What is the Morning with the Masters Program?
Morning with the Masters will provide annual meeting participants the opportunity to receive an overview of a complex topic. Critical scientific and clinical concepts will be presented and clarified by an interdisciplinary presentation.
What is the objective of your session, “Avoiding and Managing Esthetic Implant Complications”?
My goal will be to create awareness of the knowledge base required to achieve and maintain optimal dental implant esthetics, including identification of prognostic keys for success, risk factors for complications, and site development requirements to maintain esthetic implant outcomes that emulate nature. Participants will learn scientific and clinical concepts required for diagnostically driven treatment planning and become familiar with risk stratification of simple-to-complex esthetic implant cases. Participants will also be exposed to clinical strategies related to selection and sequencing of implant site development procedures prior to or simultaneous with implant placement. The importance of restorative management of soft tissues will become evident through a series of case presentations of increasing complexity, including the management of esthetic complications and failures. Most importantly, the information presented in this session will serve to direct participants to pursue further study to improve their understanding in all areas related to the topic.
Why is this important to a cross-selection of clinicians?
Esthetic implant therapy is considered one of the most challenging aspects of implant dentistry. Interdisciplinary planning and execution of surgical, restorative, and technical procedures by an experienced and knowledgeable treatment team is required to predictably achieve and maintain beautiful implant esthetics that emulate nature. In order to educate patients, restorative dentists and specialists must have a solid understanding of the prognostic keys for predictable esthetic implant treatments and the risk factors for complications and failures. This information is critical for patients seeking to make an informed decision regarding appropriate treatment options for their individual case scenario.
What are three to five key takeaways attendees will glean?
1. Understand the prognostic keys for predictable esthetic implant treatment.
2. Identify risk factors for esthetic complications and failures.
3. Distinguish between esthetic case scenarios that are amenable to simultaneous implant placement and grafting from those that require staged preimplant site development procedures.
4. Understand the critical importance of restorative management of peri-implant soft tissues.
5. Understand the quality of life and health benefits the All-On-4 treatment concept provides for patients suffering from edentulism, terminal dentition, and failed conventional implant restorations.