Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
The importance of planning from day one for implant placement and soft tissue healing helps doctors achieve prosthetic goals for the patient. Being able to visualize the finished case prior to starting is even more relevant today, given patient expectations with regard to efficiency and outcome. Due to recent advancements in dental technology, it is now easier than ever before.
With CBCT-aided diagnoses and treatment planning, general dentists can predictably and virtually place implants using the latest computer software. The use of surgical guides based on a virtual plan has made procedures predictable and less invasive for the patient. Often, flapless surgical procedures can be used, which further minimizes healing time and patient discomfort.
In his written case reports and accompanying video, Dr. Timothy Kosinski addresses these key concepts:
- CAD technology
- Digital treatment planning
- Implant dentistry for general dentists
- Surgical guides
- Improved, early soft tissue contouring for ideal emergence profiles
- Patient-specific custom materials for superior restorations
- The Inclusive® Tooth Replacement System (Glidewell Laboratories)
- Eliminating common fears in implant dentistry
- Determining exact costs up front
With today's advanced technologies, placing implants is not just for implantologists — it is also becoming a viable treatment offering for general dentists. Recent advances in diagnostic technology and surgical protocols have made dental implant treatment substantially simpler, safer and faster. The introduction of the Inclusive Tooth Replacement System from Glidewell Laboratories takes that simplification even further, as it eliminates the biggest barriers to placing implants and provides all the tools necessary to work from the very onset of treatment toward achieving the most esthetic restoration possible.
CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials that are presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.
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- Balshi SF, Wolfinger GJ, Balshi TJ. A prospective study of immediate functional loading following the Teeth in a Day protocol: a case series of 55 consecutive edentulous maxillas. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2005;7(1):24-31.
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