ITI Online Academy News: February Update
New Learning Module
Preserving the dimensions of the alveolar ridge after tooth removal is crucial for the successful placement and long-term outcome of dental implants. Ridge Preservation Techniques have been developed to counteract the inevitable changes that follow tooth extraction. Ridge Preservation Techniques starts with a short review of these alterations before moving on to rationale, techniques, and complications associated with this procedure.
You'll want to take the Assessment to ensure that you have grasped the key takeaways from this Learning Module.
New Learning Pathway
Our patients' expectations for implant dentistry have grown over the years, along with awareness of treatment options and access to clinical information. This can lead to gaps between their expectations and our ability to meet them.
Learners who complete the Pathway Establishing Realistic Patient Expectations will gain strategies to:
· - effectively communicate implant treatment realities
· - manage patient expectations, both clinically and medicolegally
· - discuss reported success and survival rates for implants and prostheses
New Lecture Recordings
Have you ever wondered, Are Implant Assisted Full Dentures Really Better than Conventional Dentures? Jocelyne Feine gives a definitive answer to this question in a short but highly enlightening lecture that will provide you with key talking points for chairside discussion with your edentulous (or soon-to-be edentulous) patient.
Wouldn't you like to know your patient's true expectations - how they think they should look – from the outset of treatment planning? John Cho presents Great Expectations - Knowing, Slowing, and Growing Patient Expectations, an entertaining and informative overview of methods to manage the patient's view of the end result.
When performing extensive rehabilitations, the clinical bone needs may be greater than the donor/patient can spare, and traditional bone grafting materials may be insufficient. In Building Bone from Stem Cells – The New Gold Standard? Cecilie Gjerde presents cutting-edge research on the use of mesenchymal stem cells to augment maxillofacial bone.
Free Item of the Month for ITI Members
The success and survival of your implant reconstructions depend on tissue integration as well as the absence of complications. Implant and Prosthesis Survival and Success by Alvin Yeo is a Learning Module that looks at the various risk factors that may affect success and survival rates.
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