Saturday, September 30

“The Biology of Gingival Fibroblasts: Implications in Periodontal Plastic Surgery”

Kang Ko, DMD, DScD

This lecture will present animal and preclinical studies that investigate oral fibroblast heterogeneity and its implication in wound healing process. Identification of distinct fibroblast population in mouse and human palate implicates utilization of autografts from specific anatomical sites for periodontal plastic surgery procedures.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn that gingival fibroblasts are heterogeneous at the molecular and functional level.
  • Learn that gingival fibroblasts in different anatomical sites exhibit differential healing potential

“Can We Influence the Periodontal Phenotype Through Tissue Augmentation”

Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS

“Setting Up the Case – The Role of Smile Design”

Howard Fraiman, DMD

“Virtual Treatment Planning Creating the Digital Patient for Predictable Implant & Restorative Solutions”

Michael Bergler, MDT, CDT

The latest developments in digital dentistry allow the creation of virtual patients on screen. It enables us to gather and have access to detailed case specific information which has never been possible before. With advanced scanning technologies like intra-oral and or laboratory scanning, 3D face scanning and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), a variety of data sets can be generated. Those data sets can be combined for 3D case evaluation, implant planning and the simulation of restorative and or surgical treatment protocols of all kinds. However, in order to get valuable data sets, accurate and reliable digital workflows have to be established to secure the most precise 3D foundation for all further steps, especially in the fully digital environment. Advanced 3D design software provides a number of digital tools which then can be used to further edit the captured data sets. Digital tooth extraction and positioning, 3D virtual pontic design, 3D emergence profile design and virtual implant placement just to name a few, are applications which enable the treating team to get full control over the treatment planning aspect and later on to design and to produce implant and or tooth supported restorations. Only the perfect interaction between digital case set up and design software secure a predictable and reliable end result. Datasets can be saved in a variety of file formats which will support the production process in many aspects. Virtual treatment planning provides a detailed foundation to first mimic the final restoration and gives a detailed overview of available treatment options in terms of implant position, soft tissue architecture and final restorations. This lecture will give a detailed insight on how to capture data accurately, set up cases digitally, give an inside in face scan technology, explain and use different software tools for the design and visualization of tooth position and soft tissue architecture. Discuss concepts about digital bite registration and how to transfer newly created data sets into reality. How to set up and bring files to the implant planning software to plan immediate load restorations. Furthermore, the workflow, material selection and available production technologies will be discussed on a number of selected cases for final restorations.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the importance of digital case set-up.
  • Learn about how to match different files accurately.
  • Understand the importance of boolean operations.
  • Get exposed to different software tools for virtual treatment planning.”

“The Impact of Digital Technology and Aligners Changed on the Orthodontic Treatment of the Periodontally-Compromised Patient”

Mandy Pen Shui, DMD

Planning and sequencing tooth movements for patients that experience severe periodontal breakdown can often be challenging. This presentation aims to bring together periodontal therapy with various orthodontic disciplines to prevent further tooth loss and alveolar bone deficiency.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how interdisciplinary treatment is used to manage the periodontal lesions
  • Learn about the strategies and techniques needed to optimized outcomes

“Anterior Esthetics in Patients Restored with Implant-Supported Prostheses”

Harold Baumgarten, DMD

Achieving aesthetic anterior implant supported restoration is one of the most challenging aspects of implant dentistry. This program will cover treatment solutions and both analog and digital technologies that facilitate the achievement of optimal outcomes for both surgical planning and implant placement as well as the fabrication of highly aesthetic definitive restorations.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the digital planning process for precise implant placement
  • Understand how digital and analog workflows work together to achieve Optimal results
  • Understand how immediate implant placement and immediate restoration is the preferred technique for maximizing the aesthetic outcome
  • Understand how site specific implant can enhance the aesthetic result

“Novel Implant Designs in Harmony with Classical Concepts”

Dumitru Gogarnoiu, DMD

Dental implants that are successfully osseointegrated can be a reliable anchorage for a dental prosthesis from single implant supported crown to full mouth implant supported prosthesis. While the dental implants can achieve primary stability instantly due to their cylindrical treaded design, restoring them esthetically and biomechanically is a long-term challenge, especially in the esthetic zone. This challenge is a direct result of the multi-faceted differences between teeth and dental implants.

The goal of this presentation is to look at these differences and see if we can bring improvements to the contemporary implant design that could narrow the gap between teeth and implants and advance our treatment modality to new standards.


  • Understand the importance of biologic width around dental implants.
  • Understand the formation of the biologic width based on the bone level and location of the abutment implant interface.
  • Understand the limitation of the papilla formation around two adjacent implants and strategies to solve this challenge.
Sunday, October 1

“Interdisciplinary Approach to Treatment of Periodontally-Compromised Patients in the Age of Implant Dentistry”

Henry Salama, DMD and Maurice Salama, DMD

“The Interrelationships Between Periodontal and Systemic Diseases”

Jon Korostoff, DMD, PhD

“Impact of Dental Implants on Planning Treatment of Patients with “Combined Endo-Perio Lesions”

Sandrine Barakat, DMD, MSc and Chafic Safi, DMD, MS

There is a complex relationship between the pulp and the periodontium which can be a source of confusion, speculation and controversy in the dental field. Understanding this relationship is essential because an “endo-perio” lesion can have different clinical presentations, which often presents challenges for the clinician with regards to the diagnosis and prognosis of the teeth involved. Adequate diagnosis is crucial in establishing an appropriate treatment plan. This presentation will highlight the clinical diagnostic guidelines and the steps in the decision-making process, necessary for the management of these lesions.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the biological principles of the relationship between the pulp and the periodontium
  • Establish the clinical evaluations required to accurately diagnose periodontal, endodontic and combined lesions
  • Determine the prognosis of teeth with periodontal and / or endodontic lesions
  • Make evidence-based decisions when preparing a treatment plan for the management of endo-perio lesions.

“Periimplantitis: The New Challenge and It’s Association with Implant Surfaces and Prosthetic Connections”

Arturo Llobell, DDS, MS


“Is the Feather Edge Preparation Still a Valid Concept Today?”

Oscar Gonzalez-Martin, DDS, PhD, MSc