D.I.S.C. – Achieving True Restoratively Driven Implant Dentistry: Pre-Surgical Prosthetic Planning Concepts through Technical Innovation

D.I.S.C. – Achieving True Restoratively Driven Implant Dentistry: Pre-Surgical Prosthetic Planning Concepts through Technical Innovation

When: September 23, 2010

Dr. Scott Ganz, Prosthodontist, Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Implant Dentistry, New Jersey
Sponsor: BioHorizons

Course Description:

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.  Use of technical innovation has provided clinicians with new pre-surgical prosthetic planning tools.  This presentation will review basic and advanced concepts of diagnosis and treatment planning in three dimensions to link the computer-based simulated plan to successful and prosthetic outcomes utilizing virtual occlusion, virtual restorative components including abutment selection, rapid prototype models (stereolithography) and CT-derived surgical templates to achieve true restoratively driven implant dentistry.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • The importance of understanding the patient’s three dimensional anatomy through CT/CBCT imaging technologies.
  • “The Reality of Anatomy and the Triangle of Bone Concept”  to identify the “zone” of available bone for implant placement
  • How to plan restoratively driven implant dentistry prior to the scalpel ever touching the patient.
  • Single tooth, multiple tooth, and full mouth cases will be demonstrated as time allows.


“DISC is powered by Knowledge Factory”

The Denver Implant Study Club (D.I.S.C) was developed by Dr. Aldo Leopardi, prosthodontist and is produced and powered by The Knowledge Factory. Introduced in February of 2003, it is an ongoing comprehensive study club directed towards the restorative treatment of dental implants.

“Developed by a professional, for professionals…”

This professional study club is unlike any other. The format is a series of lectures with extensive hands-on real world experiences that work with actual clinical scenarios applicable to the majority of dental implant systems available. The study club is prosthodontically driven and directed towards the general dentist. The main objective is to empower doctors and their offices while developing the highest level of medical care, techniques and implant practices.

Continuing Education Credits Offered
Several short comprehensive evening sessions will be offered throughout the year. Continuing education credits (2.5 hours per meeting) are available. Fees are waived due to corporate sponsorship. The venue is the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society (MDDS) building: 3690 S. Yosemite St., Denver, CO 80237.

Dinner: A complimentary light dinner will be provided at 5:30 PM. Lecture begins at 6:00 PM.

Please Note: Attendance is by RSVP only, as seating is limited. If interested, please call 720.488.7677 to reserve your place. If the event is filled, your name will be placed on a waiting list. A courtesy confirmation call will be made one week prior to each event.

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