Step-by-Step AllonX and Fixed Complete Arch Prosthetics

Learn AllonX Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Clinical Techniques Step-by-Step!

Interested in knowing how to diagnosis and treatment plan patients for AllonX and fixed complete arch prosthetics? Do you want to learn the step-by-step techniques of clinical and laboratory procedures for cases before, during and after implants have been placed? Want to become familiar with the surgical applications of implant placement for AllonX?

This comprehensive course covers everything you, your assistants, and your laboratory needs to know about AllonX and similar fixed full-arch cases! We cover the basics all the way up to the advanced level methods diagnosis and treatment planning skills, pre-surgical workup, surgical and clinical techniques to do an immediate load bridge, definitive/final AllonX step-by-step protocols, and DIGITAL workflows for AllonX cases. Emphasis is placed on highlighting clinical step-by-step techniques including recorded videos of procedures!!

Also included is up to 30 continuing education credits provided with a certificate. Once fully completed, the course provides hours of video-based learning credits and independent study CE credits for your dental boards and AGD credits!

To receive the best education possible, this course is broken down into 7 sections:

Section I – Introduction & Essential Patient Factors for Fixed Full-Arch Dentistry

Covering the fundamentals and basics of fixed full-arch implantology, proper patient assessment skills, communication skills and getting patients to say “yes” more often!!

Topics include:

  • Background, History, and Impact of Complete Tooth Loss
  • Patient Examination Skills
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Concepts
  • Chairside Communication Skills & Treatment Acceptance

Section II – Fundamentals of AllonX & Fixed Complete Arch

This section covers the fundamentals of the AllonX treatment philosophy, background of the Branemark method, scientific rationale for treatment, treatment planning implant number, position, location of dental implants. In this comprehensive section, we lay the groundwork for a deeper understanding of AllonX as a treatment philosophy and how they work clinically!

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of AllonX Treatment Protocol
  • The Scientific Basis & Rationale for AllonX
  • The Role of Restorative Space Within AllonX Prosthetics
  • Choosing the Number of Implants for Maxillary and Mandibular Cases
  • Where Do We Place Implants for Fixed Full-Arch?
  • AllonX Biomechanics
  • Dental Implant Design, Osseointegration
  • Evaluating Options Regarding Implant Diameter & Length Options
  • Immediate Loading: Does it Really Work?
  • Understanding Passive Fit and Clinical Approaches to Ensuring Prosthetics Work Long-Term

Section III: Radiographic Planning: Traditional & Contemporary Concepts

An in-depth discussion regarding various radiographic options available for clinicians to best determine bone volume for AllonX therapy including contemporary cone-beam CT scanning techniques!

Topics include:

  • 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
  • Step-by-Step Case Planning Examples for AllonX Cases

Section IV: Step-by-Step AllonX Patient Preparation & Surgical Procedures

This section includes reviewing pre-surgical protocols and workup of patients for restorative procedures during surgery. Additionally, we cover how to best plan for AllonX surgery including instrument tray setups, equipment, and surgical techniques!

Topics include:

  • Pre-Surgical Protocols for AllonX
  • Impression Procedures for Immediate Load
  • Fabricating “In-House” Analog Classic Surgical Guides
  • Fabricating "In-House" Digital 3D Printed Surgical Guides
  • Anatomy Review
  • Instrument Choice for Surgical Procedures
  • Equipment Options
  • Surgical Techniques for Implants
  • Assessing Implant Stability
  • Choosing Prosthetic Components During Surgical Procedures

Section V: Restorative Procedures for AllonX –Immediate Load Interim/Temporary Surgical Conversion Prosthesis

From start-to-finish, we cover the nuts & bolts parts and steps associated with how to fabricate an immediate load / conversion prosthesis during surgery! We discuss, immediate loading protocols and how we clinically fabricate a prosthesis that will work for the patient and how to work in a surgeon’s office, however, alternative options including collaborating a delayed prosthesis is discussed. Additionally, we demonstrate stackable AllonX cases and how to work up, treat, and perform immediate load prosthetics with stackable arch guides!!

Topics include:

  • Strategies for Immediate Loading
  • Preparing an Immediate Denture and Pick-up Temp Cylinders
  • Laboratory Steps to Trim and Polish the Immediate Load Prosthesis
  • Fabricating Soft-Tissue Analog Casts During Surgery
  • Patient Instructions & Post-Op Protocols
  • Stackable Surgical Guides – Workup & Introduction
  • Stackable AllonX Prosthetics, Step-by-Step

Section VI: Restorative Procedures - Definitive/Final Restoration After Implant Integration

Have you taken an AllonX course before and feel like instruction only really focuses on the surgical conversion prosthesis and find yourself asking… well what about the final teeth? In this this exciting section we cover in detail various approaches on how to choose your final restorative options. We cover many different approaches on how to make the definitive/final AllonX prosthesis and review for occlusion design, clinical impression procedures, laboratory techniques, and step-by-step clinical video-based techniques.

Topics include:

  • AllonX Prosthetic Workflow
  • Choosing The Type of AllonX Materials, PMMA vs. Zirconia vs. Titanium
  • Occlusion Concepts for AllonX Cases
  • PVS Impression Techniques
  • Fabricating Impression Jig & Splinted vs. Unsplinted Impression Techniques
  • Simple In-Office Laboratory Techniques
  • Confirming Impression Accuracy with the “One-Screw Test” and "Sheffield Test"
  • Clinical Try-In Procedures Before the Bar
  • Bar Design & Working with Laboratories to Design Bars Correctly
  • Clinical Try-in Procedures with the Bar – Final Check Before Prosthetic Fabrication
  • Clinical Delivery Procedures
  • Fabricating Occlusal Guards

Section VII: Digital AllonX Workflows – Intraoral Scanning, 3D Printing, and Thimble Based Restorations

Have you ever wondered… how does that clinician do those cases digitally? In this incredible section, we go through the SECRETS and step-by-step in-depth protocols of how to do AllonX cases start to finish the digital way! We cover how we make digital full-arch cases work using intraoral/optical scanning, 3D printing, digital design software, milling, and more!!

Topics include:

  • AllonX Digital Workflows
  • Step-by-Step Intraoral Scanning AllonX Cases
  • Understanding Full Digital vs. Hybrid Digital/Analog Workflows
  • Digital Design of Prototype Prosthetics for AllonX using exocad
  • Designing & 3D Printing Digital AllonX Models
  • Designing & 3D Printing Verification Jigs
  • 3D Printing the Prototype Prosthesis
  • Fitting Ti-Bases and Adding Pink Gingiva to the Prototype
  • Clinical Try-in of the Prototype 3D Printed Prosthesis
  • Designing Thimble Bar AllonX using exocad
  • Milling Options for the Thimble Bar AllonX
  • Laboratory Techniques to Adjust the Bar, Opaque Application, and Fabricating Crowns for the Thimble Bar AllonX
  • Clinical Delivery of the Digital AllonX Prosthesis
  • Digital Occlusal Guard Techniques

Fast Track Dental
National Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
9/1/2020 to 8/31/2022.
Provider ID# 392479

Your Instructor

Michael D Scherer, DMD, MS
Michael D Scherer, DMD, MS

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, books, and in-person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on full-arch reconstruction. As an avid technology & computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and pioneer new approaches with 3D printing, CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and outside of the box radiographic imaging and digital design concepts.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Course
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  Section VI – Restorative Procedures - Definitive/Final Restoration After Implant Integration
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  Section VII – Digital AllonX Workflows – Scanning, 3D Printing, and Milling Thimble Based Restorations
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
For as long as you like! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Will I be able to follow-along?
Absolutely! Our course is an interactive, self-guided journey through AllonX dentistry techniques. Additionally, we provide handouts for various sections for implementing new techniques into your clinical practice!

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