Implant therapy in the edentulous or soon-to-be edentulous patient is an expanding segment of clinical practice. Thanks to advancements in technologies and techniques, dental professionals are now able to predictably increase function, form and aesthetics for this patient population. The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolving treatment options and planning concepts that help contribute to successful full arch treatment. Specific challenges with the edentulous population as well as clinical tips and pitfalls found in specific clinical situations will be discussed.
At the end of this course, attendees should be able to:
■ Understand the importance of diagnosis, communication and treatment planning
■ Recognize the benefits of new edentulous treatment options including patient-specific friction-retained prostheses and screw-retained fixed hybrids on a minimum of four implants
■ Identify the best treatment option based on individual patient needs and expectations
■ Simplify and increase the predictability of fixed and removable cases
This is a live, interactive one-hour webinar. Questions will be answered, and 1 CEU may be earned.
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