Wednesday Mar 13

Wednesday Morning

Hands-on Workshops

  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hands-on Workshops

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Members: $500 – Non-members: $600
(Participants must be registered for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops)
Admission by ticket only | Attendance is limited | Pre-registration is required | Refreshment breaks and lunch will be provided.
Each session will provide registrants the opportunity to put their skills to practice using hands-on material. Material will vary for each session and are described below. Sessions are limited and pre-registration is required. On-site registrations will not be permitted.


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
Dentsply Sirona




Modern Soft Tissue Management Applying Autogenous Transplants and Soft Tissue Substitutes
Daniel Thoma, DMD

Daniel Thoma

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. This workshop will focus on the clinical decision tree and include step-by-step procedures for the above-mentioned clinical interventions based on recent clinical and scientific evidence.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize clinical indications for soft tissue grafting procedures; 2) discuss the role of autogenous tissue; 3) list the advantages and disadvantages of soft tissue substitute; 4) choose the ideal flap design for the use of soft tissue substitute; 5) recognize the ideal dimension of a soft tissue substitute; and 6) perform a clinical procedure for soft tissue volume gain at pontic sites and implant sites.

Supported by a grant from Geistlich Biomaterials
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
Nobel Biocare




Implant-supported Craniofacial Rehabilitation of the Resorbed or Resected Maxilla
Gregory Boyes-Varley, BDS, MD
Dale Howes, BSc.(Dent), BDS, MDent(Pros), FCDS

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
Southern Implants




These sessions have been cancelled. 





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

Gary MorrisMark SchanerMark PalmerPatients with debilitated or missing dentition often seek rehabilitation to quickly regain masticatory function, aesthetics, and quality of life.  Clinicians can now 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.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1)discuss new ways to manage the treatment planning and communication between the surgeon, referral and lab; 2) describe a comprehensive guided surgery system that is based on the aesthetic tooth position and facilitates the ability to provide a provisional restoration at the time of surgery; 3) list the advancements in the industry that have led to greater efficiencies and improved accuracy through digital workflows; 4) explain the tips and tricks for taking a digital impression with the latest in intraoral scanning technology; and 5) explain what records are needed to start a case and how you will be able to collaborate across multi-specialties to complete the case successfully.

Supported by a grant from Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet