This course is designed for the general dentist or specialist who wants to increase the depth and breadth of their knowledge in implant dentistry. Surgical needs are often not compatible with restorative needs; this dichotomy will be explored and discussed from both perspectives. A balanced, detailed curriculum including implant treatment planning, anatomical considerations and limitations, wound healing, extraction techniques, extraction socket management, implant selection criteria, diagnostic CBCT imaging, surgical techniques, basic bone grafting, as well as restorative concepts will be covered. Avoiding surgical complications by promoting safety and predictability when placing dental implants will create confidence in the treating clinician and subsequent to osseointegration, designing appropriate long lasting restorative solutions allows the clinician to participate in treatment from start to finish. Current scientific concepts, hands- on laboratory exercises and a multi- media approach will be used to highlight all principles.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to predictably place dental implants into most sites, as well as, restore these implant- supported restorations. Whether you want to improve your communication with your surgeon or you want to add these procedures to your practice this course will provide that information in a concise, applicable way.
- Learn to evaluate and treatment plan cases from start to finish.
- Understanding and rationale of CBCT planning and the use of various surgical guides.
- Rationale and criteria for implant selection.
- Improve surgical confidence and depth of knowledge about implant dentistry.
- Experience a variety of incision designs, flap management techniques, surgical techniques, and suturing.
- Have exposure to multiple implant designs, insertion techniques, and exposure to various popular implant instrumentation.