“IMPLANTOPIA”: UTOPIA OR DYSTOPIA IN DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY – IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING
Audience: This course was created for doctors.
Restorative therapy for dental implantology has been described as everything from a “slam-dunk” to complicated. At times, this discipline has been referred to as entirely frustrating. Why is there such a disparity in perspectives on restoring dental implants? The bottom line…planning. In this Friday Super-Symposium, two distinct perspectives will be offered on this topic. In part one, Utopia will be described using a comprehensive planning approach to implant prosthetics. In part two, Dystopia will be discussed along with the “what-if” perspective when things do not go as planned. This will be followed by a panel discussion along with an extended question/answer period for the participants. In these symposia presentations, the following topics will be discussed:
Part One – “Utopia” – Chad Duplantis, DDS, FAG
• Implant diagnostics and considerations.
• Developing a full team approach through appropriate communication… digitally!
• Restorative options and considerations for single units and implant bridges.
Part Two – “Dystopia” – Miles Cone, DMD, CDT, FACP
• Communication with the laboratory including critical material choices, restorative philosophies, and shade selection.
• Worst-case scenarios in treatment planning.
• Fixed, Removable and combined implant prosthetics.
• Patient Case-studies (Good-bad examples)
Part Three – Live Panel Discussion – Chad Duplantis, DDS, FAGD. Miles Cone, DMD, CDT, FACP, Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD
• Round-Table discussion on implant perspectives
• Question/Answer period
Dr. Chad Duplantis
Dr. Chad Duplantis, DDS, FAGD received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1999.
He continued with Post doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2000. He has also applied for, and been confirmed for his Fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry this coming July. He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas area. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry.
Dr. Duplantis is a member of Catapult Educations Speakers Bureau and has been a member of several Aesthetic and Restorative Continuums, most recently the Spear Education Study Club. Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in “high-tech” dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM technology in his practice since 2004. Formerly a CEREC user, he is now a user of the 3M TrueDefinition Oral Scanner, the iTero Intraoral Scanner, and the Glidewell Laboratories fastdesign.io mill. Dr. Duplantis has also written several articles regarding digital dentistry for various dental publications. He has helped 3M and Glidewell on various projects regarding the scanner an mills, and is a member of the panel of experts on the website TrueDefDoctors.com. He is also a clinical consultant for Glidewell Laboratories.
Dr. Jeff Horowitz
completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a general practice residency at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. In 1992, Dr. Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice. His main interests are cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and TMJ disorders. An admitted C.E. “Junkie”, Dr. Horowitz has earned fellowship from the AGD where he is actively involved as a past-president and delegate for South Carolina. He serves as a mentor at the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, is a key opinion leader and lecturer for the Catapult Group, and is an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His dental affiliations include the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Carolina Sleep Society, American Equilibration Society, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Dr. Miles Cone
Dr. Miles R. Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army before being honorably discharged as a field grade officer in the rank of Major. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr. Cone has also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Currently, Dr. Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his dual role as the owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, ME, and his role as Editor in Chief of the American College of Prosthodontists quarterly Publication, The Messenger. When Dr. Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching, or at the lab bench, he can be found lecturing on the international circuit, publishing extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and serving as a Key Opinion Leader for GC America, Amann Girrbach, Smile Line, VP Innovato Holdings, BISCO Dental, Owl Bracket, Garrison Dental Solutions, Kettenbach Dental, SDI, Zest Dental Solutions, Keystone Implants, Pascal International, and Catapult Education.