Mastering Implant-Restorative Connections: Material Selection, Design and Protocols for Abutments, Cements and Crowns
Developing an Evidenced–based Algorithm for Clinical Decision Making and Execution
MasterPath Course 6
A RARE three-day lecture and hands-on experience!
Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD
The implant has integrated, and your patient is anxiously awaiting the final prosthesis – what’s next? What materials will you use which give you the desired esthetics and functional durability? Should you use a stock abutment? A custom abutment? Screw retained? Cement Retained? How much torque is required? What implant is that!? Where to get parts? This three-day lecture and hands on course will include the latest scientific evidence with respect to improving clinical outcomes with your implant restorations. Each participant will experience numerous hands-on techniques for impressioning, torqueing abutments, cementation and access hole restoration. At the completion of this course, the restorative dentist will gained have significant knowledge and improved clinical skills in the challenging arena of implant restorations.
- Planning the case with the result in mind – an esthetic-restorative protocol
- What material should be used in the anterior and posterior
- Screw vs Cement-retained – when, where, and how?
- Using provisional restorations to predict results
- Impression techniques to minimize problems
- Open tray vs. closed tray impression technique
- Fixture vs abutment level impressions
- Bite registrations for distal extension cases
- Troubleshooting minimal inter-occlusal space issues
- Delivering abutments
- Using torque wrenches
- Delivering screw and cement-retained restorations
- Identifying unknown implants and ordering the correct parts
- Rescuing implants
- Implant-retained fixed dental prostheses
- Filling the access hole with an invisible restoration
- Implant occlusion – what MUST you know
- Adjustment and polishing
- Making an esthetic prototype in your office
- Esthetic (gingival contour preserving) impression techniques
- Managing the loose implant crown
- The hemi-engaging abutment bridge
August 2-4, 2019: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 5 pm at the SDS Learning Center in San Dimas, CA
This 3-day course offer 21 units of CE Credit. All of our courses offer both California and ADA/CERP CE Credit.
Stevenson Dental Solutions, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks Provided
Course limited to 12 participants