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Thursday, June 6
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Sunday, June 9


Sessions for Sunday, June 9

Session I: Periodontal Plastic Surgery for the Treatment of Recession Defects

Adriana McGregor (Moderator)
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon G-K)

All patients desire an esthetic display of gingiva when they smile, and periodontal plastic surgery explores every possible procedure for an optimal result. New materials have complemented traditional autogenous techniques and create many questions. Which methods are best suited for Miller Class I and Class II recession, and what is predictable for more advanced problems? How should the surgical technique and the material of choice be altered to establish predictability for more advanced problems? Is there a place for live cell therapy and tissue-engineering principles? We have assembled individuals who have made major contributions in this arena and are sure to provide a significant take-home message.

Determine the optimal treatment strategy for specific recession defects.
Assess the cutting-edge techniques for root coverage.
Understand the biologic processes that occur with soft tissue healing.

Full Schedule

Session II: Novel Advances and Rationale for Implant Success

Thomas J. McGarry (Moderator)
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

Is it possible to improve implant success? How should we go about achieving this goal? Our panel has been carefully selected for their contributions to this mission. The topics to be discussed include the problematic potential of implants, histologic and clinical observations relative to implant design modifications, the use of stem cells to regenerate alveolar bone, and long-term periimplant stability in the esthetic zone.

Learn the effect of implant modification on marginal bone retention.
Understand the clinical efficacy of implant surfaces.
Observe long-term peri-implant tissue stability.
Become aware of implant complications.

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Session III: Immediate Loading: When and Where for Whom?

Hom-Lay Wang (Moderator)
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A-E)

The possibilities of immediate loading implant success are tempting for many patients, but how often do they result in complications that might be avoided? This group of experienced clinicians will provide treatment protocols that will identify the criteria of case selection and the use of provisionalization to achieve optimal soft tissue esthetics. There is a great need to have a prosthetic strategy to plan immediate loading of implants. This then becomes a multidisciplinary event.

Identify the criteria of patient selection for immediate loading.
Recognize the value of soft tissue development with the provisional prosthesis.
Learn to treatment plan with an awareness of possible prosthetic problems and solutions.

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