Session Objectives: During the first session of this comprehensive hands-on implant training program the following topics are covered:
Anatomy, bone physiology, patient evaluation for implant treatment, risk factors, vertical & horizontal spaces of occlusion, bone density, step-by-step implant surgical placement protocols including immediate and osteotome techniques, impression techniques, restorative steps for implant crown and bridge and more.
Hands-on workshops are performed by the class and live surgery demonstrations by faculty.
Recognize and describe the impact of complete and partial edentulism on hard and soft tissue, on the esthetic and the psychology of the patient.
Understand the history of dental implants.
Define the different types of dental implants.
Optimize the patient selection, case presentation and informed consent process.
Demonstrate and conduct complete dental history and clinical evaluation of implant patients.
Classify and define different implant prosthesis.
Learn all of the maxillary and mandibular anatomical landmarks and their radiographic assessment prior to implant placement.
Recognize and describe different types of bone density.
Describe the step-by-step protocol for the one and the two-stage surgical implant placement.
Learn the guidelines for optimal implant placement for function and esthetics.
Determine the proper implant depth during surgical placement of implants in different clinical situations.
Learn the ideal implant size in each tooth location.
Understand the minimum vertical and horizontal restorative spaces
Learn the selection process and how to fabricate surgical templates with different designs for each specific surgical indication.
Learn the indications, the guidelines and the protocol for immediate implant insertion technique.
Identify and utilize the 30 key principles for predictable implant surgical placement.
Understand the proper postoperative follow-up protocol after implant surgery.
Learn the step by step technique for socket grafting
Classify and define all four types of the bone grafting materials (Autograft, allograft, xenograft and alloplast)
Learn the technique and the indications for the open-tray and the closed-tray implant impression techniques.
Recognize and describe the indications for soft tissue model in implant dentistry.
Learn the step-by-step technique for fixed implant prosthesis delivery.
Understand the principals of oral sedation and the protocol for the use of oral sedatives prior to implant surgical procedures.
Learn the benefits of good communication practices between the doctor, patient and the laboratory.