Spear Education: Implant Restorative Dentistry

Apr 29 - May 1, 2015

Implants are now a part of daily life in dental practice. While they are becoming easier to use, the applications are becoming more varied and complex. With the increasing patient demand for both esthetic excellence and predictable long-term results, it is important to understand how to simplify the workflow. 

From treatment planning to final restorations, this course will cover the most common implant considerations that the restorative dentist and implant surgeon encounter. This course is highly recommended for implant surgeons and their restorative counterparts to take the quality of your treatment planning and execution to a much higher level. Through a combination of lecture and extensive hands-on experience, you will leave with a deeper understanding and confidence in your ability to treat the implant patient.

Participants Will Learn:

  • Considerations for the replacement of missing teeth
  • How to treatment plan and sequence implant restorations from diagnosis to delivery
  • Mastering the interdisciplinary process – how your respective roles are critical to success
  • Esthetic implant treatment planning: The relationship between bone and soft tissue and the difference between anterior and posterior restorations

Topics and Exercises:

  • Treatment planning differences: Anterior vs. posterior
  • Interdisciplinary “pre-prosthetic” implant treatment planning and site development
  • Proper implant “positioning” and the role of the surgical guide
  • Timing of implant placement
  • Single unit vs. multiple units vs. full-arch implant restorations
  • Interim tooth replacement
  • Implant impression techniques for single and multiple units
  • The role of implant provisionalization on soft-tissue development
  • Laboratory communication
  • Implant abutments: Stock vs. custom
  • Design and material selection for anterior and posterior implant restorations
  • Screw-retained vs. cement-retained implant restorations
  • Occlusal design for implant dentistry
  • Fee development for implant dentistry
  • Sequencing of the implant restorative process, from single-tooth implant dentistry to a full-implant reconstruction


Darin Dichter
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Robert Winter
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Greggory Kinzer
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