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These courses were pre-recorded and available ON DEMAND at any time during and after the meeting.

3D Printing and Complex Cases

Alejandro Lanis, DDS, MS

CAD/CAM procedures and specially 3D Printing are changing the way humans consume products and services. In our field, 3D Printing is changing the way we diagnose, plan and execute our treatments, allowing to optimize our clinical procedures. In the following presentation I will describe the alternatives in the use of 3D Printing for the treatment of complex oral rehabilitation cases.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the 3D Printing workflow applied to implant dentistry; 2) analyze diverse alternatives of 3D Printers and their specific use for oral devices fabrication; and 3)evaluate the use of different 3D printed surgical templates depending on the clinical situation.

Milled Zirconium Restorations

Alex Wuensche, CDT, ZT

Zirconia is without any doubt, one of the most important restorative materials of modern times in dentistry. Zirconia is also one of the most sensitive materials we are utilizing for dental restorations. If using a single unit crown or a full arch reconstruction, it is very important to know how to handle this material. This presentation will review the different available zirconia types and how to properly handle them in their fabrication.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe how to plan zirconia restorations; 2) explain working the pre-sinter stage without scarifying the stability; and 3) discuss how to properly finish the sintered zirconia to an aesthetic and functional dental restoration.

Optimizing Solid Monolithic Zirconia Solutions with Restorative and Implant Esthetics

Pincus Adar, MDT, CDT

This presentation will address more effective methods of utilizing the latest CAD/CAM technology workflow and how to communicate esthetic smile design solutions through several tools such as digital workflow designs, Trial Pop In Smiles™, PMMA’s and temporary restorations. These new CAD/CAM technologies have made proper communication between the laboratory technician and the dentist not only very different but extremely crucial to achieve optimal outcomes and save precious chair time. In CAD/CAM technology, just as with ceramic powders, the skill level of the technician is critical, this presentation will cover the key points that make the difference between laboratories using digital solutions for Full Monolithic (no ceramic layering) Zirconium. The 20% that is still the “human” touch is what makes the difference. Effective communication tools for a consistent and predictable outcome with the zirconia implant supported hybrid will also be covered.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) utilize the digital workflow as a planning tool for predictable outcomes; 2) implement new processes to lessen appointments, save time and ensure the final seat times are around 10 minutes for screw retained zirconia hybrids

Is Smile Design Under Control?

Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT

The importance of mastering how to consistently create adequate smile designs in harmony with faces is underrated in dentistry, and the notion that this topic is under control is overrated. The aim of this lecture is to highlight the challenges, the evolution, and the important concepts to become a great smile designer, and also how to use technology to streamline the process and deliver natural beautiful healthy smiles consistently.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the differences between artificial-looking and natural-looking smiles; 2) plan with the ideal smile in mind and better evaluate the 3D soft and hard tissue defect; 3) outline the most important facial references to create a smile in harmony with faces; and 4) describe the white and pink components of a natural smile.


Techniques and Protocols from a Laboratory Perspective for Long-term Prognosis in Implant Dentistry

Olivier Tric, MDT

This presentation will discuss temporization techniques, implant supported single central and material selection.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss temporization techniques; 2) describe implant supported single central; and 3) explain material selection.

Full Arch Treatment Planning: Getting Back to Basics – Using Digital Technology to Facilitate Consistent Successful Treatment

Brandon Dickerman, CDT

Over the past few years, Fixed Hybrid Implant Therapy has become increasingly popular and widely accepted. With CBCT scans, photography, IOS data acquisition, and guided surgery implant planning software, we have the ability to plan and execute successful full arch rehabilitation with ease. A cornerstone of successfully executing this treatment is proper case documentation and pre surgical interdisciplinary planning.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explore fundamental treatment planning concepts that are keys to successful hybrid restorations; 2) determine restorative material choices for fixed hybrid restorations; and 3) discuss what makes a patient a good candidate for a hybrid, and more importantly who is not a good candidate.