4-Day Implant Course
Course Fee - $ 2750
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 9-12 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This 4-day course combines lecture. live surgery and hands-on (model) learning. Diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical procedures, and prosthetic options for fully and partially edentulous patients are covered. Bone grafting, implant site management and complications, and successful treatment of compromised sites will also be addressed.
Patient Evaluation & Treatment Planning/Basic Implant Surgery
Advanced Fundamental Course
Immediate Implant Placement and Extraction Site Management
Advanced Bone Grafting and Complications
DAY 1: Patient Evaluation & Treatment Planning/Basic Implant Surgery
This session covers diagnosis and treatment planning for partially and fully edentulous patients. Prosthetic options, bone density, implant positions, ideal implant size in each tooth location, and bone volume related treatment options are presented in detail. Participants will be instructed in how to:
- Classify and define the different types and modalities of dental implants.
- Explain the anatomical maxillary and mandibular considerations and limitations in relation to implant placement.
- Recognize diagnostic imaging procedures for the assessment of available bone quantity and quality.
- Understand the biological basis (materials, mechanics and implant-tissue interface) and interactions between dental implants and host tissues.
- Complete sequential surgical treatment planning for implant treatment, including alternative treatments.
- Describe a protocol for patient preparation; (dental, medical, psychological and financial) prior to placement of implants.
- Understand and apply principles for proper hard and soft tissue surgery, such as but not limited to, incision design, flap preparation, osteotomy preparation, controlled pressure and heat generation-implant placement, and suturing for posterior single tooth surgery.
- Describe the practical application for three dimensional diagnosis and treatment planning.
- The surgical procedure and prosthesis type presented is the replacement of a single posterior missing tooth. CT and radiographic interpretation workshops and hands-on suturing techniques round out the session
DAY 2: Advanced Fundamental Course
This session is a combination of in-depth lecture and hands-on clinical training. Participants will perform live surgeries, treating patients in a 1:1 faculty supervised teaching environment. This session advances the clinician’s skill level and knowledge of implant surgery and addresses methods to treat various bone densities. The focus of this session will include advanced surgery and short- and long-term complications for implant surgery, including:
- Flap designs to ensure primary closure
- Implant placement in atrophic ridge
- Socket preservation and immediate implant placement.
- Suturing and bone grafting procedures around implants
- Each participant will receive a comprehensive training manual that will contain power point slides from the lecture, eliminating the need to take copious notes, making the lecture much more enjoyable. The manual also serves as an excellent reference guide for future use back in the office upon completion of the course.
DAY 3: Immediate Implant Placement and Extraction Site Management
This session will focus on alveolar defects seen immediately following tooth removal with emphasis on evaluation, classification, and treatment guidelines of extraction socket. Parameters to be assessed include gingival phenotype, buccal plate status, number of bony walls affected, and soft tissue status.
Clinical and CBCT based diagnostic and treatment protocols will be featured that include evaluation, timing, and sequence of extraction site management for both soft and hard tissue grafting. Graft materials, bioactive modifiers and the use of membranes will be presented in a step-by-step protocol.
Live surgery will be performed, including a maxillary premolar site. The hands-on segment will include models for sequential protocols of extraction site management including the application of bone graft and membrane.
DAY 4: Advanced Bone Grafting and Complication
This session is focused on the surgical management of advanced implant and augmentation protocols for successfully treating compromised sites. General dentist or specialists who wish to expand their surgical knowledge, and achieve optimal soft and hard tissue esthetics for their patients will be instructed in how to:
- Understand the indications, guidelines, and surgical protocols for advanced bone grafting procedures.
- Perform implant-related advanced hard tissue augmentation procedures.
- Describe the anatomy, biology, and wound healing of advanced bone grafting procedures.
- Perform a focused implant patient evaluation including conventional and CT based diagnostics to determine the level of treatment difficulty
- Improve surgical confidence and depth of knowledge about implant dentistry.
- Develop low risk interdisciplinary restorative driven surgical treatment plans for partially edentulous and edentulous implant case types.
- Select and execute indicated surgical protocols for management of hard and soft tissues when placing implants in partially edentulous and edentulous implant case types.
- Growth factor technology in conjunction with complex hard and soft tissue grafting protocols.
- Perform minimally traumatic tooth extraction with ridge preservation and understand indications for immediate versus delayed implant placement following tooth removal.
- Identify the need for and perform soft and hard tissue grafting procedures prior to or at the time of implant placement including guided bone regeneration and use of barrier membranes, soft and hard tissue graft substitutes, growth factors.
- Perform an esthetic patient evaluation and risk assessment and distinguish between advanced and complex esthetic implant case types.
- Recognize, manage, and prevent complications associated with advanced bone grafting.
- The goal is to develop a system that ensures minimal risk and maximizes the predictability of optimal treatment outcomes. Practical hands-on laboratory exercises, along with a multi-media approach will be used to illustrate and solidify all principles.
- A balanced, detailed curriculum including implant treatment planning, anatomical considerations and limitations, wound healing, extraction techniques, extraction socket management, implant selection criteria, diagnostic CBCT imaging, surgical techniques, basic bone grafting, as well as restorative concepts will be covered.
- Avoiding surgical complications by promoting safety and predictability when placing dental implants will create confidence in the treating clinician and subsequent to osseointegration designing appropriate long lasting restorative solutions allows the clinician to participate in treatment from start to finish. Current scientific concepts, hands- on laboratory exercises and a multi- media approach will be used to highlight all principles.