Tuesday, Oct. 30
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Program Track: Implant Surgery and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Moderator: George V. Duello
Speakers: Jeffrey Ganeles and Sonia Leziy
Immediate dental rehabilitation with fixed restorations can be a life-changing event for patients. Delivering this service to someone in need is one of the most gratifying and rewarding services a periodontist can provide, frequently reversing decades of anxiety, disease, and unsuccessful treatment. It is also one of the most complex procedures done in dentistry as it forces sophisticated surgical, prosthetic, and laboratory procedures, often performed by different individuals, to be done in a compressed time period. Successful outcomes demand proficiency in many technical aspects of surgery that form part of the periodontist’s skillset.
• Explain how the digital workflow can simplify the planning, enhance the surgery, and advance the transitional restoration.
• Grasp the use of angled implants and/or short implants to avoid pneumatized sinuses and other vital anatomical structures.
• Identify how bone density-based preparations and densification protocols can increase the probability of immediate restoration.
• Consider different restorative options to simplify and improve provisionalization.