A Biologically-Oriented Approach to Predictable Esthetic Implant Dentistry
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Overview & Learning Objectives
The world of implant dentistry has changed because patients are far more demanding today than many years ago. For example, patients do not expect a simple implant crown to substitute for a missing tooth. They expect it to look just like a natural tooth. Prosthetically-driven treatment planning plays a crucial role in predicting functional, biologic, and esthetic success in implant cases. If prosthetic principles are respected, and there is a clear understanding of biology, implant cases will be less stressful for the clinician. Understanding biology is essential for successful implant therapy.
The soft tissue-restorative interface is the most complicated area within implant therapy and requires attention to detail. Clinicians must understand the importance of interim restorations and design them adequately to condition the tissues to create natural-looking emergence profiles for dental implants. Material selection, abutment design, and delivery techniques play a crucial role in increasing implant therapy predictability. To increase awareness in esthetic implant therapy, clinicians will be exposed to the four-step approach to diagnosis, treatment plan, and execute in an organized and straightforward manner.
After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Follow the four steps in the RDIP approach
- Apply the important considerations for adequate treatment planning in esthetic implant therapy
- Understand the relationship between tooth position, soft tissue, and the prognosis of esthetic implant therapy
- Appreciate the importance of the different areas of the emergence profile and learn different techniques to condition the soft tissues
- Utilize key parameters of prosthetically-driven implant therapy through analog and digital approaches
- Put into practice the essential criteria for proper material selection and delivery technique
Jonathan Esquivel, DDS, is Associate Professor and Director of Implant Dentistry for the Department of Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. Throughout his career, he has won numerous awards including “The Golden Apple “ excellence in teaching award in 2016, honorary faculty member for the C. Edmund Kells Honorary Society, and faculty member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Theta Kappa Chapter. Dr. Esquivel has published articles on the topics of dental implants and esthetics and has lectured nationally and internationally.
Early Bird Registration
BY 12:00 pm / noon (CST) 9/9/22
BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 10/14/22
AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 10/14/22
Sign-In and Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Course Starts: 8:00 a.m.
This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school.
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NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.
LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.