Bright Ideas, Materials, and Innovations: a critical look at present day procedural changes that have altered the way in which we care for our patients
This presentation will explore how innovations and concept changes shape our skills and treatment planning solutions, while underscoring the importance of collaborative planning between restoring dentist, technician and surgical team members.
Surgical concepts that will be reviewed include virtual planning and guided surgery/provisional treatment, immediate implant placement and restoration strategies, and management of bone deficiencies and the gingival biotype.
Prosthetic concepts that will be touched on include post-surgical implant provisionalization, digital scanning, anatomic abutment design and restorative material selection for esthetics and long-term stability, including different scenarios for the hybrid (screw-retained/cemented) crown.
Dr. Sonia Leziy and Dr. Brahm Miller received their dental degrees from McGill University. Dr. Leziy’s post-graduate degree in periodontics was completed at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Dr. Miller completed his post-graduate prosthodontics certification at the Medical College of Virginia. They are associate clinical professors and sessional lecturers at the University of British Columbia and members of numerous societies and editorial boards. Dentistry Today recognizes each of them among the top 100 clinicians in CE in North America, they are recipients of the 2014 Saul Schluger Award. Dr. Leziy is also executive VP of Clinical Affairs for the Seattle Study Club. Drs. Leziy and Miller maintain a full-time private practice in the Imperio Group in Vancouver, Canada.