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Implant Dentistry: Restorative and Aesthetic Fundamentals for the General Practitioner

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May 03, 2013 - May 04, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

This hands-on program is designed to not only teach the basic concepts of implant restoration, but to also emphasize aesthetic/restorative-driven implant treatment planning, integration of biologic principles, technology, clinical techniques, restorative options, implant designs, laboratory support and aesthetic risk assessment. Choice of implant size and form will be considered with direct reference to the fabrication of aesthetic restorations. Effective communication of implant positions through the templates will be described, along with site enhancement options. The use of cement and screw-retained provisional restorations, designed to support and contour soft tissue, will be demonstrated. Techniques and criteria for immediate loading will be reviewed along with abutment options. 

The course will address single unit and short-span bridge implant restorations. Participants will be able to integrate the concepts covered during the program into their next implant case. Specific step-by-step protocols, flow charts and check lists will give each participant a tremendous clinical reference that is both easy to follow and geared for the full-time general dentist. At the completion of this two-day course, you will have a comprehensive knowledge base of dental implant esthetic restorative procedures.

You Will Learn

  • Review of restorative parts and pieces
  • Developing optimum soft tissue aesthetics
  • Biomechanical loading aspects of implant restorations                           
  • Prosthetic- and aesthetic-guided case planning and implementation
  • Cemented vs. screw-retained restorations
  • Functional provisionalization techniques
  • Aesthetic abutments and restorations
  • Anterior implant restoration: considerations and issues
  • Immediate tooth replacement and restorative challenges
  • Bone grafting options

Who Should Attend

Practitioners who have had limited experience or success with aesthetic implant restorations and surgical specialists wishing to gain a better perspective on the aesthetic options and criteria should attend. This is a technique-based program focusing on restoring single unit implants. Although surgical topics will be covered to develop a knowledge base, surgical placement of implants will not be a part of this program.

Tuition: $995 (limited to 24 participants; includes continental breakfast  and lunch each day)
Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
Program: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check-in:  7:30 am Friday
Credits: This activity is designated for 16 units of continuing education credit

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Dino S. Javaheri, DMD, has been course director of the Aesthetic Revolution and Smile Reconstruction programs at Pacific for the past 16 years. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and past assistant professor for Pacific's AEGD program, he's published numerous articles in dental journals and maintains an aesthetic-restorative practice in Danville, CA.

Ali Alijanian, DDS, is assistant clinical professor for Pacific's oral and maxillofacial surgery implant training program at Highland Hospital. He is director of the Partnership Implant Group, a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.