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Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9


Sessions for Saturday, June 8

Session I: Clinical Application of Tissue Engineering

David M. Kim (Moderator)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

The contemporary utilization of tissue-engineered products in periodontal and implant treatment is substantial. They provide an opportunity to challenge the use of autogenous grafting to enhance bone without the adverse effects that accompany the harvest site. That being said, we have to determine which growth factor will provide the efficacy for success. It is then necessary to become familiar with their applications. Our panel of experts will bring us up to date with their knowledge and clinical experience.

• Reassess our regenerative procedures.
• Recognize the value of tissue-engineered products.
• Understand the combination of growth factor and the matrix of choice.

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Session II: Identification and Management of Prosthetic Problems for Dental Implants

Thomas D. Taylor (Moderator)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

Complications in implant dentistry, particularly surgical complications, are generally considered to occur at a low level. Prosthodontic complications, on the other hand, can be quite common, problematic to patients, and at best annoying to the clinician. The spectrum of prosthodontic complications will be reviewed with a focus on etiology, frequency, and avoidance. The attendee should obtain valuable information relative to avoidance of prosthodontic complications.

• Discuss how to lower the risk for late implant failures.
• Discuss the prevalence of prosthetic material failure in implantsupported restorations.
• Discuss the evidence for occlusal load as a cause of loss of osseointegration.

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Session III: Treatment-Planning Innovations for the Compromised Patient

Arnold S. Weisgold (Moderator)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon G-K)

All patients are focused on the outcome of treatment and their dental future. Most compromised patients will require a multidisciplinary treatment plan that is unique and dependent upon previous experience of the dental team. This panel will consider periodontal therapy to save teeth, implant replacement of teeth that are missing or beyond treatment, and the ultimate prosthetic restoration of the dentition. Consideration will be given to those therapies that have passed the test of time and are classic, today’s modalities of treatment, and future treatment possibilities.

• Identify treatment decisions with long-term results.
• Observe the esthetic end point goals of prosthetic treatment.
• Evaluate the benefits of dental implants.

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Session IV: Advances in Localized Site Development for Implant Dentistry

Chris R. Richardson (Moderator)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A-E)

We have entered a new era of available biomaterials that challenge autogenous blocks to enhance bone volume as the gold standard of successful treatment. The ever-growing armamentarium of osteopromotive options opens the mind to many alternatives that previously would defy logic. We continue to be impressed with long-term observations as we investigate contemporary and future therapies. Our distinguished panel will present a wide range of clinical deformities and demonstrate treatment modalities with and without growth factors.

• Assess the long-term stability of treated cases.
• Observe surgical techniques and their variation by the surgeons.
• Evaluate barrier membranes and growth factors.

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