Thursday Mar 14

Thursday Morning

Zimmer Biomet Dental Corporate Forum

8:00 – 8:45 am

Rehabilitation of Medically Compromised Patients with Dental Implants

Cristian Peron, DDS

Osteoporosis, oral cancer, and co-morbidities are on the rise. Patients with these conditions are most often denied dental implant therapy, due to lack of consensus on whether implant therapy can be done successfully. Trabecular Metal™ Technology has been used for more than two decades in orthopedic surgery, especially in patients with osteoporosis, cancer, and co-morbidities. The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant has been tested in animal models and human cases for more than five years. Clinical cases will be presented demonstrating the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant for enhanced secondary stability in poor bone quality in medically compromised patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding patients with co-morbidities and the role of implant therapy.
  • Be able to discuss compromised patients and the importance of secondary stability in poor bone quality.
  • Learn the role of Trabecular Metal Technology in implant therapy for patients previously denied this treatment for hopeless or missing dentition.


9:00 – 9:45 am

Revision Therapy: An Answer to an Increasing Epidemic Known as Peri-implantitis

Suheil M. Boutros, DDS, MS

With the increasing prevalence of peri-implantitis, explantation and implant replacement becomes a necessary treatment modality.   Knowing patients with a previously failed implant(s) are at a higher risk for additional future failures, how can we improve the odds and provide the best standard of care in these situations? This program will introduce Revision Therapy; implant replacement that intensifies the body’s own healing processes to improve predictability in implant replacement.  A decision tree for different treatment modalities will be highlighted, including different restorative treatment options such as CAD/CAM abutments to optimize plaque control and maintain peri-implant health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose failing implants and demonstrate atraumatic implant removal.
  • Discuss Revision Therapy, where failed implants can be replaced with a high degree of predictability.
  • Demonstrate different prosthetic concepts and CAD/CAM designs to control and prevent peri-implantitis and maintain long-term health.


10:15 – 11:00 am

Single Unit to Full-Arch Implant Restoration Using a Rapid Recovery Protocol with Two-Week Loading: A Clinical Perspective

Jason Kennedy, DMD

Immediacy protocols and digital workflows are changing the way we practice implant dentistry. Proper patient selection and case planning can be a winning combination to improve both productivity and patient satisfaction. Learn how to combine an implant protocol with 5-year clinical follow up with digital scanning and patient-specific restorations for a Rapid Recovery solution completed in a matter of weeks, not months, using Trabecular Metal™ Implants in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the latest protocols for Rapid Recovery using Trabecular Metal Implants
  • Understand how using a digital workflow can expedite the fabrication of the definitive restoration.
  • Discuss patient selection and case planning for optimum Rapid Recovery protocols.


11:15 am – noon

Predictable Bone Regeneration and Function with Trabecular Metal™ Implants

Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD

The challenges in implant dentistry today are providing the patient with aesthetic restorations, immediate function, and management of failures. To achieve good aesthetics, a sound biological foundation of adequate bone and soft tissue is required. This presentation will highlight advances in bone grafting with a focus on the “dual-zone grafting” concept for better aesthetic outcomes. Immediate function and managing failures requires an implant system that fulfills the three “Rs” (Rapid Recovery, Risk Management, and Revision Therapy) of implant therapy. Join us to learn about the Trabecular Metal Implants along with regenerative techniques and materials utilized in supporting these advanced treatments.

Learning objectives:

  • Have an understanding of the latest techniques and materials in bone grafting for better aesthetic outcomes.
  • Learn the latest guidelines in immediate implants in the aesthetic zone.
  • Describe the protocols for immediate function (Rapid Recovery).
  • Learn about managing implant failures with unique solutions.

+ Featured speakers have a financial relationship with Zimmer Biomet Dental resulting from speaking engagements, consulting engagements, and other retained services.

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