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Arizona AGD

Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry

October 7, 2022 3:00 PM - October 9, 2022 12:00 AM (GMT)

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Course Description:

Practitioners who strive to maintain independence from the toxic tentacles of third-party insurance must develop skill sets that motivate patients to go out of network to seek their care. This class is part of a series designed to enable the GP to do just that. In his energetic and motivating style, Dr. Rasner will cover everything from pre-op preparation to post-op instructions, all in a comfortable, question-inviting atmosphere.

Day one: will cover atraumatic tooth removal and appropriate grafting in order to facilitate implant

placement. 

Day two: will provide a realistic blueprint for integrating implant surgery into the GP practice.

A bulletproof guide to pre-op preparation, including avoiding complications, red flag patients, and planning for predictable outcomes will be reviewed step by step. Treatment planning for restoration of maxillary and mandibular edentulous ridges. Anterior and posterior restorative protocols. 

Case presentation skills - even fee guidelines and scheduling - will be covered.

Each day will feature hands-on practice. This course has been carefully designed for maximum learning by integrating didactic, audio/visual aids, and attendee participation. The most realistic models available will be used in order to provide a lifeline experience. You will return to your practice ready to start providing these procedures and keep more production in-house.

Expect to learn:

  • Safe patient selection and red flags
  • Avoiding complications
  • Case presentation and fees
  • Pre-op medications - latest recommendations
  • Oral sedation protocol - the best combination in the industry
  • Atraumatic extraction techniques - sectioning, proper use of elevators, 10 second rule
  • Socket grafting - thorough review of what graft materials and membranes to use when
  • Suturing - interrupted, continuous, horizontal

Implant Surgical Protocols:

  • Fixed and removable treatment options
  • Comfortable guide to early case selection
  • Pre-op visit requisites
  • Workflow for freehand
  • Workflow for guided
  • Immediate placement vs delayed
  • Flapless surgery vs direct vision surgery

During the Hands-on clinic, working with models, each doctor will:

  • Demonstrate various flap designed including split thickness
  • Select and demonstrate proficient use of appropriate armamentarium
  • Place membrane over bone graft material with tac fixation
  • Demonstrate several suturing techniques
  • Implant placement

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Course Objectives:

Following this course, doctors will be able to

1. Atraumatically extract teeth in preparation for implant placement

2. Understand grafting techniques and materials

3. Perform various flap and suture techniques

4. Be able to select the safest patients for early implant cases

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Speaker Bio: Dr. Steven L. Rasner earned his DMD at the University of Pennsylvania. He has pursued 4500+ hours of CE, over 1000 of which were in the oral surgical sciences. He earned a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1997, and completed both the Misch International Implant Institute curriculum and the Pikos Institute continuum.

Dr. Rasner has taught for twenty-four years in 45 American states and 5 countries. He offers intimate live-patient surgical courses in New Jersey. He also teaches both practice management and hands-on surgical courses for national and state dental organizations. He has been recognized in Dentistry Today’s Top Clinical Educators list for the past 13 years. He has authored 3 books and over 50 industry and journal publications, and is the host of the Lionhearted Dentists podcast.

Arizona AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022. Provider ID# 219287

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