Hands-on Workshops

Hands-on Workshops

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Digital Solutions: Innovations in Single-tooth Replacement

Mark Montana, DDS
Joseph Schmidt, DDS

Mark MontanaJoseph SchmidtIn 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. Please join us for this lecture and hands-on course to learn about the flexibility and simplicity of placing implants while utilizing the digital workflow.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe how implementing digital technology as part of your restorative technique can decrease patient visits and reduce chair-time; 2) explain how to place single-tooth implants safely and predictably; and 3) discuss how the latest digital tools can benefit both surgical and prosthetic implant treatment.

Supported by a grant from Dentsply-Sirona


Diagnosis and Treatment of Peri-implant Disease

Daniel Thoma, DMD

Daniel ThomaThis course description is currently unavailable.

Supported by a grant from Geistlich Biomaterials


The Edentulous Patient – Advanced Surgical Techniques for both Maxillary and Mandibular Arches

Jay Neugarten, DDS, MD

Jay NeugartenSince 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.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to 1) describe management strategies of the edentulous maxilla and mandible; 2) explain the concept of diagnostic and treatment options for advanced rehabilitation of edentulous patients; 3) discuss the principles, advantages and biomechanics of the All-on-4® treatment concept, zygomatic implants and the Trefoil™ solution; and 4) determine the best implant positioning, design and length for various edentulous cases.

Supported by a grant from Nobel Biocare


Implant-supported Craniofacial Rehabilitation of the Resorbed or Resected Maxilla

John Boyes-Varley, BD
Dale Howes, BSc, BDS, MDent, FCDS, MD

John Boyes-VarleyDale HowesThe 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 anatomic constraints of the craniofacial skeleton are a challenge for finding adequate bone for sustained osseointegration particularly in the ablated maxilla, the resected mandible and the resorbed maxilla following tooth loss.

Regular implant fixtures seldom satisfy both the surgeon and the Prosthodontist for sustained osseous and prosthetic retention of the rehabilitation. A range of specific fixtures have been developed and researched in maxillofacial rehabilitation to overcome the challenges of bony and prosthetic rehabilitation. 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.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the approach to surgical planning, intra-operative decision making, reconstruction implant positioning; 2) incorporate advanced digital technologies and multidisciplinary management in achieving a functional boney base and implant supported craniofacial reconstruction; 3) provide a radiological assessment of the facial bones and how to select implant protocols according to anatomy- diagnostics; and 4) select component and provisional prostheses and discuss prosthodontic implications of implant supported prosthesis.

Supported by a grant from Southern Implants


8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guided Surgery Treatment Planning Workflow

Adam Hamilton

Adam HamiltonIn 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.




1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Chairside Workflow for Tooth-Borne Restorations: Scanning, Designing and Milling a Crown

Marcus Abboud

Marcus AbboudThis 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!




Supported by a grant from Straumann


Immediate Provisionalization of Single-Teeth/Full Arch