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  • Treatment Results for Peri-Implantitis Using the ND:YAG Laser

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Webinar Description: Various treatment alternatives for peri-implantitis exist, but there is no consensus on which provides the optimum outcome, and significant positive treatment results to a high level of predictability have never been published with a large sample size. Dr. Schwarz presents the findings of his retrospective study examining the clinical outcomes of 222 patients […]

  • CBCT Guided Surgery: Accurate, Predictable, and Economical (#251)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This case report article discusses CBCT guided surgery and why it should be considered as an integral part of predictable and successful implant placement. Learning Objectives: Gain an understanding of the importance of CBCT technology in the placement of dental implants, how CBCT differs from conventional CT technology, and the types of surgical guides that […]

  • Resolving a Common Implant Complication: Creating Attached Gingiva (#250)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This case report article presents a minimally invasive technique to create attached gingiva where only mucosa is present on the facial aspect of dental implants. Learning Objectives:   Gain a better understanding of the importance of soft-tissue considerations when placing implants. Learn why there is much more to implant placement than simply drilling holes in […]

  • The Dreaded Loose Abutment Screw: Etiology, Management, and Prevention (#249)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    This clinically relevant article focuses on the etiology, prevention, and management of a well-known implant complication. Learning Objectives: Learn why a screw can become loose and the principles of a screw joint. Know how occlusal forces play a role in changes of the preload of abutment screws. Be able to describe the factors involved in […]

  • Learning from the Observations of an Experienced Prosthodontist (#248)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This article contains many short questions and answers based on available research and the author’s observations as an experienced “surgical” prosthodontist. Learning Objectives: Gain an understanding of the importance of dental implants, what types are being placed, and who amongst dental professionals is most involved in placing implants. Know the principles that guide the clinician […]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency and Early Implant Failure: What Every Clinician Should Know (#247)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This article presents recent research on the prominent links between the deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals (particularly vitamin D) and early implant failure. Learning Objectives Know the role of antioxidants in wound healing. Understand the effects of vitamin D deficiency on early implant failure and bone graft complications. Be able to identify and use […]

  • Guided Surgery – “the COVID-19 directed consideration to surgery”

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Course Objectives: Understanding efficient protocols with guided surgery. Reducing patient/doctor interaction chair-time with pre-planned procedure workflow. Maintaining surgical accuracy driven by prosthetic design. This course is designed for the beginning dental implant surgeon with an introduction to solid fundamentals of guided surgery. Learn to accurately provide this form of care in an efficient and time […]

  • Surgical Pathways for Implant Dentistry

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Course Objectives: How to treatment plan the right surgical site for implant placement: • Flap vs Flapless implant placement • Simple sinus tenting procedures • Rules for ideal anterior implants Understanding the cost of doing business to make implant dentistry affordable The program will specifically discuss various indications for incorporating dental implants into your practice […]

  • Success With Screw-Retained Zirconia Bridges, Part 2: Surgical and Prosthetic Steps

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Michael Tischler, DDS; Scott D. Ganz, DMD; and Claudia Patch, DMD; in the second part of a 2-part article, outline the surgical, fabrication, and delivery steps for full-arch, zirconia, implant-retained dentures.

  • A ‘Graft Less’ Approach to Posterior Implant Sites (#245)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This case report article presents augmentation methods that are more predictable and less invasive than those used in the past. Learning Objectives: Know the survival rates for short implants with textured surfaces and when they fail. Learn the indications for short implants and when to use them in lieu of vertical augmentation and standard-length implants. […]

  • Improving Implant Survival by Implementing the Use of an Electric Toothbrush (#244)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    This article discusses the proper use of hygiene devices for the implant patient. Learning Objectives: Know the risk factors for developing peri-implantitis. Identify the factors involved with proper oral hygiene in relation to implants. Learn options among available hygiene devices for the optimal home maintenance of implants.

  • The Two-Implant Mandibular Overdenture (#240)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    This case report article discusses clinical and design factors that are responsible for the clinical success of implant-supported overdentures. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will (1) understand the importance of support, lack of stability, and/or retention for the long-term success of a mandibular overdenture; (2) be able to identify and describe the […]

  • Simplifying Full-Arch Implantology With Digital Dentistry (#237)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This article discusses new digital technologies that are being used to greatly simplify clinical work and increase the predictability and accuracy of case outcomes when doing full-arch implant cases. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will be able to (1) […]

  • A Survey of Currently Available, Ultra-Short (≤ 6mm), Threaded Dental Implant Designs (#236)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This article presents a market survey involving 12 dental manufacturers of current, truly short (≤ 6mm), threaded dental implants and considers factors that impact their success. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the factors that have an impact on […]

  • Optimizing Aesthetic Zone Implant Outcomes: A Case Report (#233)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This case report describes the treatment planning and modalities that were employed to obtain optimal aesthetic and functional results for a patient in whom anterior implants were placed.

  • The Complete Digital Workflow in Implant Dentistry (#230)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    The complete digital workflow in implant dentistry that streamlines the process for achieving the correct prosthetic restorative position prior to implant placement in order to ensure long-term implant success. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Replacing Two Mandibular Incisors With One Implant: A Commentary (#224)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    This commentary addresses replacing 2 mandibular incisors with one implant to support 2 crowns. Two techniques are compared: cantilevered pontic vs 2 crowns geminating off the implant. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • The Root Membrane Concept: In the Zone With the “Triangle of Bone”

    by admin 0 Lessons in $40.00

    Scott D. Ganz, DMD; Isaac Tawil, DDS, MS; and Miltiadis E. Mitsias, DDS, MSc, PhD, discuss important treatment planning considerations in implant dentistry.

  • Implant Restorations in the Aesthetic Zone: Function, Biology, and Aesthetics

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, discusses a scientific approach to the challenge of restoring implants in the aesthetic zone.

  • Immediate Loading of Short Dental Implants: A Case Report (#212)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Eduardo Anitua, DDS, MD, PhD, discusses the predictability of immediate loading of short implants, and presents a clinical case involving the restoration of a missing tooth with a single-unit short implant with immediate loading and a 9-year follow up. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Full-Arch Provisionalization Options

    by admin 0 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael Tischler, DDS, talks about dental implant provisionalization options for full-arch prosthetic cases.

  • Single-Unit Cement-Retained Implant Restorations (#210)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS; Richard G. Stevenson, DDS; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss single-unit cement-retained implant crowns, the evidence justifying their use, and protocols and techniques that minimize complications. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • A Challenging Mandibular Anterior Implant Case

    by admin 0 Lessons in $20.00

    Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; George Kesten, DDS; and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT; present a case report dealing with the challenge of replacing mandibular anterior teeth using dental implants.

  • Considerations in Abutment Selection

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    Jack Piermatti, DMD, discusses implant fixtures and abutment considerations.

  • Overdenture Design to Maximize Stability and Function

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, covers key considerations when prescribing and delivering implant overdentures.

  • Screw-Retained Versus Cement-Retained Restorations: Aesthetic Zone Options

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, and Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, DDS, MDS, focus on the screw-retained versus cement-retained restorative option in the aesthetic zone.

  • Dual CBCT Scanning Technique for Completely Edentulous Arches

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Randolph Resnik, DMD, MDS, shares a case showcasing a guided implant surgical application.

  • The Lazarus Bone Graft: Revitalizing Allogenic Bone Blocks

    by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

    Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, discusses bone grafting procedures.

  • Enhanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Implants

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Scott D. Ganz, DMD, shares a case report that emphasizes the importance of sound treatment planning to maximize clinical success.

  • Implant Overdentures: Guidelines for Immediate Loading

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, presents guidelines for surgical and restorative procedures necessary to immediately place implants for the purposes of converting a complete denture into an overdenture.

  • Full-Arch Fixed Screw-Retained PFM Implant Restoration: A New Look at a Proven Technology

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Jack Piermatti, DMD, presents a case report focusing the discussion on treatment planning and dental implant prosthetic options.

  • Immediately Loading Dental Implants: Doing It Right for Long-Term Success

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Charles D. Schlesinger, DDS, presents detailed information on how the clinician can achieve greater success when placing immediately loaded implants.

  • A Simple and Cost-Effective Socket Preservation Technique

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses the importance of maintaining bone height and width following extractions as a key for predictable future dental implant placement.

  • Management of a Nontreatable Mandibular Anterior Tooth (#203)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS, and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT, describes the management of a severe bony defect following removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth and placement of a dental implant to re-establish function, aesthetics, and speech. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) interdisciplinary management of a severe bony defect in the anterior mandible, and 2) specific treatment to re-establish function, aesthetics and speech after removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth.

  • A Sequential Approach to Implant-Supported Overdentures

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Timothy Kosinski, DDS, discusses a variety of advantages in prescribing implant-supported overdentures.

  • Multidisciplinary Management of Oligodontia in the Adolescent (#200)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    David Forlano, DDS, and Kristen Forlano discuss the genetic condition of oligodontia and present a clinical case describing the 5-year multidisciplinary treatment of a 12-year-old patient who presented with this condition. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the definition, prevalence, etiology, and system connection of oligodontia, and (2) a multidisciplinary treatment approach for an adolescent patient with oligodontia.

  • The Single-Stage Implant Procedure: Science or Convenience? (#195)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, addresses the question of whether there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement. The risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus immediate abutment placement are reviewed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) if there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement (IAP), and (2) the risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus IAP.

  • MAC and ZAC (#177):

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    E. Dwayne Karateew, DDS, discusses 2 clinical protocols that are designed to enhance the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The complications in achieving predictable implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. The 2 clinical protocols for enhancing the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone.

  • The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 2 (#162)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung, DDS, MS, PhD, provide an overview of how cement flows within an implant abutment crown system and how this may be altered to reduce the possibility of peri-implant disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The fluid mechanics and flow involved with implant luting cements so that flow can be manipulated and controlled effectively, and How the abutment can be used as a repository for excess cement to reduce the amount extruded out through the restorative margin.

  • Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 1 (#169)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, and John Cavallaro, DDS, address issues relevant to immediate dental implant placement in Type 1 extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Practical suggestions for immediate implant placement.

  • Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 2 (#170)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    John Cavallaro, DDS, and Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, provide practical clinical information for positioning immediate implants in different sections of the mouth, with a focus on Type I extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Technique variations that are employed when placing immediate implants in different areas of the mouth.

  • The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 1 (#160)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and E. Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS, MSD, in the first of a 2-part series, discuss cement selection criteria for implant restorations as well as how to control and prevent residual excess cement that may contribute to implant failure. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Technology to Control Excessive Occlusal Contact Force

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Christopher J. Stevens, DDS, centers a discussion on principles of occlusion and aesthetics as related to implant dentistry.

  • Managing the Buccal Gap and Plate of Bone: Immediate Dental Implant Placement (#159)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, and John Cavallaro, DDS, evaluate available information regarding clinical management of the buccal gap when placing immediate implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

  • Efficiently Restoring Proper Form and Function

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    Ara Nazarian, DDS, shares a case report and discusses how the GP can increase patient acceptance and the practice bottom line.

  • Small-Diameter Implant Placement: A Case Report

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    Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, presents a step-by-step clinical description of the placement of small-diameter implants in a patient with a knife-edged mandibular ridge. ?

  • Overdenture Implants A Simplified and Contemporary Approach to Planning and Placement

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    Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, discusses contemporary approaches for implant-supported overdentures, highlighting the latest imaging techniques and software.

  • Maximizing Placement Accuracy:

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    Harold I. Sussman, DDS, MSD, introduces a one-piece, handheld guide that will help to ensure accurate placement of mini dental implants.

  • The Art and Science of Implant Dentistry:

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    Amir N. Esfandiari, DDS, demonstrates a minimally invasive extraction technique and immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone.

  • Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 1

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    Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), and Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

  • Success With Screw-Retained Zirconia Bridges, Part 2:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Michael Tischler, DDS; Scott D. Ganz, DMD; and Claudia Patch, DMD; in the second part of a 2-part article, outline the surgical, fabrication, and delivery steps for full-arch, zirconia, implant-retained dentures.

  • Success With Screw-Retained Zirconia Bridges, Part One:

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Michael Tischler, DDS; Scott D. Ganz, DMD; and Claudia Patch, DMD; in the first part of a 2-part article, discuss treatment planning concepts for full-arch zirconia implant-retained dentures.

  • Are Radiographic Guides Necessary?

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    Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, talks about treatment planning and high-tech alternatives to surgical guides.

  • Sinus Tenting for Posterior Maxillary Implant Placement

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    Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, outlines a predictable clinical protocol for sinus tenting for placement of maxillary implants.

  • Simple Flapless Surgical Overdenture Techniques

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    Timothy Kosinski, DDS, in a case report presentation, describes a simple flapless surgical overdenture protocol.

  • The Failure Rate: It's Higher Than You Think!

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    Jeffrey W. Linden, DMD, MMedSc, discusses irrigation and obturation issues that can relate to clinical success or failure.

  • Implant-Assisted Unilateral Removable Partial Dentures

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    John F. Carpenter, DMD, reviews alternatives to the traditional bilateral removable partial denture.

  • Full-Arch Zirconia Screw-Retained Bridges

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    Michael Tischler, DDS; Claudia Patch, DMD; and Art Mirelez, DDS; present a case report that discusses guided surgical options for full-arch zirconia bridges.

  • Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 3

    by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

    Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the last of a 3-part series, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician to avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

  • Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 2

    by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

    Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the second part of their 3-part series, discuss the evaluation and treatment protocols of nerve impairment complications.

  • Immediate Implant Prosthesis Via Guided Bone Reduction

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    Swati Ahuja, BDS, MDS; Nicholas Egbert, DDS, MDS; Russell Wicks, DMD, MS; and Robert Brandt, DDS, MS; describe a novel technique to integrate 2 guides that permit bone reduction, immediate placement, and immediate loading.

  • Surgical Techniques to Increase Bone Augmentation Success

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    Randy R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, covers advantages and disadvantages of the various bone grafting options available today.

  • To Graft or Not To Graft? Treating Vertical Bone Defects in the Aesthetic Zone

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    Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, discusses treatment planning for implant prostheses in the anterior maxilla when bone defects are present.

  • Extraction Socket Preservation Prior to Implant Placement (#184)

    by admin 1 Lessons in $80.00

    George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, and Mei Lu, DDS, MSD, PhD, present case reports demonstrating use of a demineralized bone matrix material in conjunction with a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation prior to placement of implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 4 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Histologic, clinical, radiographic, and histomorphometric assessments regarding the efficacy of a demineralized bone matrix material and a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation. A clinical technique and materials for socket preservation prior to implant placement.

  • Zygomatic Implant Options for the Atrophic Maxilla: Case Report (#186)

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    Germana de Villa Camargos, DDS; C?lio Jesus do Prado, DDS, MSc, PhD; Paulo Abdalla Saad, DDS, MSc, PhD; and Darceny Zanetta-Barbosa, DDS, MSc, PhD; discuss the use of zygomatic implants in treating the atrophic maxilla. A case report is presented in which an atrophic maxilla was treated with a fixed prosthesis supported by a combination of zygomatic and conventional implants, using 2 distinct surgical techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The outcome of rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla using zygomatic implants,. Intrasinus and extrasinus surgical techniques for placing zygomatic implants in the atrophic maxilla.