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A. Titan
ACE Surgical
Dental Implant Technologies
Dentsply Sirona
DSN Software
Geistlich, NA
Intra Lock
Karl Schumacher
Keystone Dental
Lending Club
Maxxeus Dental
Nobel Biocare
Perio Protect
Procter & Gamble
Salvin Dental Specialties Inc.
TePe Oral Health Care, Inc.
Unicare Biomedical
Weo Media
Zimmer Biomet

2017 WSP Annual Scientific Session
Lecture Courses

Friday, March 31, 2017

WSP Seattle WebSlide (1)

Tomaso Vercellotti, MD, DDS – Lecture & Hands On Topic: Piezosurgery® Sinus Lift - Revisited
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Lecture Synopsis:
Learn the latest in research for lateral wall sinus lifts utilizing new insert tips with Piezosurgery.®
Among bone volume augmentation techniques, sinus lift is certainly one of the most frequently used procedures.
The lecture introduces new concepts and techniques for sinus augmentation according to anatomic and functional features.
The use of intraoperative video clips allows evaluation of the new piezo-lift and piezo-graft techniques that make the crestal approach also safe.
Furthermore, the new bone consuming and bone osteotomy techniques, with the innovative Piezoelectric protocol for the lateral approach are going to be illustrated.

Learning Objectives:
All participants will be able to learn about the surgical advantages and the respective clinical outcomes of the new sinus lift piezoelectric techniques.
Additionally, each one of the attendants will learn how to determine the cases in which the crestal approach should be preferred to the lateral one.!

David Schwab, PhD – The Five Step Dental Management Makeover
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Lecture Synopsis:
This course teaches the team proven management techniques to make the practice a great and satisfying place to work. When stress goes down, morale goes up—and so does production. This course challenges the doctor and team to put aside old assumptions and bring out the best in themselves and their co-workers. Emphasis will be placed on running the practice efficiently to improve case acceptance for dental implant and periodontal procedures. Attendees will leave with the resources they need to improve the culture of the practice, including step-by-step agendas for future team meetings.

Designed for all members of the team, this course provides specific solutions to management problems so that practices can reach their full potential.

Learning Objectives:
•  Myths and facts about attitude.
•  How to set and control expectations.
•  How to teach themselves and each other critical skills for dealing with patients.
•  Proven techniques for marketing the practice, especially those related to periodontal and dental implant procedures.
•  How to increase case acceptance.
•  How to use the best verbal skills.
•  How to hold themselves and the team accountable.

Scott Terry – Lasers in Perio
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Lecture Synopsis:
This course is designed to improve your Laser Periodontal Procedures by refining your existing protocol, adding new techniques, and improving patient outcomes. Learn how the Lightwalker can bring your patients to a new level of health by fully utilizing the Lightwalker laser to optimize treatment results in cosmetic, restorative, implant, and prosthetic dentistry. This course will encompass still photography, video, and hands-on sessions to augment your learning experience.

Learning Objectives:
•  To better understand the biological considerations of regenerative periodontal surgery.
•  Differentiation and case study consideration of open and closed flap periodontal surgery.
•  Patient management throughout the periodontal surgery procedure and beyond.
•  Embracing the minimally invasive aspects of Laser regenerative periodontal surgery versus the traditional respective periodontal surgery.
•  Understanding the laser tissue interaction/biology that allows for optimal case results, and which wavelength works most efficiently for different tissue types and promotes the best healing with adequate hemorrhage control.
•  The concept of using multiple wavelengths to complete a single procedure, and to selectively guide the speed of healing, and the clinical codes associated with these new procedures, and how to incorporate them within your treatment planning.
•  Becoming comfortable expanding your current laser surgical knowledge into the areas of cosmetic, restorative, orthodontic, and implant dentistry.

Friday, March 31, 2017 Hands-On Courses

Phillip Roe, DDS, MS – Immediate Implant Placement and Provisionalization in the Aesthetic Zone: Current Concepts and Technology
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Lecture Synopsis:
Predictable immediate implant placement and provisionalization begins with proper diagnosis, planning, and execution. This presentation will focus current concepts, techniques, and the treatment considerations for replacing failing teeth in the anterior maxilla. Emphasis will be placed on the surgical and prosthetic management of hard and soft tissue and the benefits of computer-guided surgery.

Learning Objectives:
•  The significance of implant morphology and prosthetic connections
•  Factors that govern 3-dimensional implant placement
Fabrication of anterior immediate provisional restorations
•  Alternative methods for preserving the peri-implant gingival and osseous architecture
•  Optimizing immediate placement and provisionalization procedures with NobelClinician

Tomaso Vercellotti, MD, DDS – Hands-on Course: Piezosurgery® Sinus Lift - Revisited
Read Bio >>>

Learning Objective:
•  Learn the latest in research for lateral wall sinus lifts utilizing new insert tips with Piezosurgery
Among bone volume augmentation techniques, sinus lift is certainly one of the most frequently used procedures.
The lecture introduces new concepts and techniques for sinus augmentation according to anatomic and functional features.
The use of intraoperative video clips allows evaluation of the new piezo-lift and piezo-graft techniques that make the crestal approach also safe.
Furthermore, the new bone consuming and bone osteotomy techniques, with the innovative Piezoelectric protocol for the lateral approach are going to be illustrated.

Learning Objectives:
All participants will be able to learn about the surgical advantages and the respective clinical outcomes of the new sinus lift piezoelectric techniques.
Additionally, each one of the attendants will learn how to determine the cases in which the crestal approach should be preferred to the lateral one.!

Ian McNickle, MBA – Online Marketing Best Practices for Dentists
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Lecture Synopsis:
In this course we will explain the most important aspects of online marketing including how to optimize your website for new patient leads as well as best practices for SEO, PPC, Social Media, and Online Patient Reviews / Reputation Management.

Learning Objectives:
Understand how to improve your website to get higher Google rankings, and increased new patient flow
Review best practices for SEO and PPC to drive patient flow for specific procedures and geographies
Learn how best to use social media and online reviews to improve marketing results and new patient flow

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ariel Raigrodski, DMD, MS, FACP – Soft Tissue Management: A Restorative Perspective
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Lecture Synopsis:
To discuss the paramount value of therapeutic provisional restorations in comprehensive patient care. It will emphasize how such provisional restorations facilitate a healthy dentogingival complex while leading to favorable emergence profile management and gingival esthetics, to successful impression procedures, and consequently to ultimate clinical outcomes. The creation and maintenance of adequate cervical contours with a proper emergence profile as well as adequate management of the soft-tissue restorative interface will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on effective materials selection and fabrication techniques for achieving excellent contours, marginal integrity, gingival health, adequate occlusion, and durability. The role of therapeutic provisional restorations (for both tooth-borne and implant-supported restorations) as a tool for facilitating consistent soft tissue health and esthetics and for achieving predictable restorative outcomes will be demonstrated with various clinical scenarios.

Learning Objectives:
•  General considerations for facilitating soft tissue health and soft tissue esthetics and how to create and maintain adequate cervical contours with a proper emergence profile with therapeutic provisional restorations.
•  Materials’
•  options and fabrication techniques for therapeutic provisional restorations for different treatment situations.
•  Address the role of therapeutic provisional restorations as a communication tool between the restorative dentist, the patient, and the interdisciplinary team members.

Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD – Tooth Transplantation – Perio, Ortho, and Restorative Implications
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Lecture Synopsis:
Options to replace missing, ankylosed or non-restorable teeth are limited for the growing patient. Treatment is usually aimed at using orthodontics to close space or develop the alveolar ridge to allow for dental implant placement when growth is completed. Another option is tooth autotransplantation. This offers a permanent tooth replacement using a natural tooth to achieve an optimal aesthetic & functional outcome. This presentation will review the considerations for tooth replacement in our growing patients using orthodontics and autotransplantation.

Learning Objectives:
•  The appropriate time to plan for tooth autotransplantation.
•  Surgical considerations for an optimal outcome.
•  Proper orthodontic positioning of the transplanted tooth.
•  Restoration of a transplanted premolar to mimic a central incisor.

Dave Mathews, DDS – Managing Complex Esthetic Dilemmas: The Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Correcting Challenging Esthetic Dilemmas
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Learning Objectives:
•  Recognizing the need for multiple specialties in complex aesthetic cases.
•  Formulate multiple treatment options and learn how to decide on the most predictable approach.
•  Learn which techniques offers the best long term results.

Simone Verardi, DDS, MSD – Diagnosing & Treating The Gummy Smile
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Lecture Synopsis:
The gummy smile is a non-pathological condition that may affect the aesthetics of our patients. There are several reasons for this condition and may be treated by only one specialist but, more often, by a team of specialists.

This lecture will focus on the correct diagnosis, treatment options, and minimally invasive clinical protocols to improve aesthetics of patients with a “gummy smile”. Special emphasis will be given to treatments with clinical crown lengthening.

Learning Objectives:
•  Correct diagnosis of gummy smile.
•  Multi-disciplinary sequence of treatment.
•  Biological approach Vs. restorative approach.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Paola Leone, DDS Gregory Vaughn, DDS – Adult Orthodontics - Is Traditional Orthodontics Enough? Alternative Treatments for Complex Cases
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Lecture Synopsis:
As the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has dramatically increased over the last decade, orthodontists frequently are faced with the challenge of dealing with complex malocclusions with compromised dentition and periodontal support. While this poses a challenge orthodontically, it also creates an opportunity to work collaboratively with restorative dentists and other dental specialists to deliver creative solutions that provide these patients with long-terms benefits that go well beyond straightening their teeth. Incorporating temporary anchorage devices (TAD’s) and PAOO into comprehensive orthodontic treatment can significantly broaden our treatment range and ultimately enhance the final restorative treatment. A number of clinical cases will be presented to demonstrate the advantages of working collaboratively.

Learning Objectives:
•  Gain some knowledge in the use of conventional prosthodontic-type implants for both orthodontic anchorage and tooth replacement.
•  Realize the benefits of optimal space appropriation for replacement of missing teeth with implant-supported restorations and how optimal space appropriation can be achieved.
•  Gain further insight into the management and treatment of debilitated dentitions for optimal aesthetics, function, stability, and hygiene.

Martin Mendelson, DDS – How to Break out of Your Status Quo and Change the Dynamic of Your Referral Relationships with Vision and Purpose
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To recognize where growth can occur within your existing referral base and create a plan to make it happen.

Lecture Synopsis:
We tend to focus on individuals in our lives that are the most vocal or the most present on a day-to-day basis. All of us get wrapped up in our busy lives that we tend to develop patterns of activity without necessarily stopping to evaluate if our actions are leading to the results we desire. When you evaluate the referral dynamics between specialist and restorative dentist, the same principles apply. What are your goals? Who would you like to work with? Are you the specialist for everyone? Who are you paying attention to? Is what you are doing on a day-to-day basis effectively bringing your practice to the next level? Where can real growth occur within your existing referral base?

This 120-minute program will give you physical tools to begin to look at your referral base differently. It will challenge you to transform from the specialist in the community to the coach and mentor that your referral base will rely upon for years to come.

Learning Objectives:
•  How to look at your referral base in a different light.
•  How to differentiate practice networking vs. practice growth activities.
How to filter your referral base and find those individuals who want
to grow.
•  How to turn on their internal drivers to increase the number of cases
they refer.
•  How to become the coach and mentor vs. "just" the specialist in the

Ken Lee, DDS – Utilizing Periodontics and Orthodontics Modalities to Develop Implant Recipient Sites
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Lecture Synopsis:
Fully documented clinical cases will be presented, to share the concept for utilizing Orthodontics and Periodontics treatment modalities, to develop ideal implant recipient sites for the dental aesthetic zone, e.g. the premaxilla.

Learning Objectives:
The participants will learn when and how to utilize Orthodontics as well as Periodontics treatment modalities, to improve an atrophic edentulous ridge in the premaxilla for implant placement, with nice acceptable therapeutic results.

Diane Daubert, RDH, MS, PhDc – Per-implantitis: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Non-Surgical Treatment
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Lecture Synopsis:
This course will provide evidence based information on peri-implant disease with emphasis on a team/interdisciplinary approach to treatment. The program will present research findings on risk factors for peri-implant disease and preventive measures to incorporate into the implant treatment plan prior to implant placement. The program will review diagnosis and prevalence of peri-implant disease and innovative non-surgical therapies for disease prevention and treatment. We will cover microbial and epigenetic findings relative to dental implants.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course the participant should be able to:
•  Explain to a patient the risk factors for development of peri-implant disease
•  Identify dental implants in need of non-surgical treatment and those needing referral for surgical treatment
•  Select appropriate non-surgical therapies
•  Undrestand the microbial complex surrounding dental implants and how they relate to periodontal microbial communities
•  Apply basic science findings to clinical decision making

Michelle Strange, RDH, BHS, MSDH – Reducing Failures: Maintenance as the cornerstone of implant therapy
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Lecture Synopsis:
In today's dentistry, we are giving patients a viable option for tooth replacement, but we must remember: treatment of dental implants does not end after the surgical or restorative phases. Creating a maintenance program that is tailored to the patient and their dental implant is key. Depending on the patient’s motivation, dexterity, physical capabilities, and type of prosthetic, there can be many ways to maintain their dental implant at home. Understanding the latest research and products that will help create long-term success for your patients is essential.

Learning Objectives:
•  Define peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis looking specifically at survival rates vs success rates
•  Explain the steps of assessing dental implants after placement and during maintenance visits
•  Determine the frequency of implant maintenance
•  Dentify reasons for implant complications
•  List the bacteria found in the microbiota around dental implants
•  Describe the ways to clean each type of implant and components
•  Describe factors to be considered during the treatment planning

Anna Pattison, RDH, MS – Innovations in Instruments for Periodontal Maintenance – 2017
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Lecture Synopsis:
Keep abreast of the latest developments in instrumentation to maximize your clinical potential. Renowned instrumentation expert Anna Pattison, will discuss how to achieve success in non-surgical periodontal therapy using new, thin modified Periodontal Maintenance curettes. Mew technique videos will demonstrate the use of these uniquely modified Gracey shanks and blades for patients with tight or thin tissue. Armed with knowledge of the most recent advances in hand and ultrasonic instrumentation, this course will teach you best practices to help your patients to achieve periodontal health. Come away with cutting edge information that will help to make your everyday work experience more rewarding.

Learning Objectives:
•  Identify the objectives of periodontal debridement and periodontal maintenance
•  Recognize the design, indications and sequence for use of the newest Periodontal Maintenance Gracey curets, mini-bladed Gracey curets, new sickles, diamond coated instruments, furcation curets and the newest mini titanium implant instruments
•  Describe glycine subgingival air polishing technique for periodontal and implant maintenance
•  Identify the best solutions and best practices for common instrumentation problems and common maintenance problems

For complete information on this or other seminars, call Todd Goldman at
(813) 444-1011, Ext 222 • E-mail:

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