and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to these problems.

During the webinar, Dr. Ray will present:
  • Diagnostic steps in predicting what indications there are for no ridge augmentation versus cases that do need augmentation.
  • Clinical techniques for bone augmentation.
  • The Marc Nevins® implant as compared to The Pamela Ray™
  • Ideal indications for The Pamela Ray™ implant.

“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.

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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

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A Dry Mouth Without A Face?

Thomas Viola RPh, C.C.P

A Dry Mouth Without A Face?

Medication and Disease-Induced Xerostomia Affects All Age Groups!

Well over 500 prescription and non-prescription medications are thought to have xerostomic side effects. These effects are compounded when these medications are used concurrently. In addition, many systemic diseases may contribute to both the development of xerostomia and the exacerbation of its complications. Once again, these effects are compounded when these diseases occur concurrently. Since concurrent medications and disease states are typically associated with medically complex patients, many may therefore assume that xerostomia is a condition which is of concern to only select age groups. However, as clinicians, we must be vigilant and always aware that, unfortunately, this condition may afflict members of any generation…the many faces of xerostomia. This program will provide participants with an overview of xerostomia, medications and systemic diseases implicated in its management and used in its treatment and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Special emphasis will be given to patient management strategies and techniques essential for successful treatment planning. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Describe xerostomia and explain its various etiologies.
  • Identify the prescription and non-prescription medications that have xerostomic side effects.
  • Identify the systemic diseases which may contribute to the development of xerostomia.
  • Describe the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of xerostomia.

The use of mucoderm® in peri-implant soft tissue augmentation procedures and alveolar ridge reconstruction in the aesthetic zone

In this webinar, the use of mucoderm® in peri-implant augmentation will be discussed, highlighting its properties and advantages in the aesthetic zone.

Dimensional and structural alterations of the alveolar process are well-documented consequences of tooth extraction in the aesthetic zone, with several factors influencing bone modelling, such as flapless extractions, ridge preservation techniques and immediate implant placement. Over the years, several authors  have investigated bone resorption pattern in maxillary incisors and premolars, concluding that a facial bone wall thickness of 1 mm or less was the main factor affecting the degree of bone alterations. Furthermore, soft tissue alterations may follow tooth extraction, in particular loss of keratinized mucosa width (KMW), with a significant impact on the aesthetic and functional outcomes of future implant-supported restorations. The optimal timing for implant placement and the necessity of alveolar ridge preservation procedures are still debated in literature. A simultaneous or subsequent connective tissue graft (CTG) may be needed in order to prevent/treat mucosal recession. Over the years, several bone substitutes have been utilized for GBR procedures and, recently, a porcine derived acellular dermal matrix (mucoderm®) has been proposed as autogenous graft substitute in order to avoid palatal harvesting and obtain comparable results to CTGs, with excellent dimensional stability and aesthetic results.

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Preventing Your Way to Success

Jean Creasey DDS

Preventing Your Way to Success

This course will discuss how focusing on prevention and “coaching” patients towards optimal oral health leads to more patient referrals, greater patient loyalty, better treatment outcomes and less stress for the dental team.

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