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Osseodensification Academy

18 faculty  •  Up to 140 CE

Chicago, Illinois
2020

Mission Statement

The Osseodensification Academy will provide direct instructions and interactive hands-on practical training for all treatment modalities and Clinical Protocols that include Osseodensification and Tissue Preservation and Augmentation.

Courses by Faculty

 

Dr. Salah Huwais
USA

 

 

Course Title: Osseodensification: Optimize the Site, Optimize the Outcome

Course Objectives:

  • Osseodensification: the Evidence. Review biomechanical, histological, and long-term clinical evidence.
  • Learn ​and ​practice ​the ​Clinical ​Versatility ​of ​Osseodensification:
    1. ​Sub-Crestal ​Sinus ​Lift
    2. ​Lateral ​Ridge ​Expansion
    3. ​Immediate ​Implant ​Placement ​with ​OD
    4. Guided ​Expansion ​Graft ​(2-Stage ​Approach)
    5. Universal ​Guided ​Surgery ​Protocol ​
  • How ​can ​we ​preserve ​bone, ​plastically ​expand ​it, ​and ​enhance ​its ​strength ​in ​a ​controlled ​method.
  • The ​effect ​of ​Osseodensification ​on ​implant ​total ​stability ​development ​for ​early ​and ​immediate ​loading.
  • ​Risk ​assessment ​and ​avoiding ​complication.

 

 

 

2020 Calendar

Specialty Courses by Guest Faculty

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Dr. Samvel Bleyan
Russia

Course Title: Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course Fees: $1750):

Perio-implant soft tissue management is crucial to implants long-term stability and success. In particular, the key factors to be considered are the thickness and the width of KG around the implants. Those factors play a crucial role in the maintenance of peri-implant health and the restoration final aesthetic outcome.

Learning Objectives:

  • FGG and CTG harvesting techniques
  • Apically and coronally repositioned flap techniques
  • FGG with vestibuloplasty to ensure appropriate zone of keratinization
  • Principles of tension free flap suturing and soft tissue graft stabilization
  • Flap perforation management, suspended external-internal sutures, modified horizontal/vertical mattress sutures, double sling sutures, deep periosteal mattress sutures
  • Emergence profile engineering with temporary crown modification

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rodrigo Neiva
USA

 

Course Title: Contemporary Strategies for Soft Tissue Development

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

Learning Objectives:

  • Principles of flap management
  • Strategies to optimize autologous soft tissue harvesting
  • Rationale for new materials and techniques
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Suturing techniques for predictable outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Howard Gluckman
South Africa

Course Title: Creating Ideal Soft Tissue Around Implants

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

Soft tissue is one of the most important aspects of implant therapy.  It not only creates a functional barrier against the bacterial challenges but also protects the bone from resorption. It is a critical part of successful aesthetic treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Treatment planning
  • Soft tissue manipulation to achieve predictable outcome
  • Review several techniques in order to maximize both functional and aesthetics results
  • We will review practical tips on all aspects of soft tissue management, which you can take back to your practice

 

 

Dr. Howard Gluckman
South Africa

 

Course Title: Guided Bone Regeneration Surgical Modalities

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

Abstract Reconstruction of the oral supporting tissues lost by disease or trauma is essential to tooth replacement with dental implant therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evidence based augmentative procedures combined with up-to-date and current techniques
  • Guided bone regeneration (GBR) aims to utilizing biologically active and supportive materials best coupled to the body’s healing processes
  • The use of non-resorbable, titanium membranes, as well as Khoury plates technique can achieve GBR by ensuring graft stability and space maintenance so as to ensure optimal neovascularization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Ziv Mazor
Israel

 

Course Title: Atrophic Ridge Management: Lecture Only

Course Description (one-day lecture. Course fees: $899):

The maxillary and mandibular edentulous region presents a challenging condition for dental implant placement. Alveolar bone resorption and increased pneumatization of the sinus cavity reduce the amount of alveolar bone necessary to maintain a predictable implant-supported prosthesis. This problem can be overcome by GBR procedures maintaining the horizontal ridge dimensions or grafting the maxillary sinus floor which provides a sufficient quantity of bone for the placement of endosseal dental implants to support a prosthetic reconstruction.

Learning Objectives:

  • The advantages and utilization of Osseodensification for both Ridge Expansion and Sinus Augmentation enabling the clinician to do a minimally invasive approach
  • “Outside the box” approach for atrophic ridge management cases with use of autologous growth factors as well as Osseodensification with up to 5 years follow up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rodrigo Neiva
USA

 

Course Title: Contemporary Ridge Augmentation: Lasso GBR & Osseodensification Protocols

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

New ridge augmentation treatment options and materials have been introduced to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in recent years. The aim of this didactic and hands-on course is to discuss possible advantages, disadvantages, and realistic short- and long-term expectations of these new techniques and materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Rationale for new materials and techniques
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Flap management
  • Bone instrumentation for maximum tissue preservation
  • Material selection based on material properties and features
  • Implant selection based on site-specific design

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nelson Pinto
Chile

 

Course Title: Autologous Biomaterials & Growth Factors

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

This workshop with hands-on will teach the science-based evidence for the different applications of L-PRF. Including the protocol, biology and science-based evidence related to the use of Osseodensification with autologous bio-materials and grafts for sinus lift as well as, soft and hard tissue regeneration. “What we thought impossible yesterday, could be routine tomorrow.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the science based evidence of L-PRF applications
  • Understand the effect of Osseodensification in combination with autologous biomaterials to optimize implant treatment outcomes
  • The synergy of using autologous products and biomimetic implant surfaces for optimized implants healing outcome
  • Understand and learn the use of the right combination of bio-activators and biomaterials to enhance tissue regeneration and implant outcome in challenging cases
  • Utilizing 3D model of a real case for surgical treatment planning for both hard and soft tissue ridge preservation and site optimization
  • Review blood draw techniques to facilitate the harvesting autologous growth factors
  • Review surgical procedures to achieve “Natural Guided Regeneration”

 

 

 

 

Dr. Howard Gluckman
South Africa

 

Course Title: Partial Extraction Therapy (PET)

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long term aesthetic stability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Partial Extraction Therapies (PET) Techniques
  • Discuss how to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone creating a platform for ideal soft tissue

This lecture and hands-on will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting edge PET in a step by step fashion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Charles Schwimer
USA

Course Title: SPoT/PET Protocols: The Synergy of Partial Extraction Therapy with Osseodensification

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

Partial Extraction Therapy preserves bone and soft tissue while Osseodensification may improve primary implant stability through preservation and autografting of trabecular bone.
This course outlines the biological rational and benefits of tissue preservation to optimize dental implants.

S.P.O.T is a comprehensive treatment methodology based upon preservation of nature. The objective is to emphasize the use of innovative diagnostics, surgical techniques, and instrumentation to preserve nature and enhance treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for SPoT Treatment
  • Implementation Partial Extraction Therapy and Osseodensification in everyday practice
    • Understand the principles of Osseodensification
    • Identify clinical indications and contra indications for Socket Shield techniques
    • Understand various Partial Extraction Therapy techniques and instrumentation through hands-on interaction

 

 

 

Dr. Isaac Tawil
USA

 

 

 

 

Dr. Richard Martin
USA

Course Title: Digital Guided Surgery with Osseodensification

Course Description (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

This course will address in details the digital planning utilizing the C-Guide Concept and the utilization of Osseodensification in guided surgery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpretation and diagnosis of CBCT
  • Interpretation and manipulation of intra oral scanning fundamentals
  • Restorative driven surgical guide treatment planning
  • Digital Planning of single and full mouth implant rehabilitation
  • Digital planning utilizing multiple recognized software platforms

 

 

 

 

Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa
Brazil

 

Course Title: Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration

Course Description IDR I (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750) prerequisite to IDR II (one-day hands-on course. Course fees: $1750):

The Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) is a surgical and prosthetic technique established to broaden indications for immediate implant placement and loading to minimize both soft and hard tissue loss. It minimizes the treatment time and morbidity of reconstructive procedures. It advocates for minimally invasive and flapless surgery.

This course will emphasize the synergetic effect of IDR and Osseodensification treatment modalities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand bone biology and the scientific basis of the IDR technique
  • Indication and contraindication
  • Step-by-Step technique for:
    • Immediate loading in intact sockets (IDR I)
    • Immediate loading in non-intact sockets (IDR II)
    • Implant positioning in relation to alveolar buccal bone thickness
  • Use of the maxillary tuberosity as a donor site – tissue biology and surgical technique
  • Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration protocol
  • Emergence profile design on implant‐supported prosthesis
  • Indications for the use of cortico-cancellous in several situations of alveolar bone defects
  • Describe how to harvest an autogenous bone graft from maxillary tuberosity
  • IDR and Osseodensification
  • Complications and how to avoid them

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos
Greece

 

 

 

 

Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu
Greece

Course Title: Full Arch Rehabilitation with Same Day Restoration

Course Description (two-day hands-on course. Course fees: $3500):

This course will provide practical guidelines for a state-of-the-art approach to rehabilitating the full arch. The ability to offer accelerated therapy with less-invasive implant techniques such as Osseodensification to facilitate minimally invasive approach which will allow better patient recruitment and long-term outcome sustainability.

This program will address how innovative implant designs are used in post extraction sockets and with Immediate Loading to maximize bone and maintain soft tissue. It will also address how to maximize the existing bone to avoid more invasive grafting techniques in conjunction with Osseodensification.

Additional innovations for prosthetic management will be introduced that improve simplicity and greater patient acceptance. Both a surgical and prosthetic hands-on exercise will be conducted to allow the participant to rapidly embrace these attractive innovations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • The Appropriate Case Selection where immediate loading with the permanent restoration can be done within in 7 days.
  • The Advantages of Same Day approach in the:
    • Reduction in treatment time
    • Cost saving
    • Immediate function
    • Increased patient satisfaction
    • High treatment acceptance
  • The Surgical Technique or placement of Co-Axis & MAX implants with Use Versah Osseodensification in order to optimize the case with primary stability for immediate loading.
  • The Innovative Prosthodontic Protocol which is characterized from simplicity for increased patient acceptance

 

 

 

 

Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos
Greece

 

 

 

Dr. Carlos Aparicio
Spain

 

 

 

Dr. Greg Boyes-Varley
South Africa

 

Course Title: Osseodensification with Zygomatic Implantology Utilizing the ZAGA Surgical Concept

Course Description (two-day hands-on course. Course fees: $3900):

Participants will learn the theory and practice of Zygomatic Surgical Implant Placement including:

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnostic and Treatment planning
  • Zygomatic Implant Site Development and Instrumentation utilizing Osseodensification
  • Radiographic and clinical assessment for the paranasal sinuses
  • Review criteria of success, complications, and soft tissue management
  • ZAGA Surgical Modalities and Treatment Planning utilizing an actual case example with CBCT Imaging
  • Surgical Hands-On utilizing Versah® Zygo simulation models

Model 1 will simulate Zygomatic implants in combination with normal implants.

Model 2 will simulate QUAD Zygomatic Implants (2 on each side).


Augusta University Dental School

Augusta, Georgia USA

 

Course Director & Faculty:

Dr. Michael Pruett

 

 


Faculty:

Dr. Salah Huwais

 

 

Visiting Faculty:

Dr. Ann Marie Hofbauer

Dr. Charles Schwimer

 

 

Course Title: Osseodensification Live Surgery Course by Participants

Prerequisite Versah-Certified Osseodensification Hands-On Course if needed. Course fees: $899
Two days Live Surgeries by Participants under direct guidance. Course fees: $3800

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn and practice the Clinical Versatility of Osseodensification:
    • Sub-Crestal Sinus Lift
    • Lateral Ridge Expansion
    • Immediate Implant Placement with OS
    • Guided Expansion Graft (2-Stage Approach)
    • Universal Guided Surgery Protocol
  • How can we preserve bone, plastically expand it, and enhance its strength in a controlled method
  • The effect of Osseodensification on implant total stability development for early and immediate loading.
  • Risk assessment and avoiding complications
  • How to bill adequately for Osseodensification procedures

* Doctors may bring 1 assistant at a cost of $250.
*Each participant will have the opportunity to perform and assist in at least two surgeries with up to 2 implants placements utilizing Osseodensification clinical procedures under direct guidance and supervision.

*7 CE credits from Versah® for Hands-On Simulation Course. 14 CE credits from Augusta University Dental School for Live Surgery Course.

 


Egas Moniz University Dental School

Lisbon, Portugal

 

Course Director & Faculty:

Dr. João Gaspar

 

 


Faculty:

Dr. Salah Huwais

 

 

Visiting Faculty:

Dr. Snježana Pohl

Prof. Ziv Mazor

 

 

Course Title: Osseodensification Live Surgery Course by Participants

Prerequisite Versah-Certified Osseodensification Hands-On Course. Course fees: $899
Two days Live Surgeries by Participants under direct guidance. Course fees: $3800

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn and practice the Clinical Versatility of Osseodensification:
    • Sub-Crestal Sinus Lift
    • Lateral Ridge Expansion
    • Immediate Implant Placement with OS
    • Guided Expansion Graft (2-Stage Approach)
    • Universal Guided Surgery Protocol
  • How can we preserve bone, plastically expand it, and enhance its strength in a controlled method
  • The effect of Osseodensification on implant total stability development for early and immediate loading.
  • Risk assessment and avoiding complications
  • How to bill adequately for Osseodensification procedures

* Doctors may bring 1 assistant at a cost of $250.
*Each participant will have the opportunity to perform and assist in at least two surgeries with up to 2 implants placements utilizing Osseodensification clinical procedures under direct guidance and supervision.

 


1 ECTS credit!

Optimize the Site.
Optimize the Outcome.

Stay tuned for more dates and courses!

REV00 10/31/19

Versah OD Academy is an independent entity. CE credits given by Versah LLC.