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Restorative Dentistry Course

2018 Course Schedule

Continental breakfast will be served beginning at 6:45 am.

Ski resort casual attire is appropriate for our sessions.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 am     Digital Workflows - Dr. David Gratton

4:00 - 6:00 pm     Prosthesis Production - Chairside vs. Lab - Dr. David Gratton

6:00 pm               Course Reception at Lion Square Lodge - Course participants and families welcome

Thursday, February 8, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 am     Introduction to Implant Esthetics - Dr. Brent Ludens

4:30 - 6:30 pm     Esthetics for Delayed and Immediate Implant Placement and Restoration - Dr. Brent Ludens

Friday, February 9, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 am    Hands-on Session: Fabrication of a Provisional Restoration - Dr. Brent Ludens

4:30 - 6:30 pm    Hands-on Session: Fabrication of a Provisional Restoration and Custom Impression Coping - Dr. Brent Ludens

Course Summary and Goals
No two subjects have impacted the general practitioner in the last two decades more than esthetic and implant dentistry. Dentistry has witnessed tremendous advancement in both disciplines. Advancement in dental materials, technology, clinical techniques, surgical protocols, implant designs, and laboratory support has created realistic patient care that often exceeds most expectations. The increased level of sophistication, however, has brought with it a significant responsibility for dentists to acquire the necessary knowledge to deliver esthetic and implant treatment at the highest level.

This program is not only designed to reinforce the basic concepts of esthetic and implant dentistry, but more importantly it is intended to expand on the next level of treatment sophistication. The real world of clinical practice too often presents the clinician with cases that are not ideal esthetic or implant cases. Many cases require multiple modalities. Some present challenges in failed or re-treatment needs. Decisions in prosthetic design and material selection can cause confusion, and interdisciplinary care is often necessary in a significant number of situations. Hence more often than not, the clinical needs of patients - whether esthetic, mechanical, functional or financial - require a greater degree of information than most esthetic or implant programs deliver.

Utilizing real case studies, this course delivers a detailed approach to diagnosing, treatment planning, case presentation, professional communication, material selection, and delivery of treatment.

Technology is deeply engrained in our personal and social lives, but what about our professional lives as dentists? Clinical dentistry (well, at least the dental laboratory industry) is embracing the application of digital technologies to replace the analog techniques with which we are so comfortable. While this is especially true in the realm of impression making procedures and chairside prosthesis manufacturing, processes can be digitized at each phase of restorative and implant treatment, resulting in the virtualization of the patient from diagnosis through prosthesis delivery.

These digital dentistry technologies will be explored to generate familiarity with their capabilities, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations. With the adoption of these technologies, the roster of the care team may change, the role of some players may be enhanced, while others may be minimized, and ultimately new members may be recruited. Are these technologies jeopardizing the role of the dental technologist as a member of the team?

Critically, the clinician is correct to ask: Does the scientific evidence support the routine clinical use of these emerging technologies for the evolving virtual dental patient? And what impact does the adoption of digital dentistry have on patient care? These clinical outcomes should always be a primary consideration.

This course will trace the integration of digital dentistry into the everyday restorative practice.

Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Introduction to dental implants
  2. Restorative indications for maxillary anterior dental implants
  3. Decisions in implant dentistry for maxillary anterior implant(s)
  4. Extraction with immediate implant placement
  5. Delayed implant placement
  6. Provisional restorations
  7. Management of Soft Tissue
  8. Developing an emergence profile
  9. Developing or maintaining the papilla
  10. Immediate provisionalization - indications/Delayed provisionalization - indications
  11. Communication - developing your implant team: With patient, between surgeon and restorative dentist, between restorative dentist and laboratory
  12. Confidence to fabricate predictable provisional restorations to make the final result more predictable
  13. Learn impression techniques that make the final restoration more predictable...and your laboratory technician happy!
  14. Have a greater understanding of current and emerging technologies for each phase in the treatment of dental patients, especially digital intra-oral impression systems and chairside CAD/CAM systems
  15. Sketch the workflow possibilities in light of the challenges facing the prosthodontic clinic-laboratory relationship
  16. Apply tooth preparation parameters for chairside CAD/CAM systems
  17. Apply tissue management techniques for digital impressions
  18. Apply the indications - and the material options - for chairside and laboratory based CAD/CAM systems
  19. Appreciate the evidence-based data pertaining to digital impression and chairside CAD/CAM systems
  20. Describe how CBCT radiographic data can integrate with CAD/CAM systems to enhance dental implant therapy
  21. Recognize potential future technology applications in dentistry

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

CEU verification will be provided (by email following the program) only for those individuals completing sign in sheets at each session. Credit will be appropriately adjusted for those individuals who do not attend the entire program. All attendees are encouraged to sign in at every session they attend as this will ensure that a letter documenting appropriate attendance will be sent following the program. The University of Iowa College of Dentistry designates this activity for 12 hours continuing education credit (12 CEU).

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brenda Colbert in advance at 319-335-7460.

The University of Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement
The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335- 0705 (voice) and (319) 335-0697 (text), 202 Jessup Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316.


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