Yankee Dental Congress




Advancing the Vision

Achieving Predictable Results in the Esthetic Zone with Dental Implants

  • Saturday 2/1/2020
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 642SL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 205 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Steven LoCascio, DDS is a clinical associate professor in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and a clinical assistant professor in the department of prosthodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana. He maintains a private practice, limited to prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics, in Knoxville, TN.
Since its accidental discovery in 1952 by Dr. P.I. Brånemark, and subsequent introduction to dentistry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, osseointegration has revolutionized how dentists treat patients. It can be safely stated that the endosseous dental implant is the single greatest advance that dentistry has seen in the last century. Utilization of endosseous implants can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life by replacing missing teeth, restoring a smile and facilitating the ability to chew and function without experiencing pain and embarrassment. Most restorative dental clinicians have incorporated dental implant therapy into their practice as another modality of patient care. While these practices are seeing firsthand how dental implants improve patient care, they are also experiencing challenges and difficulties with specific procedures and protocols. Clinicians, as well as patients, can become disappointed and frustrated with aesthetic failures and shortcomings. A clinician’s understanding of basic treatment principles along with current trends and technology, will help facilitate optimal outcomes that meet patient expectations of treatment experience, function and aesthetics. This course will cover the principles and techniques that are key to achieving optimal outcomes with dental implants in the aesthetic zone. Multiple cases will be illustrated.
After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the biologic principles that drive optimal results
  • Select appropriate products, procedures, and protocols for specific cases
  • Explain how microgap medialization can maximize esthetic outcomes by maintaining soft-tissue volume
  • Understand the role and importance of provisionalization when replacing teeth with dental implants
  • Develop a troubleshooting checklist to accurately diagnose esthetic implant failures
  • Create predictable retreatment solutions for these failed cases
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist