The courses below represent the Surgical Pass and are included with All-Access or can be added to a Clinical Pass for $99. Learn more about each session by clicking below. 

Available on-demand Friday, January 29 at 1:30pm Pacific / 4:30pm Eastern

Cullum

Daniel R. Cullum, DDS

Immediate implants and dynamic navigation are now established patient-centric techniques in dental implant surgery! Enhanced surgical precision and accuracy, reduced operative times, and improved patient outcomes are some of the many benefits for surgeons and restorative dentists alike. A simple workflow allows virtual planning and precise implant placement in just minutes - avoiding the time and cost of guide fabrication and delivering results your referrals will cheer! Join us for this exciting presentation and surgical video demonstrating the outstanding clinical advantages of this technology for minimally invasive surgery in healed ridges, immediate implants and crestal sinus elevation.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Apply advanced implant treatment planning for fast, safe and predictable treatment and ideal implant positioning using dynamic navigation.
  • Understand the extended applications of dynamic navigation including crestal sinus elevation and immediate implant placement.

About Dan R. Cullum:

  • DDS with distinction, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Residency, Westchester Medical Center, New York
  • Diplomate, ABOMS
  • Visiting lecturer, Loma Linda University and UCLA, Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Contributor and editor, Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Surgery
  • President of Implants Northwest LIVE Learning Center
  • Practices oral and maxillofacial surgery with a focus on dynamic navigation, immediate and minimally invasive techniques in esthetic implant reconstruction

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Implants; AGD Subject Code 690

Leziy

Sonia Leziy, DDS, Dipl Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

This live surgical demonstration will illustrate the use of connective tissue and dermal grafts with microsurgical approaches for coverage of exposed roots and to manage thin gingival phenotypes in a split mouth approach. These techniques can be applied to treat simple to moderately complex cases.

Key points to be illustrated and discussed during this surgery are patient preparation, flap management, graft selection/handling, tissue quality/quantity considerations, suturing techniques, suture material selection, and hemostasis management. Post-surgical care, follow-up protocols, normal side-effects, and handling of complications will be discussed.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Educate patients as to the anticipated outcomes/success, treatment experiences and post-treatment sequelae.
  • Identify the pros and cons of dermal grafts vs. connective tissue grafts.
  • Distinguish between recipient flap design for connective tissue vs. dermal grafts and better understand graft stabilization options.
  • Better set realistic long-term expectations for these procedures based upon the literature and clinical experience.

About Sonia Leziy:

  • Dental degree, McGill University, 1989
  • General practice residency program, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
  • Post-graduate degree in periodontics, University of British Columbia, 1993
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Academy of Periodontists
  • Member, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Associate clinical professor and sessional lecturer, University of British Columbia 
  • Editorial board, Journal of Esthetic Dentistry​
  • Contributor, Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning, Volume II (Michael Cohen Editor, 2011)
  • Recognized among the top 100 clinicians in continuing education by Dentistry Today every year since 2007
  • Lucy Hobbs Award Winner, 2012
  • Private practice, Nanaimo

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Periodontics; AGD Subject Code 490

Giordani

Gustavo Giordani, DDS

Esthetic rehabilitation requires an increasingly intense multidisciplinary interaction. Separate specialties, without collaboration and seamless coordination, can often lead to patient dissatisfaction with the end result. The digital workflow, with an emphasis on the union of pink and white esthetic, is a critical factor in the predictability and success in esthetic rehabilitations.  

The correct design of the gingival margin and the development of scalloped interdental papillae are equally important in the overall appearance of the final restoration. Tooth morphology can only be re-established in a natural way when the soft tissue is compatible with well-founded esthetic principles. Therefore, incorporation of necessary periodontal therapy is an indispensable tool in achieving excellence in the esthetic zone.  

The main point of this presentation is to show how periodontal plastic surgery, combined with implant or natural teeth restoration, can improve esthetic outcomes in complex cases. Using predictable and simple digital workflows, we can achieve better results for our patients. Dr. Giordani will show how this was accomplished in the past, how this procedure handled today, and how this might be managed in the future.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand digital workflow for crown-lengthening.
  • Use the perio-guide in a predictable and fast way.

About Gustavo Giordani:

  • Graduated from the Universidade Paulista - UNIP, Sao Paulo, Brazil with a specialization in maxillofacial and periodontal surgery and implantology
  • In practice with Dr Marcelo Calamita and Dr Marcos Pitta, Sao Paulo
  • Surgeon at Atelie Oral, considered the most successful dental clinic of Brazil and South America 

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Periodontics; AGD Subject Code 490

Norre

David Norré, DDS

In recent years, implant placement has become more and more restoration-driven, with a fully digital workflow taking its place as a hot topic. But what is the purpose of digital integration in this modern implantology? Is it a kind of portal to the evolution into guided prosthodontics? Through lecture and surgical demonstration, this course will give a thorough understanding of the full digital workflow from surgery to prosthetic rehabilitation. New insights will be shared about a digital workflow and how to implement it in the dental practice, taking into consideration new safety and health concerns which have recently affected our field, the way we perform treatments, and the lives of our patients. The surgical demonstration will reflect steps taken to achieve a highly predictable operative result, and at the same time set the stage for thorough digital integration for restorative success.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Better understand the benefits of digital workflow in guiding dental implant placement.
  • Better visualize how implant placement, utilizing an organized digital workflow protocol, will more predictably result in a more successful restorative outcome. 

About David Norré:

  • Graduate, University of Leuven KUL, Belgium, 2001
  • Postgraduate in oral implantology, University of Liège ULG
  • PhD student, department of periodontics, KU Leuven
  • Residency, Department of Prosthodontics University of Leuven
  • Member, European Association for Osseointegration
  • Co-developer, Jade Dental software
  • Poster winner, global conference MIS Implants, 2018
  • Teacher, Institute of Osseointegration/University of Leuven KUL
  • Clinical advisor, development of the tissue-level implant of Anthogyr
  • Co-founder, Dentius (Biggest Dental Chain in Belgium)

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 70 minutes
Implants; AGD Subject Code 690

Linkevicius

Tomas Linkevičius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD

It has been suggested in the literature that implant position to the bone crest might influence bone stability. Therefore, depending on implant design, implant placement can be supracrestal, crestal or subcrestal. Subcrestal placement is suggested to cause controlled bone remodeling, but not bone loss. It is interesting to note that not all implants can be placed subcrestally. In addition, implant-abutment connection stability becomes very important if located subcrestally.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Place implants predictably in subcrestal position.
  • Identify what to use to maintain bone above the implant platform.

About Tomas Linkevičius:

  • DDS, Kaunas Medical University, 2000
  • Completed post-graduate studies, prosthodontics, Vilnius University, 2004
  • PhD doctoral dissertation, Riga Stradins University, Latvia, 2009
  • Professor, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Visiting professor, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Developed “zero bone loss concepts,” a scientifically backed clinical protocol that shows how to archive and maintain crestal bone stability around implants
  • Member, European Academy of Osseointegration
  • Member, Academy of Osseointegration
  • Practice, prosthodontics and implant dentistry

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Implants; AGD Subject Code 690

Urban

Istvan Urbán, DMD, MD, PhD

Vertical and horizontal augmentation presents one of the greatest challenges of bone regeneration in implant dentistry. This is primarily due to the difficulty of the surgical procedure and its potential complications. Patient selection, patient preparation for surgery, precise surgical techniques and postoperative management are key factors in reducing the rate of bone graft complications. To predictably achieve successful bone augmentation angiogenesis, clot stability and space maintenance should be employed. In an attempt to achieve wound closure and hence graft stability, the buccal mucosa are often broadly released, which can result in a severe apical translocation of the mucogingival line, loss of vestibule, and keratinized mucosa.

Extreme vertical deficiency in the posterior mandible and anterior maxilla will be one of the key topics of this presentation. The detailed surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth, the modified lingual flap, as well as the technique for protecting the mental nerve will be presented in detail. Recent research of the SAUSAGE TECHNIQUETM will be presented, as will minimally invasive soft tissue reconstruction like the labial strip graft technique. Utilizing these procedures may lessen the need of harvested autogenous bone and may generally lead to decreased morbidity and therefore increased patient comfort and satisfaction associated with these regenerative procedures.

Upon completion, you should be able to:

  • Understand the biology of the incorporation of bone graft.
  • Understand the surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth.
  • Learn the surgical principles of ridge augmentation surgery.
  • Learn the surgical principles of reconstruction of the vestibule and keratinized tissue after ridge augmentation.

About Istvan Urbán:

  • DMD and MD, Semmelweis University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Budapest, Hungary
  • Internship program, periodontics, UCLA
  • Fellowship program, implant dentistry, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • PhD, University of Szeged, Hungary, 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Professor (Honorary), University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Private practice, Budapest, Hungary

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 85 minutes
Periodontics; AGD Subject Code 490

CarvalhodaSilva

Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD

A step-by-step clinical video will be presented highlighting all the steps to achieve success with guided bone regeneration of a large vertical defect at the posterior mandible. One significant challenge in such a procedure is the tension-free flap closure, which is facilitated by correct soft tissue management (buccal and lingual flap release). Moreover, the autologous graft harvesting and membrane fixation are essential to success.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the proper mylohyoid muscle dissection to release the lingual flap. 
  • Understand how to select a membrane according to the defect morphology.

About Robert Carvalho da Silva:

  • Dental degree from Uberlândia Federal University, 994
  • Board certified in periodontics at the Brazilian Dental Association/Brasília section, 1997
  • Completed his master’s (2002) and PhD (2004) programs at Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas University
  • First recipient of the first edition of the Bud Tarson award granted by the AAP, 2005
  • Professor. ImplantePerio Institute—research and advanced dental training, São Paulo
  • One of the authors of the books Reconstrução Tecidual Estética (2009) published in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, and PerioImplantodontia Estética (2016) published in Portuguese, English and Spanish

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Periodontics; AGD Subject Code 490

Birdi

Bobby Birdi, DMD, Dip Perio, Dip Pros, MSc, FRCD(C), FACP, DABP

This presentation will showcase atraumatic extraction and immediate molar implant placement with simultaneous osseous and biologic (PRF/PRP) grafting. A screw retained restoration will also be planned to be immediately delivered.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the key points to consider when planning an immediate molar implant placement in either jaw.
  • Understand the benefits of immediate molar implant placement and restoration.

About Bobby Birdi:

  • Certified Specialist in Periodontics
  • Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine 2006, Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan
  • Masters in Science 2009, Minnesota, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors of Science 2001, Edmonton, University of Alberta
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), to which he has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board
  • Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota
  • Co-director of the Pacific Implant Institute located in Vancouver, Canada, which is a learning centre for his fellow dentists.

This presentation will showcase atraumatic extraction and immediate implant placement with simultaneous osseous, biologic (PRF/PRP), and soft tissue grafting. A provisional restoration will also be planned to be immediately delivered.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the complexities of immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone.
  • Understand the benefits of soft tissue grafting in immediate anterior implant placement.

About Bobby Birdi:

  • Certified Specialist in Periodontics
  • Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine 2006, Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan
  • Masters in Science 2009, Minnesota, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors of Science 2001, Edmonton, University of Alberta
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), to which he has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board
  • Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota
  • Co-director of the Pacific Implant Institute located in Vancouver, Canada, which is a learning centre for his fellow dentists.

Self-Instruction Lecture, up to 90 minutes
Implants; AGD Subject Code 690