2nd Annual Zirconia Implant Winter Symposium – Bahamas

Nov 14-15, 2014

This symposium is designed to teach clinicians how to combine zirconia implant treatment with tissue engineering procedures such as sinus grafting and biologic bone regeneration.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn marketing and business development strategies related to high-end implant practices.

Points of Discussion

Surgical Topics

Bone Regeneration Techniques

  • Traditional onlay block grafting techniques from a variety of harvest sites
  • External & internal sinus augmentation techniques
  • Indications for use of growth factors for biologic bone regeneration
  • Minimally invasive approaches to bone augmentation (socket preservation, etc.)
  • Incision & flap design considerations for grafts & dental implants

Sinus Lift & Piezo

  • Historical background of ultrasonic bone surgery
  • Indications in oral & maxillofacial surgery
  • Specific applications in implant dentistry
  • Advantages of piezosurgery technique compared to conventional surgical methods
  • Surgical steps for implant site preparation, sinus lift & ridge expansion techniques
  • Harvesting of bone block & autogenous bone chips using piezoelectric technology
  • Identifying & minimizing risk & failure
  • Post-surgical care & evaluation

Creative Surgical Techniques with Zirconia Implants

  • Biological & design rationale for zirconia implants
  • Patient selection for fixed prosthesis
  • Indications & contra-indications
  • Surgical protocol for partially edentulous patients
  • Temporization techniques & delivery of final crown & bridge
  • Protected loading protocol
  • Combination therapy with tissue engineering
  • Clinical risk management

Restorative Topics

Latest Update on Material & Design for Different Zirconia Implants

  • Manufacturing processes for zirconia in dental implants
  • Differences between success of two & one-piece zirconia implants
  • Injection moulding vs. hot isostatic pressing processes
  • Future of zirconia implants in the market

Utilizing All-Zirconia Two-Piece Implants to Enhance the Aesthetic Case

  • Zirkolith zirconia material overview
  • Treatment planning zirconia implant cases
  • Surgical & restorative techniques
  • Abutment preparation
  • Avoiding complications
  • Benefits to patients & clinicians

Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients Using Zirconia Implants

  • Patient selection criteria for overdenture therapy using zirconia implants
  • Surgical protocol for fully edentulous patients & indications & contra-indications
  • Biomechanical analysis of implant-supported overdenture
  • Loading protocol for implant-supported overdenture using zirconia implants
  • Occlusal schemes

Zirconia Implant Training & Technique: A Practice-Building Platform for Specialists

  • Five steps using ZITAT successfully
  • Setting you practice apart
  • Different stages to advancement
  • Roadmap to 500 implants

Auxillary Topics

Implant Training for Office Staff

  • Implant protocol overview
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • Differences between zirconia & titanium
  • Patient preparation & follow-up treatment planning

Reinforce & Close Sale of Treatment Using Effective Internal Marketing

  • Financial benefits of placing zirconia implant
  • Presenting zirconia implants to patients
  • Overcoming objections from patients
  • Dealing with difficult patients

Attract High-Quality Patients Using Effective Social Media Marketing Techniques

  • Use website to market zirconia implants
  • Optimize social media activity

Patient Education & Communication Methods During a Consultation Visit

  • Enable office staff to understand, promote & communicate implant options to patients
  • Appointment timelines & dealing with patient expectations & common concerns
  • Patient-staff-doctor interactions from initial patient to final restoration

Post-Operative Instruction, Care & Knowledge of Adjunct Procedures to Patient

  • Post-operative surgical instructions & rationale behind them
  • Instructions to address & alleviate patients concerns
  • Communication with patients regarding home care to avoid unnecessary ”late-night” patient complaints