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The New England Regional Seattle Study Club Symposium will be held on May 10 & 11, 2019 at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, New Hampshire. On Friday we will bring together Dr. Adam Hamilton, Alexander Wunsche, and Professor Wael Att for an intriguing presentation of "Contemporary Techniques in Oral Rehabilitation". On Saturday, we welcome Dr. Frank Higginbottom for an all-day presentation - "So You're Missing a Tooth: 'Implants in Your Practice'".

Join us on Friday evening for a '007 James Bond' themed night to remember where there will be cocktails and conversation! You wont want to miss it!


  Adam Hamilton, BDSc, FRACDS, DCD

Adam Hamilton, BDSc, FRACDS, DCD

"Digital Considerations for Implant Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient"

Course Description:

Implant rehabilitation of the edentulous patient presents unique challenges, with several solutions that have been brought about with digital technologies. However, a fully digital implant workflow for the edentulous patient has not yet been validated. Are we any closer to achieving such a goal? And what would be the benefits?

This lecture will discuss contemporary strategies for implant rehabilitation of the edentulous patient. It will also explore the various technologies which can be integrated into the edentulous digital implant workflow, with a clinical and evidenced-based approach to the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the digital implant workflow for the edentulous patient

  • Review contemporary treatment protocols for edentulous implant rehabilitations

  • Present new techniques for CAD/CAM guided surgery in edentulous patients

  Alexander Wünsche CDT

Alexander Wünsche CDT

"Progressive Trends in our Industry - Improvements and New Materials"

Course Description:

Advancing techniques and materials in our rapidly developing and moving industry - The digital approach, how to achieve highly aesthetic and complex implant and tooth borne reconstructions - Treatment planning to execution - Involving the whole dental team - New developments in restorative materials - High performance polymers to high end ceramics - Examining the trend of zirconia and finding new ways to restore highly cosmetic and complex case scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

  • Restorative Materials: differentiate between the new available restorative materials

  • Case Evaluation: select the proper material for specific clinical situations

  • Understand the importance of different restorative treatment plans for different materials.

 

  Professor Wael Att DDS

Professor Wael Att DDS

"3D Engineering in Complete Oral Rehabilitation"

Course Description:

The progressive shift towards implementing digitally-driven 3D engineering tools in reconstructive dentistry is obvious. Compared to conventional methods, the ultimate goal of digital technologies is to improve the quality and capabilities in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental patient. It is still questionable, however, whether such digital tools facilitate improved accuracy in data acquisition and assessment, superior efficacy in treatment planning, and more controlled and faster manufacturing process. This presentation will provide an overview about 3D engineering in comprehensive full-arch rehabilitation and discuss different possibilities and advantages when using a conventional or a digital approach.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To provide an overview about the digital workflow in contemporary reconstructive dentistry

  • To compare the digital workflow with the conventional approach

  • To demonstrate how different digital tools can be combined for the treatment of comprehensive cases

  • To provide recommendations to clinicians about the integration of digital tools in the office

  • To compare the accuracy and efficacy of different digital tools

  Frank Higginbottom DDS

Frank Higginbottom DDS

"So You're Missing a Tooth: 'Implants in Your Practice'"   

Course Description:

Today there are many options for tooth replacement.  It is always thought that implants are the standard of care, but what is really the standard of care?  Are implants always the best choice? We will discuss the “State of the Implant Today”.  By incorporating Implants into your practice we cannot dismiss “Interdisciplinary Care”.  Implants today can be very simple like restoring natural teeth or they can be very complicated, but still very predictable.  When is it possible to have esthetic results?  Can we work the Transition Zone predictability? Today when we have mastered analog procedures, does Digital offer any advantage?

Learning Objectives:

  • What is the standard of care?

  • how far we have evolved with dental implants?

  • How important is effective treatment planning?

  • Are Provisional restorations important?

  • How do we transfer emergence to the laboratory?

  • Is Digital Dentistry for Real?