AO Hands-on Workshops full day for 2019

November 1, 2018

AO Hands-on Workshops

AO Hands-on Workshops full day for 2019

First-hand learning. . . Practicing with the latest technologies. . . A one-on-one learning environment. . . All of this is waiting for you as part of your AO Annual Meeting experience.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, AO will be partnering with leading international corporations in implant dentistry to offer registrants the opportunity to fine-tune their skills using the newest materials and technology available today. Myriad hands-on workshops will be offered to fit the multi-disciplinary nature of its Annual Meeting and the background of its attendees and membership.

NEW FOR 2019: these popular limited-attendance and often sold-out workshops will be full-day sessions (9:00 am – 4:00 pm).

Once you find the hands-on workshop that best fits your educational goals and professional background, you will not want to hesitate to register, as they tend to fill up quickly. The list of 2019 workshop topics will include:

HOW-1: Digital Solutions: Innovations in Single-tooth Replacement
Mark Montana, DDS; Joseph Schmidt, DDS
Supported by a grant from Dentsply Sirona
Program description: In today’s world, patients and clinicians want things to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. For single-tooth replacement, this can be accomplished by utilizing the latest digital tools to help us treatment plan and execute both surgical and prosthetic implant treatment. This course will review how an innovative solution can streamline the implant workflow in single-tooth replacement cases. Additionally, a review and comparison of the conventional implant restorative workflow to one that implements digital technology will be explored.

HOW-2: Modern Soft Tissue Management with applying Autogenous Transplants and Soft Tissue Substitutes
Daniel Thoma, DMD
Supported by a grant from Geistlich Biomaterials
Program Description: Today, implant and reconstructive therapies include a variety of clinical steps to optimize biological and esthetical outcomes. Soft tissue grafting procedures are considered an integral part of implant therapy and various techniques and materials are applied at different time-points. Whereas autogenous transplants are still widely used, they are associated with major disadvantages, most prominently the associated morbidity. Therefore, more recently, a number of soft tissue substitutes have been developed and some of them demonstrate favorable clinical success and less morbidity.

HOW-3: The Edentulous Patient – Advanced Surgical Techniques for both Maxillary and Mandibular Arches
Jay Neugarten, DDS, MD
Supported by a grant from Nobel Biocare
Program description: Since Professor P.I. Brånemark’s serendipitous discovery of osseointegration, treatment protocols and concepts for the totally edentulous patient, both surgically and prosthetically, have continuously evolved in the pursuit of better treatment for more patients. This full-day program is only for the experienced implant clinician and will cover both surgical and restorative topics and the latest edentulous solutions. The hands-on aspect of this program will be surgically driven and will focus on the placement of implants into models following the protocol of the All-on-4® treatment concept, Zygomatic implants and the new Trefoil™ solution.

HOW-4: Implant-supported Craniofacial Rehabilitation of the Resorbed or Resected Maxilla
Gregory Boyes-Varley, BDS, MD; Dale Howes, BSc.(Dent), BDS, MDent(Pros), FCD(SA), FICD
Supported by a grant from Southern Implants
Program Description: The rehabilitation of the midface after trauma or oncology resection presents unique surgical and prosthodontic challenges.  These structures which are ablated by the trauma or resection supply the functions of speech, mastication and deglutition.  In addition, the facial deformities that often result can create serious psychological and aesthetic complications. The research, development, surgical planning and applications of the Oncology implant, the Co-Axis®, the MAX, and extraoral implants developed for maxillofacial rehabilitation will be highlighted and demonstrated on prototyped models of the facial skeleton.

Supported by a grant from Straumann

Workshop #1: Guided Surgery Treatment Planning Workflow
Adam Hamilton, BDSc, DCD
Program Description: In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use treatment-planning software for implant cases, including how to import a dicom file, how to segment and plan the case and how to export files for printing guides. *Participants are asked to bring a laptop.

Workshop #2: The Chairside Workflow for Tooth-Borne Restorations: Scanning, Designing and Milling a Crown
Marcus Abboud, DMD, PhD and Rodrigo Fuentealba, DDS
Program Description: This hands-on workshop is geared towards the busy general dental practice, and will focus on the digital chairside workflow. Participants will learn how to use the intraoral scanner to take digital impressions, and then plan and mill the tooth-borne restorations in office. If you want to learn HOW to use the digital equipment in your office, this is the workshop you won’t want to miss!

HOW-6: Same day Guided Immediate Placement and Provisionalization using an Improved Digital Workflow
Gary A. Morris, DDS; P.J. Schaner, DMD; Mark Palmer, President/CEO Imaging
Supported by a grant from Zimmer Biomet
Program description: Predictably offer treatment solutions for both single-tooth and immediate full-arch restorations to meet patient demands and expectations. This program combines didactic and hands-on training to show participants a step-by-step, practical approach to deliver provisional prostheses on the day of implant placement with reliable accuracy; definitive prostheses can be fabricated and delivered in an appropriate timeframe.

Please note the Hands-on Workshops are available for an additional registration cost. (Participants must be registered for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on workshops).

Plan today to include Hands-on Workshops as part of your schedule for AO’s 2019 Annual Meeting and achieve your highest professional excellence. Registering by January 14, 2014 also guarantees you the best early bird Annual Meeting discounts. At the same time, be sure to also make your hotel reservations to receive AO’s special convention hotel rates and best availability.

Admission is by ticket only and attendance is limited! Pre-registration is required as on-site registrations will not be permitted.

For more information about the 2019 Hands-on Workshop sessions, CLICK HERE.

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