Corporate Forum

 

The 17th Annual Corporate Forum will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC). The Academy extends its thanks to all participating companies for their support.

Corporate Forum participants have selected the speakers and topics for the sessions, paying all related expenses. The information and opinions presented are solely those of the speakers and sponsoring companies and do not represent the opinions of, nor constitute endorsement by, the AAP. The Academy does not offer continuing education (CE) credit for the Corporate Forum; however, some companies may be ADA CERP certified.

Corporate Forum Course Descriptions
Course titles and descriptions provided by Corporate Forum participants.

    1 - 1:45 p.m.


Soft-Tissue Augmentation around Teeth and Implants: Evidence, Outcomes, Alternatives and New Advances

Michael McGuire, DDS

The ability to predictably treat gingival defects with grafts has been one of the cornerstones of periodontal therapy over the past quarter of a century. During this time, surgical techniques have been refined and modified to become less invasive and more aesthetic. This program will review and contrast alternatives for autogenous grafts as they relate to patient based outcomes, root surface attachment and long-term stability.

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Peri-Implantitis and Laser Therapy: Shining a Light on Decision Making

Donald S. Clem, III, DDS

Dental implants have arguably been one of the greatest advancements in dentistry. In the early 80’s clinicians were frequently told that these medical devices were essentially impervious to inflammatory bone loss, were lifetime solutions to edentulism and required little in the way of professional maintenance. As we have experienced in the ensuing decades, however, complications associated with progressive bone loss have been a challenge to the clinician putting patients at risk. Literally hundreds of dental
implant manufacturers and a growing list of regenerative materials have complicated decision making in the face of bone and tissue loss.

Unfortunately for many clinicians this is a growing albeit perplexing part of current implant management. While a number of regenerative and resective protocols have been published, few have demonstrated a significant evidenced based approach with long term
follow up. As multiple laser devices have been put into use, questions remain regarding their role in managing inflammatory bone loss around implants. This presentation will review the current evidence regarding peri-implantitis treatment and the possible role of
Er:YAG lasers in managing these conditions. A suggested protocol with consecutive case series follow up and analysis will also be reviewed in detail.



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A Round Table Discussion on rhPDGF Regenerative Surgeries in Periodontics and Orthopedics
Moderator: Sam Lynch, DMD, DMSc
Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc, PC
Myron Nevins, DDS
Alastair Younger, MB, ChB, MSc, ChM, FRCS(C)

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The LAPIP™ Protocol: A Predictable Cost-Effective Peri-Implantitis Treatment
Allen Honigman, DDS, MS, Dip. Perio

An increase in the number of ailing and failing implants is being reported worldwide. Peri-implantitis is becoming a growing concern in the dental community with estimates of 12% to 40% of implants placed being affected. Present treatment modalities, many which are based on periodontal surgical procedures, include surgical resection, regenerative therapies, and removal of the affected fixtures and can be traumatic, costly and technique sensitive. A unique protocol, LAPIP, will be discussed that has been shown to be a more patient-friendly, cost-effective and a less traumatic way to treat patients with affected implants.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify which lasers can be used effectively to treat peri-implantitis
  2. Comprehend the etiology of peri-implantitis
  3. Recognize applications, advantages, and disadvantages of LAPIP for the treatment of peri-implantitis over traditional surgical methods
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1-1:05 p.m. Introduction
Moderator: Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD, FACD

1:05-1:35 p.m. Managing Digital Patient Information with Integrated Workflows – From Diagnostics to Three-Dimensional Planning
Bobby Birdi, DMD, Dip. Perio, Dip. Prosth, MSc, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C), FACP, DABP

Three-dimensional digital data capture is providing significant improvements in diagnostics and treatment planning. This ensures efficient workflows and new ways of communication to the patient. Digital software tools allow for enhanced collaboration throughout the entire team and more precision in the delivery of better care. This presentation will discuss the ease of data handling through each step of the digital workflow. This is of eminent importance for an efficient implementation of digital procedures in the daily routine of a dental clinic. Finally, the seamless integration of digital workflows will guarantee a successful and predictable treatment outcome.

1:35-2:05 p.m. Facial Analysis – The Roadmap to Esthetic Success
Ernest Orphanos, DDS

Full-arch dental implant rehabilitations address dental esthetics, phonetics and function. Unfortunately, facial esthetics are often neglected. The F.I.T. approach addresses facial anatomy as the primary indicator for incisal edge position, which in turn will result in dental - facial harmony. Understanding esthetic facial proportion will assist the clinician in not only addressing dental esthetics, phonetics and function, but will also address the need to restore facial esthetics.

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Achieving More Predictable Results Through the Use of Angled, Site Specific Co-Axis® Implants

Harold S. Baumgarten, DMD

This presentation will demonstrate how an innovative angled Co-Axis® Implant design can be used in multiple clinical situations to maximize bone and soft tissue volume while avoiding the need for grafting. Implants can be placed in the ideal position allowing the
use of easier to use, straight up, screw-retained restorations. Subcrestal Angle Correction™ available in 12, 24, and 36 degrees in multiple connections accelerates the adoption of this innovative implant design.

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Embracing Changes and Creating Opportunities – Straumann® Fully Digital Work Flow

Marcus Abboud, DDS

The translation from digital technologies into the clinical field opens unaccounted number of treatment possibilities at the surgical and the prosthodontics level. This program will focus on the application of a fully integrated Straumann digital workflow including intraoral scanning, guides surgery treatment planning, and CADCAM scanners in implant dentistry, and how embracing changes can improve your treatment efficiency and patient experience.

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Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS

An introduction to innovative, new treatment approaches that may accelerate orthodontic treatment, prevent dehiscence defects and gingival recession caused by orthodontic arch expansion, will be presented. The rationale for this technique will be discussed, as well as advantages, disadvantages, graft material selection, and the application of these materials prior to and during active orthodontic treatment that includes alveolar ridge augmentation. 

    2 - 2:45 p.m.

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Designing A Connective Tissue Graft Alternative from Scratch: Perspective from Prototype to 3-Year Clinical Follow-Up

Daniel Thoma, PD Dr. med. dent.

Recent clinical data underline the importance of a sufficient mucosal thickness to provide healthy peri-implant tissues and favorable esthetics. A newly developed volume-stable collagen matrix provides similar outcomes with respect to soft tissue volume, but is associated with less morbidity and complications than autogenous grafts, thereby offering significant benefits for patients and clinicians.

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Effective Decontamination of Implant Surfaces

Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD

Peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis following successful osseointegration of functionally loaded implants have become recognized as significant problems in implant dentistry. Both are progressive infective processes that cause patient discomfort and can lead to implant failure. Prevention and treatment of these maladies require reduction of the microbial burden by effective decontamination of the abutment and implant surfaces. This presentation will describe both non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatment methods for problems at implant sites.

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Use Er:YAG Lasers for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Periodontitis and Peri-Implant Diseases

Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD

This presentation addresses the characteristics of Er:YAG dental lasers. The participant will learn how to use Er:YAG dental lasers for the management of moderate to severe chronic periodontitis and peri-implant diseases.
Educational objectives:
  • Learn how to properly use Er:YAG dental lasers.
  • Know the pros and cons of using Er:YAG dental lasers for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic periodontitis and peri-implant diseases.
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What a Laser Can and Cannot Do in Clinical Periodontics
Jin Kim, DDS, MPH, MS, FACD

Despite broad use and availability of laser equipment in clinical dentistry in recent years, specific clinical application of lasers in periodontics and implant dentistry have been either underappreciated or misunderstood. The speaker, a practicing periodontist with-in implant dentistry, will review the latest in laser science, together with clinical perspectives that will discern evidence-based facts verses hypes and opinions. Topics covered: when and how to use lasers in clinical periodontics, surgical aspects of implant dentistry, and the maintenance phase of both periodontics and implant patients.

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Edmond Bedrossian, DDS

New innovations in guided and navigated surgery provide more options for the treatment of the edentulous or terminal dentate patient. Understanding considerations together with surgical factors are critical.
This presentation will display the clinical decision making in opting for guided versus navigated implant surgery. Based on the clinical situation, as well as patient requirements, an array of highly reliable treatment options will be discussed. This presentation will also look at a new innovative system called Trefoil™ which provides a premium alternative to treat an entirely new patient population.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Evidence Based Innovation – The Link between Science and Therapy
Jill Helms, DDS, PhD

Above all else, implant specialists focus on improving quality of life for their patients. This focus requires a deep understanding of the biology and mechanics of implant osseointegration, and that is the goal of implant scientists: to provide the science basis for clinical innovation.

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Rise of Placental Tissue Products: Implications in Dentistry and Medicine

Mark C. Lucas, DDS, MS

The rise of placental tissue is forever changing medicine and Snoasis Medical has pioneered this development for over 10 years. Its Purion® processed deepithelialized amnion-chorion allograft (BioXclude®) delivers multiple extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, and cytokines to provide a barrier membrane that enhances healing. The FDA allows this minimally manipulated tissue to be used as a barrier, conduit, connector, or cushion in a variety of dental, endodontic, oral maxillofacial, and periodontal regenerative procedures. The lecture will review the history and evolution of placental tissue use in dentistry and medicine with background science. Additionally, the presentation will review the expanding body of evidence in support of Snoasis Medical’s position that adoption of BioXclude® for routine and challenging tissue regeneration and dental implant cases represents a simple and inexpensive, yet highly effective, means to improve practice productivity and patient satisfaction.

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Innovative Simultaneous Bone Augmentation Solutions
Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS

Patients’ expectations of time to teeth and esthetic outcome have changed significantly over the last decade. Simultaneous bone augmentation and implant placement are now possible using innovative bone grafting solutions such as the allograft ring. Treatment time is reduced by approximately five months compared to traditional bone block augmentation. Dr. El Chaar will share his clinical application of the Straumann AlloGraft Ring and other new bone augmentation solutions.

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Rehabilitation of Medically Comprised Patients with Dental Implants: A Five-Year Follow-Up on Risk, Revision, and Time to Definitive Restoration

Suheil Michael Boutros, DDS, MS

Osteoporosis, oral cancer and co-morbidities are on the rise. Patients with these conditions are most often denied dental implant therapy, due to lack of consensus on whether implant therapy can be done successfully. Trabecular Metal™ Technology has been used for more than two decades in orthopedic surgery, especially in patients with osteoporosis, cancer and co-morbidities. The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant has been tested in animal models and human cases for more than five years. Clinical cases presenting the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant for enhanced secondary stability in poor bone quality, and in medically compromised patients will be presented, as well as revision and rapid recovery indications.

    3 - 3:45 p.m.


Prevention of Peri-Implantitis through Implant Design: An Evidence-Based Approach


Implant complications have become a major challenge for many dentists who placed implants. This lecture is designed to understand what’s new in this field and how to avoid these problems. New definitions as well as treatment prognosis of peri-implant diseases will be presented. Recent research findings of how surface coating influence the incidence of implant complications will be discussed. In addition, this lecture will provide the mechanisms of how implant bone loss and implant failure occurred. Specifically, how to manage implant esthetic, biological, biomechanical complications will be demonstrated.
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize potential etiological that contribute to implant complications.
  • Learn how to prevent future implant complications through implant design.
  • Know how to select proper treatment for different implant complications, both soft and hard tissues, or even retrieval of failed implants.
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The Keys to Reducing the Risk of Peri-Implantitis Part 1

Alan M. Meltzer, DMD, MScD

The increased prevalence of peri-implantitis continues to present challenges for clinicians. While a number of therapeutic approaches continue to be developed, the true solution lies in reducing the risk of patients developing peri-implant bone loss regardless of etiology. In this session, the various causes of peri-implant bone loss will be categorized and a series of clinical strategies will be presented to reduce the risk of peri-implant bone loss including but not limited to peri-implantitis.

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Management of Sloped Ridges: Graft and Graft-Less Options

Rodrigo Neiva, DDS

This lecture will focus on modern treatment options for management of sloped alveolar ridges, aimed to maximize tissue quality at the implant interface with the oral cavity, for creation of a stronger biologic seal, more resistant to peri-implantitis.

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Aesthetic and Functional Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation Around Implants

Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS

After tooth extraction, bone resorption of varying amounts always occurs as the edentulous site of the alveolar process undergoes both qualitative and quantitative changes. Current knowledge suggests to augment fresh extraction sockets rather than to wait for spontaneous healing and perform further guided bone regeneration. Once hard tissue has been successfully augmented, an adequate soft tissue thickness becomes mandatory in order to create healthy and stable peri-implant tissues. An innovative volume-stable collagen matrix provides the opportunity to treat soft tissue defects around implants as an alternative to connective tissue graft.

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Foundation: A Simple and Novel Approach to Alveolar Ridge Preservation

Veronique Benhamou, BSc, DDA

Preserving and/or augmenting the alveolar bone following an extraction have become a gold standard in the current world of Implantology. The wound healing process of extraction sockets and the steps leading to facilitating prosthetic based surgical implant placement will be reviewed. Ridge preservation includes atraumatic tooth extraction techniques and the utilization of various materials to maintain the bone volume. A novel, simple, and predictable method of ridge preservation will be discussed.

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Essential Legal Concepts and Strategies to Protect Today’s Periodontists
Steve Mecham

Periodontists provide care in high-risk environments that make them targets in our legal system. Legal entanglements in healthcare are all but inevitable. All too often we see good doctors whose careers and lives have been ruined without just cause. This course will take attendees through two crucial cases, illustrating principles of general liability, medical malpractice, and state board procedures.
Attendees will learn about corporate and legal structures, where they may be personally vulnerable, which legal entities can protect personal and business assets, and how to build professional license safeguards into their legal structures. Attendees will also learn how legal structuring opens the door to valuable tax benefits.

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Treatment Results for Peri-Implantitis Using the ND:YAG Laser
Gary Schwarz, DDS, MSD

Peri-implantitis is a growing worldwide problem for which there is no effective treatment.  Lack of success in trying to treat this disease led me to the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser.  In this presentation, I will share the results of a retrospective analysis of my first 222 patients with 437 failing implants treated using the LAPIP™ protocol (with slight modification).  This minimally invasive treatment protocol effectively eliminated bleeding and pus on probing and achieved shrinking pocket depths in 90% of the patients treated in my practice.  I will present empirical evidence of my results, which have not yet been published, to allow the audience members to decide for themselves whether to follow the same treatment pathway.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what the current literature says about treatment results for peri-implantitis
  2. Learn what the possibilities and the limitations are for treating this condition using the LAPIP™ protocol
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3:15 – 4 p.m.
Parameters for Reconstructions with Implants – What are the Current and Future Concepts?
Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD, FACD

Implant reconstruction is not a perfect science. Facial and intra-oral changes have been demonstrated in all age groups and both sexes. Such three-dimensional changes over time in the position of teeth, associated bone and soft tissue relative to the static position of implants can introduce negative esthetic and functional consequences. This presentation will discuss appropriate modification of three-dimensional bone and soft tissue grafting of large defects with appropriate sequence changes of site preparation by surgical modification.

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Making Digital Dentistry Profitable for Your Practice through Referral Communication

David Rallis, DDS, MD

Tracy Butler, CRDH, MFT


The key to making digital dentistry profitable and growing your practice is efficient referral management. Learn how the integration of referral management software can improve communication while reducing errors and increasing productivity for the surgeon, the referral and their staffs.

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Creating Better Surgical/Restorative Relationships using Digital Work Flows, from Single-Tooth to Full-Arch Part 1

Curtis Jansen, DDS

Digital work flows—from preliminary impressions to definitive restorations are increasing practice efficiency, decreasing chairtime, and creating an improved experience for the patient. Use of an intraoral scanner (IOS), offers intuitive chairside digital capture of teeth, tooth preparations, coded healing abutments, scan bodies, and implants, and can be incorporated with dentate and/or edentulous jaws. The user can view and manipulate the scan data in real time at 10 plus times magnification on a flat screen monitor, to create virtual restorations, guides, and or treatment plans. Data capture of BellaTek® Encode® Healing Abutments can then be transferred to an Encode Empowered Laboratory for design and fabrication of Patient-Specific CAD/CAM abutments, or to an in-office milling machine. Digital workflows are changing the way we practice dentistry and can help improve productivity and efficiency. This presentation will review the status quo of the new digital highway (IOS, CAD/CAM, CBCT, office software) and show why you may want to jump on.

    4 - 4:45 p.m.


Why Periodontists Need to Adopt Digital Dentistry: Improve Case Documentation, Simplify Planning, and Reduce Surgical and Restorative Errors and Complications

Sonia Leziy, DDS, Dip. Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

The digital work-flow improves the communication between the surgical, restorative and technical team members. This presentation will highlight insights on the strengths and struggles in the implementation of this technology, while sensitizing the audience to steps and thoughts to better the experience. Emphasis will be placed on chairside intraoral scanning (iOS), CBCT technology, and software programs to plan and perform more accurate and precise surgical and restorative implant procedures.

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Innovative Management of Periodontal and Implant Conditions with Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Technology

Preety Desai, DDS, MSC
Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MED

Today’s periodontist requires technology to enhance procedural results in a variety of both hard and soft tissue environments. The YSGG “all tissue” laser is uniquely able to remove < 5 cell layers at a time while its penetration allows concurrent bleeding control and microbial decontamination in a surgical environment. As such the superior role that YSGG has in being truly “minimally invasive” in its ablation of hard and soft tissues can benefit your clinical practice. Laser enhanced techniques include periosteal tunneling for muco gingival procedures, osseous preservation extractions, alveolar socket debridement, esthetic crown lengthening and smear layer/biofilm removal in a variety of therapies. The global expansion of procedures from managing both moderate to severe periodontitis to periimplantitis will be presented in a series of case reports with scientific justification demonstrating accelerated wound healing. Pearls will be provided to market the “techno” niche practice in today’s competitive environment.

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The Keys to Reducing the Risk of Peri-Implantitis Part 2

Alan M. Meltzer, DMD, MScD

The increased prevalence of peri-implantitis continues to present challenges for clinicians. While a number of therapeutic approaches continue to be developed, the true solution lies in reducing the risk of patients developing peri-implant bone loss regardless of etiology. In this session, the various causes of peri-implant bone loss will be categorized and a series of clinical strategies will be presented to reduce the risk of peri-implant bone loss including but not limited to peri-implantitis.

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Full-Arch Reconstruction for Edentulous or Patients with Terminal Dentition

Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD

Treatment of edentulous patients, or dentate patients to be transitioned to edentulism,
poses many challenges, including anatomic proximity to critical oral structures, limited
bone volume, inappropriate bone topography, and soft tissue deficiency.

This presentation explores the therapeutic options for fully edentulous patients, focusing on those with compromised bone. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will gain knowledge of planning, implant selection, position and orientation. Surgical execution and loading considerations will also be discussed.

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Emerging Concepts for Managing Hard and Soft Peri-Implant Tissues

Hector Sarmiento, DMD, MSc

Identifying the causative factor for bony destruction in peri-implantitis can be challenging. Although various surgical modalities have been widely documented, it is not clear which of the current materials can provide a predictable outcome. This presentation will review how to identify peri-implant diseases according to its etiology and review innovative treatment approaches for hard and soft tissue regeneration.

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Advanced CBCT Imaging in Periodontics

Bruno Azevedo, DDS, MS

CBCT imaging is one of the most important tools during the diagnosis, treatment planning, and management of patients with periodontal disease and/or seeking dental implants. This course will demonstrate how high-resolution imaging can positively impact all phases of treatment in contrast to low resolution scans. This dynamic lecture will guide you through specific steps on how to acquire and manipulate CBCT scans for periodontal/implant planning. We will discuss how Morita CBCT imaging can help you better visualize key anatomical structures and dental implants with minimum to no imaging artifacts.
Educational Objectives:
  • Learn the importance of high resolution scans in your daily practice.
  • Understand the importance of zoom reconstruction during CBCT interpretation.
  • How to minimize metal artifacts such as beam hardening.
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Contemporary Concepts of Lasers in Periodontics and Implants
Keisuke Wada, DDS, MNSc, DMD, PhD

Our profession, and the specialty of Periodontology and Dental Implantology, has experienced a growth of clinical and basic science research supporting the importance of lasers for periodontal, restorative, and implantology applications. This course will give an overview of the different types of lasers currently in use in dentistry today, including CO 2, Diode, Erbium, and NdYAG.

Strengths and limitations of the lasers will be described, with a focus on NdYAG clinical applications. Case reports of LANAP® treated periodontitis patients and LAPIP™ treated peri-implantitis patients will support contemporary concepts of the expanding popularity of Nd:YAG lasers in Periodontology and Oral Implantology.

Course objectives:

  1. The participant will be able to describe each of the currently used lasers in Dentistry.
  2. The participant will be able to describe the clinical steps of LANAP and LAPIP protocols.
  3. The participant will be able to discuss the biological and research supporting evidence of each step.

歯周病およびインプラントにおけるレーザー療法の現在の到達点について
和田 圭祐(わだ けいすけ)

近年、歯周、修復およびインプラント治療におけるレーザーの応用は臨床及び基礎研究が増加をたどる中でますますその重要性を増してきている。本講演前半では現在歯科臨床で使用されている様々なレーザー:炭酸ガス, ダイオード、エルビウムそしてネオジウム・ヤグレーザーについての総論に触れながら臨床におけるそれぞれの有用性について議論する。

また後半ではネオジウムーヤグレーザーを使ったLANAP及びLAPIPプロトコールにフォーカスしながら各種レーザーにおける長所と限界について議論する。LANAPLaser Assisted New Attachment Procedure:レーザーによる新付着術)を用いた歯周病治療ならびにLAPIP  (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure:レーザーによるインプラント周囲炎治療)を用いたインプラント周囲炎の治療の実際ならびにその最新データーを供覧しながら今後広まりつつある歯周病およびインプラント周囲炎に対するネオジウム・ヤグレーザーを用いた各プロトコールの臨床における有用性について議論したい。

本講演は

  1. 現在、歯科において使用されている各種レーザーについて理解する。
  2. LANAPおよびLAPIPプロトコールの臨床上の各ステップを理解する。
  3. それら各ステップの必要性をサポートする生物学的および臨床研究のデータについて議論する。
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Peter Wohrle, DMD, MMedSc

This lecture will reveal an amazing treatment journey extending the boundaries of prosthetics through a comprehensive systematic approach. It will review how through the pre-visualization of bone and soft tissue architectures you can merge the anatomical needs with the patient requirements for a natural-looking restoration and facial rejuvenation from both fixed and removable implant solutions. The keys to long-term success with the best quality and precision of restorative components will be detailed in the course of the lecture.

4:30 – 5 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD, FACD
Panel:
Bobby Birdi, DMD, Dip. Perio, Dip. Prosth, MSc, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C), FACP, DABP
Ernest Orphanos, DDS
Edmond Bedrossian, DDS
Jill Helms, DDS, PhD
Peter Wohrle, DMD, MMedSc

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Enamel Matrix Derivative: An Evolution Over Twenty Years of Practice
Veronique Benhamou, DDS, Cert. Perio

EMD has been shown to play a significant role in periodontal tissue regeneration. In fact, after 20 years it remains one of the few biomaterials available for clinical use, capable of demonstrating histologically true periodontal regeneration with new cementum formation, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.

In this presentation, we will review the in vitro cellular effects and a model of functioning for EMD as well as present a clinical retrospective of twenty years of EMD utilization in private practice. The evolution of the surgical approach over the years and the combination application of EMD and other therapies will be discussed for the treatment of periodontal defects.

Analysis of the effects of EMD has indicated that gene expression, protein production, proliferation, and differentiation of various cell types are affected and often enhanced by EMD.

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Curtis Jansen, DDS

Digital work flows—from preliminary impressions to definitive restorations are increasing practice efficiency, decreasing chairtime, and creating an improved experience for the patient. Use of an intraoral scanner (IOS), offers intuitive chairside digital capture of teeth, tooth preparations, coded healing abutments, scan bodies, and implants, and can be incorporated with dentate and/or edentulous jaws. The user can view and manipulate the scan data in real time at 10 plus times magnification on a flat screen monitor, to create virtual restorations, guides, and or treatment plans. Data capture of BellaTek® Encode® Healing Abutments can then be transferred to an Encode Empowered Laboratory for design and fabrication of Patient-Specific CAD/CAM abutments, or to an in-office milling machine. Digital workflows are changing the way we practice dentistry and can help improve productivity and efficiency. This presentation will review the status quo of the new digital highway (IOS, CAD/CAM, CBCT, office software) and show why you may want to jump on.

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