Current Concepts of Implant Dentistry: The State of the Dental Implant Today

Jul 25, 2014

This program will review the philosophy of today’s implant therapy, where both tissue-level and bone-level implants are appropriate.  Active implant surfaces and stable abutment connections impart very high predictability.  Loading protocols will be reviewed, including immediate to delayed loading.  Digital planning and placement, impressions, and CAD/CAM restorations are a reality.  Technology today is not a shortcut but actually makes treatment better.  Of most importance is the goal of providing patients with a predictable esthetic result.

Upon completion of the course, you will understand:

  • Treatment-planning
  • Abutment selection and impression technique
  • Fabrication of cemented and screw-retained restorations
  • Custom abutments


Frank L. Higginbottom
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