2018 Annual Session Courses
18th Annual Meeting & Scientific Session
SPEAKERS & PROGRAM
W. Peter Nordland DMD, MS
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Periodontal Plastic Surgery-This course will show how periodontal plastic surgical procedures will benefit and be enhanced. Microsurgical approaches will be discussed. Even surgical procedures, usually thought to be impossible, will be shown.
Dr. Olivier Carcuac, DDS, Ph
Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Management in the Esthetic Zone
Optimal esthetic outcomes with dental implants depend on a complex interrelationship between the surgical preparation and placement of the implant, soft tissue management in both the surgical and restorative phases, the number and distribution of implants as well as the design of the final prosthesis. The augmentation of soft tissue around dental implants for enhancing peri-implant architecture has emerged as an area of much concern and focus; our thought regarding the re-establishment of a normal scalloped contour has changed. Anatomical characteristics, soft tissue responses, and clinical skill are the fundamental principles in augmenting soft tissue. This presentation will focus on the management of soft tissue during implant treatment, reviewing the scientific evidence behind the use of autogenous graft and soft tissue substitutes
Parsa Zadeh, DDS, MAGD, FICOI
Closed Sinus Lift in 2 MM Of Bone Using Magnification and Light
A technique for closed sinus lift is discussed using few simple hand instruments under high magnification and illumination. This technique can be implemented in a few minutes.
Dr. Dan Grauer, DDS, PhD
Computer-Guided Orthodontics to Increase Treatment Precision and Accuracy
How can we improve precision and accuracy in orthodontics? It seems that today there is a dissociation between diagnosis / treatment planning and treatment delivery. Treatment goals are defined during diagnosis and treatment planning process, but when treatment execution relies on the same average-driven preadjusted appliance for everyone, the realization of these treatment goals is not always easy. Human error, anatomical differences and secondary effects due to an average prescription appliance applied to a specific patient result in lengthy treatment times and less-than-ideal results. In this presentation the audience will learn how to look at orthodontic cases with a dento-facial approach and will be exposed to the latest technology in order to customize fixed appliances and treatment delivery. Remember that you can only treat what you have learnt how to see.
Dr. Glen van As, BSc, DMD
Seeing the LIGHT! - The Role of Lasers in Implant Therapy
In this lecture attendees will see how dental lasers can be utilized to help with treatment outcomes in implant therapy. Lasers have become routinely used in many practices for tissue management in direct and indirect restorative procedures but their role should not be limited to this. The various wavelengths available in dentistry today will be briefly discussed. The speaker has categorized the role of lasers in implant therapy by the stage of the procedure and will discuss this categorization and explain how lasers can be used for improving socket preservation, tissue recontouring, wound healing, grafting and the importance of laser therapy for peri-implantitis treatment. Clinical cases documented through microphotography and videography will be displayed and the role of lasers will be demonstrated in this evidence based lecture. See how lasers can become an important part of the armamentarium for implant therapy.
Dr. Pascal Magne, PhD
Adhesive Restoration of Ferruleless Teeth
Severely broken-down and endodontically-treated teeth that offer only a minimal ferrule represent such a challenge in clinical practice that clinicians are tempted to not restore them, relying instead on implant-supported restorations. A number of clinicians and patients, however, still have preferences and convictions toward preserving the original root and periodontal ligament to avoid or postpone more invasive surgical procedures. This presentation will investigate the restoration of broken-down, endodontically treated ferruleless teeth using various crowns and endocrowns as well as different core buildups.
Dr. Harel Simon, DMD
The Loose Implant Restoration Syndrome -Strategies for Management
The introduction of dental implants has revolutionized dentistry. While every treatment modality may encounter some complications, implant prostheses are not different in this regard. One of the most challenging complications is a loose implant restoration. This condition could be a result of multiple different etiologies and may require completely different treatment approaches. This presentation will review this syndrome and suggest a step by step approach to manage it successfully.
Michael J. Gunson DDS, MD
Speech Pathology vs The Pathology of Speech
It is readily assumed that teeth and jaw development influences speech. The literature, however, is not as clear as it would seem. In fact, patients are often able to sound normal in their speech when significant skeletal/dental abnormalities are present. The problem in this scenario is that the energy expended to overcome the skeletal/dental abnormalities can cause breakdown of the orofacial system: facial esthetic decline, temporomandibular dysfunction, tooth wear, etc.
Olivier Tric, Dental Aesthetics
Micro-Precision and Aesthetics in Fixed Prosthodontics, A Laboratory Perspective
Precision, while often overlooked, is a critical key in creating a restoration of the highest quality. Not only does it ensure longevity, but also allows one to be more efficient in the process preventing future problems.
In this lecture, Olivier will be showcasing in detail, from material selection to the application of porcelain, the importance of precision in fixed dental prosthodontics and his methods on how to achieve the best results on a consistent basis.
Dr. Shane N. White, B.Dent.Sc, MA, MS, PhD
Modern Endodontics, Improved Outcomes
This lecture will review the use of microscopy in endodontics, particularly in surgical endodontics, and data that shows that modern techniques lead to improved outcomes. Nonsurgical retreatment addresses intracanal bacteria throughout the entire root canal system, shows increased healing rates over time, preserves root length, is noninvasive, and is generally effective. However, a small proportion of non-surgically retreated cases will still not heal, likely because some bacteria were still not eliminated or because extracanal bacteria are present. These cases are best addressed by modern apical microsurgery, using microscopy, ultrasonic instruments, and current retrofilling materials such as MTA. Other surgeries Endodontic surgical procedures include, amongst others, root amputation, hemisection and apical surgery. Of course, excellent initial non-surgical treatment is the key to success.
Dr. Jill E. Hansen-Kinzer, DDS
Restoration Preservation: The Influence of Polishing
The esthetic demands by patients continually push restorative dentistry to achieve the highest level of natural beauty. The challenge that we face is maintaining this level of esthetics as the patient ages. This responsibility demands a collaborative effort from the dental team to understand the scientific principals related to polishing and the microscopic influence of abrasive agents. It is important to know how the decisions made in hygiene impact the preservation of natural dentition and restorative materials. This presentation will focus on how to effectively, efficiently and safely remove periodontal biofilm while maintaining the aesthetics and long term success of dental treatment for patients.
Dr. Yasuhisa Tsujimoto, DDS, PhD
The History of JAMD and Today’s JAMD in Japan
Japan Association of Microscopic Dentistry (JAMD) was established 2004. The microscope is required in endodontics. In fact, at first many endodontists used the microscope for root canal treatment and endodontic surgery. The microscope is now being used for Endodontics, Periodontics, Implantology, Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery and all Dentistry. Twice questionnaires were sent to the Endodontics Departments of 29 dental schools and colleges in Japan, 2008 and 2012. I will be presenting results of the questionnaire. Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, has a good education system for dental school students, post graduate dental trainees, and graduate dentists. I will be presenting methodology in education and how we use microscopes in our Dental School’s Clinic. Activity of JAMD consists of our annual general congress and examination by board certified fellows, masters, and dental hygienists. Also, hands-on seminars, preconference, making animation seminar, and etc… are enjoyed in the congress. Seasonal seminars are held 3-5 times a year at several places. Detailed information will be presented at AMED meeting.
Jun Mitsuhashi, DDS
It is ideal to use the microscope without interruption during the treatment, by being able to manipulate the field of view, magnification, and the focus freely. The Active Mirror Technique makes this possible. There are many things inside the mouth which obstruct the view, such as the teeth, lips, buccal mucosa, and gingiva. The mouth is full of blind spots which directly links to the difficulty of the treatment. Such treatment may be the endodontic treatment of the molar, cavity preparation, periodontal surgery, complex tooth extraction, the list is endless. The things we have to do may seem simple, however, these blind spots and bad instrument access make the treatment extremely difficult. Furthermore, using the microscope in the same view in the blind area just enlarges the vision, but does not change the fact that the important part is out of sight.
This presentation will introduce the merit of using the motorized microscope which is not yet common in the dental field and also explains the educational system of the Active Mirror Technique. The Active Mirror Technique is a system that can be acquired by anyone, with no need to take a straining posture, and perform dental treatments safely and precisely with a magnified view
Taira Kobayashi, DDS, PhD
Application of the Microscope Prosthodontics in Japan
In late years the introduction of the new medical technology in dentistry has made a remarkable impact on Japanese dentistry, and it might not be exaggerating to say that the introduction of the microscope will drastically change the existing dental treatment which is relying on perception and intuition of each dentist. Magnifying using dual lens of up to 8x magnification are developed enabling precise treatment more than ever before. In addition, precision dental treatment using a microscope, the magnifying glass is indispensable for efficient ceramic using CAD/CAM treatments which has become the domain of new dental treatment as digital dentistry in prosthodontics. For the microscope, the spread is remarkable in Japan but the use case is mainly limited to the preservation domain such as root canal treatment and filing, and there is still little application in prosthodontics. I have introduced a microscope into prosthodontic treatment since 2009. We discuss prosthetic treatment in Japan.
Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, FACD, FICD
Systemic Perio Impact on Clinical Periodontal and Implant Therapies
Systemic diseases are reflected in the oral tissues. Often, oral manifestations present prior to medical diagnoses. Recognizing and treating periodontal diseases and reducing the inflammatory load is a critical foundation for overall health. This course will provide the latest update as to the status of the Periodontal Systemic Links in 2019 with application to treating the patient in your chair.
Dr. Oded Bahat, BDS, MSD, FACD
Time: the 4th Dimension Influencing 3-Dimensional Planning and Surgical Reconstruction with Implant Restoration
It has recently been recognized that changes in the bones and soft tissue of the face are a normal dynamic phenomenon that continues throughout life. Some of the changes are similar for the two sexes, and some are not. Facial changes have been demonstrated in all age groups although the exact age of onset, along with the magnitude and vectors of the changes, are variable and not predictable. Such three-dimensional changes in the position of teeth and associated hard and soft tissue relative to the static position of implants over the course of time can introduce both esthetic and functional compromises of the original implant in a restoration, with unintended consequences.
Dr. Bor-Jian Chen, PhD Professor
Minimal Invasive Technique for Sinus Augmentation
The sinus augmentation procedure is to increase bony volume in the maxillary sinus floor for installation of implant fixtures. The implant may be placed simultaneously with the grafting procedure (one stage procedure) or placed after graft healing (two stage procedure). Two approaches for maxillary sinus floor elevation are reported in the literature. The lateral approach technique is a bony window of anterior maxillary sinus wall prepared, then bony grafting through the window into the space after the sinus membrane is elevated. The transcrestal approach technique vertically increases the bony thickness through the edentulous ridge, by using osteotomes or burs to facture of sinus floor. The key factor for success of sinus lift surgery is the atraumatic detachment of the periosteum of the maxillary sinus from the bony antrum floor.
The major drawback of lateral approach is the need of raising a large flap for access. The drawback for crestal approach is discomfort and possible vertigo from tapping by a mallet. By applying minimally invasive concept and using microscope, a smaller flap and a smaller window for lateral sinus augmentation and raising the sinus membrane through a crestal window without using a mallet so patient can be more comfortable from either procedure.
My presentation will describe my minimally invasive technique for sinus augmentation. Clinical cases and videos will be included in the presentation.
Dr. M. Sabeti, DDS
Endodontic Treatment Options For Immature Permanent Teeth in The Bioceramic Era
Options for the treatment of immature permanent teeth with apical periodontitis will be presented. This includes a collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffold, PRF Scaffold, MTA plug and bioceramics for previously untreated and retreatment cases. Two-dimensional digital radiographs and cone beam computed tomography, literature review and case presentations on pulp capping, apexogenesis, apexification, revascularization, invasive cervical root resorption repair, autotransplantation, reimplantaion will be presented.
Dr. Bruno Azevedo, DDS MS
Advanced 3D Imaging
Saturday Only – Full Day Course
Lecture and Workshop:
$1695: AMED members $1795 Non-members
CBCT has significantly influenced how clinicians diagnose, treatment plan and manage cases in modern endodontic practice. This case-based presentation will highlight the principles, advantages and clinical applications of CBCT in endodontics. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques, focusing on advanced 3D navigation of small high resolution CBCT volumes.
Dr. Randy Shoup, DDS
Cutting Edge Techniques and Equipment for Placing Direct Composite Restorations
This course will present the most cutting edge techniques, equipment, and materials for the successful placement of direct composite restorations. This course will also demonstrate and the students will participate in a technique for the placement of pit and fissure sealants that virtually never fail. All of the techniques will be facilitated through the dental surgical microscope. The students will also receive extensive experience with micro air abrasion.
Biomimetic techniques and principles will be presented for the successful placement of a biologic seal, biobase, and incremental composite placement that mitigates polymerization shrinkage and polymerization stress within the restoration.
Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS
Extraction Techniques and Other In-Office Oral Surgery Procedures for General Dentists
The course consists of lecture and hands-on training on porcine mandibles
Dr. Jorge Zapata, DDS and Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues, DDS
Advanced Ergonomics in Microscope Dentistry & The Art of Microphotography
Facts and Applications:
Ergonomics, also known as human factors, is a multidisciplinary science concerned with finding ways to keep people productive, efficient, safe, and comfortable while they perform a task. The basic premise is to make the task fit the person, rather than making the person adjust to the task. Dentistry is one of the most demanding professions with a high incidence of musculoskeletal disorders. Many professionals are retiring early because of neck, back, shoulder, arm, wrist injuries. This course will outline the ergonomic benefits of the surgical microscope in dentistry, it will address appropriate posture while working with the microscope, how to position the microscope, how to position the patient and how to perform four-handed dentistry in order to work pain free, efficiently, and without stress. The course will also outline different stools available in the market, the properties of each and how to sit properly.
Microphotography is the art of capturing pictures through the dental operative microscope (DOM). One of the main differences between microphotography and macrophotography is that no lens is attached to the camera in microphotography. This course will outline the advantages of microphotographic documentation vs. the use of macrophotography and intraoral cameras. This course will, also, address the challenges the clinician faces in capturing quality images; these challenges include: controlling vibration, working in conjunction with live view monitors, and par-focal adjustment to assure clear focus of the camera.
Dr. Glen van As, BSc, DMD
Seeing the LIGHT! - Soft and Hard Tissue Lasers in General Practice - Hands-On Workshop
In this limited attendance hands on workshop attendees will see how dental lasers can be utilized to help with treatment outcomes in general practice. Soft tissue Diode lasers have become a go to piece of many dentists armamentarium for their role in tissue management, laser bleaching, soft tissue procedures such as frenetomies and lingual tongue tie release. Hard tissue lasers are able to be used for restorative preparations, as well as contouring of bone. Lasers do provide an alternative to many procedures but many clinicians are confused by which laser might be the best for their practice. In this “See, Show, Do” hands-on workshop attendees will first SEE some clinical cases documented through microphotography and videography captured by the dental operating microscope. A live demonstration under the scope will SHOW how soft and hard tissue lasers can be used. The latter part of the session will then be used by attendees to try for themselves both soft tissue diode lasers and “ all tissue” lasers while using a table top mounted microscope on pig jaws. See how lasers can become an important part of the armamentarium for your dental practice..
This limited attendance workshop will sell out quickly so do not delay in signing up!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00am - 9:05am Dr. Harel Simon - The Loose Implant Restoration Syndrome -Strategies for Management
9:10am - 10:00am Dr. Shane N. White - Modern Endodontics, Improved Outcomes
10:00am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:35am Olivier Tric - Micro-Precision and Aesthetics in Fixed Prosthodontics, A Laboratory Perspective
11:40am - 12:30pm Dr. Oded Bahat - Time: the 4th Dimension Influencing 3-Dimensional Planning and Surgical Reconstruction with Implant Restoration
12:30pm - 1:35pm Lunch
1:35pm - 2:25pm Dr. Glen van As - Seeing the LIGHT! - The Role of Lasers in Implant Therapy
2:30pm - 3:45pm Dr. Olivier Carcuac - Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Management in the Esthetic Zone
3:45pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:10pm Dr. M. Sabeti - Endodontic Treatment Options For Immature Permanent Teeth in The Bioceramic Era
5:10pm - 5:30pm George Hamilton - Celebrity Motivational Speaker
5:30pm - 7:00pm Exhibitor Reception
8:00am - 9:00am Dr. Dan Grauer - Computer-Guided Orthodontics to Increase Treatment Precision and Accuracy
9:05am - 9:55am Dr. Michael J. Gunson - Speech Pathology vs The Patholog of Speech
9:55am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:20am Dr. Peter Nordland - Periodontal Plastic Surgery
11:25am - 12:45pm Dr. Yasuhisa Tsujimoto - The History of JAMD and Today’s JAMD in Japan
Dr. Jun Mitsuhashi - Dental Treatment Using Motorized Microscope and Active Mirror Technique
Dr. Taira Kobayashi - Application of the Microscope to the Prosthodontics in Japan
Dr. Bor-Jian Chen - Minimal Invasive Technique for Sinus Augmentation
12:45pm - 1:00pm Members Meeting
1:00pm - 200pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm Dr. Pascal Magne - Adhesive Restoration of Ferruleless Teeth
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:20pm Dr. Jill E. Hansen-Kinzer - Restoration Preservation: The Influence of Polishing
4:20pm - 5:00pm Dr. Parsa Zadeh - Closed Sinus Lift in 2 MM Of Bone Using Magnification and Light
5:00pm - 6:00pm Exhibits
7:00pm - 10:00pm AMED Reception
HANDS-ON COURSE SCHEDULE
8:00am - 5:00pm Dr. Thomas G. Wiedemann - Extraction Techniques and Other In-Office Oral Surgery Procedures for General Dentists
9:00am - 5:00pm Bruno Azeved - Advanced 3D Imaging
8:30am - 12:00pm Dr. Randy Shoup - Cutting Edge Techniques and Equipment for Placing Direct Composite Restorations
8:30am - 12:00pm Dr. Glenn van As - Seeing the LIGHT! - Soft and Hard Tissue Lasers in General Practice - Hands-On Workshop
12:30pm - 3:30pm Dr. Jorge Zapata & Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues - Advanced Ergonomics in Microscope Dentistry & The Art of Microphotography
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