Fast Track Full-Arch Dentistry Implant Overdentures
Learn Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Skills, Various Attachment Systems, and Clinical Techniques - CE Credits Provided by UNLV School of Dental Medicine
Interested in knowing how to best diagnosis and treatment plan patients for implant overdentures? Do you know the step-by-step processes of working with bar and Locator overdentures? Want to become familiar with the surgical applications of implant placement for overdenture treatment?
This comprehensive course covers everything you, your assistants, and your laboratory needs to know about implant overdentures! We cover the basics all the way up to the advanced level methods diagnosis and treatment planning skills, clinical techniques, and follow-up recall strategies including hygiene and maintenance.
To receive the best education possible, this course is broken down into 5 sections:
Section I: Introduction & Essential Patient Factors for Overdentures
Covering the basics of implant overdenture therapy, proper patient assessment skills, and preparing patients for full-arch dentistry.
- Background, History, and Impact of Complete Tooth Loss
- Patient Examination Skills
- Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Concepts
Section II: Attachment Systems, Implant Options, Treatment Planning Skills
This section covers the variety of contemporary attachment systems available and the pros/cons of each of them, assessing restorative space within dentures, treatment planning the number of implants and immediate loading concepts!
- Principles of Attachment Systems for Overdentures
- The Role of Restorative Space Within Dentures
- Implant Overdenture Biomechanics
- Choosing the Number and Location of Implants for Maxillary and Mandibular Cases
- Dental Implant Design, Osseointegration
- Evaluating Options Regarding Implant Diameter & Length Options
- Immediate Loading of Overdentures: Does it Work?
Section III: Radiographic Planning: Traditional & Contemporary Concepts
An in-depth discussion regarding various radiographic options available for clinicians to best determine bone volume for overdenture therapy including contemporary cone-beam CT scanning techniques!
- Traditional Radiographic Options: PA, Panoramic, CBCT
- Making Radiographic Guides
- CBCT Scanning Workflows
- Patient Preparation for CBCT Scans
- Making CBCT Scans & Options on Machines to Ensure Success
- "Denture-Down" Treatment Planning Concepts
- Relining Dentures with Radiopaque PVS Material & CBCT Scanning Techniques
Section IV: Patient Preparation for Overdentures and Surgical Procedures
This section includes reviewing anatomical features of patients and how to best plan for implant overdenture surgery including instrument tray setups, equipment, and surgical techniques!
- Anatomy Review
- Instrument Choice for Surgical Procedures
- Equipment Options
- Preparing Patients for Overdenture Surgery
- Surgical Techniques for Implants
Section V: Restorative Procedures, Recall & Maintenance Strategies
From start-to-finish, we cover the nuts & bolts associated with how to work with implant overdentures and the steps associated with various techniques to make restoring implant overdentures simple!
- Philosophies of Restorative Techniques
- Bar Overdentures
- Locator Attachments
- Locator R-Tx Attachments
- Recall Strategies for Successful Cases
- Implant Hygiene Protocols
Continuing Education Credits provided by:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with
the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for
Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval
of UNLV School of Dental Medicine and Dr. Scherer. UNLV School of Dental
Medicine is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. AGD Pace Provider
213111. Nationally Approved From 6/1/2017 - 5/31/2021.
UNLV School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP approved provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Dr. Michael Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on implant overdentures. As an avid technology & computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and utilize new technology with CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and outside of the box radiographic imaging concepts. Dr. Scherer also maintains several YouTube channels: “LearnLOCATOR”, “LearnLODI”, “LearnSATURNO”, “The 3D Dentist” and "LearnF-Tx" - popular YouTube channels on standard and narrow diameter dental implant procedures and digital dentistry.
StartChapter 1: Background, History, and Impact of Edentulism (41:54)
StartChapter 2: Patient Examination and Assessment for Full-Arch Dentistry (27:51)
StartChapter 3; Essential Full-Arch Treatment Planning Concepts (33:57)
StartChapter 4: Preparation for Full-Arch Dentistry & Clinician-Patient Communication Skills (31:35)
StartChapter 5: Strategies for Choosing Cases for Full-Arch Dentistry (3:19)
StartChapter 6: UNLV CE Credit Assessment - Section I
StartChapter 1: Principles of Implant Attachment Systems (38:00)
StartChapter 2: Understanding Restorative Space and Measurements (25:40)
StartChapter 3: How Overdentures Function & Implant Biomechanics (12:10)
StartChapter 4: Treatment Planning for Overdentures: Number and Location of Implants (30:39)
StartChapter 5: Dental Implant Design, Osseointegration, Bone Requirements, Implant Diameter & Length (38:12)
StartChapter 6: Immediate Loading Concepts (22:56)
StartChapter 7: UNLV CE Credit Assessment - Section II