Spear Education: Implants – The Surgical/Restorative Connection

Oct 9-10, 2015

Implants are rapidly becoming part of everyday dentistry. While this treatment modality allows us to help patients in unprecedented ways, it has some complexity involved with it as well. Optimal success with placing and restoring implants comes from close cooperation between restorative doctor and implant surgeon.

This two-day course will explore the essentials of treatment planning, placement and restoration of dental implants in both simple and complex implant reconstructions. It is sure to provide technical and practical information for both the surgeon and the restorative dentist that can easily be implemented into the practice.

Participants Will Learn:

  • How to actively participate in an interdisciplinary implant team – Understanding the respective roles of both the restorative dentist and implant surgeons leads to a smoother and more predictable process
  • How to develop an interdisciplinary treatment plan that will provide the most predictable esthetic and functional outcome – How to use all the diagnostic tools at our disposal to visualize and then create an outcome that pleases the patients and has long-term success
  • Identifying and managing challenges of both hard and soft tissues – Lack of boney architecture and inadequate soft-tissue support can complicate even seemingly simple cases. Learn how to identify these issues and plan for their treatment before the procedures begin.
  • Understanding the differences in treatment planning anterior vs. posterior implants, the role of proper implant positioning and the role of the surgical guide in the process
  • How to sequence the implant restorative process, from single-tooth implants to more complex and full-implant reconstructions

INSTRUCTORS

Jim Janakievski
DDS
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Greggory Kinzer
DDS, MSD
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