June 19, 2024
7:00 PM EDT

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

• Recognize when immediate vs. staged bone augmentation can be indicated.
• Assess risk factors related to major bone augmentation.
• Identify and differentiate between techniques utilized for bone augmentation.
• Select the most appropriate bone augmentation technique for a specific situation.

May 17, 2024
IDSCH (Implant Dentistry Study Club of Houston), Houston, TX

This course is designed to teach how to effectively and predictably maintain the dimensions of the alveolar ridge following tooth extractions. Participants will use pig jaws and typodonts to practice surgical techniques for hard- and soft-tissue preservation. By the end of the course, participants should have the ability to correctly plan and effectively utilize various surgical extraction and bone regeneration techniques. In addition, participants will learn to recognize immediate implant indications for treating fresh extraction sockets.

The course will offer 8 Hours CE credits and cover 690 implant topics.

Breakfast and mid-morning refreshments will be provided.

Course Lecturer: Pedro M. Trejo, DDS, MS
Guest Lecturer: Nikolaos Soldatos, DDS, MSD, PhD

Supported by: Geistlich Pharma

May 15, 2024
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Learning Objectives:
• Review the history, science, and physiology behind bone grafting and basic biomaterials.
• Discuss the traditional grafting methods for horizontal and vertical ridge deficiencies.
• Present important principles that will allow for more predictable results.
• Demonstrate a decision-making tree for grafting techniques for specific ridge defects.
• Illustrate how to utilize a customized titanium matrix to successfully graft the most difficult vertical bone defects.

March 21, 2024 - March 22, 2024
March 21 Lecture - 5:30-8:30pm / March 22, 2024 Hands On - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sacramento, CA

Must attend lecture on March 21 to participate in this hands-on course.
Learn more about the lecture below »

This course is designed to provide clinicians with the knowledge, skill set and confidence to sequence and perform predictable hard tissue augmentation procedures prior to implant placement. With a lecture and hands-on component (Pig-jaw), this bone grafting course is designed for the clinician with some prior implant experience, looking to improve and advance bone grafting techniques for their implant practice. The focus will be to understand how to manage extraction sockets that have defects as well as learn various approaches to managing more complex horizontal ridge defects. An understanding of patient selection based on health history, graft site CBCT evaluation, harvest site assessment, and other approaches to minimize complications will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

Treatment planning and patient selection for grafting procedures
Concepts and techniques in bone grafting from incision to suturing
Extraction site management including immediate versus delayed implant placement
Horizontal procedural approaches of ridge augmentation
Understanding pre and post graft management protocols
New technology using growth factors to enhance augmentation procedures
Managing graft complications, possibility of treatment and prognosis

September 20, 2024 - September 21, 2024
Georgetown, TX

This two-day boutique style conference is exclusively designed by general dentists for general dentists like you who know that deepening your knowledge, discovering new techniques, and reflecting on what you have learned, contributes to your growth on your path forward to professional success.

By immersing yourself in a community of your peers, you can learn from subject matter experts and earn CE hours, which also includes participation hours towards Fellowship, Mastership, or Lifelong Learning. This diverse educational experience includes exciting lectures, lunch & learn sessions, interactive speaker symposium, hands-on learning, and an opportunity to explore new products and services when you visit with numerous exhibitors and sponsors. Breakfast and lunch is included.

May 21, 2024
6:30-8:30 PM
King of Prussia, PA

Osteo Science Foundation Speaker Series Dinner Lecture
To register for this program, please email [email protected]

April 30, 2024
6:30-8:30 PM
San Antonio, TX

Osteo Science Foundation Speaker Series Dinner Lecture
To register for this program, please email [email protected]

April 9, 2024
6:30-8:30 PM
Anaheim, CA

Osteo Science Foundation Speaker Series Dinner Lecture
To register for this program, please email [email protected]

March 26, 2024
6:30-8:30 PM
St Paul, MN

Osteo Science Foundation Speaker Series Dinner Lecture
To register for this program, please email [email protected]

March 9, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA

February 16, 2024 - February 17, 2024
Day 1: 7:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. | Day 2: 7:30 A.M. -.4:00 P.M.
Implants DC | Chevy Chase, MD

The Guided Bone Regeneration Course is a two-day intensive training course offering hands-on skill development and best practices to perform advanced socket grafting and ridge augmentation in clinical practice. This session will review appropriate incision designs for guided bone regeneration, flap management, minimally invasive techniques to harvest autogenous bone, material selection, handling of biomaterials, and techniques to maintain space. There will be a special focus on stabilization of the graft/membrane complex with periosteal biting stabilization sutures and simplified techniques to achieve tension-free primary closure. In this unique course, attendees will have the unprecedented opportunity to witness a live surgery conducted by Dr. Israel Puterman in the comfort of his home office.

March 8, 2024
8:15 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. EST
Charlotte, NC | 2024 AO Annual Meeting

In the beginning, osseointegration was thought to be sufficient for long-term successful implant rehabilitation. With time, it became clear that soft-tissue integration is of paramount importance for long-term success. Recent studies suggest that the absence or a reduced width of KM may negatively affect self-performed oral hygiene measures, and that poor plaque control constitutes a risk factor for peri-implantitis. As a result, in cases of peri-implant biological complications, the treatment should also be focused on the creation of an effective soft-tissue barrier capable of biologically protecting the peri-implant structures.

March 8, 2024
7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M. EST
Charlotte, NC | 2024 AO Annual Meeting

Vertical and horizontal augmentation presents one of the greatest challenges of bone regeneration in implant dentistry. This is primarily due to the difficulty of the surgical procedure and its potential complications. However, it has been demonstrated that successful clinical outcomes can be predictably achievable when strict protocols are followed. The detailed understanding of clinical anatomy should guide the clinician when managing the soft tissue flaps in an attempt to securely close the flaps to achieve optimal healing environment of the graft. Graft immobilizations, the optimal use of graft materials are essential in achieving bone formation even in a distance from the bony walls. This presentation will summarize the essential steps of ridge augmentation and gives an insight how a clinician can learn these demanding procedures.

November 22, 2024 - November 23, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ernesto Lee is the developer of the S.M.A.R.T.™ Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Method, a novel procedure that provides superior bone regeneration with less pain, less swelling and fewer complications than traditional techniques.

S.M.A.R.T.™ was originally developed to provide more predictable bone augmentation in the esthetic zone, while preserving the soft tissue architecture. Traditional flap-based approaches all too often result in membrane exposure, infection and soft tissue dehiscences. These complications lead to loss of papillae, recession, and gingival defects; with catastrophic consequences in the esthetic zone. After achieving successful early results, the S.M.A.R.T. method was applied in an expanding range of applications including horizontal augmentation, buccal plate regeneration on natural teeth and implants, and vertical augmentation.

The S.M.A.R.T™ (Subperiosteal Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Technique) bone grafting method requires only a small incision, with no flap elevation, no tenting screws and no membranes. It delivers a xenograft/growth factor mixture to the site, using patented instruments and laparoscopic techniques. Bone augmentation can be performed predictably and with minimal risk of complications. Complex scenarios in the esthetic zone can be treated with fewer procedures, and less risk of soft tissue deformities. The S.M.A.R.T.™ method represents a disruptive technology that will dramatically impact the future of bone grafting.

September 13, 2024 - September 14, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ernesto Lee is the developer of the S.M.A.R.T.™ Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Method, a novel procedure that provides superior bone regeneration with less pain, less swelling and fewer complications than traditional techniques.

S.M.A.R.T.™ was originally developed to provide more predictable bone augmentation in the esthetic zone, while preserving the soft tissue architecture. Traditional flap-based approaches all too often result in membrane exposure, infection and soft tissue dehiscences. These complications lead to loss of papillae, recession, and gingival defects; with catastrophic consequences in the esthetic zone. After achieving successful early results, the S.M.A.R.T. method was applied in an expanding range of applications including horizontal augmentation, buccal plate regeneration on natural teeth and implants, and vertical augmentation.

The S.M.A.R.T™ (Subperiosteal Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Technique) bone grafting method requires only a small incision, with no flap elevation, no tenting screws and no membranes. It delivers a xenograft/growth factor mixture to the site, using patented instruments and laparoscopic techniques. Bone augmentation can be performed predictably and with minimal risk of complications. Complex scenarios in the esthetic zone can be treated with fewer procedures, and less risk of soft tissue deformities. The S.M.A.R.T.™ method represents a disruptive technology that will dramatically impact the future of bone grafting.

June 7, 2024 - June 8, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ernesto Lee is the developer of the S.M.A.R.T.™ Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Method, a novel procedure that provides superior bone regeneration with less pain, less swelling and fewer complications than traditional techniques.

S.M.A.R.T.™ was originally developed to provide more predictable bone augmentation in the esthetic zone, while preserving the soft tissue architecture. Traditional flap-based approaches all too often result in membrane exposure, infection and soft tissue dehiscences. These complications lead to loss of papillae, recession, and gingival defects; with catastrophic consequences in the esthetic zone. After achieving successful early results, the S.M.A.R.T. method was applied in an expanding range of applications including horizontal augmentation, buccal plate regeneration on natural teeth and implants, and vertical augmentation.

The S.M.A.R.T™ (Subperiosteal Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Technique) bone grafting method requires only a small incision, with no flap elevation, no tenting screws and no membranes. It delivers a xenograft/growth factor mixture to the site, using patented instruments and laparoscopic techniques. Bone augmentation can be performed predictably and with minimal risk of complications. Complex scenarios in the esthetic zone can be treated with fewer procedures, and less risk of soft tissue deformities. The S.M.A.R.T.™ method represents a disruptive technology that will dramatically impact the future of bone grafting.

April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ernesto Lee is the developer of the S.M.A.R.T.™ Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Method, a novel procedure that provides superior bone regeneration with less pain, less swelling and fewer complications than traditional techniques.

S.M.A.R.T.™ was originally developed to provide more predictable bone augmentation in the esthetic zone, while preserving the soft tissue architecture. Traditional flap-based approaches all too often result in membrane exposure, infection and soft tissue dehiscences. These complications lead to loss of papillae, recession, and gingival defects; with catastrophic consequences in the esthetic zone. After achieving successful early results, the S.M.A.R.T. method was applied in an expanding range of applications including horizontal augmentation, buccal plate regeneration on natural teeth and implants, and vertical augmentation.

The S.M.A.R.T™ (Subperiosteal Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Technique) bone grafting method requires only a small incision, with no flap elevation, no tenting screws and no membranes. It delivers a xenograft/growth factor mixture to the site, using patented instruments and laparoscopic techniques. Bone augmentation can be performed predictably and with minimal risk of complications. Complex scenarios in the esthetic zone can be treated with fewer procedures, and less risk of soft tissue deformities. The S.M.A.R.T.™ method represents a disruptive technology that will dramatically impact the future of bone grafting.

November 9, 2024 - November 10, 2024
VISTA Institute - Woodland Hills, CA

Course Description
Patients with atrophic alveolar bone have a variety of different presentations, including vertical versus horizontal atrophy, anatomic features such as flat vs sloped defect walls or concavities, various bone density (eg cortical vs cancellous bone).

Each of these features can affect the efficacy of bone augmenta- tion, either in a favorable or unfavorable manner. The oral location (posterior vs anterior maxilla, post vs anterior mandible) requires special considerations. Therefore, the approach utilized needs to thoroughly analyze and classify the site and patient characteristics in order to select an appropriate technique, material and protocol. Another consideration is the potential of complications for the selected protocol and a risk assessment to determine the likelihood of encountering negative outcomes, based on patient features. Three dimensional reconstruction of the alveolar bone requires several components for successful bone regeneration. The components for 3D reconstruction include 1) Bone substitute (allograft or xenograft), 2) osteogenic cells, 3) osteogenic signals (growth factors), 4) blood supply, 5) and wound stabilization. Many controversies remain, including whether, a) membrane are really necessary, b) primary closure or open healing concept, The protocol presented for 3D reconstruction of alveolar bone and mucosa will increase the likelihood of successful outcome and reduces the potential for complications.

October 5, 2024 - October 6, 2024
VISTA Institute - Woodland Hills, CA

Course Description
Gingival recession is accompanied by alveolar bone dehiscence. Treatment of gingival recession has usually entailed soft-tissue augmentation. However, a more comprehensive approach may be adopted to mitigate as many risk factors as possible. The concept presented in this course entails phenotype modification therapy (PMT) to increase mucosal and alveolar bone thickness, optimizing root positions with clear aligner orthodontic therapy (CAT) and periodontal root coverage. Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) has many surgical and biological advantages in this regenerative approach. The concept of VISTA is very well-aligned with plastic surgical principles, offering many advantages, including (1) ease of release of tissues for tension-free mobilization of mucosa to be repositioned, (2) access for placement of a variety of bone and tissue graft material directly over deficient sites, (3) avoidance of the need for papilla incision, and (4) stabilization of tissues with bonded sutures for effective regeneration. In addition, there are biologic advantages, such as preservation of the blood supply and enhanced healing. VISTA has a variety of applications in periodontal root coverage, peri-implant mucosal dehiscence coverage, periodontal/peri-implant regeneration, contour augmentation and phenotype modification therapy. The scientific basis for all of the concepts will be presented. This course will offer practical technical and clinical experience with advanced applications of VISTA for periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue reconstruction.

July 12, 2024 - July 13, 2024
VISTA Institute - Woodland Hills, CA

Course Description
The utilization of peri-implant plastic surgery is on the rise, offering ef- fective solutions for addressing esthetic, functional, and other compli- cations associated with dental implants. These oral plastic surgical inter- ventions extend beyond mere esthetic enhancements, playing a pivotal role in the long-term stability of peri-implant tissues. At this educational event, distinguished experts will converge to present the latest evidence-based ap- proaches for managing peri-implant esthetic and functional complications. What sets this program apart is the diverse array of approaches that these seasoned clinician-educators bring to the table, enriching the educational experience. Participants can anticipate a comprehensive program comprising lectures and hands-on workshops, ensuring they take home not only with cutting-edge evidence-based knowledge but also with practical skills that will significantly augment their clinical expertise.

June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024
VISTA Institute - Woodland Hills, CA

Course Description
Gingival recession is accompanied by alveolar bone dehiscence. Treatment of gingival recession has usually entailed soft-tissue augmentation. However, a more comprehensive approach may be adopted to mitigate as many risk factors as possible. The concept presented in this course entails phenotype modification therapy (PMT) to increase mucosal and alveolar bone thickness, optimizing root positions with clear aligner orthodontic therapy (CAT) and periodontal root coverage. Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) has many surgical and biological advantages in this regenerative approach. The concept of VISTA is very well-aligned with plastic surgical principles, offering many advantages, including (1) ease of release of tissues for tension-free mobilization of mucosa to be repositioned, (2) access for placement of a variety of bone and tissue graft material directly over deficient sites, (3) avoidance of the need for papilla incision, and (4) stabilization of tissues with bonded sutures for effective regeneration. In addition, there are biologic advantages, such as preservation of the blood supply and enhanced healing. VISTA has a variety of applications in periodontal root coverage, peri-implant mucosal dehiscence coverage, periodontal/peri-implant regeneration, contour augmentation and phenotype modification therapy. The scientific basis for all of the concepts will be presented. This course will offer practical technical and clinical experience with advanced applications of VISTA for periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue reconstruction.

March 16, 2024 - March 17, 2024
VISTA Institute - Woodland Hills, CA

Course Description
Gingival recession is accompanied by alveolar bone dehiscence. Treatment of gingival recession has usually entailed soft-tissue augmentation. However, a more comprehensive approach may be adopted to mitigate as many risk factors as possible. The concept presented in this course entails phenotype modification therapy (PMT) to increase mucosal and alveolar bone thickness, optimizing root positions with clear aligner orthodontic therapy (CAT) and periodontal root coverage. Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) has many surgical and biological advantages in this regenerative approach. The concept of VISTA is very well-aligned with plastic surgical principles, offering many advantages, including (1) ease of release of tissues for tension-free mobilization of mucosa to be repositioned, (2) access for placement of a variety of bone and tissue graft material directly over deficient sites, (3) avoidance of the need for papilla incision, and (4) stabilization of tissues with bonded sutures for effective regeneration. In addition, there are biologic advantages, such as preservation of the blood supply and enhanced healing. VISTA has a variety of applications in periodontal root coverage, peri-implant mucosal dehiscence coverage, periodontal/peri-implant regeneration, contour augmentation and phenotype modification therapy. The scientific basis for all of the concepts will be presented. This course will offer practical technical and clinical experience with advanced applications of VISTA for periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue reconstruction.

February 10, 2024
8:00 A.M. EST
Orlando, FL | Corporate Forum @ 2024 FAP Winter Meeting

Course description
The treatment of peri-implantitis has become a major challenge for many dentists who place implants. Dr. Ravidà will discuss evidence-based strategies for management of complex implant-related biological complications in the aesthetic zone and other areas of the mouth. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of the morphology and severity of peri-implant bone defects on the outcome of reconstructive treatment.

3 learning objectives:
• Learn how to classify and treat different types of infrabony defect around dental implant
• Step-by-step review of the submerged healing approach for surgical reconstructive treatment of infraosseous peri-implantitis defects
• Learn how to increasing predictability of soft and hard tissue regeneration utilizing rhPDGF.

July 15, 2024
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024 | Event Date: October 31, 2024 - November 3, 2024

March 20, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Immediate implant placement and loading is a practice that continues to gain traction in the field of implant dentistry, largely driven by patients and clinicians to reduce treatment time and improve satisfaction. Although implant survival rates are high with immediately placed implants, there is often an increase in complications and a lack of primary implant stability.

How can we improve these issues, to meet the needs of both patients and clinicians? And, can we always deliver immediate treatment for patients seeking it?

This webinar will discuss indications, contraindications, and specific protocols for immediate implant placement. It will focus on diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical techniques, and materials to facilitate predictability and long-term success with immediate implants. With increasing demand for immediate implant placement and loading, we must meet the demands of our patients without compromising function, esthetics, and long-term stability.

March 12, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Learning Objectives:

• Recognize the “human factors” that can be primary causes of technical and environmental complications in implant dentistry due to the lack of “checklists.”
• Describe the “Updated 10 Keys Checklist” and its use as a diagnostic, surgical and prosthetic sequential checklist to avoid esthetic implant complications.
• Recognize the importance of “virtual” CBCT implant planning for final implant length, width, and in relation to the anticipated buccal gap width and specific anatomy of the site.
• Understand the importance of phenotype modification as part of the surgical protocol with use of autogenous soft tissue grafting or a new volume stable collagen matrix (VSCM) for a “palate-free approach” to implant placement.
• Describe how Google® literally drives patients to our practices thru 5-star reviews as “we treat people, not patients.” (Dr. Michael Sonick 2023)

January 26, 2024 - January 28, 2024
Irving, TX

We hope you'll join us for the opportunity to network and gain visibility with periodontists and dental specialists in the Southwest region at the 2024 SWSP Winter Meeting brought to you by our Diamond Event Sponsor GC America | International and our Meeting sponsor Geistlich USA.

Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
223 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039

January 27, 2024
Southwest Society of Periodontists Winter Meeting | Irving, TX

January 25, 2024 - January 28, 2024
VISTA Institute for Therapeutic Innovations

June 13, 2024 - June 15, 2024
Rackham Graduate School | Ann Arbor, MI

January 12, 2024
Miami, FL

• Develop proficiency in diagnosing and planning extraction cases.
• Experience advanced extractions and alveolar ridge preservation procedures in our state-of-the-art pre-clinical models.
• Understand the selection and utilization of bone grafting biomaterials for socket preservation.
• Apply barrier membranes effectively to enhance ridge preservation outcomes.
• Perform extraction procedures utilizing atraumatic techniques.
• Acquire comprehensive knowledge on handling various socket types, including those with or without buccal bone plates and/or soft tissue.

June 14, 2024
Ramfjord Symposium | Ann Arbor, MI

February 9, 2024 - February 10, 2024
Orlando, FL

December 5, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Objectives:
• Examine the latest advances in the use of biologics in oral tissue regeneration
• Review the latest evidence on the efficacy of biologics in contemporary periodontal practice
• Discuss the impact on long term outcomes
• Formulate evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice

September 9, 2024 - September 14, 2024
Orlando, FL

October 31, 2024 - November 3, 2024
San Diego, CA

March 7, 2024 - March 9, 2024
Charlotte, NC

“Going Beyond the Boundaries: Optimizing Patient Care Through Scientific and Clinical Innovation” March 7-9, in Charlotte, North Carolina presents three days of engaging presentations and workshops conveying the latest scientific research and techniques. Join 1,500 other periodontists, prosthodontists, oral maxillofacial surgeons, general dentists and support staff and earn up to 66.25 hours of CE credit. Visit our expansive exhibit hall and network with industry leaders at the various social events. After the event, take in all of the arts and culture, family friendly attractions and magnetic nightlife the “Queen City” has to offer.

November 27, 2023 - December 1, 2023
Los Angeles, CA

Learn Digital Planning, Molar and Incisor Replacement, GBR and Soft Tissue Grafting, Smile Design and Esthetic Implant Therapy

LECTURES & LIVE SURGERY
Restorative and esthetic topics involved in osseointegration and implant prosthodontics will cover multiple teeth, and single tooth restorations. Live surgery by faculty will show the step by step of surgical implant placement, tissue management and regeneration and pre and post op work up.

9 HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
9 Hands-on workshops with plastic and fresh porcine jaw models will be performed over the 5 days. The placement of 12 dental implants using microsurgical Hu-Friedy hand instruments, nylon and PTFE suture materials, W&H drill units, Straumann BLT, BLX and TLX implant systems, GBR bone regenerative biomaterials, digital photography steps and 3Shape scanning protocols are performed by the class.

DIGITAL WORKFLOW
The digital workflow with implant planning using the Co-Diagnostix software (class students have 1-year free access), the 3D printing of surgical guides and provisionals will be highlighted.

October 8, 2024 - October 11, 2024
Los Angeles, CA

Take your surgical skills to the next level for managing complex implant cases.
Get personalized training from dentistry’s top clinician and educator in this 4-day comprehensive course in Los Angeles. Each day has a didactic presentation using lecture and video material and a clinical hands-on or live surgery demonstration.

May 21, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Los Angeles, CA

Take your surgical skills to the next level for managing complex implant cases.
Get personalized training from dentistry’s top clinician and educator in this 4-day comprehensive course in Los Angeles. Each day has a didactic presentation using lecture and video material and a clinical hands-on or live surgery demonstration.

March 12, 2024 - March 15, 2024
Los Angeles, CA

4-Day Course – Take your surgical skills to the next level for managing complex implant cases. Get personalized training from dentistry’s top clinician and educator in this 4-day comprehensive course in Los Angeles. Each day has a didactic presentation using lecture and video material and a clinical hands-on or live surgery demonstration.

January 19, 2024 - January 21, 2024
The Institute of Houston Dental Synergy

Move beyond line-item dentistry and handle complex cases using the fully integrated, digital interdisciplinary patient care dream team. Explore a fully digital workflow that totally integrates the restorative dentist, all specialists, and the patient and you will have:

• Interdisciplinary care with an airway focus and facially generated treatment planning
• Increased case acceptance due to better patient communication that highlights treatment value
• Better communication with interdisciplinary patient care team, including your medical team
• No need to translate into “analog” – wax-ups, impressions, study models, etc.
• Learn the latest innovations in skeletal expansion, Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy and customized guided orthognathic surgery.

Ortho, Perio, Surgeon, Pros, GPs … if you care about top tier multi-disciplinary airway focused patient care, show up for this unique course! This course is built for the IDT Team and is meant to change your practice forever!

December 14, 2023
7:00 PM EST

Objectives:

- Biology of bone grafting and the healing process, including bone physiology and the principles of bone regeneration.​
- Identify​ different types of bone grafting materials and their properties, indications, and appropriate clinical applications.​
- Acquire​ knowledge about the scientific evidence supporting the efficacy and success rates of different bone grafting approaches.​
- Explore​ clinical cases to enhance decision-making skills and treatment planning for optimal bone grafting outcomes.​

November 30, 2023 - December 1, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm
AAOMS Dental Implant Conference - Chicago, IL

September 10, 2023
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine | Boston, MA

Course Details
Cadaver Lab
1. Grafting for simple & complex extraction sockets
2. Horizontal ridge augmentation, including suturing techniques and membrane stabilization.
3. Use of palate free soft tissue substitutes
4. Principles of autogenous soft tissue harvest

Learning Objectives
1.Evidence based approach to understanding: Incision designs, anatomical considerations, stabilization principles with hard & soft tissue graft placement.
2. Choice of grafts (xenografts, allograft, combinations) for specific anatomical and surgical objectives, including different tissue biotypes. Tissue behavior and graft behavior with tissue interface.
3. Differences in tissue handling with split and full flaps, and their subsequent mobilization with graft materials.
4. Use of adjunctive tools like bone scrapers, pins, for obtaining optimum results.
5. Soft tissue augmentation with autogenous and xenogenic substitutes.

September 30, 2023
Oakbrook, IL

Midwest Society of Periodontology is pleased to present Facts, Fiction, & Controversies of Biological Agents – a one-day clinical education course in Biologics for Periodontal and Implant Surgery. The course is intended to educate on the benefits and limitations of biologics from internationally recognized colleagues in regenerative medicine and provides insights on their experiences direct from their practices.

Highlights:

- Better understand AAP’s Best Evidence Consensus and where each biologic performed best.
- Explore the ideal mechanism of action for each biologic, understand where clinically they perform the best and where their limitations lie.
- Gain insights from regenerative experts on their experiences with Emdogain®, Infuse™, PRF, & GEM 21S®.
- Collaborate and network amongst peers to elevate regenerative medicine in your practice.
- Earn 7 CE hours.

September 18, 2023 - September 22, 2023
Santa Monica, CA

September 18, 2023 - September 22, 2023
San Diego, CA

At the conclusion of the AAOMS Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:

- Identify emerging issues and trends in oral and maxillofacial surgery to be on the forefront of research and innovation.

- Apply knowledge while increasing competencies by participating in distinctive educational formats to support complex concepts in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

- Demonstrate for all members of the OMS team the various evidence-based approaches and treatments applicable in oral and maxillofacial surgery while fostering interprofessional collaboration in practice to improve patient outcomes.

- Discover support, guidance and leadership opportunities in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery through networking with peers and mentors.

July 14, 2023 - July 15, 2023
Renaissance Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Guided Bone Regeneration Course is a two-day intensive training course offering hands-on skill development and best practices to perform advanced socket grafting and ridge augmentation in clinical practice. This session will review appropriate incision designs for guided bone regeneration, flap management, minimally invasive techniques to harvest autogenous bone, material selection, handling of biomaterials, and techniques to maintain space. There will be a special focus on stabilization of the graft/membrane complex with periosteal biting stabilization sutures and simplified techniques to achieve tension-free primary closure.

August 11, 2023 - August 12, 2023
Orlando, FL

July 21, 2023 - July 22, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

This course addresses general dentists and periodontists who intend to learn more about the use of regenerative and esthetic procedures in periodontology.

​Advances in cell and molecular biology have contributed to increased understanding of wound healing of various tissues, and revealed a great complexity of processes involved. In general, the outcome of wound healing can be characterized either as repair, i.e. scar tissue formation that differs in form and/or function from the original tissues, or regeneration, i.e. form and function of the lost tissues is restored. A large body of evidence has established that polypeptide growth and differentiation factors, natural biological mediators critical to development of tissues and organs, may support wound healing/regeneration creating an environment conducive to and/or immediately inducing de novo tissue formation.

The better understanding of the biology combined with improved surgical techniques yielded to clinical concepts enabling predictable treatment outcomes in intrabony and furcation defects. Recently, the use of biological active molecules such as enamel matrix proteins in conjunction with innovative surgical techniques such as the Modified Coronally Advanced Tunnel (MCAT) with or without connective tissue grafts or collagen matrices has been proven a predictable technique to treat single and multiple gingival recessions and to correct various types of soft tissue defects around teeth and dental implants, improve tissue thickness and avoid scar tissue formation.

Presentation of clinical cases, schematic drawings and video presentations will demonstrate the clinical applications of various techniques to achieve periodontal regeneration and improve esthetic outcomes.

December 8, 2023 - December 9, 2023
Ueno Center, Campbell California

May 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, CA

June 23, 2023 - June 25, 2023
Vista Institute, Woodland Hills, CA

Esthetic dentistry is not about mere improvement of superficial appearance. How does esthetic enhancement serve our patients if there are underlying problems that jeopardize its maintenance? Enduring esthetics can only be achieved through restoration of health. This requires a holistic approach to consider the whole patient. This educational event will bring together leading experts of periodontology, prosthodontics, orthodontics, implant dentistry, oral medicine and restorative dentistry.

These experts will discuss some of the most relevant topics in clinical dentistry, including peri-implantitis, periodontitis, worn dentition, immediate implant therapy, ceramic implants, oral pathology, airway health, orthodontics, occlusion and osteoporosis medications. This is an event which is appropriate for clinicians of all disciplines. Hope to see you there.

May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando - Orlando, FL

Dr. Michael A. Pikos and Dr. Istvan Urban come together again for the most enriching Hard Tissue Grafting event of the year. This is your unique opportunity to learn under two of the world's leading experts on bone grafting, gaining their combined practical experience and clinical innovations from the same stage for two powerful days. You don't want to miss this blockbuster event!

March 30, 2023
12:00-1:00pm
Online

Dr. Alecsandru Ionescu graduated the Faculty of Dentistry within UMF “Carol Davila” Bucharest in 2001 and received his PhD degree in Oral Implantology in 2019 with the title “Guided tissue regeneration using the open healing technique and flapless approach in implant patients”. He is a member of the board of the Society for Esthetic Dentistry in Romania (SSER) and a member of the scientific board of Cosmetic Dentistry Romania and Romanian Journal of Stomatology. He is also the co-founder of Quintessence International Romania and a founding member of the Romanian Society for Digital Dentistry.

Dr. Ionescu is an active member of the IADFE (International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics), ESCD (European Society of Esthetic Dentistry), EAO (European Association for Osseointegration) and ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantology). He is involved in multiple studies and researches related to the minimally invasive oral surgery and implantology, periodontology and regenerative dentistry. He is an international speaker and trainer for the “open healing” protocol and expert in tissue level implants, author of different articles in the field of oral implantology and regenerative dentistry and a co-author of the “Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry”, published by Quintessence International. He is also a trainer for piezosurgery and for digital protocols in oral implantolgy. Dr. Ionescu develops his professional activity in his private dental clinic, research and training center “aesthetics ONE", with two offices in Bucharest.

April 27, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Barcelona, Spain

June 13, 2023 - June 16, 2023
Los Angeles, California

April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

March 31, 2023
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

February 21, 2023 - February 24, 2023
Los Angeles, California

November 9, 2023 - November 12, 2023
Austin, Texas

November 1, 2023 - November 4, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada

September 8, 2023 - September 10, 2023
Phoenix, Arizona

Welcome to a Celebration of Interdisciplinary Dentistry at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Periodontology (WSP), the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED), the AzDHA Impact Conference and the 4th Annual Western Dental Hygiene Symposium (WDHS). The dates to mark on your calendar are September 7-10th, 2023 in Phoenix, AZ.

May 12, 2023
New York, New York

March 16, 2023 - March 18, 2023
Phoenix, Arizona

March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Carlsbad, California

February 24, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

February 3, 2023 - February 4, 2023
Orlando, Florida

January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023
Irving, Texas

January 20, 2023 - January 21, 2023
Atlanta, Georgia

October 2, 2023 - October 6, 2023
Los Angeles, CA

October 21, 2023 - October 23, 2023
10:30am - 12:30pm
Madrid, Spain