AM: Treatment Planning Considerations in Partially Edentulous Patients PM: Implant Fixed Complete Dentures – Current Evidence and Digital Workflows
Dr. Kostas Chochlidakis
Dr. Kostas Chochlidakis
March 24, 2023 – FULL DAY
AM – Treatment Planning Considerations in Partially Edentulous Patients
Implants in the esthetic zone can be challenging. Technical and biologic complications of implant-supported crowns and fixed partial dentures are unfortunately quite common. Major and minor complications are significant factors affecting the success of our treatment and negatively affect the longevity of implant prostheses. In this lecture, we will go through the treatment planning sequence in anterior esthetic cases (both surgical and prosthetic aspects). We will discuss the pros and cons of screw vs cement-retained implant restorations, the provisionalization techniques, implant abutments, utilization of digital technology and different prosthetic materials that are used in implant prosthodontics. Clinical recommendations and conclusions will be drawn for predictable long-term outcomes.
- Understand the treatment planning process in partially edentulous patients
- Understand the prosthetic and surgical factors for successful outcomes in partially edentulous patients (esthetic factors, prosthetic space, implant position, etc)
- Understand the available abutment types and restorative materials for implant restorations
- Provide clinical recommendations for predictable long-term outcomes
PM – Implant Fixed Complete Prostheses – Current Evidence and Digital Workflows
Prosthetic and biologic complications of implant-supported fixed complete dentures are unfortunately quite common. Minor and major complications are significant factors affecting the success of our treatment and negatively affect the longevity of these prostheses. The association between prosthetic factors (number of implants, prosthetic materials, cantilever length, bruxism, occlusion, and others) and the survival of these prostheses will be presented. This presentation will also address the current scientific status and the clinical protocols for complete digital workflow in fixed implant rehabilitation for edentulous patients. Clinical recommendations and conclusions will be drawn for predictable long-term outcomes.
- Understand the available materials/ techniques for implant fixed complete dentures.
- Understand the prosthetic and surgical factors for successful outcomes with fixed complete dentures (esthetic factors, prosthetic space, loading protocols, number of implants, etc).
- Understand the risk factors that are correlated to prosthetic and biologic complications for different prosthetic materials.
- Describe the various applications of digital technology in full-arch fixed implant rehabilitation
- Discuss the scientific evidence for the applications of digital technology in full-arch fixed implant rehabilitation
Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis received his dental degree from University of Athens, Greece in 2008 and completed his prosthodontic residency at Eastman Institute for Oral (EIOH) in 2013. He then joined Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, as a full-time Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Chochlidakis is currently an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Prosthodontic Postgraduate Training Program at EIOH. Dr Chochlidakis received his Master of Clinical and Translational Science certificate in May 2019. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists, Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Associate Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, Fellow of the International Team for Implantology and holds several memberships in other dental organizations. He was the vice-Chair of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) 2019 annual meeting and the scientific Program Chair of the American Prosthodontic Society (APS) in the 2022 annual meeting. Dr Chochlidakis has also been appointed as the Director of the Editorial Council of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry starting January 2023. He is focused on clinical research conducting clinical trials on full-arch implant prostheses, digital dental technology, and dental ceramic materials. He has lectured nationally and internationally on several topics related to clinical prosthodontics and implant dentistry.