Predictable Approach to Immediate Load Implant Supported Overdentures

Technology driven treatment “by prescription” instead of by accident
  • General Dentist, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Lab Technicians

  • Free

  • 1 CE Credit

  • Self-Instructional

  • August 13, 2021

  • August 13, 2024

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Course Description

The public perception of losing teeth is rapidly changing. Replacement of missing teeth in traditional dentistry focused on restoring the lost tooth with dentures and bridges to provide chewing function. This approach, however, did not address bone condition or prevent future bone loss. Oftentimes, that bone loss caused an “aging of the face.” Implantology has opened the door for people to no longer be dentally handicapped, to look more attractive, be healthier, and live fuller lives. Patient demands for reaching those goals are increasing as well. They are looking for more lifelike results in a more affordable and efficient manner.

With the evolution of materials and technology, a confluence of smile design, biomechanical engineering, and polymer chemistry have enabled dental teams (restorative dentists, surgeons, and lab technicians) to deliver better results than ever before. No longer does “guesswork” come into play for any immediate prosthetic restoration. Dehabilitation is no longer the norm; rehabilitation is the “new standard”. This is module 4 of a 6-module virtual dental implant summit. 

Learning Objectives

  • Through “pre-treatment facial analysis,” find out what the critical factors in smile design are and how to evaluate/capture those details while planning and performing full mouth rehabilitation
  • Learn how to do treatment “by prescription” instead of by accident
  • Discover how to use technology to not only place implant in better positions for retention and stability, but also to develop better esthetics for alveoloectomy guides and 3D printing

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentist, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Lab Technicians
  • AGD Subject Code: 690

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Hugh Flax, DDS

Internationally respected for his leadership in cosmetic dentistry, Hugh Flax is a past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) who has lectured and has been published in Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States on lasers, smile design, and advanced restorative techniques to enable dental teams to offer world-class patient care.

A Kois Center graduate, Hugh Flax founded the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has chaired many AACD meetings. He is a certified fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, a master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a 10-year member of Catapult Education Speakers, and a visiting faculty member at the Dental School of Georgia. He recently published a book entitled A Smile Is Always in Style to help individuals looking for dental wellness and a better smile become savvier about their choices. Proceeds from the book go to educational scholarships.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/20 to 5/31/24. Provider ID 306446.
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This CE activity is sponsored by Dental Products Report. Catapult Education did not receive any funding for this event. Dr. Hugh Flax received an honorarium from Dental Products Report for the time involved in preparing and delivering this presentation. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.