Treating the Edentulous Patient with Implant-Supported Prostheses

Jun 21-22, 2014

The basis of all fixed, full-arch, implant-supported prostheses is the fabrication of complete dentures. This course provides steps for fabricating a final implant-supported prosthesis based on complete denture guidelines. Utilization of the diagnostic complete denture as the basis for implant position and fabrication of a CT scan appliance will be presented. Participants will also be introduced to the treatment planning protocol for guided implant surgery and given guidelines for implant-supported overdentures and fixed hybrid prostheses.

This course will include live real-time digital treatment planning for the edentulous patient, as well as live patient demonstrations showcasing proper techniques for the fabrication of implant-supported prostheses. A model-based prosthetic component will supplement the lectures and prepare the participant in all aspects leading to the placement of a definitive screw-retained prosthesis. Emphasis throughout will be on treatment planning guidelines as well as digital and prosthetic workflows.

Course Objectives After completing this course, the dental professional will better understand: +Complete denture fabrication +Utilization of complete denture as guide to final restoration +Cone beam CT dual scan +Digital treatment planning +Guided implant surgery +Various restorative options


Siamak Abai
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