Jack Goldberg, DDS, MS
Patients either with a failing tooth or with terminal dentition have become one of the most common problems we see in our everyday practice. Over the past decades, osseointegrated implants have provided extraordinary solutions, either supporting or retaining prosthetic devices aimed to restore esthetics, form and function.
This lecture will explore the essentials of treatment planning and implant restorative design through the analysis of different scenarios ranging from single implant supported crowns to full arch prosthetics. It will provide guidelines that can be easily implemented in practice to help interdisciplinary communication between the restorative dentist, the surgeon and the laboratory.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain treatment planning and how to properly stage the multiple phases of treatment; 2) discuss how to utilize a novel classification for edentulous arches that will allow the participant to better comprehend treatment indications and patient risk assessment for the edentulous maxilla; and 3) describe to optimize communication between the restorative dentist and the laboratory in the digital era.