Course Description

Guided Dental Implant SurgeryDespite the tremendous advances in implant dentistry, we still see too many prostheses that are uncleansable, not functionally stable, or esthetically displeasing because implants weren’t placed in the proper position. Determining where the teeth need to be from a functional, phonetic and esthetic standpoint PRIOR to implant placement is the key to long-term success.

In this class, you will be working through thru two cases start-to-finish. Printed mandibles and maxillas of the actual patient and all of the diagnostic data will be provided. You will go through the process of treatment planning the case 3-dimensionally, relating the desired tooth position to the CBCT.

You will see how easy it is to develop bone reduction guides, surgical guides for guided implant surgery, and even guides to facilitate the proper position of the immediate load provisionals.
You will not need to be a software expert or spend thousands of dollars on hardware. You simply need to do what we have trained you to do and have access to a CBCT scan for the patient. We will show you the rest.

Special emphasis will be placed on communication between the restorative dentist, the lab, and the implant surgeon. Whether you are new to full arch dentistry on implants or you have done a number of cases, the information learned in this course will allow you to do some of the most rewarding cases in all of dentistry at the highest level.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize when the immediate load “all on four protocol” is a viable treatment option and when it is not
  • Practice using state of the art planning services that guide you through the planning of implant placement, the design of all the surgical guides to ensure precise implant placement, and the fabrication of custom milled provisional restorations
  • Determine when to consider a traditional implant-supported full arch bridge design in order to preserve the patient’s bone vs. the more contemporary All-On-Four protocol
  • Evaluate the existing dentition/dentures for proper tooth position to know if they can be used or to determine precisely what will need to be changed
  • Review the fundamentals of speech and mandibular movement in skeletal class 1,2,3 patients, and how this pertains to the determination of precise tooth position
  • Define occlusal design principles for specific implant prostheses
  • Distinguish the best choice of restorative materials for specific implant prostheses
  • Discover how to sequence treatment and determine fees for even the most complicated full arch implant cases
Course Outline

Day 1

8:00am – 8:45am: Welcome & Introductions
8:45am – 10:15am: Esthetic & Occlusal Design – How implants are different then teeth
10:15am – 10:30am: Break
10:30am – 12:30pm: Removable Prosthodontic Techniques
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Surgical Guides – Getting the Implants Where They Need to Be
2:00pm – 6:00pm: Case 1 – Upper Denture and Lower Fixed Hybrid Restoration
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Reception/Cocktail Party (Review & Treatment Plan Student’s Cases)

Day 2

8:30am – 10:15am: Case 1 Continued
10:15am – 10:30am: Break
10:30am – 12:30pm: Case 2 – Upper & Lower Immediate Load
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm: Case 2 Continued
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Maintenance & Marketing

Course Details

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

CE Credits: 14

CE Codes: #490(2L, 2P), #610(1L, 1P), #670(1L, 1P), and #690(3L, 3P)

Class Hours: Day 1 and 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Optional Dinner – The class typically goes to dinner together after class of Day 1. Spouses are welcome to join.

Speaker: John Cranham, DDS

Tuition: $4,600

Recommended Prerequisite: Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design

Course Dates

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.