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Removable and Fixed Solutions for the Edentulous Patient (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

Practitioners have several options for treating the edentulous arch, providing a great deal of flexibility in addressing the unique needs of each case. By comprehensively assessing the patient’s chief complaint, bone volume and anatomical landmarks, as well as the fit, stability and comfort of any existing oral appliances, clinicians can confidently determine whether a traditional complete denture or an implant-supported prosthesis is indicated.

The Many Advantages of a Premade Custom Temporary (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

The placement of laboratory-fabricated provisional restorations offers clinicians and patients numerous advantages, both restorative and cosmetic. Clinicians can achieve a higher degree of clinical success when it comes to marginal accuracy, strength, longevity and color stability compared to conventionally fabricated temporaries. Premade custom temporaries can serve as an integral part of any dentist’s restorative protocol, and their incorporation as a transitional tool within the office will lead to more predictable results.

Principles of Implant Occlusion: Part 4 – Recommendations for Removable Implant Prostheses (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

Adherence to the principles differentiating an RP-4 vs. RP-5 implant prosthesis should be followed for optimal long-term function of the removable implant prosthesis. Because patients with removable implant prostheses have been shown to have difficulties in recognizing occlusal prematurities, the occlusal contacts should be strictly monitored and evaluated on a consistent basis to maintain stability and decrease any occlusal disharmony. The proper occlusal scheme, as well as the ultimate success of the implants and the prosthesis, is based on careful treatment planning and the consideration of various factors and principles, which will allow for longevity of the restoration and harmony with the surrounding tissues.

In-Office Milling vs. Lab Fabrication: Making Case Decisions (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

The criteria for determining whether a digital impression should be used to produce a restoration in-office or sent to the lab for fabrication are straightforward. By assessing the tooth’s location, surrounding dentition, parafunctional habits, the stump shade, and the doctor’s and patient’s schedule on the day of consultation, this decision can be made with a high degree of confidence. Whichever method of fabrication is chosen, these technologies afford significant cost savings and allow patients to receive restorations in less time than those produced from conventional impressions.

Complete Dentures: Clinical Procedures (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

In this course, Dr Siamak Abai goes through the diagnostic and clinical procedures in providing compete upper and lower dentures.

Principles of Implant Occlusion: Part 3 – Recommendations for Fixed Full-Arch Implant Prostheses (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

Occlusion plays a major role in the functional and biological aspects of the full-arch implant-supported prosthesis, and the concept of implant-protected occlusion was developed to minimize the possibility of occlusal-related issues. Therefore, a properly developed and well-controlled occlusal scheme can reduce mechanical and biological complications, thus increasing the longevity of the prosthesis.

Success Factors for Immediate Implant Placement in the Anterior (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

Immediate implantation offers a predictable means of tooth replacement for many patients who present with an untreatable tooth. By following a set of straightforward guidelines, clinicians can evaluate the extraction socket and soft tissue to decide whether to place the implant or employ a more conservative approach. Once the appropriate determination has been made, grafting materials, modern implant design and the precision of CAD/CAM prosthetics can help the practitioner produce a functional, lifelike result.

Principles of Implant Occlusion: Part 2 – Recommendations for Single Implant Prostheses (2 CE Credits)

CE Course

Because of the inherent differences between teeth and implants, careful attention must be given to the development and modification of occlusal schemes for single implant prosthetic rehabilitation. The principles of implant-protected occlusion, a concept developed by Dr. Carl Misch, address several conditions to decrease stress to the implant system. Clinicians should incorporate these principles into their implant restorations to maintain forces within physiologic limits and to provide long-term stability of the implant system.

Principles of Implant Occlusion: Part 1 – Implants Are Not Teeth (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

Clinicians must have an understanding of the fundamental differences between teeth and dental implants with respect to occlusal loading forces. Due to biomechanical differences between teeth and implants, care must be taken in developing occlusal schemes for prosthetic rehabilitation. Because dental implant occlusion can be complex, it’s imperative for clinicians to consider many factors in the formulation of an occlusal scheme for each specific type of prosthesis.

Clinical Tip: The ‘Book’ Approach to Reflecting a Surgical Flap (1 CE Credit)

CE Course

When a facial defect is present at an extraction site, clinicians can place an implant and achieve a predictable outcome by following some straightforward diagnostic and surgical procedures. A flap can be reflected using the book approach to implant surgery, exposing the site for evaluation and bone grafting. By minimizing incisions and helping to maintain hard- and soft-tissue contours, this technique can help clinicians produce esthetic results when immediate tooth replacement is desired.

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