Thursday Mar 14

Thursday Morning

Nobel Biocare Corporate Forum

Current and Future Concepts in Implant Reconstruction – From Diagnostics to Long-Term Success

8:00 –  8:10 am


Moderator: Jill Helms, DDS, PHD


8:10  9:30 am

Digital and Treatment Workflows for Ideal Patient Outcomes

Giacomo Fabbri, DDS

Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS

Three-dimensional digital data capture is providing significant improvements in diagnostics and treatment planning.  This ensures efficient workflows and new ways of communication to the patient.  Digital software tools allow for enhanced collaboration throughout the entire team and more precision in the delivery of better care.

This presentation will discuss the ease of data handling through each step of the digital workflow and the various steps in virual planning that are critical for the delivery of successful implant treatment.

9:30  10:15 am

Comprehensive Treatment Concepts with Static and Dynamic Guided Surgical Procedures

Laith Mahmood D.D.S., M.D.

New innovations in guided and navigated surgery provide more options for the treatment of the edentulous or terminal dentate patient.  Understanding considerations together with surgical and restorative factors are critical.

This presentation will display the clinical decision making in opting for guided versus navigated implant surgery.  Based on the clinical situation, as well as patient requirements, an array of highly reliable treatment options will be discussed and opportunities to treat a new patient segment will be demonstrated.

10:15 – 10:45 am

Optimizing Site Preparation During Implant Surgery

Jill Helms, DDS, PHD

Since their inception, implants have undergone a nearly continual transformation; site preparation drills, on the other hand, have received relatively little attention. After studying the biological responses to osteotomy site preparation in multiple animal species including humans, we will look at drilling protocols optimized specifically to preserve bone viability and enhance osseointegration.

10:45 – 11:30 am

Efficient, Cost-Effective Treatment Solutions for the Edentulous Patient

Jay Neugarten, DDS, MD

Edentulism is an all-to-common handicap that can now be addressed through innovative concepts that offer the possibility of same-day rehabilitation of the mandible with a definitive implant-supported prosthesis. This presentation identifies both clinical and economic considerations for optimal reconstructive solutions with simplified clinical workflows.

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Emerging Trends in Implant Dentistry

Giacomo Fabbri, DDS

Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS

Implant surfaces were once chosen to maximize osseointegration; they have now evolved in response to the recent surge in patient demand for metal-free reconstructive solutions.  This presentation will review the optimization of biology and tissue behavior for esthetic results in implant therapy.

Dr’s Fabbri and Jovanovic will also highlight developing trends and protocols in the field of tissue regeneration as well as new treatment concepts that allow biological advantages in the fragile soft-tissue implant/restoration interface.