The concept of immediate load in implant dentistry is an increasingly popular treatment option due to patient demand and increased clinical predictability. TeethXpress is an immediate load, immediate function protocol designed to treat fully or partially edentulous patients. This 1.5 day course includes a team approach to full arch prosthetic conversions to achieve an immediate fixed provisional and final prosthesis.
This course is designed for surgeons, restorative colleagues and laboratory technicians who want to provide a predictable full arch immediate load service. Clinicians interested in developing a streamlined approach to the final prosthesis, and who have intermediate to advanced experience in implant dentistry will benefit from attending.
Participants will observe loading steps performed on a patient via live feed from a surgical suite to the conference room, followed by an immediate load conversion of a full-arch provisional prosthesis.
A surgical and restorative hands-on model based workshop will give each team the opportunity to place implants and perform a "chair-side" provisional denture conversion.
Dr. Hamid Shafie received his certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is the director of postdoctoral implant training at Washington Hospital Center Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Shafie currently is the President and Chief Knowledge Officer of the American Institute of Implant Dentistry, a not-for-profit teaching institution, in Washington, DC. In addition, he is the author of the best selling text book on Implant Supported Overdentures published by Wiley-Blackwell. Dr. Shafie's textbook, Clinical and Laboratory Manual of Dental Implant Abutments, was released by Wiley in September 2014.
"If you want to add immediate load full arch cases into your practice, Dr. Shafie's course is the one to attend! During the program, he starts by teaching the basic concepts and then expands your knowledge through his lectures, hands-on exercises, and live patient demonstrations. You walk out of his course feeling fully prepared and excited to bring TeethXpress to your own patients."
"Dr. Shafie's course was clear, concise and practical. I learned many new techniques and pearls so that I can offer my patients a cost-effective and easy immediate full arch solution."
Clinical Training • Marketing Training • Laboratory Training
A hands-on surgical and prosthetic exercise will reinforce the training provided in the didactic presentations. Using an anatomic mandibular model, surgeons will lay a flap, place implants with adequate anterior-posterior spread followed by Multi-unit abutments. Restorative dentists will work with a laboratory technician to deliver a natural-looking, fixed immediate load prosthesis. Attendees can take home their model to use during patient consultations.
Best practices for designing the definitive prosthesis will be outlined. Cutting edge techniques including a digital workflow for efficiently achieving passivity of the metal substructure will be demonstrated. Achieving esthetics, establishing VDO, phonetics and other critical factors necessary for delivery of the final prosthesis in three restorative visits will be covered in detail.
The clinical process of rehabilitating a patient with an implant-supported, full-arch prosthesis can begin only when the patient is identified, the treatment plan is presented and the patient is inspired to move forward with treatment. Clinicians attending this TeethXpress course will receive training on proven full-arch case selection and case acceptance strategies designed to attract and influence patients in need of this treatment modality. Internal marketing, visual aids and verbal skills will be discussed.
Subject to change
Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/2016 to 5/31/2020. Provider ID# 219038.