ITI Online Academy News: December Update
As 2017 draws to a close, all of us at the ITI Online Academy thank you for choosing us as your source of interactive, evidence-based implant education. To help you continue making the best choices for your patients, this month we are releasing new learning content on selecting attachments for RDPs and materials for FDPs. To find out what else is new on the ITI Online Academy, just read on.
New Learning Pathway
Selecting the most appropriate attachment for a removable dental prosthesis (RDP) can be confusing. There are many options available, and selection depends on a number of patient- and prosthesis-related factors. Attachment Selection for Complete RDPs is a Learning Pathway designed to clarify this topic. The Pathway explores the decision-making process based on these factors and also covers mechanical features of the various attachments. The Pathway comprises a Learning Module supported by a Consensus Statement and five Clinical Cases.
New Learning Module
With the advancement of dental materials technology, clinicians today are confronted with many different options when it comes to choosing materials for fixed dental prostheses (FDPs). Clinicians must select the best available materials to meet the challenges posed by a given clinical situation. Dental Materials Selection for FDPs discusses the options available for fabricating implant-supported FDPs, plus the basic principles for selecting the materials that are best suited for each case.
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New Congress Lectures
Are you short on time but seeking relevant information on challenging procedures? Two new 15-minute lectures focus on the always-demanding single tooth replacement.
In Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone – Single Tooth Replacement Yucheng Su presents a variety of clinical situations and placement protocols - immediate, early, and delayed. Robert Levine's 10 Factors for Esthetic Zone Success with Immediate Implant Placement focuses on achieving a natural-looking and long-term esthetic result. He shares factors for success as well as factors that can lead to failure.
In a full-length lecture, German Gallucci presents his approach to Fixed Implant Rehabilitations in Edentulous Patients. Techniques in this lecture include strategic retention of teeth to support an interim prosthesis, transitional implants, and segmented full-arch prostheses.
In Managing Complications in Complex Restorations, Marco Cune highlights problems of poor technical decision-making and execution as well as engineering and component failures. He shares clinical cases with advanced and complex prosthetic failures to illustrate different situations that can occur when planning and placing implant-supported prostheses.
New Clinical Cases
Two newly added cases illustrate how pleasing esthetic results can be achieved with late or delayed implant placement:
Replacement of an Upper Right Central Incisor with Root Resorption was accomplished with ridge preservation, guided bone regeneration at the time of implant placement, and a narrow, two-piece Roxolid implant. The thin, highly scalloped soft tissue and asymmetric position of the root determined the delayed placement of this implant.
In Replacement of a Missing Upper Left Central Incisor harmonious perio-prosthetic integration was achieved with connective tissue grafting, a two-piece implant, and a CAD/CAM zirconia abutment.
Free Item of the Month for ITI Members
Our final free item for 2017 is Implant-Supported vs. Conventional Fixed Dental Prostheses: Comparison and Outcomes, a Learning Module by Paul van Zyl. This module presents advantages, disadvantages, and published outcomes for both types of prostheses. These ‘talking points' are especially useful when discussing treatment options with patients.
You can access this Learning Module from the ‘New & Featured' page of the ITI Online Academy until the next issue of the ITI Online Academy News.