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Total Implant Esthetics: A Biological, Mechanical, Anatomic, and Esthetic Discussion

Friday, September 16, 2022 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(8 hrs. Implant Lecture Credit) (IDBE pending final approval)

The advent, evolution, and application of dental implants has been ongoing for many years, perhaps even centuries. The modern dental implant is built on that foundation and now offers a predictable and permanent solution for many patients to replace missing dentition.

This program will follow that evolution and give attendees a broad base of knowledge to apply to their own practice and their own patients. Using the literature as a basis, real world patient case studies will be presented that tie the art to the science and will allow practitioners to apply those same principles into their practices immediately.

Day one will include an introduction to dental implants. What are dental implants, what is oseeointegration and why does it work? Why does it sometimes not work? What patients can have dental implants and which patients should not have dental implants? What are the biological factors that we need to consider? What are the mechanical properties of the implant that we need to consider? How are the biological and mechanical principles critically related to each other for longterm success?

Treatment planning concepts will be discussed that take into account the needs of each individual patient. Pre-implant or pre-prosthetic needs will have to be addressed to include spacing considerations, along with endodontic, orthodontic, and assessment of the available space and the bone volume. Bone grafting will be discussed from the restorative perspective; what types of bone graft are available, what works, what works best? An introduction to soft tissue management will also be included.

Dr. Brent Ludens

Dr. Brent Ludens received his doctor of dental surgery degree in 1990 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He went on to receive his certificate in prosthodontics in 1992 at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Dr. Ludens is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Iowa Dental Association.

For over 20 years, Dr. Ludens has lectured nationally on esthetic aspects in dental implant therapy. With a private practice specializing in prosthodontics, Dr. Ludens focuses his services around the oral rehabilitation of his patients, emphasizing esthetic development in implant restorative care.

 

HANDS-ON TRAINING

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2022

All 3 days will be held at Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive – Johnston, IA

If you attend the entire 3 day weekend, you will receive 24 hrs Implant Participation Credit – IDBE pending final approval. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in March 2023. There is an additional fee.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Implant esthetics will follow a discussion of general esthetic principles and considerations. In what Dr. Ludens calls “the Big 5”, soft tissue management will be discussed in detail and the concept will be discussed in detail from all of the ways that patients present themselves to our practice.

THE BIG 5

  1. Tooth is missing – implant placement, delayed provisional fabrication
  2. Tooth is missing – implant placement, immediate provisional fabrication
  3. Tooth is present – extraction with bone preservation
  4. Tooth is present – extraction, immediate implant placement, delayed provisional fabrication
  5. Tooth is present – extraction, immediate implant placement, immediate provisional fabrication

Impression techniques and impression materials, including conventional and digital impressions will be discussed. Each will be discussed from start to finish with a discussion of tips and techniques to improve your esthetic outcomes in your own practice.

Multiple units with pontic site development will be discussed and shown that build on the Big 5 for patient cases that require multiple implant restoration.
Insertion, maintenance, hygiene and recall protocols will be discussed.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Lecture and Hands-On Program This session will discuss the workflow, both conventional and digital. A discussion of occlusion as it relates to implants will be discussed, along with a discussion on the differences between the natural dentition and dental implants, particularly as it relates to a “mixed” dentition of natural teeth and implants.

Complications will be discussed in detail in the hope that complications will be minimized or can be more easily managed. Complications can be random events, but they can also be “selfinflicted” unwittingly by the practitioner in their choice of restorative techniques, materials, and components. Using and selecting the proper components and materials is critical to longterm success and an in-depth discussion will be shown on how to make the proper application of technique and proper selection and use of components. What happens when those choices are made incorrectly and the complications they can cause will be discussed in depth.

This session will include a hands-on session, where attendees will fabricate a provisional restoration along with a custom impression coping. Feedback will be direct and supportive throughout that session.

 

Registration Form

Please mail registration form and payment to:
IAGD, 2244 Stockwell St., Lincoln, NE 68502.

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    PLEASE NOTE: A $40 processing fee will be applied to all
    persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $85 processing
    fee will be applied to all person requesting a refund (3 days).
    No refunds will be issued after August 31, 2022.

    You will receive an email confirmation only when your registration is processed.

    This course has been submitted to the IBDE for CE Credits and approval is pending.

    Questions? Contact the IAGD Office at 402.438.2321 or email julieberger50@gmail.com.

     

    General Information

    Friday, September 16, 2022

    Lecture will be held at Hilton Garden Inn
    8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA
    515.270.8890

    7:30 a.m ……………………………………………… Registration
    8:00 a.m ……………………………………………… Course Begins
    12 noon – 1:00 p.m ………………………………… Lunch Hour
    1:00 p.m……………………………………………….. Course resumes
    5:00 p.m………………………………………………. Course adjourns
    **Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided

    HANDS-ON COURSE (Limited Space Available)

    Saturday, September 17, 2022
    8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, September 18, 2022
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    All 3 days will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Johnston, IA

    COURSE FEES

    AGD Dentists: Friday Lecture Only………………….$350
    (Register by 7-10-22 and receive a $50 member only discount)

    Non-AGD Dentists: Friday Lecture Only………….$650

    AGD Dentists: 3 days (lecture & hands on) ……………$1,850
    (Register by 7-10-22 and receive a $200 member only discount)
    Includes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included

    Non-AGD Dentist: 3 days (lecture & hands on)…… $2,500
    (Includes materials, meals and books. Lodging not included)

    Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists …………….$100.00

    Dental Students ……………………………………………. $35.00

    Lab Techs ……………………………………………………..$175.00

    If you attend the entire 3 day weekend, you will receive 24 hrs Implant Participation Credit – IDBE pending final approval. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in March 2023. There is an additional fee.

    Due to the popularity of the lecture and hands on course, we encourage you to register early and take advantage of the member discounts. Space is limited!!!

    Don’t forget to take advantage of HUGE member only discounts if you register by January 10th!

    Register by August 31st to avoid $50 late fee!

    A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn for $119 until August 24, 2022. Ask for the “Iowa AGD” rate. To make reservations, call 515.270.8890.

     

    The AGD-Iowa is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2021 to 5/31/2025. ID# 219301