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Pre-conference Courses
Earn ADA-CERP to apply toward the AO Certificate

Wednesday Feb 28

Pre-conference Courses

  8:00 am - 4:00 pm (separate morning and afternoon sessions)

These morning and afternoon sessions are designed to assist AO members in meeting the CE requirements for the AO Certificate in Implant Dentistry.

8:00 am – Noon
Comprehensive Anatomy Review Related to Dental Implant Surgery
Jaime Lozada, DMD

The proper recognition of anatomical structures of the maxillofacial complex as it relates to dental implant surgery is a major component in the application of implant dentistry treatment overall. This presentation will elaborate in detail a comprehensive way to recognize maxillofacial anatomy from the initial imaging evaluation protocols to the clinical application of surgical implant dentistry treatments.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the most important anatomical landmarks in the evaluation of preoperative CBCT images; 2) identify the most important anatomical landmarks in the execution of surgical implant dentistry; and 3) identify potential clinical complications resulting from the failure of identify certain anatomical structures.

1:00 – 5:00 pm
Implant-related Complications: Causes, Prevention and Management
Charles Goodacre, DDS, MSD

While implants offer substantial patient benefits, complications can occur. This presentation will review the type of complications that have been reported and discuss causes as well as present strategies related to their prevention and how they can be managed should complications occur.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the types of complications that have been reported; 2) explain the causes of each complication; and 3) describe methods of complication management.