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

Why Static Implant Guided Surgery is still the gold Standard?

Cortex innovative Guided Surgery system is one of the most advanced and sophisticated systems in the market. Optimal precision and predictability all the way from virtual planning to immediate temporalization.

Today, to navigate on the road you use GPS systems, why not is dentistry?  Cortex dental webinar on Guided Surgery will show Cortex smart and sophisticated Guided Surgery system. Guided surgery is an integral part of worldwide digitalization, continuous to grow and will become a gold standard in the next few years. Digital navigation systems proved them self as a highly accurate and efficient solution for implant placement and prosthetic rehabilitation. Advances 3D imaging technology, combined with CAD/CAM technologies have revolutionized the field of implant dentistry. Digital innovative technologies, allow the clinicians the ability to make a prosthetic driven implant planning and achieve precise and predictable clinical results. In this lecture, Dr. Alvarez will explain key success factors on static guided implant surgery such as Biological aspects as well as hardware aspects and CAD/CAM workflow. Dr. Alvarez will explain why dynamic guided surgery needs more development to be considered an alternative in the digital world.

Enhanced Dentistry with the 3Shape Digital Ecosystem

Dr. Alan Jurim will discuss the newest trends in digital dental workflows.

Experience the optimized workflows used for Clinical and Lab teams maximizing communication for case success. New or existing users will learn how the latest features in digital scanning systems provide an easier entry into the digital realm of dentistry.

On Demand Webinar

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.

An Introduction to Guided Preparations and the Future of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

The course is an introduction to the use of digitally designed, 3D printed guides to prepare teeth.

The course is an introduction to the use of digitally designed, 3D printed guides to prepare teeth. This state of the art technology allows dentists to efficiently prepare teeth and deliver the final restoration in one visit. The learning objective is to give the audience an introduction to the advancement of 3D printing in dentistry and it’s use as it pertains to restorative options. With computer aided procedures, we can now digitally design and prepare 3D printed guides to precisely prepare teeth and deliver the final restoration without the need for a temporary.

Live Webinar

The impact of Candida Albicans on oral health

Reem Hanna BDS, MSc

The impact of Candida Albicans on oral health

- Patient’s education in terms of good hygiene and diet consumption
- Awareness of the impact of Candidate Albicans as predisposing factor on pre-malignant disorders.
- An overview of the effect of Candida Albicans on the immune system

  • What is candida? Types of Candidas, focusing on Candida Albicans.
  • Benefits that Candida Albicans brings in the normal flora
  • Pathogenesis
  • Common predisposing factors that can cause infection.
  • Oral manifestations: clinical presentation and diagnosis
  • Impact of Candida Albicans when enter the bloodstream on general health (Systemic manifestations).
  • Candida Albicans can be considered a as potential etiological factor for potentially malignant disorder
  • How it affects the immune system?
  • Treatment
  • Prevention

On Demand Webinar

Bioactivity: restorative dentistry becomes regenerative dentistry

Gregg A. Helvey DDS, MAGD, CDT

Bioactivity: restorative dentistry becomes regenerative dentistry

An extensive review of current advancements on bioactive restorative materials including their features, indications, advantages, effects on dental implants.

Nearly half of all restorations placed in the United States are replacements of defective restorations. Composite resin restorations account for a higher amount of failures compared to other restorative materials. The presence of secondary decay at the interface between the tooth and the restoration is the most common means of failure. Recently, there has been a surge in the literature of incorporating “bioactivity” in restorative materials. The rationale behind these “regenerative” materials is to curb the demineralization process before invasive damage occurs; whether it is for incipient caries lacking cavitation or a new restoration. The use of bioactive regenerative  materials can lead to minimally invasive types of treatment. Bioactivity is not limited to restorative materials. It is now incorporated into dental implant surfaces. After taking this dental webinar, you will learn:
  • How are bioactive restoratives defined
  • The history of these materials
  • How do they work and the different types
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Clinical indications and contra-indications
  • How bioactivity effects  dental implants
  • Different types of implant fixture architecture and physiology

Live Webinar

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.

On Demand Webinar

Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer™

Robert Whitman MSE

Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer™

Due to a recent rise in HPV, oral cancer rates have continued to rise and are now affecting patients that we never thought were at risk. This webinar will provide oral cancer education and proper protocols for early discovery to save lives.

Recent trends in oral cancer have heightened the importance of a proper oral cancer screening protocol for all medical and dental professionals. Oral Cancer has risen each of the past seven years, and the deforming disease is now affecting patients with no traditional risk factors. Due to a 225% increase in HPV related oropharyngeal cancers, oral cancer is occurring in younger populations, changing the perception of who to screen. With the need for a new oral cancer screening protocol, adjunctive screening options will be covered in detail. This course will introduce recent and emerging technologies for early discovery of oral cancer, including fluorescence technology and quantitative cytology along with the importance of proper implementation. Clinical examples of these procedures will also be provided. Hand-outs: FS-843v1.0_5_simple_steps_fin Make-Money-Save-Lives To-Charge-or-Not-To-Charge_OralID Outlier-Cancer FS-760v3.0_Progression_Sheet_fin FS-785v1.1_fact_protocol_fin

On Demand Webinar

Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and Your Dental Patients

Melissa Ing D.M.D., Associate Professor

Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and Your Dental Patients

Nearly 3 million people in the United States have Celiac Disease (CD) with many of these people remaining undiagnosed due to poor understanding of the disease. 

CD presents with a wide range of symptoms, complicating the diagnosis.  In general, health professionals are lacking in CD knowledge and as a result are slow to diagnose.  Celiac patients sustain damage to the small intestines as well as a possible myriad of other problems.  If the condition worsens, although rare, it can lead to cancer. Dental professionals can play a large role in detecting CD as well as other gluten disorders  (non-Celiac gluten sensitivity) for their patients if they learn to recognize the symptoms and oral manifestations.  This lecture will explain how gluten affects those with CD and gluten disorders.  Some of the latest research done at Tufts School of Dental Medicine will be presented as well.   Arming the dental team with better awareness of both CD and gluten disorders can result in prompt referrals for diagnosis and subsequent treatment options. Participants will learn:
  • Identify oral manifestations and symptoms of CD and gluten disorders to assist in prompt referrals of patients to primary care providers.
  • Participate with interdisciplinary teams in medicine and nutrition for information integration.
  • Apply knowledge about poorly understood CD and gluten disorders to create safer clinical environment protocols in dental offices.
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