The long-term predictability of complete-arch fixed rehabilitation depends on multiple variables, including biologic, surgical, and prosthetic factors. However, the process of analyzing, selecting, and integrating the different parameters is quite challenging, especially when placement of implants in extraction sockets is involved. The course will focus on the criteria for achieving optimal and predictable results in complex complete-arch fixed rehabilitations. At the conclusion of the presentation, participants should be able to discuss the rationale for extraction with immediate implant placement, identify the risks factors associated with immediate placement, describe biologic principles of tissue management, understand the pros and cons of the staged approach, and identify state-of-the-art restorative techniques.
Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, was educated at the University of Milan in Italy and completed a fellowship in advanced implant dentistry at the Division of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Miami, Florida. He is head of the Department of Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation at the Odontostomatology Clinic, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, University of Milan. Dr Testori is also a visiting professor at New York University College of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, past president of the Italian Society of Oral Surgery and Implantology, and an active member of the European Board of Oral Surgery. He has been a reviewer for the Oral Health Group of the Cochrane Collaboration since 2005.The author of more than 200 scientific articles and co-author of two books, Dr Testori was the 2007 winner of the William R. Laney Award for the best scientific article published in The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants.
Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes