Implant Systems Study Club

A panel of presenters are lined up for this hands-on course for restorative dentists using today’s most successful implant systems.

The course is offered in partnership with the Washington Academy of General Dentistry.

Course Description

Join the club! In this four-part study club series, we will dig into four implant systems (dedicating one evening to each system) and how best to approach the use of each system. We will showcase four of the best current implant systems available, the tips and tricks that keep the general practicing dentist out of trouble, and we’ll discuss when referring to form a team approach is an advantage. We will hear from local specialists about the pros and cons of decisions made throughout this course regarding patient care treatments including implants. Each class will start out as a seminar (available to in-person and webinar participants), then finish off the evening with hands-on exercises and getting to see how each system works in your own hands (available to in-person participants).

We will hear a surgeon’s perspective about successful bone healing around each implant system. We will also hear restoring prosthodontic considerations and learn from laboratory technicians who are masters in their craft and can speak to the latest design technology and material durability for implants.

Course Objectives

Overall Course Objectives – As a result of attending this entire series you will be able to:

  • Discuss specifics about the details of Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Astra, and Zimmer and 3i implant systems with regard to positions and angulations of implant placement, and about standard or custom abutments. For fixed restorations we will also talk about crown design for fixed restorations.
  • Better provide patients with long-term implant maintenance care for restorative function and improved appearance. We will review the choices which dictate long-term restorative implant options and their results.
  • More effectively determine changes in design and material choices when finances restrict patient options.
  • Treat patients utilizing effectively the interim steps between extraction and definitive implant restoration needed for single tooth implant restorations as well as multi-unit and splinted implant restorations.

First Session Course Objectives – As a result of attending the first session, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate patients’ oral health to structure their individual timeline for implant placement and implant loading.
  • Plan treatment and care for your patients through a sequence of care when bone anomalies and biological compromises necessitate orthodontic movement in order to position implants correctly.
  • Assess the Straumann implant system.

Second Session Course Objectives – As a result of attending the second session, you will be able to:

  • Determine how implant internal design affects the fit of abutments and strength of single tooth implant restorations.
  • Understand all-on-four technique and use of off-angle implants for bar-prostheses.
  • Assess the Nobel Biocare implant system.

Third Session Course Objectives – As a result of attending the third session, you will be able to:

  • Determine effective timing for periodontal free gingival grafting between site development and implant restoration.
  • Understand technique in fixed ceramo-metal and fixed zirconia full-arch restorations. We will also discuss the impact and significance of changing the final restoration material and design.
  • Assess the Astra implant system.

Fourth Session Course Objectives – As a result of attending the fourth session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss options of implant location with regard to implant placement in bone and long-term tissue implications.
  • Review the restorative steps with screw vs cement retained restorations.
  • Assess the Zimmer and 3i implant systems.

Evenings will include door prizes and more. Let’s learn together about the fast-paced changes and latest technologies in the world of implants!

Instructors

CHRISTOPHER (KIT) STEEN is an oral surgeon practicing in Bothell, Washington.
JENNIFER EMERSON is a restorative dentist practicing in Kenmore, Washington.
ROBERT LEBEAU is a dental technician from Renton, Washington.
PATRICIA KELLY is an oral surgeon practicing in Seattle, Washington.
TERRY LABELL is a periodontist practicing in Woodinville, Washington.
JOHN HELDRIDGE is an oral surgeon practicing in Edmonds, Washington.

Course Logistics

DATES:

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015: Kit Steen, DDS, MD; Jennifer Emerson, DDS; Robert LeBeau and the Straumann Implant System
  • Thursday, January 28, 2016: Patricia Kelly DDS, MD; Jennifer Emerson, DDS; Robert LeBeau and the Nobel Biocare Implant System
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016: Terry LaBell DDS, PhD; Jennifer Emerson, DDS; Robert LeBeau and the Astra Implant System
  • Thursday, May 26, 2016: John Heldridge DDS, MD; Jennifer Emerson, DDS; Robert LeBeau and the Zimmer & 3i Implant System

LOCATION:
University of Washington
Health Sciences Building
Turner Auditorium, Room D-209

Seattle, Washington 98195
-or-
Online as a webinar (lecture portion only)

TARGET AUDIENCE:
This course is designed for dentists.

REGISTER
Register for this course through the Washington Academy of General Dentistry

TIMES:
Registration and Lite Dinner: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Lecture: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Workshop: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

TUITION:
Special Dentist offer – $299 for All Four Sessions (in person)
$216 for All Four Sessions (Webinar)
* This offer is non-refundable, and registration must be complete by October 29, 2015

Individual Sessions – Until three weeks before each course – Oct 29; Jan 7; Mar 10; May 5 (after, $25 more)
$99/Dentist in person (3 hours); $75/Dentist via webinar (2 hours)
$75/Staff in person (3 hours); $45/Staff via webinar (2 hours)

CREDITS:
3 hours in person; 2 hours via webinar