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All Hands-on Workshops will be held during Annual Meeting

Members: $500/session | Non-Members: $600/session

Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops.
Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Hands-on Workshops will NOT be livestreamed or recorded for on-demand viewing.

8:00 am – noon


Socket Shield Technique in the Esthetic Zone

Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long-term aesthetically stability. Socket shield techniques allow us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone, creating a platform for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable long-term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This hands-on session will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting-edge socket shield technique in a step-by-step fashion.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) utilize step-by-step procedures for the socket shield technique; 2) discuss prosthetic design relating to socket shield; and 3) explain utilizing the rotated palatal flap for the coverage of the root submergence technique and the pontic shield.

1:00 – 5:00 pm


Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Lateral Approach

Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS

Maxillary sinus elevation has become an indispensable part of implant surgery and procedures have evolved during the last 25 years to a point where sinus grafting surgery is considered one of the most predictable augmentation methods performed today. The survival rate of implants placed in these grafts is proving to be as successful as implants placed in non-grafted posterior maxilla. Sinus elevation surgical procedures are still evolving and the Simplified Antrostomy Design (S.A.D.), or low window technique, is marking the evolution of surgical techniques. These new techniques decrease intra-op complications like perforations, speed up all the procedures and make sinus membrane elevation easier.

During the workshop, anatomic models will be utilized to give participants a hands-on introduction to the lateral approach. Didactic models have been manufactured starting from real patient DICOM images combining in the same model two different clinical scenarios: an easy sinus, and a difficult one.

A planning session with dedicated software of the scanned models will allow the participants to evaluate the difficulty of the case utilizing “The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score (MSEDscore)” (Testori T, Tavelli L, Yu S-H, Scaini R, Darnahal A, Wallace SS, Wang H-L. Maxillary sinus elevation difficulty score: (MSED score) with lateral technique. Int J Oral Maxillofac Impl 2020;35:631-638).

The workshop will include only the Piezosurgical approach, the traditional technique with rotary instruments will be only shown on videos.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain how knowledge of surgical anatomy can prevent complications and achieve optimal results; 2) discuss the rationale for correct pre-operative planning and utilize “The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score” (MSEDscore); and 3) conduct step-by-step surgical techniques for the lateral approach.