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Implant therapy for the edentulous patient: A review of the latest workflow and treatment options

Featured speaker: Kurtis Helm

Implant therapy in the edentulous or soon-to-be edentulous patient is an expanding segment of clinical practice. Thanks to advancements in technologies and techniques, dental professionals are now able to predictably increase function, form and esthetics for this patient population. The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolving treatment options and planning concepts that help contribute to successful full arch treatment. Specific challenges with the edentulous population as well as clinical tips and pitfalls found in specific clinical situations will be discussed.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to understand:
• Various edentulous treatment options including implant-assisted and implant-supported restorations
• How to identify the best treatment option based on individual patient needs and expectations
• The importance of diagnosis, communication and treatment planning
• The benefits of new edentulous treatment options including patient-specific friction-retained prostheses and screw-retained fixed hybrids on a minimum of 4 implants
• How to simplify and increase the predictability of fixed and removable cases

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Featured speaker

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Kurtis Helm, CDT owns and manages Helm Dental Laboratory in Wylie, Texas. Mr. Helm attended Texas A&M University and received a degree in Biochemistry. After serving five years in the United States Air Force as a Dental Laboratory Technical Trainer, he moved back to Texas to open his lab in 1993. Mr. Helm is a Certified Dental Technician in ceramics and removable dentures, studying extensively at institutions such as LVI and Pankey. He is a member of Dentsply Sirona Implants PEERS group and is a Super Elite Partner Lab also. Mr. Helm lectures all over the United States for numerous companies and organizations. Helm Dental Laboratory is a full-service laboratory that employs 50 technicians and focuses on the use of technology in the fabrication of all fixed and removable prosthetics. Helm Dental Laboratory has recently added a guided solutions division which assists doctors with treatment planning of complicated implant cases. To assist in this endeavor, the lab has invested in some of the most advanced technology and is expanding the lab to create a Technology and Learning Center. The lab has been recognized as Diamond Partner by Nobel Biocare and received a certificate of excellence from Henry Schein

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Image alt text Dentsply Sirona Implants is committed to new and innovative knowledge, however sponsorship by Dentsply Sirona Implants does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product. Dentsply Sirona, Inc. is an ADA/CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dentsply Sirona, Inc. designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits. 

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Dentsply Sirona, Inc. is also an AGD approved PACE provider (208218) for FAGD/MAGD Credit. Acceptance period 05/2018 – 06/2021.