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Dr. Steven Bongard

Dr Steven Bongard obtained his DDS degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1986. His professional interest has been concentrated on all aspects of implant dentistry since 1995. He has extensive experience in implant placement, bone grafting procedures as well as the prosthetic component of implant restoration. He has published and lectured both nationally and internationally on implant placement, full arch rehabilitation and non-grafted immediate approaches to implant surgery. He presently maintains a dental practice in Toronto, Ontario that is exclusive to the placement and restoration of dental implants. His recent focus has been on developing a community resource and training centre that can provide access to innovation, technology and advanced infrastructure, as well as support and mentoring, to the dental implant community.

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  • How To Survive and Thrive in a Pandemic

    How To Survive and Thrive in a Pandemic

    Five part online lecture series on practicing in a pandemic and preparing for the future in a post-pandemic world.

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  • Incorporating Immediacy procedures as a practice builder

    Incorporating Immediacy procedures as a practice builder

    Overwhelmingly, the successful practices in implant dentistry that continue to show growth in most markets have in common the ability to provide immediate implant solutions to their patients. The immediate implant approach has been employed successfully for decades and is well documented in the literature. Immediate implant solutions reduces the number of interventions required, significantly reduces patient morbidity, addresses concerns about transitional prosthetics, and often leads to a more predictable aesthetic outcome. Implementation of this protocol has shown to dramatically improve case acceptance. The key to its successful implementation is case selection, understanding the limitations of this treatment approach, choosing an appropriate implant system and adhering to strict surgical and prosthetic protocols. Limiting micromotion during healing is the principal determinant of success and primary stability has proven to be an excellent proxy to predicting excessive motion. Utilization of an implant that is specifically designed to achieve primary stability is critical. This online lecture will focus on the business rationale and the tremendous potential financial impact that offering immediacy can have on your implant practice as well as a review of the underlying principles and indications for its implementation. There will be an emphasis on specific prosthetic and surgical protocols as they relate to immediate treatment indications.

    Virtual LearningAvailable on demand
    • Dr. Steven Bongard
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  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Implant Prosthodontics - Spring

    Multidisciplinary Approach to Implant Prosthodontics - Spring

    Successful implant therapy involves a delicate balance between soft tissue, hard tissue, and an aesthetic and functional prosthetic component. This course will look at each of the following aspects for the provision of dental implants for your patients from the unique perspectives of periodontics, oral surgery and prosthodontics. This course includes traditional lectures covering the didactic materials, as well as a treatment planning session. The course hours include 35 hours of prosthetic instruction and 14 hours of surgical instruction.

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  • Implant Treatment Decision Making for General Dentists: What you should know & how we can help YOU

    Implant Treatment Decision Making for General Dentists: What you should know & how we can help YOU

    Patients are requesting treatment options to replace missing or non-restorable teeth that are predictable, minimally invasive and cost effective. The introduction of novel surgical and prosthodontic protocols, exciting new diagnostic technology, cutting edge implant topography and esthetic prosthetic materials have become available to clinicians at a daunting pace, making it increasingly difficult to make sense of all of this rapidly emerging information. Dentists are also concerned about the reality of adverse outcomes and how best to manage them. This day long symposium will focus on important clinically relevant topics from an evidence-based standpoint, presented by dentists who are intimately involved in patient care.

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