Luiz H. Gonzaga, DDS, MS graduated from the Catholic University of Brasilia College of Dentistry in 2004. After working in private practice and taking perio/implants CE courses for one year he was accepted for the Implant/Periodontic specialty training, graduating in 2009. Dr. Gonzaga was awarded with the ITI scholarship in 2009 and completed his OMFS fellowship the next year. He completed a residency program and Maters in Prosthodontics from the University of Florida in 2014. Currently he is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Center for Implant Dentistry. Dr. Gonzaga is a ITI speaker and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Equilibration Society, the Academy of Osseointegration.
The maturation of the field of implant dentistry with regards to digital technology and materials has improved treatment efficiency as well as both esthetic and functional predictability. The utilization of a comprehensive and synergistic digital workflow, based on sound evidence-based principles and team communication, is one way to satisfy these demands. In a single-tooth replacement situation, the synergy workflow incorporates digital acquisition of patient data, a virtual wax-up, pre-surgical planning of the implant position followed by template and provisional fabrication through an additive or milling process, prior to initiating the surgical procedure. This two-day course will focus on the technology utilized in the synergy workflow through lectures and hands-on sessions. Participants will be given presentations that demonstrate the step-wise process followed by hands-on sessions executing the principles taught. Participants will experience the use of an intra-oral scanner, perform a digital wax-up, import a DICOM file and merge it with the wax-up, plan implant placement, design and print a surgical guide and mill a provisional. On a patient simulated model, the participant will place an implant with fully-guided surgery and deliver the implant supported provisional. All course participants will keep the hands-on model as a valuable patient education tool to be used in their practice.
The rehabilitation of the terminal dentition or completely edentulous arch with dental implants and a fixed solution has become a focal point in today’s implant practice. With patient awareness increasing from radio, TV and social media; prompting them to seek treatment, clinicians find themselves faced with the need to offer these services. In addition, evidence-based treatment protocols promote the social, functional and esthetic benefits of dental implant supported restorations, and with the increased integration of digital technology, this process has become streamlined for the treatment team. With the complexity that is often faced in these clinical situations (bone reduction, implant positioning, template design and fabrication, abutment selection, provisional fabrication and indexing), technology that is currently available, run by an extended member of the treatment team allows for these steps to be preplanned and fabricated to ease the burden on the surgeon and restorative dentist at the time of surgery. This two-day course will focus on the technology utilized to plan and order (“smile in a box”) CBCT guided templates and provisional restorations for treatment of the full-arch patient. Participants will be given presentations that demonstrate the step-wise patient evaluation and planning process followed by hands-on sessions executing the principles taught. Participants will also experience the use of the co-DiagnostiX software to import a DICOM file and merge it with a dual scan prosthesis. In addition, techniques to segment, plan implant placement and abutment selection will be covered. On a patient simulated model, the participant will use CBCT-generated stackable templates in the placement of four dental implants followed by abutment placement and indexing of a pre-fabricated interim restoration. All course participants will keep the hands-on model as a valuable patient education tool to be used in their practice.
The treatment of complete and single arch edentulism remains a significant priority for dental clinicians. With an aging population and advances in medicine, more patients with complex medical and dental needs, inclusive of edentulism, will seek care. This program will address the physical complexities of edentulism and requirements of a comprehensive pre-treatment analysis that will focus on providing the surgical and restorative options for our patients. The incorporation of digital technologies that assist in the acquisition of patient data and software for planning the dental implants will be covered in detail. Various guided technologies used in the placement of dental implants along with the use of pre-fabricated interim restorations will be highlighted based on indications, pros and cons of use. Restorative procedures including; treatment steps, prosthesis design, abutment and material selection will be covered. Recall and maintenance procedures for these patients will be introduced with regards to frequency and procedures. The hands-on component will offer the participants an experience with CBCT guided implant placement in a simulated edentulous arch followed by abutment selection and denture conversion utilizing an immediate loading protocol. This 2-day course offers a great opportunity for networking and collaboration between members of the entire treatment team. Sign-up today and join us for valuable information packed with practical pearls that you and your patients can benefit from
Simultaneous bone augmentation and implant placement is now possible using contemporary bone grafting solutions such as the allograft ring. Develop new skills to perform advanced and complex techniques using this innovative, one-step procedure. Receive training from Dr. Bernhard Giesenhagen, the inventor of the allogenic bone technique, while gaining valuable hands-on experience using an allograft ring product. Participants should be trained in complex bone grafting and implant procedures prior to attending. Priority will be given to surgical specialties.