Strategies for Implant-Assisted and Supported Complete Prostheses

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 440RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 206 AB
  • 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.

Treatment of the completely edentulous patient has always proven to be one of the most challenging aspects of clinical dentistry. When treating the edentulous patient, dental clinicians are faced with many questions: Where do I get started? What prosthetic design is most appropriate for my patient? How many implants should be placed and where should the implants be positioned? What attachment systems should I use? When and why should implants be splinted with a primary bar? Are more implants better for my patient? Are fixed restorations better than overdentures? Many factors will influence the answer to these and many more questions. This course will take attendees through the steps necessary in diagnosing, treatment planning and predictably treating the edentulous patient with endosseous dental implants. Mechanical strategies, case design, attachment mechanisms, CAD/CAM bars and clinical procedures will be discussed in detail.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Formulate an algorithm that will help diagnose and treatment plan the edentulous patient
  • Compare the critical differences between implant-assisted and supported designs
  • Understand how case design can significantly influence attachment retention
  • Predictably manage the edentulous patient with simple mechanics
  • Design complete denture prostheses with stud attachments and primary bars
  • Recognize the vertical space requirements needed for various prosthetic designs
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Technician