2024 Pre-conference Workshop Sessions
Registration coming soon
Conocentric Implant Prosthesis: a Fixed yet Removable Innovative Friction-retained Solution
Feb 22, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Dentsply Sirona
Presenters: John Tsouroundakis, DDS, MS, Cert Perio & Jose Viquez, DDS, Cert Prostho
Registration limit: 20 attendees
This course is designed to have a didactic component along with hands-on component, directly applicable to clinical practice. An overview of full arch dental implant reconstructions will be reviewed with attention on the edentulous patient who requires the stable function of a fixed hybrid in a removable option. Emphasis will be placed on surgical/prosthetic considerations and procedure execution including implant site development and restoratively driven treatment plan and steps involved in restorations with a friction-retained fixed-detachable system.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Design a treatment plan for a full arch case with a restoratively driven approach
- Utilize the CBCT technology to evaluate and digitally plan the surgical phase of the edentulous patient
- Recognize surgical and prosthetic limitations in different cases
- Utilize software to plan guided surgery procedures
- Be familiar with all the steps and materials to restore a full arch case utilizing a friction-retained fixed-detableable prosthesis
- Understand all the risk factors associated with less favourable outcomes
- Implement a realistic maintenance protocol for the full arch implant patient
Dr. John Tsourounakis, DDS, Cert. Perio, MS, FRCD(C) graduated from Aristotle University in Greece with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, in 2008. After moving to the United States, he obtained his Certificate in Periodontics from Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry in New Orleans, in 2012 along with a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans, College of Business. In 2013 he completed a postgraduate Fellowship with a special focus on full mouth reconstruction with implant-supported restorations, at Louisiana State University. Dr. Tsourounakis has published several scientific papers, in peer-reviewed journals, and is a co-author of the book “Peri-implant Complications: A clinical guide to Diagnosis and treatment”. Currently, he practices at the Southwest Specialty Group, a multi-disciplinary specialty practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Tsourounakis is also a clinical instructor at the Graduate Periodontics Clinic, at the University of Manitoba, College of Dentistry. His areas of clinical interest include tissue engineering, minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgery, and full-mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Tsourounakis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Jose Viquez graduated in 2010 from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica as a general dentist. He joined his father in private practice briefly before moving to the U.S. to further his education in prosthodontics. In 2013, he received a certificate in advanced prosthodontics after completing a three-year residency program at Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry and a fellowship in oral surgery. Dr. Viquez is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and completed implant surgical training at the Misch International Institute. Dr. Viquez is currently in private practice in Winnipeg at the Southwest Specialty Group.
Smart Denture Conversions Hands-on Workshop for Dentists, Technicians, and Assistants
Feb 22, 2024 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Smart Denture Conversions
Presenter: Brandon Kofford, DMD, MS
Registration limit: 20 attendees
This course focuses on principles for predictable immediate load provisionalization for full arch fixed implant restorations. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to learn how to use the separable fastener to facilitate fabrication of the provisional as well as how to modify existing interim prostheses. Participants will learn the significance of mulit-unit abutment selection on the provisional's intaglio design and how to achieve convex contours.
This course will provide:
- Review of principles in fixed complete dentures (e.g., implant positioning, abutment selection, immediate load provisional, definitive restoration)
- Hands-on practice to establish hygienic contours in the immediate load prosthesis.
- Hands-on training for using separable fasteners in the denture conversion procedure
- Hands-on training for use of separable fasteners for prosthesis repairs or implant revisions.
Dr. Kofford is a 2008 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. He completed his Prosthodontics residency with the United States Air Force (USAF) at Lackland Air Force Base Wilford Hall Medical Center MacKown Dental Clinic in 2011 as well as his master's degree in Biology from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. He served 6 years with the USAF and achieved the rank of Major. He has been in private practice in Cary, North Carolina since 2014. He is a partner in 7 dental practices and a full-service dental laboratory. In 2018, Dr. Kofford and Charles Rudisill developed the Smart Denture Conversions Separable Fastener technology and introduced it to the market in 2019.
Full-Arch Implant Supported Restoration Simplified: The 2-3 Appointment Full-Arch Solution
Feb 22, 2024 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sponsored by: Keystone Dental Group
Presenter: Michael Klein, DDS
Registration limit: 36 attendees
The demand for full-arch implant solutions is growing. Conventional analog techniques require 4-6 appointments with complex, time consuming, cumbersome procedures. This hands-on workshop will introduce and instruct the participant in a revolutionary Artificial Intelligence empowered full-arch solution called Nexus iOS. The Nexus iOS workflow is simple to follow, time efficient (2-3 short patient visits), with no compromise in accuracy. The hands-on component of this workshop is comprehensive from accurate record taking, design proposal try-in, 3-D printing and delivery of the final restoration. Predictability can only be maintained when there is no compromise in all the steps required to deliver a full-arch implant restoration. Come learn about the Nexus iOS full-arch solution to simplify and increase the full-arch solutions you deliver.
Dr. Michael Klein, D.D.S. graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School. He went on to complete a General Practice Residency program at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Klein received his training in Oral Implantology by completing a two-year, full-time Fellowship in Oral Implantology and Biomaterials at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He then completed specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Dr. Klein was a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontology and Implantology for 17 years. Dr. Klein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow and Diplomate of the Academy of Osseointegration and a Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He has pioneered the technology used in computer guidance for dental implant surgery and holds multiple patents for this technology. He has co-authored a book, The Atlas of Oral Implantology, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on Implant Dentistry. Dr. Klein speaks nationally as well as internationally on a variety of topics in Oral Implantology. Dr. Klein is the CTO of the Keystone Dental Group.