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October 20, 2022

Esthetic and Digital Implant Dentistry in 2022: Contemporary Tools and Techniques

Dr. Mariano Polack
2 CE
Dinner 6:00
Lecture 6:30

As the number of patients seeking implant solutions increases. implant dentistry is rapidly changing. Implant connections that allow for a harmonious relationship between restorative components, bone and peri-implant gingiva have shown the potential to enhance final esthetic outcomes. In addition, immediate loading of complete and partially edentulous cases has become a well-established concept. Moreover, digital dentistry places the dental team in a unique position to control all aspects of implant therapy. This exciting presentation will focus on various aspects of the implant restorative process with a focus on recent technological advances. Topics will include diagnosis and treatment planning in the esthetic zone, immediacy, and “outside the box” solutions for intraoral scanning, 3D printing and guided surgery, as well as material selection for final restorations in single and multiple-unit cases. Emerging technologies that allow for a full arch complete digital workflow will also be discussed. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss aspects of treatment planning that will enhance esthetic results 
  • Understand the time-saving advantages of guided surgery and digital implant dentistry 
  • Learn creative applications of digital technology to enhance clinical outcomes 
  • Identify factors to consider in the material selection of final prostheses 
  • Understand the advantages of emerging technology that will shorten full-arch implant workflows while enhancing their accuracy 


Dr. Mariano Polack received his dental degree in 1995, and his specialty training in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Since then, Dr. Polack has been in private practice limited to prosthodontics in northern VA. Between 2002 and 2004, he was a guest researcher at the Ceramics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he was involved in several research projects on dental ceramics. Dr. Polack has published more than 40 abstracts and papers on prosthodontics and dental materials in various scientific journals, and lectures both nationally and internationally.