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Noon – 1:30 pm

Members: $150 | Non-Members: $175

Admission by ticket only | Attendance is limited

All Lunch with the Masters presentations run concurrently.

Please note: Lunch with the Masters presentations will NOT be Live Streamed or recorded for on-demand viewing.


Full-arch Implant Rehabilitation 2.0

Wael Att, DDS, DMD, PhD

The progressive shift towards implementing digitally driven technology in reconstructive dentistry is obvious. Compared to conventional methods, the ultimate goal of digital technologies is to improve the quality and capabilities in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental patient. It is still questionable, however, whether such digital tools facilitate improved accuracy in data acquisition and assessment, superior efficacy in treatment planning, and more controlled and faster manufacturing process. This presentation will provide an overview about disruptive technologies in implant rehabilitation and discuss different possibilities and advantages when using innovative digital workflows. Focus will be given to new workflows facilitating synergy between surgical, functional and esthetic components in full-arch cases.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the different components of the digital workflow; 2) recognize the advantages and bottlenecks of the digital workflow in full-arch cases; and 3) explain how the quality and predictability of treatment can improved by digital tools.


Implant Placement Post Extraction in the Esthetic Zone: When Immediate, When Early, When Late?

Daniel Buser, DDS, DMD

Teeth are extracted for various reasons and timing is crucial. In this lecture, the treatment options in post-extraction implant placement in the esthetic zone will be presented, the immediate, the early, and the late placement protocol, including the step-by-step procedures for each approach. All of them are used in daily practice with different frequencies, selected according to well defined selection criteria. Primary objective of therapy is a successful outcome from an esthetic and functional point view, a low risk of complications during healing and function, and the long-term stability of peri-implant tissues. the different treatment options are presented with case reports.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the tissue biology in post-extraction sites; 2) discuss the different selection criteria for various treatment options, such as immediate, early and late placement; and 3) describe the step-by-step procedure of each treatment approach.


Vertical Hard Tissue Augmentation in the Esthetic Zone

Bach Le, DDS, MD

Various techniques have been described for vertical ridge augmentation. These include guided bone regeneration (GBR), autogenous onlay block grafting, titanium mesh techniques, distraction osteogenesis, and interpositional osteotomy. While many techniques offer excellent results in some situations few can be said to guarantee success. Many questions remain on which methods yield the most predictable results for dental implant placement in grafted bone. The aim of this presentation is to critically evaluate the current evidence to determine the predictability of various bone augmentation techniques for vertical ridge defects for implant placement. A series of cases have been gathered to illustrate risk assessment and predictable management of various critical size defects ranging from moderate to severe defects.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the anatomic basis and principles of vertical hard tissue grafting for implant site development; 2) list the guidelines and indications for various graft techniques; 3) apply practical methods of handling the vertically deficient ridge; and 4) describe a simple diagnostic parameter to assess the risks involved in the treatment of each individual patient.


Digital Workflow in Immediate Implant Situations: In-house Versus Outsourcing Solutions

William Martin, DMD, MS

The replacement of a missing tooth or teeth in patients with immediacy and esthetic demands has become a focal point in today’s implant practice. The utilization of evidenced-based treatment protocols coupled with the integration of digital technology in the planning, placement and restoration of these implants have resulted in a streamlining of the treatment workflow, with efforts to reduce patient chair-time, increase predictability and overall success. The pressure for the clinician to adopt this digital technology is evident, but it can often be met with resistance due to lack of knowledge or the cost of incorporation. The aim of this presentation is to showcase the advantages of utilizing digital technology in the immediate implant situation and to offer a comparison between incorporation of digital technology via in-house or outsourcing workflows.

Upon completion of this presentation participants should be able to: 1) recognize the factors of clinical significance in the assessment of patients for immediate placement and load workflows; 2) describe the steps, equipment, components and materials utilized in a fully digital workflow; and 3) explain the pros and cons to keeping the digital workflow “in-house” versus “outsourcing” in the planning, placement and restoration of dental implants.


Simplification and Predictability of Implant Provisionals: Immediate, Delayed and Alternative Options

Robert Vogel, DDS

Provisional guided tissue conditioning is one of the most critical yet misunderstood and time-consuming procedures in both Surgical and Restorative offices. This scientific based step by step presentation will show both technique and theory to simplify and provide ideal esthetic outcomes while reducing potential complications.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize ideal contours, materials and options in implant provisionals; 2) obtain biologic stability and ideal esthetic results in anterior implant restorations; and 3) simplify fabrication, impressions or scans with reduced time and complications.