CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

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All on Four Rehabilitation in the Edentulous Arch: Team Approach

Course Director: Carlos Landaeta Quinones, D.D.S.
All on Four Rehabilitation in the Edentulous Arch: Team Approach

Overview
Complete edentulous population comprises more than 10% of the adult population and is directly related to the age of the patient, almost 45% has no teeth in either arch. Many of those patients with edentulous arches have been treated with an implant overdenture, some might have preferred a fixed prosthesis, but often for financial considerations they chose to have a removable prostheses instead.

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Alveolar Ridge Preservation: Rationale, Materials, and Treatment Outcomes

Course Director: Tyler D. Borg, D.D.S.
Alveolar Ridge Preservation: Rationale, Materials, and Treatment Outcomes

OVERVIEW
After this presentation attendees should understand rationale behind alveolar ridge preservation, different techniques and materials that are available to clinicians, and potential treatment outcomes that may result from the use of specific materials and techniques. Techniques and materials will be demonstrated using multiple case presentations.

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Anomalies of the Pediatric Oral Cavity

Course Director: Jeffrey C. Mabry, D.D.S., M.S.
Anomalies of the Pediatric Oral CavityOBJECTIVES:
- Recognize the most common newborn dental anomalies and advise the parents accordingly
- Discuss the systemic conditions that are associated with the delayed eruption of teeth.
- Discuss the systemic conditions that are associated the premature loss of primary teeth.
- Diagnose and treat the most common intraoral soft tissue lesions seen in young children.
- Recognize the most common causes of cervical lymphadenopathies in children.
- Discuss the causes of intrinsic and extrinsic tooth stains. ...more/preview

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients at Risk for Infection

Course Director: Jeffrey C. Mabry, D.D.S., M.S.
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients at Risk for InfectionPURPOSE:
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the AmericanAcademy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognize that numerous medical conditions predispose patients to bacteremia-induced infections.  Because it is not possible to predict when a susceptible patient will develop an infection, prophylactic antibiotics are recommended when these patients undergo procedures most likely to produce a bacteremia.

  OVERVIEW:
- Background information
- Patients with high risk cardiac conditions
- Patients with compromised immunity
- Patients with high risk shunts and indwelling catheters
- Patients with high risk medical devices

  OBJECTIVES:
This lecture is intended to help practitioners to make appropriate decisions regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for dental patients at risk. The practitioners will learn:
- Rationale for the recent changes in the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines (spring, 2007)
- Cardiac conditions associated with the highest risk for endocarditis
- Immune-compromised patients with the highest risk for endocarditis
- Dental procedures for which endocarditis prophylaxis is reasonable
- Antibiotic regimens for high risk dental procedure ...more/preview

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Course Director: Edward F. Wright, D.D.S., M.S.
Cracked Tooth SyndromeOVERVIEW
Cracked tooth syndrome can be extremely difficult disorder to identify and determine the location of the fracture within the tooth.

OBJECTIVES
Gain insights in various techniques for diagnosing, preventing, and treating incomplete coronal fractures. Garner clinically valuable information on incomplete tooth fractures that you can immediately use in your dental practice. ...more/preview

Dental Materials in Modern Dentistry

Course Director: Jose F. Cortes-Botello, D.D.S.
Dental Materials in Modern Dentistry

A brief introduction on the history of dental materials and teeth replacement, from ancient times, will lead our course into the cad-cam dental technology explosion that began in the 1980s. With hundreds of dental cad-cam and all ceramic systems available the measurements of “clinical success” and “survival rates” have taken different paths. The comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning in modern restorative dentistry will be extensively discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the optimal sequence of diagnostic, clinical and laboratory procedures to achieve functional, esthetic and predictable results.

Evidence-based research data, with special attention to risk factors, will be discussed to evaluate modern and traditional dental ceramics. Clinical cases with different degrees of complexity (from single anterior tooth to full mouth rehabilitation) will be meticulously explained to encourage the clinician to consider a conservative, predictable and successful philosophy of treatment.

OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the course, participants will understand

  • To understand the importance of diagnosis and treatment planning phases in restorative dentistry and their impact on the long-term clinical success.
  • Outline the optimal sequence of events in oral rehabilitation to obtain functional, esthetic and predictable results.
  • To understand the indications and contraindications of modern dental materials and their role in today’s dentistry.
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Dental Sleep Medicine

Course Director: Richard B. Drake, D.D.S
Dental Sleep Medicine

OVERVIEW
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Fatigue is the number one complaint heard by health professionals across the globe. Fifty to seventy million Americans suffer from of sleep related problem. Sleep related breathing disorders, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, are at the top of this list. Less than 10% of these patients have been diagnosed. As dentists, we are in a prime position to be the first to recognize this disorder and to help steer patients in the right direction to get diagnosed. We also have the ability to treat many of these patients ourselves, thus improving their quality of life as well as possibly saving their life!

Objectives

  • Background:
    • Understand normal breathing and airway anatomy and the problems and variants that lead to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
    • Learn the health risks associated with sleep disordered breathing.
    • Learn the basics of sleep
  • Signs and Symptoms:
    • Learn the effects of sub-optimal sleep on health and quality of life.
    • Recognize those symptoms and behaviors that may indicate sleep disordered breathing.
  • Diagnosing:
    • Understand current and proposed diagnostic methods and the role of dentists in the team approach.
  • Treatment:
    • Review the current treatment modalities for snoring and for mild, moderate and severe OSA.
    • Explore the role that dentists can play in the management of sleep disordered breathing.
  • Follow Up:
    • Understand the side effects of oral appliance therapy and how to manage them.
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Endodontic Management of Immature Permanent Teeth

Course Director: Jonathan Fu, D.D.S.
Endodontic Management of Immature Permanent Teeth

OVERVIEW
Endodontic management of immature permanent teeth can often present a challenge. Conventional root canal treatment may not be rendered with predictable outcomes in immature permanent teeth that have open apices. Often, these patients have traumatized anterior teeth or carious exposures in the posterior. On occasion, dental anomalies such as dens evaginatus or dens invaginatus present a unique challenge. This course will present the biology behind the sequelae of trauma and infection as well as the treatment of immature permanent teeth.

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Estate Planning

Course Director: Matt W. Spahn, Esq.
Estate PlanningWe know you love those people close to you and you want to make your death or incapacity an event they can mourn while celebrating your life. You don’t want them to have to spend all the fruits of your labor on attorneys, court costs and others. You don’t want them to curse your name for failing to do something so simple, yet so powerful. So, have a relationship with lawyers you like to work with, lawyers you’ll call friends and you’ll trust to create and update with you the best estate plan for you and your family. Not only will you save those you love time, heartache and headache, you may be able to save huge sums of money. ...more/preview

Evidence-Based Practice Skills and Tools for Practitioners

Course Director: John Rugh, PhD
Evidence-Based Practice Skills and Tools for Practitioners

This program provides practitioners strategies and specific information technology skills to keep up-to-date with new innovations and clinical biomedical literature. It provides strategies to deal with the explosion of new marketing information (and misinformation) and make evidence-based decisions about new products and procedures.

The participants in the course will be able to:

  • To review current problems of keeping Up-to-Date with the explosion of new diagnostic and treatment modalities.
  • To provide participants biomedical literature search strategies and resources that they can use on a daily basis to answer practical clinical problems and aid in decision-making regarding clinical procedures.
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Extraction Site Grafting for Future Implants

Course Director: Richard S. Finlayson, D.D.S.
Extraction Site Grafting for Future ImplantsOVERVIEW
This lecture will present different techniques and grafting materials for socket preservation following tooth extraction. Also, techniques of soft tissue management for papilla preservation or formation following extraction. will be reviewed. The purpose of socket preservation will be to provide a proper foundation for future implant placement as well as maintain soft tissue and bone aesthetics in the area of the extraction.

OBJECTIVES
Participants will learn how, when and why to use socket preservation materials and membranes following extraction of teeth. Surgical/clinical techniques will be presented to perform socket augmentation as well as techniques to preserve the gingival architecture following extractions. ...more/preview

Graftless Solutions for Implant Placement

Course Director: William H. Stalker D.D.S., M.S.
Graftless Solutions for Implant Placement

OBJECTIVES

  • To understand atomical structures in the maxilla and mandible in regard to implant placement
  • Understand technology for placing implants without grafting
  • Understand how to restore these cases
  • Understand Preservation of bone in extraction sites without grafting
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Guidelines on Teaching Patients How Diet Affects Oral Health

Course Director: Lori Grant, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.
Guidelines on Teaching Patients How Diet Affects Oral Health

Course Overview
Epidemiological and scientific data point to lifelong synergism between nutrition and oral health. Therefore a collaborative effort between dietetics and dental professionals is important in the promotion of oral health, disease prevention and intervention. Practitioners from both disciplines should develop skills of screening and basic education, and make referrals to each other as part of comprehensive patient care. The association between oral health and nutrition is bidirectional. Nutritional status and dietary intake are impacted by the functional ability to eat. Acute, chronic and terminal systemic diseases with oral manifestations, as well as oral infectious disease can have negative consequences on the adequacy and quality of nutrient intake of individuals. Additionally, poor nutritional intake affects the development and integrity of the oral cavity and progression of oral diseases. This lecture will discuss the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, and how oral diseases influence nutrient needs. Topics include the role of nutrition and foods in the progression of caries, periodontal disease, medically compromising conditions and high risk groups throughout the lifespan. Some practical tips will be provided for the dental professional to incorporate nutritional screening and education into practice within time and resource constraints.

Objectives (Topics to be discussed):

  • Define the role of diet in the progression of caries.
  • Describe known associations between common chronic health condition and oral health status.
  • Outline general dietary principles for prevention and management of systemic disease with oral manifestations.
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Implant Supported Restorations in the Esthetic Zone

Course Director: Daniel E. Perez, D.D.S.
Implant Supported Restorations in the Esthetic Zone

Overview
Dental reconstruction especially in the anterior region represents an esthetic challenge, not only because of the public perception of beauty is constantly changing but also because of constant changes in techniques and materials in the last 30 years. Osseointegrated single or multiple tooth restorations have high long-term success rates. Since the origin of the Brånemark protocols one important area of constant change and evolution is the anterior esthetic zone.

Objectives
To concentrate on a detailed analysis and description of all the factors involved in delivering a predictable, functional and esthetic restoration in the anterior zone, and provide a step-by-step guide of what we consider relevant in the literature and in our own practice.

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Implants & Diabetes

Course Director: Thomas W. Oates, Jr., D.M.D, Ph.D.
Implants & DiabetesToo many of our patients have diabetes, and more are coming! As we become more comfortable with the therapeutic benefits of dental implants, we need to understand the implications of diabetes, and appreciate the potential benefits this treatment option offers to our patients with diabetes. ...more/preview

Interdisciplinary Ortho

Course Director: Dubravko Pavlin, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary OrthoOrthodontic treatment is becoming increasingly important in interdisciplinary cases and is opening new opportunities for other dental disciplines. Several aspects of utilization of orthodontics in interdisciplinary patients will be discussed, as well as the importance of including all relevant disciplines in the initial planning of treatment. ...more/preview

Intraoral Appliance Alternatives

Course Director: Edward F. Wright, D.D.S., M.S.
Intraoral Appliance AlternativesThis clinically oriented one hour presentation will first discuss recommended mandibular positions to be used when adjusting intraoral appliances. The various physical variables of intraoral appliances will be presented, which includes the choices of a full or partial coverage appliance; maxillary or mandibular appliance; and the appliance being fabricated from a hard, intermediate, or soft material. Additionally, recommended techniques for adjusting intraoral appliances and a preferred initial occlusal scheme will be presented. ...more/preview

Is Occlusion Dead or Just Sleeping It Off?

Course Director: Jeffrey Scott Rouse, D.D.S.
Is Occlusion Dead or Just Sleeping It Off?The popular opinion that malocclusion promotes nocturnal bruxism, tooth wear and oral muscle pain appears to be incorrect. Airway disturbances during sleep rather than occlusal interferences appear to be the link. This presentation provides a review of the current scientific literature on occlusion and sleep disturbances. Upper airway resistance has been associated with TMD, chronic fatigue and bruxism. Obstructive sleep apnea related bruxers will be classically be more damaging to their teeth and have greater health risks. The Bruxism TRIAD- sleep bruxism, GERD, and apnea - will be explored.
OBJECTIVES:
- To differentiate between occlusal philosophy and airway reality

- The three categories of sleep disturbance and their unique signs and symptoms

- To recognize the Bruxism Triad patient during a dental examination

- Treatment alternatives to resolve bruxism and establish airway ...more/preview

Keep Up-to-Date with Biomedical Info

Course Director: John Rugh, PhD
Keep Up-to-Date with Biomedical InfoThis program provides practitioners strategies and specific information technology skills to keep up-to-date with new innovations and clinical biomedical literature. It provides strategies to deal with the explosion of new marketing information (and misinformation) and make evidence-based decisions about new products and procedures. ...more/preview

Lawsuits and HIPAA

Course Director: Edward P. "Joe" Waller, Jr., D.D.S., J.D.
Lawsuits and HIPAAThis course is designed to assist dental practitioner in minimizing their chances of a lawsuit and expanding their scope of understanding of current HIPAA requirements. ...more/preview

Lingual Orthodontics

Course Director: Ravikumar R. Anthony, BDS, MDS, MS
Lingual Orthodontics All of us talk everyday and frankly, we think we do it pretty well. But patients often leave dental offices confused and with assumptions that just ain't so. The net result is often dentists and their teams inadvertently assuming responsibilities for therapeutic successes that have more to do with patient cooperation and participation than they do with anyone's clinical abilities. So do you want to stop those misunderstandings where patients either come back unhappy, or don't come back again? ...more/preview

Mandibular Tissue Supported Implant-Retained Overdentures

Course Director: Peggy Alexander, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Mandibular Tissue Supported Implant-Retained OverdenturesAn implant-retained mandibular overdenture is considered by many to be the gold standard for rehabilitation of the edentulous mandible. This course will describe aspects of treatment planning, surgical preparation and functional loading of the mandibular prosthesis featuring the Locator retentive system. ...more/preview

Mini-Implants: Alternative Treatment Option

Course Director: Norma Olvera, D.D.S., M.S.
Mini-Implants: Alternative Treatment Option- Immediate loading status post multiple extractions
- Immediate prosthesis wear post graft or implants
- Inadequate width of alveolar ridge
- Inadequate inter-dental space
- Atrophic / narrow posterior mandibular ridge (IAN issues)
- Orthodontic anchorage
- Medically compromised
- Financial challenges ...more/preview

Occlusion Made Simple

Course Director: Jack I. Shirley, D.D.S.
Occlusion Made Simple- CR vs. CO.
- What is adequate anterior guidance?
- The significance of incline interferences.
- Should we be concerned with condylar guidance?
- How to recognize occlusal disease and what to do about it.
- How to equilibrate and who to equilibrate.
- Splint construction and adjustment.
- Verbal skills that will help you with patient education.
- How to make sure those big veneer cases are functioning properly.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology as Center of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Academic Practice

Course Director: Marcel Noujeim D.D.S., M.S.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology as Center of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Academic Practice

OVERVIEW

Oral and maxillofacial radiology is gaining importance exponentially with time as an essential element in diagnosis and treatment planning in all dental specialties. The radiology reporting service in UTHSCSA dental school is one of the biggest and the busiest in the world of maxillofacial imaging were our role in dental treatment is totally fulfilled. However, during our daily practice, we get to deal with cases were we have, by teaming-up with the patient’s dentists and physicians, to move the dental treatment to the back seat and explore the presence of, serious to life-threatening, diseases. This major role cannot be played without a thorough knowledge of CT anatomy of the entire acquired image volume, anatomic variations, and observation of abnormalities as well as a rigid approach that all image data be systematically reviewed for disease.

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Oral Cancer updates

Course Director: Michaell A. Huber, D.D.S.
Oral Cancer updatesThe purpose of this course is to update the practitioner on recent scientific advances addressing our understanding of oral cancer risk and the value of risk reduction strategies. An objective discussion of new and future diagnostic adjuncts for mucosal assessment will also be provided. ...more/preview

Pediatric Dent Refresher

Course Director: Steven P. Hackmyer, D.D.S.
Pediatric Dent RefresherReview current basics and concepts of four essential areas of clinical everyday Pediatric Dentistry
- Prevention/Anticipatory Guidance
- Behavior Management
- Pediatric Restorations
- Pediatric Pulp Therapy
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Pedo Dental Trauma

Course Director: Jeffrey C. Mabry, D.D.S., M.S.
Pedo Dental TraumaThis lecture will review the epidemiology of dental trauma, prevention of trauma, diagnostic trauma work-up, Common reactions of the pulp to trauma, management of trauma to the primary dentition, management of trauma to the supporting structure and potential damage to the permanent dentition ...more/preview

Potpourri of Common Problems in Implant Surgery

Course Director: James M. Duncan, D.D.S.
Potpourri of Common Problems in Implant SurgeryThere are a multitude of common problems that affect the placement of dental implants, some minor and some major. A variety of surgical techniques and materials are available to correct these problems, however the materials and procedures can significantly add to the overall cost of placing dental implants. Many of these common problems can be overcome without adding a great deal of additional expense to the surgical procedure.
OBJECTIVES:
To evaluate and manage some of the common problems relating to horizontal and vertical bone discrepancies as well as devices and techniques to aid in implant placement and angulations. A brief look at important considerations when placing implants in the “esthetic zone” either extraction and immediate implants or delayed implant placement. ...more/preview

Socket Preservation: Indications and Options

Course Director: Guy Huynh-Ba, D.D.S., M.S.
Socket Preservation: Indications and OptionsImplants have become increasingly popular among clinicians and patients. Parallel to this development, ridge preservation procedure has gained in popularity with the goal to maintain the contour of the bony housing following tooth extraction in prevision of future dental placement.
OBJECTIVES
- Describe the wound healing process following extraction alone, extraction with immediate implant placement and extraction with ridge preservation.
- List the available materials and techniques used for ridge preservation
- Identify clinical situations for which ridge preservation is highly recommended ...more/preview

The Joy of Patient Communication

Course Director: Benjamin W. Young, D.D.S., M.S.
The Joy of Patient Communication All of us talk everyday and frankly, we think we do it pretty well. But patients often leave dental offices confused and with assumptions that just ain't so. The net result is often dentists and their teams inadvertently assuming responsibilities for therapeutic successes that have more to do with patient cooperation and participation than they do with anyone's clinical abilities. So do you want to stop those misunderstandings where patients either come back unhappy, or don't come back again? ...more/preview

The Patient on Anticoagulant Therapy, What’s New?

Course Director: Michaell A. Huber, D.D.S.
The Patient on Anticoagulant Therapy, What’s New?The purpose of this course is to update the practitioner on appropriate assessment and management of the patient at risk for increased bleeding. A review of the recently introduced new anticoagulant medications will be provided, with a focus on their potential impact to clinical practice. ...more/preview

TMD Highlights

Course Director: Edward F. Wright, D.D.S., M.S.
TMD HighlightsThis presentation covers the most common TMD problems and questions that dentists ask Dr. Wright. He will discuss tooth pain that is caused by TMD pain, TMD pain that is caused by tooth pain, how to prevent an aggravation of a patient's TMD symptoms while providing dental treatment, various splint therapy recommendations, and how he uses the patient's daily TMD symptom pattern to decide which treatment to provide. ...more/preview

Trauma in the Pediatric Patient

Course Director: Steven P. Hackmyer, D.D.S.
Trauma in the Pediatric PatientA part of every young patient’s life is “accidents can happen”. For the Dental Professional this can present as trauma to the face and oral cavity. The goal of this discussion will to enhance the attendees understanding of both diagnosis and treatment of dental trauma. This presentation will focus on and discuss, trauma to both primary and permanent dentition classification, diagnosis and treatment modalities of dental trauma will be presented. Importantly, the presentation will address current accepted standards and evidenced based approaches concerning dental trauma. ...more/preview

Treating the Pregnant Dental Patient

Course Director: Barbara MacNeill, M.S., D.M.D.
Treating the Pregnant Dental PatientPregnant and lactating dental patients are seen quite frequently in the dental office. As more physicians are becoming aware of the oral-systemic relationships, more women are being referred to the dentist during pregnancy for treatment. This presentation provides a review of the proper and safe management of these patients.
OBJECTIVES:
- Summarize the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy
- Summarize changes in the oral cavity associated with pregnancy
- Understand the safe dental management of pregnant and lactating patient
- Summarize FDA Pregnancy Classification of drugs used in dentistry ...more/preview

Triazolam Sedation

Course Director: Richard S. Finlayson, D.D.S.
Triazolam SedationThis course will be to familiarize the practitioner with oral sedative drugs as well as give treatment regimens for the use of the oral sedative, Triazolam. ...more/preview

Truth about Zirconia: Clinical Assessment Update

Course Director: Norma Olvera, D.D.S., M.S.
Truth about Zirconia: Clinical Assessment UpdateThis course is designed to show and explain how zirconia is rapidly becoming an option for use in all clinics. Dr. Olvera will describe and define zirconia, explain mechanical properties of zirconia, show dental zirconia in 2011, discuss advantages and disadvantages and illustrate the clinical management of zirconia ...more/preview

Update on Oral Cancer Diagnostic Aids

Course Director: Michaell A. Huber, D.D.S.
Update on Oral Cancer Diagnostic Aids

OVERVIEW

An explosion of new diagnostic methodologies such as molecular and genomic testing, adjunctive visual aids, cytology, and salivary diagnostics are being actively marketed to the dental professional, or will be so in the future. The products are often promoted as advanced “must have” products for the contemporary dental practice. This presentation is to compare and contrast marketing claims against available evidence.

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Using Technology in Implant Dentistry

Course Director: David A. Little, D.D.S.
Using Technology in Implant DentistryImplant dentistry can enhance the quality of our patients lives. Whether replacing a single tooth or an entire edentulous arch, advancements in technology such as CBCT, planning software, and CAD-CAM allow us to virtually develop a restorative driven treatment plan that produces predictable results.
OBJECTIVES:
- Understand CBCT and planning software

- How to attract implant patients

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Vertical Fractures. Diagnosing Vertical Root Fractures with new and Advanced Imaging Technologies

Course Director: Luis C. Yepes, D.D.S.
Vertical Fractures. Diagnosing Vertical Root Fractures with new and Advanced Imaging TechnologiesOVERVIEW
This Course is a review of etiological factors, impact of restorative procedures, diagnostic features, prevalence, clinical management and the new and advanced technologies in aiding the diagnosis of vertical root fractures.
OBJECTIVES
The goal of this presentation is to review the etiological factors and diagnosis of longitudinal fractures, especially vertical fractures and understand the advances and limitations of the new technologies in the diagnosis of vertical fractures. ...more/preview

Wisdom Teeth Diagnosis and Management

Course Director: David L. Roberts, D.D.S., PA
Wisdom Teeth Diagnosis and ManagementOBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the course participants will understand:

- To discuss the age and tooth position criteria for treatment
- Have a better understanding of how to evaluate radiographic findings
- Management of complications related to third molars ...more/preview

Zirconia Implants: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Course Director: Stefanie D. Seitz, D.D.S
Zirconia Implants: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

OVERVIEW

  • Zirconia implants are becoming a viable alternative to titanium for specific cases. This course will provide information including the diagnosis and treatment planning for surgical placement and the restorative aspects of zirconia implants

OBJECTIVES

  • Attendees will gain knowledge of the indications for zirconia implants
  • Attendees will understand the importance of diagnosis and treatment planning for zirconia implants
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