We provide and participate in a year long study club program with the top general dentists in the DFW area.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • The basic principles of osseointegration
  • Case selection: implants vs conventional fixed prosthodontics
  • Pre-surgical assessment
  • The use of imaging including CT scans and tomograms
  • Radiographic and surgical templates
  • Patient and equipment preparation for surgery
  • Treatment planning
  • Surgical protocol
  • Aesthetics and implant placement
  • Prosthodontic protocol for single tooth and partially edentulous cases
  • Occlusal considerations and prosthodontic overview
  • Risk management in implant therapy
  • Surgical and prosthodontic complications

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of the study club course, participants will be familiar with:

  • prosthodontics and surgical treatment planning of implant cases
  • lab-based implant placement
  • implant impression techniques, especially open tray direct to fixture
  • restorative techniques
  • the role of implants in general practice
  • implant failures