Live CE Webinar Presenter: Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS CE Credits: 1 Webinar Begins: 1/18/12 7:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM PT Over the last several years, the complete denture technique continues to receive less emphasis in North American undergraduate dental school curriculums. Consequently, in the general dental community, it is fast becoming a lost art form. Considering it is the [...]
Charles began his career in the United States Air Force graduating from the School of Health Care Sciences, which provided a solid foundation in the dental laboratory profession. He has completed advanced dental studies at the Dawson Academy. He has been a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as a member of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Currently Charles is a Certified Dental Technician in Ceramics, Crown & Bridge and working towards his Master Certified Dental Technician designation. He also holds the Technologist designation.
DISC 2009 Schedule February 19, 2009 A New Paradigm for Implant Supported Immediate Load Overdentures. Dr. David Little, General Dentist, San Antonio, Texas Sponsor: Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties April 23, 2009 Achieving Aesthetics and Function with Implant Abutments. Dr. Norman J. Hammer, Prosthodontist, Boston, Massachusetts Sponsor: Astra Tech/Atlantis June 18, 2009 Prep for Success: Surgical [...]
D.I.S.C. – Current Concepts and Techniques in Removable Implant Prosthetics; Enhancing Our Patients Quality of Life
The use of Osseointegrated Dental Implants has become the standard of care for partial and fully edentulous patients. Over two decades of sound research has established the multitude of benefits to our patients resulting in an improved Quality of Life.
D.I.S.C. – Diagnostic Keys for Treatment Planning in Esthetic and Implant Therapy: Minimize Failures/Optimize Success
Dental implant therapy has become recognized as a predictable tooth replacement option for the partially and completely edentulous patient. However, when complications occur, the degree of restorative and surgical interventions needed to meet patient expectations exponentially increase. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss treatment planning and clinical concepts that minimize failures, and maximize success.
The profound success of implant therapy has created a new standard of care for the restoration of missing teeth. Implant design, abutment selection, and restorative design concepts affect treatment planning and the esthetic outcomes available to patients.
Root form dental implant therapy was introduced in Europe over 40 years ago, and in the mid 1980's in North America. The journey from its inception to today has been revolutionary, with greater understanding of the biological process, advances in surgical adjunct procedures, implant design and the recent introduction of CAD CAM technologies in every facet of the treatment process.
Recent publications have indicated that the placement of implants fail to preserve hard tissue dimensions of the ridge following tooth extraction. Other publications describe that after tooth extraction without implant placement, the coronal portion of the ridge can sustain substantial reduction of the hard tissue volume irrespective of the procedure used to remove the tooth such as flapless or following flap elevation.
D.I.S.C. – Achieving True Restoratively Driven Implant Dentistry: Pre-Surgical Prosthetic Planning Concepts through Technical Innovation
CT/CBCT scan technology has emerged as the pre-eminent method for viewing and understanding three-dimensional patient anatomy. As clinicians move from two-dimensional periapical and panoramic images into three-dimensional imaging offered through CT/CBCT technology, the need to correctly decipher these scans, discover the underlying anatomical landmarks, and plan cases properly for implant reconstruction has become apparent.
Dr. Leopardi received his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1984. He enjoyed private practice as a general dentist in Adelaide, Australia, for several years prior to receiving his specialist training and masters degree in combined fixed, removable and implant Prosthodontics, at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, in 1993.