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Implant Treatment Planning Seminars

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January 06, 2014 - March 31, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

This series will take place on the following 10 Monday evenings:
January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 31

This seminar series offers a unique opportunity for you to be involved in current treatment planning seminars held at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. In this weekly program, practicing dentists and allied health professionals will observe a variety of well-structured, state-of-the-art, clinical case presentations by oral and maxillofacial surgery residents and dental students to the implant dentistry faculty. Discussions and feedback from faculty will result in the formulation of final surgical as well as prosthetic treatment plans. 

Participants will examine and learn all aspects of planning and documenting the best treatment options for patients who are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, as well as for the fully edentulous patient. 

After completion of the first hour of the seminar, CE participants will have the opportunity to work directly with the course director to discuss the cases which were presented; understand the surgical treatment planning parameters; understand the prosthetic biomechanical principles; understand the laboratory aspects including the limitations for fabrication of implant prosthesis; and be mentored and present their own cases for evaluation and treatment planning for their implant patient.

You Will Learn

  • Proper photography and documentation protocols for potential implant patients
  • A systematic protocol for treatment planning the single tooth patient, the partially edentulous patient and the fully edentulous patient
  • What radiographic studies to consider — periapicals, panorex or 3-D studies?
  • Fabrication of radiographic stents and interpretation of 3-D radiographs
  • What type of implant to use — NP, RP or wide platform?
  • Immediate versus delayed implant placement indications: grafting, sinus lift, veneers
  • Screw versus cement retained prosthesis
  • One stage, two stage, immediate provisionalization or immediate loading

Who Should Attend

This innovative seminar is designed for all dental professionals interested in learning implant treatment planning.  General practitioners, specialists, allied dental professionals, dental technicians and dental office managers are encouraged to attend.

Tuition: 10 sessions — $995 Dentists; $795 Allied Dental Professionals and Office Staff
Program: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Check-in: 4:30 pm on January (first Monday of series)
Credits: This activity is designated for 20 units of continuing education credit.

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Edmond Bedrossian, DDS, is director of implant surgical training at Pacific and director of the OMFS residency program at Alameda Medical Center. He has authored articles and text book chapters on the management of the Zygomatic implant as well as bone grafting techniques and immediate load protocols. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of the board of directors for the Brånemark Institute and current president of the Brånemark Foundation North America.

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.