2023 Pre-meeting Workshops*
Straumann-sponsored Intensive Workshop: Smile in a Box
Thursday, February 23, 2023 (8am - 3pm) limited to 15 attendees.
This workshop will focus on the technology utilized to plan and order CBCT guided templates and provisional restorations for treatment of the full-arch patient. The session will commence with presentations of stepwise patient evaluation and planning process followed by hands-on sessions executing the principles taught. Participants will experience the use of the co-DiagnostiX software to import a DICOM file and merge it with a dual scan prosthesis. In addition, techniques to segment, plan implant placement and abutment selection will be covered. On a patient simulated model, the participant will use CBCT-generated stackable templates in the placement of four dental implants followed by abutment placement and indexing of a prefabricated interim restoration.
- To recognize factors of significance in the assessment of patients for full-arch CBCT guided placement and loading of implants.
- Become familiar with the varying template designs for the placement of implants in the full-arch situation.
- Understand techniques involved with immediate loading of implants with a full-arch fixed prosthesis.
- Become familiar with the options for definitive restorative materials as well as protocols in the maintenance of patients with full-arch restorations.
Technology Used in This Course:
- Straumann coDiagnostiX software for surgical planning and template design
- Straumann Smile in a Box templates and restorations
- Straumann Guided Surgery for the placement of dental implants
Course Instructor: Luiz Gonzaga, DDS, MS
Dr. Gonzaga graduated from the Catholic University of Brasilia College of Dentistry in 2004. After working in private practice and taking perio/implants CE courses for one year, he was accepted for the Implant/Periodontics specialty training, graduating in 2009. Dr. Gonzaga was awarded with the ITI scholarship in 2010 and completed his OMFS fellowship that same year. He was accepted to the graduate Prosthodontics program at the University of Florida in 2011 and is the current Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Center for Implant Dentistry. Dr. Gonzaga is an ITI speaker and fellow of the International Team for Implantology, the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Equilibration Society, the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Gonzaga’s research interests include timing of implant placement, implant design and biologic implant complications. He maintains a full-time surgical and restorative practice within the Center for Implant Dentistry. He lectures both nationally and internationally on esthetic and implant dentistry.
Ivoclar-sponsored Workshop: Taking the Mystery out of Digital Dentures using the Ivoclar Ivotion Digital Denture System
Thursday, February 23, 2023 (8am - 3pm) limited to 30 attendees
Transitioning from traditional dentures to digital dentures can be challenging for both clinician and technician, however, the multitude of advantages are compelling reasons to change. Most importantly the patient can experience options and advanced quality well beyond the ability of traditional processes. Join us as we pull back the curtain to explain and demonstrate workflows in practical and efficient terms which the clinician can immediately apply to their patients.
The Ivotion digital denture system by Ivoclar encompasses materials, workflows and subtractive/additive manufacturing processes. The Ivotion system provides the clinician a variety of workflows, many of which basically parallel traditional techniques and materials and therefore helps facilitate the transition to the removable digital process. This workshop will focus on two common complete denture digital workflows, the direct to try-in and the copy/reference denture. The initial clinical and laboratory procedures for each workflow will be sequentially presented from laboratory & IOS scanning (data acquisition) to manufacturing with emphasis on design. Clinical and technical step-by-step procedures will be coordinated with lectures and demonstrations
- Provide the participant with practical information regarding the transition from traditional complete denture workflows to digital workflows.
- Understanding the pros and cons of digital dentures from a clinical perspective.
- A clear understanding of the clinical procedural options for each workflow including impression.
- procedures, bite registration, and gathering of patient data.
- Participant will be familiar with the technical aspects of the design and manufacturing processes.Participants will have sufficient information and understanding of the pros and cons of the available material and manufacturing workflow options.
Course Instructors: Dr. Frank Lauciello, DDS and Mr. William Barton, MBA, CDT, TE