Learn the biologic basis and fundamental principles of implant dentistry. This course is designed for beginners that wish to learn about the surgical phase of implant dentistry. The course will outline the design principles, surface treatments, and other mechanical properties of implants. You will learn how to predictably place implants using guided and non-guided surgery.
Participants will be able to diagnose, plan, and surgically place single as well as multiple edentulous areas with endosseous implants in their practices. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual which compiles PowerPoint slides from the lecture. This makes following the lecture more enjoyable than having to take detailed notes, and will also provide an excellent reference book when you return to your office after the course.
• Current and future status of implants
• Endosteal implant design and its importance
• Understanding bone biology and osseointegration
• Anatomical considerations and limitations in relation to implant placement
• Hands-on, step by step evaluation in establishing diagnosis and treatment planning
• Interpreting CT (cone beam) and radiographs, hands-on exercise (Laptop)
• Surgical Guides: It’s importance, different types and fabrication techniques, hands-on exercise
• Principles of hard and soft tissue surgery
• Hands-on surgical technique and suturing
• Hands-on implant placement on models as well as pig jaws
• Prosthetic principles and components in restoring implants
• Complications and managing complications
• Selecting your first implant case
• Case discussions and hands-on stage II and impression-taking on models
• Establish a basic foundation and understanding of dental implants, their biologic basis, and applicability in restoring single edentulous areas
• Predictably diagnose and create treatment plans for conventional single-tooth implants
• Understand and manage complications with single tooth implants in both anterior and posterior areas
• Learn how to fabricate surgical guides in-house with and without CBCT
• You will know what works and what doesn’t work
• You will recognize how to avoid and treat complications
• You will understand what we know about the timing of implant placement and loading
• How to predictably restore implants
• Gain confidence, improve clinical knowledge and skills to establish successful implant dentistry practice
Hands-on exercises are divided into 4 sessions including treatment planning modalities, immediate implant placement, bone grafting, ridge expansion, suturing techniques, and more.
Treatment Planning Modalities will start with establishing diagnosis and treatment plans on actual cases provided by the New York Implant Institute. This exercise will utilize models, surgical templates, and panoramic radiographs.
INSTRUMENTATION will include introduction to instrumentation, where the participants will learn about the motorized functions as well as detailed usage instructions of all the surgical instruments including implant kits on blocks and models.
Surgical Suturing Techniques will go over the surgical technique, flap designs, and reflection for implant placement on models and different suturing techniques used for implant placement.
IMPLANT PLACEMENT will include incisions and flap designs on the pig jaw; placement of dental implants, manipulation of surgical flaps; obtaining of tension-free closure; suturing techniques, followed by a step-by-step guide to restoring the implants on models.