The 14th Annual Megagen International Symposium in Las Vegas

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This exciting information-rich symposium held in one of the most exciting locations in all of Las Vegas will provide valuable insight on the most innovative implant procedures. You’ll learn from the most outstanding group of implant specialists ever assembled. It will be a great learning experience combined with terrific fun for all.

Open the R2Gate: Fast-Track to Success Miguel Stanley
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

New technologies are reshaping the way we practice dentistry nowadays. Computer software such as the R2Gate are helping us push the boundaries of what we thought “possible” in implant dentistry. How the growing accuracy and predictability of 3D guided surgery is changing the daily practice - improving surgical time and overall surgical outcome – creating a new concept of retro-engineering implant dentistry. How the R2Gate will help you plan and execute digital smile design occlusion driven surgical treatments. See how complex cases are made simple thanks to the ultimate technology, a team approach and an interdisciplinary thinking. How working digital, with the cloud, sharing cases with dentists around the globe can make you part of The Future of Dentistry. Learning Objectives: - R2Gate Guided Surgery System - Fully digital workflow - Digital treatment sequence - Interdisciplinary case approach

Future of Implant Dentistry Kwang Bum Park
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Immediate, with long lasting results. Possible? Christian Makary
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

Immediate implant placement and immediate loading present a challenge in every day’s clinical practice. Maintenance of the hard and soft tissue envelope and a stable ridge volume are considered important aims and main advantages of immediate implant placement and immediate loading, allowing optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes but is it long term? In the past it has been recommended to keep the implants load-free during the bone healing process to minimize the risk of soft tissue encapsulation. This traditional approach requires longer treatment periods. Early attempts to load implants earlier than the traditional protocols were associated with increased failure rates. However, Innovation in implants design and technologies nowadays can reduce the number of surgeries to “1” allowing for predictable immediate placement and immediate loading in most cases. Immediate loading protocols, for single implants, partial and full arches on implants will be discussed in detail providing objective guidelines. Long term follow up results on immediate cases. Learning Objectives: - Immediate implant placement technique in the aesthetic zone - Immediate implant placement technique in the premolar and molar zone - Immediate implant placement in cases presenting big bony defects. - Immediate loading guidelines and methods for single implants, partial and full arches on Implants - Methods of temporization discussed in details in cases of single partial or full arches on implants - The importance of temporaries and effect on the end result

Break
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Treatment Planning 2018 & Beyond: Role of Science & Modern Technology Henry Salama, Maurice A. Salama
3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

There are different surgical approaches and techniques used today to expedite implant placement and enhance esthetics. There are multitude of prosthodontic options and techniques available to improve esthetics of implant restorations. Each of these has its advantages and disadvantages, and therefore, a comprehensive understanding of both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry is necessary to predictably achieve esthetic results. With final esthetic results being depended on peri-implant osseous anatomy and soft tissue biotype, as well as dental anatomy, and their relationship to facial features, a clinician must be able to derive at appropriate treatment plan based on correct diagnosis of patient’s condition and be able to select proper surgical and restorative approaches to achieve esthetic result. Learning Objectives: -To discuss current understanding of above topics and clarify advantages and disadvantages of different surgical and restorative approaches used to treat a complex esthetic and functional problems in implant dentistry with scientific rational and long term clinical cases. -Techniques which will increase the predictability of bone regeneration and soft tissue maintenance around the peri-implant bone defects will be described in detail. -Surgical management of common esthetic nightmare seen in implant dentistry will be explained in a step by step manner. -Today’s digital advancement and integration of these surgical and restorative techniques which further enhanced clinician’s ability to provide appropriate esthetic treatment accurately with more predictability and efficiency will be presented with clinical examples

Implant Dentistry Today: Predictable, Successful, Stable Esthetics Thomas J. Han
4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

There are different surgical approaches and techniques used today to expedite implant placement and enhance esthetics. There are multitude of prosthodontic options and techniques available to improve esthetics of implant restorations. Each of these has its advantages and disadvantages, and therefore, a comprehensive understanding of both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry is necessary to predictably achieve esthetic results. With final esthetic results being depended on peri-implant osseous anatomy and soft tissue biotype, as well as dental anatomy, and their relationship to facial features, a clinician must be able to derive at appropriate treatment plan based on correct diagnosis of patient’s condition and be able to select proper surgical and restorative approaches to achieve esthetic result. Learning Objectives: -To discuss current understanding of above topics and clarify advantages and disadvantages of different surgical and restorative approaches used to treat a complex esthetic and functional problems in implant dentistry with scientific rational and long term clinical cases. -Techniques which will increase the predictability of bone regeneration and soft tissue maintenance around the peri-implant bone defects will be described in detail. -Surgical management of common esthetic nightmare seen in implant dentistry will be explained in a step by step manner. -Today’s digital advancement and integration of these surgical and restorative techniques which further enhanced clinician’s ability to provide appropriate esthetic treatment accurately with more predictability and efficiency will be presented with clinical examples

Immediate Extraction Socket Management Dennis Tarnow
5:10 PM - 6:10 PM

Immediate placements of implants into extraction sockets is an exciting treatment alternative for our patients. However, there are many potential short and particularly long-term risks which the practitioner must be fully aware of. This presentation will focus on the potential problems and benefits both clinically and biologically when the choice of immediate socket placement is made for single and multiple sites. This will be an evidence based presentation that will be objective about the best and simplest way to treat these types of cases. Learning Objectives: -Identify what type of healing takes place against the implant in immediate socket placement -Know how to minimize recession with immediate provisionalization -Know the proper crown contour for immediate provisionals -Know if the gap distance really matters -Know if primary closure should be attempted or should it be left open? -Know if membranes should be utilized? -Know what type of graft material if any should be utilized? -Identify what are the potential short and long-term risks involved with immediate placement of implants?

Q&A, Closing Remarks
6:10 PM
Light Nite Club Cocktail Party
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
How Safe is Your Implant? Why contaminated dental implants ex-factory are a double risk Dirk Duddeck
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Implant surfaces determine the initial phase of the biologic response to the inserted implant and affect its ability to integrate into the surrounding tissue. Unfortunately, the majority of dental practitioners only have limited non-biased information about the surface quality of the implants they use in their daily practice. Periodic quality assessments of more than 250 dental implants by SEM/EDS analysis over a period of more than 10 years revealed alarming results such as significant organic contaminants and metal particles. Are there any clinical or legal consequences? How can dentists be sure to avoid inferior quality implants? The lecture provides answers to these pressing questions. Learning Objectives: -Importance of implant surfaces for a successful osseointegration -SEM imaging and elemental analysis on sterile-packed implants -Biologic response on foreign bodies and the relation to peri-implantitis -Critical evaluation of the quality of implant products and manufacturing standards

Digital Workflow from Diagnosis to Final Restoration: Diagnosis, Implant Aesthetics and Occlusion Scott Ganz, Neal Patel, Isaac Tawil, Dean Vafiadis
9:20 AM - 10:40 AM

This collaborative presentation will review fundamentals of the new digital workflow. It has been well established that the evolution of digital technology has matured to become the state-of-the-art protocol for restoring single and multiple natural teeth, and implant supported restorations. Utilizing new software and digital designs we can predictably restore any tooth with an implant, abutment and aesthetic restoration. The accuracy of these techniques has improved to the point where they are now more accurate and predictable than analog restorations. This presentation will review the current technology, starting with the diagnostic phase which provides the foundation for treatment planning options from the CBCT to digital intra-oral scanning systems. Once the plan has been established a guided surgical procedure provides exceptional accuracy for implant placement. Learning Objectives:Participant will understand the advantages and disadvantages of: • Complete digital work flow from CBCT scan to final aesthetic and functional restoration • The role of state-of-the-art Guided Surgery and Restorative solutions for various case examples • Understand the importance of resonance frequency analysis (RFA) and implant stability quotient (ISQ) • Tissue emergence development at time of surgery • CAD CAM generated abutment, prosthesis design, and temporization for immediate loading • CAD CAM provisional that mimic natural anatomic contours • Understand the importance of Occlusion principles for managing full arch implant-supported cases and FMR – Full mouth rehabilitation

Break
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Complete Digital Workflow for Facially Driven Implant Dentistry Christian Coachman
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

How to implement a fully digital workflow to rehabilitate patients with implants increasing esthetics, precision and efficiency. Designing smiles in 3D in edentulous or full extraction cases has always been a challenge due to lack of intra-oral references. This lecture will present pragmatic step-by-step of how to digitally design smiles in harmony with faces. Performing high precision analog implant impressions and working models for fabricating passive fit prosthesis has always been a challenge in full implant cases. This lecture will also present a unique complete digital workflow that will eliminate all the complex analog steps creating efficiency and predictability. Learning Objectives: -Treatment planning outside in to recover the dream smile of our patients. -The power of the interdisciplinary software platform. Digital test driving before performing complex clinical procedures. -How to obtain efficiency, precision and esthetics with a complete digital workflow on full mouth implant rehabilitation. The new Smile in a day of the 21st century. -Utilizing the smile donator concept to achieve beauty with digital monolithic milled restorations. -Morphogenetic research and cephalometric analysis. The key for a modern smile designer when rehabilitation mutilated patients.

Digital Oral Design
11:55 AM - 12:40 PM

Jong Cheol Kim

Lunch
12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
Clinical Case Presentations
1:40 PM - 2:25 PM

Davide Farronato, Miltiadis Mitsias, Vladimir Sobolevsky

The Smile Changer Steffen Hohl
2:25 PM - 3:05 PM

Since 20 years I have been working on a safe, predictable and effective concept to change people’s smile. This year I will be lecturing about thesmilechanger concept for the first time. This concept includes dentistry, aesthetics and the application of modern digital techniques. Since we know that a real smile, first described by Duchenne includes the teeth, the lips and the eyes, needs to be treated as a complex area. With thesmilechanger concept, we are able to give people back their smile, safe, predictable and effective.

Break
3:05 PM - 3:35 PM
Micro-CT Scan: Innovative Digitalization Method for Dentistry Jonathan P. Kang
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

While the accuracy of both the intra-oral scanners or extra-oral scanners can be diminished by many factors, the reliability of traditional impression methods have been well supported. Dental impressions can be successfully digitalized by micro-CT and its scan data can be used to fabricate restorations through CADCAM. Precision of R2GATE or other guided surgical systems can be significantly enhanced from incorporating the micro-CT. Learning Objectives: -Discuss the various digitalization methods and their limitations. -Become familiar with the technology and how it can be applied in clinical practices and laboratories. -Understand how to integrate micro-ct workflows into R2GATE and other guided surgical methods.

Predictable Peri-Implant Esthetics The Integration of Biology using a Digital Approach John C. Kois
4:05 PM - 5:25 PM

The creation of an aesthetic implant restoration with gingival architecture that harmonizes with the adjacent dentition is a formidable challenge. The predictability or the peri-implant aesthetic outcome may ultimately be determined by the biology of the patient's own presenting anatomy rather than the clinician's ability to manage state of the art technology. This lecture will allow the clinician and laboratory technician a more accurate way to predict the peri-implant aesthetic outcome before removing a failing tooth. The technician will then be better able to develop a restoration using current technology so that the clinician can manage the restoration without the need to "groom" the tissue. In this way the peri-implant outcome is developed in the laboratory NOT the operatory. Outline: Five Diagnostic Keys 1. Relative Tooth Position 2. Form of the Periodontium 3. Biotype of the Periodontium 4. Tooth Shape 5. Position of the Osseous Crest Learning Objectives: -Identify the five diagnostic keys in predicting peri-implant esthetics. -Understand how a digital approach can resolve unfavorable treatment results. -Discuss the clinical procedures that are proactive for determining the desired therapeutic outcome.

Q&A, Closing Remarks
5:25 PM
Mandalay Bay Beach Dinner Party
7:30 PM

Event Detail

October 6, 2018 1:31 pm
October 7, 2018 1:31 pm

Organizers

MEGAGEN Implants
info@dentomedica.gr
2107485533

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