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ALTERNATIVES TO BONE GRAFTING with the Use of Narrow Diameter Implants and Osseodensification

Course Description
The presentation will focus on the concept of using new innovative minimal invasive treatment approach as well as unconventional surgical manipulations dealing with the atrophic ridge. The new concept of “osseodensification” will be presented enabelling the clinician to preserve existing bone and enhance the outcome through a minimal invasive approach. With over 2 decades of scientific evidence reporting uncompromising reliability, narrow diameter implants signify a major shift in treating a greater range of patients. They are particularly appealing to those patients who previously declined implant treatment due to constraints of anatomy, fear or cost. Dentists everywhere are pausing to take note. Narrow diameter implants show high survival rates and are used clinically for immediate loading of fixed prostheses as their implant design provides high primary stability. Histological evaluation demonstrates a high bone-to-implant-contact-percentage (BIC%), similar to the BIC of conventional diameter implants. These unique implants help to avoid grafting techniques and improve esthetics with documented long-term success. The system reviewed in this course offers a full range of screw retained prosthetic options for overdentures, to single tooth, to full mouth reconstruction.

Learning Objectives
•  Understand the anatomical limitations associated with atrophic ridges before dental implant placement.
•  Learn how to utilize narrow diameter implants in challenging situations.
•  Understand the advantages of Osseodensification in osteotomy preparations.

Digitally Driven Dentistry - Utilizing Advancements in Science and Technology to Deliver Restorative Excellence

Course Description
From treatment planning to design of definitive restorations, technology is changing the processes used to treat patients. Innovative softwares allow clinicians to use these newer technologies to make treatment protocols more efficient and less time consuming, especially from single tooth to complex full arch implant fixed therapies. Along with this shift in technology is the introduction of seamless end-to-end ecosystems which allows teams to work with digital workflows efficiently to deliver predictable outcomes, shorter treatment time, higher case acceptance, and immediate patient satisfaction. Technology enhances all phases of treatment from diagnostics to the provisional phase of therapy and coupled with definitive restorative innovations, these suites of state of the art concepts allow for the easiest way to deliver restorative excellence to our patients.

Learning Objectives
•  Understand the concepts of digital data acquisition technology
•  Learn the potential synergies available when working within digital ecosystems
•  Develop techniques for utilization of innovation in everyday clinical practice
•  Gain knowledge on various applications of technology within a suite of software solutions

The Use of Bioactive Bone Grafts and Barriers in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Course Description
Bone grafting can be confusing. A multiplicity of techniques exists to regenerate bone around teeth (GTR) and in preparation for successful dental implant therapy (GBR). Ideal bone regeneration and wound healing is dependent upon choosing the proper surgical technique and correct combination of bone graft material, growth factor and barrier membrane. A bone grafting algorithm that leads to consistent success will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
•  The types of bone grafts available
•  The value of a barrier membrane and how to use it
•  The use of growth factors in bone grafting success
•  How to combine and time grafting to achieve predictable success around teeth and in preparation for dental implant therapy

LECTURE: Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin: From Biological Background to Clinical Indications

Course Description
The use of platelet concentrates has had a long-history of use in various fields of medicine as an autologous source of growth factors fabricated utilizing centrifugation of blood under various conditions. While platelet rich plasma (PRP) was proposed as a first-generation platelet concentrate over 3 decades ago, over the past 10 years, platelet rich fibrin (PRF) has seen a steady increase in utilization for a variety of medical procedures due to its lack of anti-coagulation factors favoring fibrin clot formation and faster wound healing. More recently, the development of a liquid PRF provides a new formulation of liquid PRF without using anti-coagulation factors that may specifically be combined with currently available bone biomaterials favoring particle stability, angiogenesis and tissue integration. This talk aims to highlight the recent advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates including recent developments in horizontal centrifugation and liquid concentrated-PRF to further speed wound healing and tissue regeneration for various clinical indications faced in routine daily dental practice.

Learning Objectives
•  Provide the biological background and scientific rationale for why platelet concentrates speed wound healing
•  Introduce new protocols using horizontal centrifugation
•  Provide clinical indications when, where and why to use PRF (membranes and liquid) in regenerative dentistry and facial esthetics

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: New Trends in PRF therapy
Course Description
This hands-on course will cover all the new advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates. These will cover how to make custom-shaped PRF grafts, how to better concentrate liquid-PRF and will provide a better understanding for optimization of the protocols utilized in every day dental practice. Thereafter, the Bio-Heat technology will be presented. This will cover the heating steps necessary to extend the working properties of PRF from a fast-resorbing 2-3 week membrane towards a membrane that lasts 4-6 months. Various protocols will be demonstrated whereby clinicians will learn how to make an extended-PRF membrane that lasts 4-6 months, as well as how to make a novel sticky bone that contains an outer e-PRF membrane that may be utilized for ridge augmentation procedures.

Learning Objectives
•  Optimization of protocols for any centrifugation device
•  Update on Bio-Heat technology and the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months
•  Improve cell and growth factor release using concentrated-PRF (C-PRF) protocols when compared to traditional injectable-PRF (i-PRF) on any centrifugation device
•  Launch of the Bio-Cool technology
•  Importance of PRF tubes for the fabrication of PRF
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GAP - Guided Augmentation Procedures - Biological and Indication-Based Augmentation Techniques in Combination
with Ceramic Implants

Course Description
Everyday surgical practice repeatedly presents us with the challenge of selecting the best method for vertical and horizontal bone augmentation from the many existing techniques. The GAP - Guided Augmentation Procedures - represent a concept that is structured according to clearly defined protocols and based on indications for each situation and provides clear instructions for each situation according to the “paint-by-numbers” principle. Taking into account the biological laws of bone formation, procedures that are stressful for the patient are also reduced by combining them with all-ceramic immediate implant placement techniques. The efficient development of the techniques significantly reduces the time spent, material requirements and costs for the user.

Learning Objectives
•  Indication based biological augmentation techniques in conjunction with ceramic implants
•  Different augmentation techniques performing an external sinuslift
•  The perfect combination of platelet-rich-fibrine and bone graft according to the GUIDED AUGMENTATION PROCEDURES

Innovations and Digital Workflows in Modern Prosthodontics

Course Description
Advancements in technology and materials have changed the world of prosthodontics. These changes apply to the simplest and most complex restorative cases. This presentation will give a overview of innovations and modern techniques that make prosthodontic reconstructions more predictable, efficient, and durable.

Learning Objectives
•  Overview on biomaterials for tooth-borne, implant, and removable restorations.
•  Understanding how to utilize a digital workflow from treatment planning to final restorations.
•  Introducing innovative ways to combine steps in the restorative workflow utilizing technology and modern materials.

Periodontal Hard and Soft tissue Regenerative Therapy: Achieving Results for Maintenance and Longevity

Course Description
Retention of the natural dentition, when feasible, remains an ideal goal in dentistry. Many treatment modalities in periodontics have demonstrated success in preserving teeth long-term when the disease is diagnosed and managed early. The focus will be on treatment decisions and evaluation of results and long-term management for advanced periodontal cases. The value of preserving the natural dentition specifically with teeth that exhibit advanced periodontitis will be presented. Complex lesions, such as those with furcation involvement, present one of the most challenging periodontal defects to treat. Comparative outcomes of regenerative techniques in furcation defects will be presented along with factors influencing long-term success. Regenerative therapeutic advances including regenerative techniques with biomaterials and laser therapy will be presented. Advanced soft
tissue grafting will also be presented.

Learning Objectives
•  Understand the importance of making an accurate diagnosis
•  Identify the indications and limitations of regenerative therapy
•  Present technological advances including growth factors, lasers and advanced surgical techniques for soft tissue grafting

Block Allografts an Alternative to Autogenous Grafting

Course Description
Autogenous block bone has been the gold standard for ridge augmentation due to its ability to maintain space as well as provide growth factors. Limitations to autogenous block grafting include volume of bone available intra-orally, as well as the morbidities associated with a second surgery site to harvest the donor tissue. This lecture will discuss and compare intra-oral bone block grafting with block allografts using rhBMP2. Several cases will be presented.

Learning Objectives
•  Describe the advantages of block allografts compared to autogenous blocks.
•  List the limitations of block allografts.
•  Understand the importance of using a commercially available growth factor when performing a block allograft

LECTURE: Unfolding Peri-implantitis

Course Description
Implant complications have become a major challenge for many dentists who placed implants. This lecture is designed to help dentists who placed or restored implant understand what’s new in implant complications, how to avoid these problems and how to predictably mange this emerging concern. New definitions such as plaque induced peri-implantitis and non-plaque associated peri-implant diseases, predisposing and precipitating factors associated with peri-implant complications and treatment prognosis of peri-implant diseases will be presented. Recent research findings of how surface coating or the titanium particles influence the incidence of implant complications will be discussed. In addition, this lecture will provide the mechanisms (e.g., surgically triggered, prosthetically triggered and biological induced implant complications) of how implant bone loss and implant failure occurred. Specifically, how to manage implant esthetic and biological complications using EP-DDS protocol will be demonstrated. Three decision trees (implant biological complication management, implant treatment based upon defect morphology and implant soft tissue recession classification and proposed management) will be proposed. The treatments for
implant diseases/complications include: chemotherapeutic agents, lasers de-contamination, apically positioned flap with or without implantoplasty, implant surface detoxification, lasers, guided bone regeneration, soft tissue grafts, implant removal as well as re-implantation will be thoroughly discussed.

Learning Objectives
•  Recognize predisposing and precipitating factors associated with peri-implant complications
•  Learn how to prevent future implant complications
•  Know how to select proper treatment for different implant complications
•  Learn EP-DDS guided bone regeneration protocol to predictably regenerate peri-implantitis defects
•  Familiarize yourself of dental lasers as well as other detoxifying agents

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Management of Implant Complications via EP-DDS Treatment Protocol
Course Description
Implant complications have become a major challenge for many dentists who placed implants. This hands-on exercise is designed to train participants for familiarizing the newly developed “EP-DDS protocol” for the management of peri-implant defects.

Learning Objectives
•  Know how to perform EP-DDS protocol for regenerating peri-implant defects.
•  Learn how to do perform implantoplasty and guided bone regeneration
•  Familiarize yourself of tools for disinfected contaminated implant surface

Lasers - Approaching a New Standard of Care in Managing Periodontitis and Peri implant disease.

Course Description
A recent landmark study demonstrates validity in managing periodontitis with all-tissue-lasers including clinical success with positive patient related outcomes and a concomitant decrease in recession. Similar data shows how Erbium laser wavelengths have been incorporated into procedures for treating peri implant disease with no adverse thermal events as to the integrity of implant surfaces. Dentistry is evolving into a minimally invasive culture with attention to positive patient perceptions and comfort.

Learning Objectives
•  Develop an understanding of the Erbium wavelength as related to the effects on target tissue in both the periodontium and implants
•  Review the rationale for managing periodontitis as related to laser therapy.
•  Explore the effect of Erbium lasers on various titanium surfaces as part of a detoxification process in managing peri implantitis.
•  Demonstrate how the integration of a Er, Cr: YSGG laser into a practice of periodontics creates a positive niche for patient acceptance and value-added revenue stream

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Utilize Today’s Dental Lasers i Managing Periodontal/Implant
Course Description
Give your practice a boost by harnessing laser technology with a positive result that manages effectively day to day periodontal to soft tissue patient conditions. We provide the practitioner on how to chose the right laser and apply simple techniques that result in precision, controlled bleeding, accelerated healing, reduced post-operative issues, shorter procedure time, and a more relaxed experience for the patient. Procedures include non-surgical (Laser bacterial reduction and curettage) surgical periodtics, frenectomy, gingivectomy, implant uncovering, implantitis, are presented considering coding and patient acceptance. You experience direct hands on activity with various lasers on a variety of models including the hog jaw.

Learning Objectives
•  Understand indications for using laser in crown lengthening and pre -orthodontic procedures including esthetics
•  Consider case reports demonstrating success along with clear contraindications.
•  Develop techniques for incorporating laser into a dental practice considering patient acceptance, third party coding
•  Differentiate laser technologies for periodontal indications (surgical and non-surgical)
•  Develop post-operative evaluation protocols assessing wound healing

LECTURE AND WORKSHOP: Advanced 3D Imaging - Full Day Course

Course Description
CBCT has significantly influenced how clinicians diagnose, treatment plan and manage cases in modern endodontic practice. This case-based presentation will highlight the principles, advantages and clinical applications of CBCT in endodontics. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques, focusing on advanced 3D navigation of small high resolution CBCT volumes.

Learning Objectives
•  Justify the use of 3D imaging in Endodontics
•  Explain how the benefits of CBCT imaging overcome any potential risks associated with radiation dose
•  Be familiar with current technical advances in CBCT hardware and software;
•  Use contemporary 3D imaging navigation techniques to minimize interpretation time and maximize diagnosis;
•  Recognize advanced 3D anatomy of the mouth
•  Develop differential diagnosis for lesions associated with endodontic scans

Guided Bone Regeneration for Implant Therapy: Materials, Methods, and Scientific Rationale

Course Description
Sufficient quality and quantity of bone is necessary for dental implant success. In cases where the bone is inadequate, guided bone regeneration (BGR) using a combination of bone graft materials, membranes, and biological agents can be used to improve the site. With the increasing prevalence of peri-implantitis, guided bone regeneration principles are also being used to treat peri-implant disease. This lecture will review basic principles of guided bone regeneration, including an overview of techniques and materials for implant applications. Participants will leave with an understanding of the most current evidence-based treatment recommendations for guided bone regeneration to facilitate implant therapy. Emerging techniques and translational research to support new developments in the field will also be presented.

Learning Objectives
•  Describe the rationale for bone regeneration in implant site preparation and peri-implantitis applications
•  Explain the different materials available to facilitate guided bone regeneration for implant therapy and the scientific rationale for their use
•  Understand new developments and techniques in the field of guided bone regeneration

Immediate Implant Placement & Aesthetics

Course Description
Anterior implant esthetics can often pose esthetic challenges. We will discuss protocols that have been used in order to obtain successful long-term outcomes during implant therapy in the anterior zone.

Learning Objectives

New Patient Growth thru Digital Marketing

Course Description
In this seminar we will explore the most important aspects of online marketing for dentists including website optimization, social media, online reviews / reputation management, SEO for Google rankings, PPC for new patient leads, and videos. Case studies will be used throughout the program to illustrate best practices. We will review how to track and measure results as well as how to determine Return on Investment.

Learning Objectives
•  Discuss recommended marketing services and budget for best results
•  How to properly optimize a website to convert new patient leads
•  SEO best practices to rank high on Google
•  Review typical ROI (Return on Investment) for new patient generation

Raving Patients: Get Visible, Get Credible: Get More New Patients

Course Description
Word of mouth has always been the foundation for the acquisition of new patients by a dental practice but in our internet age, word of mouth is transformed because of reviews sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Online reviews are now one of the biggest ranking factors in a local search. Being credible is only one piece of the puzzle though. Your practice also needs to be found online when people are searching for a dentist near them. Are you at the top of the Google Map Pack? If not you are invisible and all of those great reviews are not doing you much good. In this seminar Dr. Tau shares numerous tips and best practices to not only become credible but visible online. He will also discuss the system that has been tried and tested in his own office enabling him to take his practice to the next level simply by marketing his reputation.

Learning Objectives
•  Understand the importance of taking control of your online presence
•  Learn software programs that help manage your reputation
•  See why your practice may not be ranking as high as it could be
•  Discuss ways in which patient reviews can manifest online
•  Develop strategies for garnering positive patient reviews
•  Review team training tips for garnering positive feedback

Zygomatic And Pterygoid Dental Implants

Course Description
The increasing number of poorly placed dental implants and related complications are contributing to the increase of completely edentulous patients in our society. Zygomatic and Pterygoid dental implants are often used as rescue implants or as the last treatment option available for those with severely atrophic maxillary jaws and challenging patients. When indicated and executed properly they will provide the patient with sufficient basal anchorage to support an immediately loaded restoration, reduce the anterior posterior spread and reduce the distal cantilever.

Learning Objectives
•  Discuss the advantages and indications for the Zygomatic and Pterygoid treatment concept.
•  Learn about the treatment flow chart and classification.
•  Discuss the importance of proper soft tissue manipulation to avoid complications.
•  Understand the importance of a sound digital work flow to improve the maintenance of the surgical integration of these implants

Successful Business Structures: The Keys to Protecting Your Assets, Estate, and Income

Course Description
Learn how to protect your business and personal assets from litigation during this in-depth discussion on proper entity structuring, tax reduction and Medical License Protection. More and more lawsuits are exceeding the limits and caps of most insurance policies; it is more important than ever to use the proper legal structure to protect your Practice. Your Medical License is the most important asset you own, learn how to protect it forever. Invest in anything Tax-Free using The Investment Grade Insurance Contract, and ultimately gain the freedom to run your Practice without worrying about protecting your hard-earned income from legal predators at this session.

Learning Objectives
•  How the financially independent like Warren Buffett set themselves apart using Tax Strategies.
•  The proper legal structure for your business to maximize income tax reduction, The LLLP
•  The importance of Using the IGIC to virtually Invest in anything Tax-Free.
•  How to avoid probate and leave a tax-free estate
•  How to eliminate losses from lawsuits not covered by insurance.
•  How to protect your Dental License from reports to the NPDB and State Boards and ultimately stop sanctions on your Dental license.



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