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Thursday Mar 14

Thursday Morning

Dentsply Sirona Implants Corporate Forum

8:00 – 9:00 am

Guided Bone Regeneration: Does the Type of Membrane Make A Difference?

Craig Misch, DDS

This presentation will discuss the concept of guided bone regeneration and how the membrane properties can influence the selection for ridge augmentation.  The lecture will focus on a ribose cross-linked collagen barrier membrane that maintains its integrity during a longer healing period.  Clinical cases will be presented to show how bone defects can be managed using the OSSIX Plus membrane in various applications.

9:00 – 10:00 am

Guided Surgery: What’s Important, What’s Not

Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS

Guided surgery isn’t simply just putting on a guide and drilling a hole.  In order to truly master this endeavor, fundamental skills and principles are applied in different ways when compared to traditional surgical techniques.  In this presentation, we will examine what things truly make a difference in regards to clinical outcomes including what’s important from a pre-surgical esthetic perspective, the differences between manufacturer and in-office produced guides, and the common workflows, pitfalls, and solutions that can optimize the surgical outcome and simplify the prosthetic treatment.

10:00 – 10:15: Panel Discussion

10:15 – 11:00 am

No Screw, No Glue – The Prosthodontist’s Dream Comes True

Marco Degidi, DDS

Until now, you have had two choices for final crowns on implants: screw or cement. Now there is a third way, which is the best way for fixed implant restorations AND it is cementless and screwless. This is called the conometric concept – Acuris. Acuris is a groundbreaking solution that uses friction to permanently secure the crown to the abutment, but can also be removed by the clinician.  All advantages of cement and screw-retained, but without any of the disadvantages.  Come learn how Acuris will be a game-changer in fixed retention!

11:00 – 11:45 am

Expanding Implant Therapies to Meet Changing Needs

Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD

As our patient populations age, endure changes in health status, or move to new nations or continents, we must meet the changing demands they present. Among the opportunities these growing demands present, is the continued demand for expedited therapies. Included is the necessity for osseointegration success and the use of graft-less approaches that involve the use of short implants. Short implant solutions offer important pragmatic advantages with some data to support their use in diverse applications. Reducing the financial burden of implant care can also expand the population we treat, and the use of implant-supported removable partial dentures also offers specific advantages to a broader group of patients who might not recognize the value in implant care. Data demonstrating high satisfaction with and utility of this treatment modality will be considered. Future trends also point at a demand for a more digital workflow and less chair-time for the patient. All in all, a diverse population requires more than a single treatment plan; they deserve more than all that four implants offers.

 11:45 – 12:00 pm: Panel Discussion