Synopses for Edentulous Patient Lectures

  • Contemporary Treatment Concepts for Implant Rehabilitation for Edentulous Patients
  • Contemporary Treatment Concepts for Edentulous Patients: 2 Part Continuum (1 or 2 Full Days)
  • Part 1: Implant Rehabilitation of Edentulous Mandibles (Half or Full day)
  • Part 2: Implant Rehabilitation of Edentulous Maxillae (Half or Full day) 

Treatment Planning for Complex Implant Restorations (Time = half day)

The implant team’s unified vision of the optimal result is the first and most important step to consistently predictable outcomes for complex implant restorations. Oral and digital communication and a diagnostic waxing are critical tools in establishing the anticipated restoration. This vision is achieved through meticulous treatment planning and coordination and then followed by a well-planned sequence of treatment phases. A detail treatment coordination form used by all team members, including the patient, to achieve this goal is demonstrated. Implant placement, predicated upon the restorative plan, is accomplished through accurate conventionally designed or CT navigated surgical guides. The prosthodontist or restorative dentist must be closely involved with the laboratory and objectively communicate with the technicians in each phase of the restorative process through a methodical system of checks and balances. Dr. Priest will demonstrate these essential principles of complex implant treatment through patient examples and a review of his own long term results.

  • Identify explicit methods of treatment planning and coordination between team members
  • Select and design prostheses for complex treatment scenarios
  • Institute tangle methods of communication and involvement with the dental laboratory

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Part 1: Implant Rehabilitation of Edentulous Mandibles (Time = half day)

Brånemark envisioned his concept of dental implants to solve the dilemma of unstable and uncomfortable lower dentures. Twenty years later, implants have become the standard of care for these once compromised patients. We will examine fixed and removable implant solutions that can accommodate any patient’s need and budget. A review of technical procedures will elucidate the advantages of the many available choices, including CAD/CAM bars and attachments for removable prostheses and hybrid frameworks and metal ceramic fixed prostheses. Cost and time considerations will be compared for complete dentures, implant overdentures and fixed implant prostheses.

  • Select the most appropriate implant option for edentulous mandible
  • Prescribe optimal implant numbers and locations for different types of prostheses
  • Appropriate use of and procedural guide for hybrid fixed prostheses

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Part 2: Implant Rehabilitation of Edentulous Maxillae (Time = half day)

Implants have significantly altered treatment concepts for edentulous maxillae and have given edentulous patients new hope for functional rehabilitation. Current literature is used to prescribe optimal implant numbers and distribution for maximum longevity and comfort. Removable and fixed alternatives which provide favorable choices based on cost, esthetics and function are explored. Specifically, Dr. Priest will detail protocols for attachment and bar retained overdentures using traditional and CAD/CAM components, followed by fixed restorations using ceramics, resins, and gingival colored materials. This interactive discussion will include step-by-step guidelines for treatment planning and fabrication of functional and esthetic prostheses for edentulous patients.

  • Select the most appropriate implant option for edentulous maxillae
  • Prescribe optimal implant numbers and locations for different types of prostheses
  • Use of CAD/CAM frameworks for optimal fit precision
  • Design fixed prostheses and the use of gingival-colored ceramics

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Contemporary Alternatives for Edentulous Implant Patients (Time = half day or full day)

Technological breakthroughs in materials and techniques offer superior esthetics and durability to prostheses for edentulous patients.  Beginning with conventional dentures and progressing to removable and fixed implant prostheses, Dr. Priest will feature innovative treatment options that demonstrate proven longevity for edentulous mandibles and maxillae. Clinical examples and video segments will demonstrate computer-guided surgery for expedited and accurate prosthetically driven placement; CAD/CAM designed and manufactured frameworks that are precise and durable; and improved resins and ceramics for stronger and more lifelike tooth replacements. The impact of these advancements on clinical practice represents a significant development in enhancing implant treatment outcomes for edentulous patients.

  • Learn contemporary treatment protocols for edentulous patients
  • Select appropriate implant options for edentulous maxillae and mandibles
  • Position and distribute implants optimally for overdentures and fixed complete dentures
  • Direct the laboratory for ideal framework fabrication and tooth arrangement
  • Place implant attachments using an accurate and expedited chairside protocol
  • Use CAD/CAM technology for superior framework fabrication

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