Optional Workshops – Wednesday, October 11, 2023: (requires separate registration, not included in main session registration price)

8am – 12pm
Dr. Dan Holtzclaw – Treatment of the Severely Atrophic Maxilla with Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants
$995 / 4 CE Hrs

Patients with severe maxillary atrophy are often told that they are doomed to a life of ill-fitting dentures secured by glues and pastes.  Fortunately, advanced surgical treatments such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants offer hope for these patients.  Although they have been in use for over 50 years, Pterygoid implants are one of the least understood styles of dental implant treatment.  This may be due to the fact that pterygoid implants are widely considered to be one of the most difficult fixtures to place in all of implant dentistry.  Zygomatic implants, on the other hand, are widely considered to be the most feared style of dental implant treatment due to the implant fixture’s proximity to the eye. This course will provide knowledge and guidance for incorporating this style of treatment into your full arch dental implant practice via didactic lecture and hands-on model work.

Learning Objectives

  • Review history of pterygoid and zygomatic implant treatment
  • Review anatomy pertinent to pterygoid and zygomatic implant treatment
  • Review indications and contraindications for pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Pre-Surgical workup for treatment planning pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Review surgical techniques for the placement of pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Review complications associated with pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Review prosthetic restorations of pterygoid and zygomatic dental implants

8am – 12pm
Dr. Michael A. Pikos – Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Hands-on Workshop
$995 / 4 CE hrs

This hands-on model surgery-based course will cover the use of zygomatic and pterygoid implants for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla.  A prophylactic evidence-based surgical protocol for zygomatic implant placement will be presented and will include single zygomatic use, hybrid zygoma and quad zygoma case types.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundational principles of Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Therapy
  • Understand pertinent anatomy and prosthetically driven zygomatic implant surgical protocol for the atrophic maxilla
  • Understand the step-by-step workflow for both brain guided and digitally guided surgical placement of zygomatic implants

1:30pm – 5:30pm
Drs. Costa Nicolopoulos & Petros Yuvanoglu – From Single to Full Arch. Tools that you can’t do without

$995 / 4 CE hrs

From the patients’ point of view, the increased costs, treatment time and pain associated with bone grafting procedures, lead to increased resistance to treatment acceptance. Such patients with suboptimal bone volume can benefit with the use of Angled implants (Co-Axis) placed into existing native bone, thereby avoiding bone grafting procedures. Furthermore, Wider diameter molar specific implants (MAX) can be placed into immediate molar extraction sockets thereby also avoiding bone grafts. This concept is in line with the late Professor P.I. Branemark philosophy of “lesser surgery to treat more patients”. By using Angled & Wide implants and by avoiding bone grafting, the gain in time for the patient implies an economical benefit which is important especially for professionally and/or socially active patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Appropriate Case Selection: where angled & wide implants can be used to optimize immediate function
  • Advantages: Reduction in treatment time, cost savings, immediate function
  • Surgical Technique (on models)
  • Prosthodontic Technique
  • Complications Management

1:30pm – 5:30pm
Michelle Ryckman – The Key to Practice Growth & Successful Case Presentation
$995 / 4 CE hrs

Presenting dental treatment to patients can be uncomfortable and often quite intimidating yet is absolutely essential for the financial well-being for any dental practice. So much is depending on the outcome. Many of us have been put in this role without any formal training or guidance with little or no tools at our disposal. This workshop is designed to provide an environment of education and support for those who present treatment to patients. Best practices will be discussed and considered, as well as ways to develop in-office protocols that will maximize your chance of success.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and identify the common barriers to case acceptance
  • Develop strategies to overcome barriers
  • Develop an effective patient journey
  • Have the tools necessary to effectively communicate with your patients

Workshops Can be Selected When Registering for Main Symposium