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Colorado AGD

OverdenSURE® : Surgery to Final Restoration

February 23, 2024 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM (GMT)

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Course Description:

An implant overdenture is one of the most useful techniques in modern implant dentistry. With the aging population and increased life expectancy, treatment may include full mouth extractions and prosthetic rehabilitation. In addition, fixed implant supported prostheses may not be feasible for every patient. Limitations include anatomy of the arches, financial resources and the patient’s oral hygiene habits. Clinical studies have shown improved the quality of life with removable implant supported prostheses. In this course we will explore the diagnosis and treatment planning, case selection and delivery of care from the surgical and final prosthetic phases based on contemporary scientific evidence. 

Participants will begin their training with lecture delivered by Dr. Ryan Dobbs and Dr. John Zalesky. We will be discussing workflow plan and design a mandibular implant overdenture guide, from start to finish. Each participant will understand case selection, bone anatomy, implant/abutment selection and delivery of the final overdenture prosthesis. The instructional and hands-on foundation provided by Zimvie's OverdenSure system will include implant placement, overdenture abutments and retention inserts.

Each attendee will have the hands-on opporunity to train on models, two implants and an overdenture provided by ZimVie.

Course Topics:

  •  Learn how to plan an diagnosis and treatment plan an implant overdenture case
  • Understand the key principles when carrying out these cases
  • Learn how to fabricate a guide
  • Surgical Techniques for implant placement
  • Digital Workflow
  • Fabrication of the Overdenture
  • Pre and Post-op Pain Management
  • Review of literature

Course Objectives:

Following this course, doctors will be able to:

  • Gain a basic knowledge of bone anatomy
  • Basic knowledge of treatment planning, designing and delivering an overdenture prosthesis
  • Grasp a better understanding of surgical diagnosis and treatment planning starting with the anticipated prosthetic result
  • Placement of Implants for overdentures
  • Selction of implant, abutment, retention inserts

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Ryan Dobbs is a native of Colorado. He is trained in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgical procedures. After completing his undergraduate and dental degrees at Creighton University, he completed his Medical Degree at the University of California, Davis. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency and General Surgery internship at the University of California, San Francisco. He then returned to Colorado where he has been the Division Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Additionally, he served as the Chair of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. He has continued to train residents associated with Denver Health Medical Center.

Dr. Dobbs has a special interest in complex maxillofacial reconstruction from acquired and congenital abnormalities. He focuses his practice on treating patients with oral and facial reconstructive needs utilizing dental implants and the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. This includes treating patients with impacted and missing teeth, craniofacial growth abnormalities, sleep apnea,
temporomandibular joint disorders, including arthroscopy and total joint replacements, head and neck pathology and reconstruction of acquired and traumatic defects.

Dr. John K. Zalesky received his Master’s of Biomedical Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Biomedical Sciences. He was awarded his DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Zalesky went on to complete a second year, advanced training program, as Chief Resident at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine General Practice Residency, concentrating on Implants and Complex Prosthodontic cases. 

Currently, he divides his time between his private practice and teaching part-time as a faculty at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He is the Immediate Past President of the Colorado Constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry. He now resides as the Executive Director and Treasurer for Region 14 of the Academy of General Dentistry which oversees Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.  He is a Key Opinion Leader for DEKA Dental Lasers, Carestream Dental and is a speaker for Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau. Dr. Zalesky has consistently been listed as one of Colorado’s Top Dentists by 5280 magazine and was named 2023 Top 40 under 40 by Incisal Edge magazine.

CE Credits: 5 CEU Participation Subject Code : 670

Time & Location: Friday, February 23, 2024 - 8 am - 3 pm

Check-in & Continental breakfast will be served at 8 am

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

13120 E 19th Avenue - Building Ed 2 N 1103



Registration Policy

  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Registration will close February 18, 2024.
  • Registration is not considered final until payment is received.
  • Email confirmation will be sent out within one week of receipt.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made by February 16, 2024: full refund
  • Cancellations after February 16, 2024 : no refund and $10 administration fee

Colorado AGD reserves the right to: (i) cancel any course at any time; (ii) change speakers; (iii) change the venue; (iv) change the programming; (v) change the time; and (vi) change the location, all without notice and at its sole discretion and shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, damages or any other amount whatsoever due to such cancellation or changes to the course offering. Colorado AGD shall be under no obligation to reschedule any course which has been canceled. Colorado AGD shall be under no obligation to offer meals or refreshments at any of its courses and is under no obligation to accommodate any special dietary restrictions at courses where meals are offered.

Colorado AGD will not be liable for any expenses incurred by any registrant for attendance at a course, including but not limited to: travel expenses, accommodations, meals, salaries, wages, and loss of income, or for participant’s failure to attend a course.

By registering for a course, registrants acknowledge having read and understood this disclaimer and registration fee policy and agree to hold harmless edropin as set out herein.

Colorado 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 June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2023. Provider ID# 219291

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