speakers Dr. Mark Adams

Pikos Symposium 2017

Surgical and Prosthetic Principles to Predictably Provide the ‘Third Dentition’ with Dr. Tom Berry

This presentation will focus on the protocol developed over ten years in a multi-center network that predictably provides patients that
are edentulous or nearly edentulous with hope. The dynamic interactions of surgical and prosthetic clinicians and dental laboratory
technicians in the establishment of predictable protocols, the rationale for surgical and prosthetic procedures, as well as treatment
planning concepts that contribute to long-term success will be discussed. A step-by-step surgical, prosthetic and laboratory process
will be reviewed, and solutions to challenges and clinical complications experienced by a multi-center network that has delivered over
50,000 full-arch restorations will be presented.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand the biomechanical principles involved in the treatment planning of the full-arch, immediate-load procedure
• Understand the main surgical and prosthetic principles involved with full-arch, immediate-load procedures
• Understand the commonly encountered complications with full-arch, immediate-load procedures and solutions to those problems


Mark W. Adams, DDS, MS
Dr. Adams studied at the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, earning his dental degree in 1983. He furthered his studies at the University of Michigan with a Masters degree in Prosthodontics in 1985, with an emphasis in cosmetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Adams served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry from 1985 – 86.

Dr. Adams practiced Prosthetic Dentistry in Flint, Michigan for 23 years prior to moving to Denver, Colorado where he helped start the ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers in 2006. He was a member of the team that developed the immediate function, full-arch ClearChoice protocol and the establishment of the Denver Center as the company’s flagship and training center. Currently there are over 30 ClearChoice locations throughout North America.
Dr. Adams has lectured extensively on the latest innovations in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry as well as practice management and case acceptance. He has authored many publications and video presentations.

Besides his duties in the Denver Center as a practicing Prosthodontist, Dr. Adams is Vice President of Clinical Affairs for ClearChoice Management Services.

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