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Penn Dental Medicine Celebrates NPAW

Penn Dental Medicine celebrates National Prosthodontics Awareness Week

Learn from these leading prosthodontists as they shared their knowledge and expertise during National Prosthodontics Awareness Week this year.

Truth, Lies and Penn Prosthodontics, Dr. Evanthia Anadioti

Truth, Lies and Penn Prosthodontics

CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: July 24, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: July 24, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00
Method: Self-instructed
Register: Click Here »

Description

The recent unprecedented technological advancements in digital and implant dentistry have affected previously established treatment philosophies and modalities. Current in vitro and clinical studies provide pertinent evidence for the use of contemporary materials and techniques for the restoration of dentate and edentulous patient. This presentation illustrates the importance of critical evaluation of available literature through specific research projects on the most rapidly changing topics in modern prosthodontics; digital technology and implant therapy. The first research focuses on the fit of all ceramic crowns fabricated with CAD/CAM systems as compared to the ones fabricated with conventional techniques. The second project describes the use of unsplinted implant supported maxillary overdentures as viable treatment option after assessment of patients’ quality of life and associated complications.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the 3D and 2D fit of pressed and CAD/CAM lithium disilicate crowns made from digital and conventional
  • Discuss the quality of life of patients treated with unsplinted implant supported maxillary overdentures
  • Appreciate the significance of evidence based dentistry and understand the limitations
Speaker

Evanthia Anadioti, DDS, MS, FACP, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Restorative Dentistry at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and the Founding Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. She received her D.D.S. from the University of Athens School of Dentistry in Greece and her Certificate in Prosthodontics and Master’s degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry; she then completed a surgical implant fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. She worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Dental Medicine before she moved to Penn Dental Medicine where she earned her DMD degree and joined as full-time faculty member. Dr. Anadioti is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Chairs the Task Force in Developing New Prosthodontic Programs at the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Anadioti has several publications and has received multiple awards both locally and nationally.

Disclosure: Dr. Anadioti has no relevant financial interests.

Refund, Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Prosthodontic Management of Implant and Peri-implant Soft Tissue Esthetics, Dr. Nurit Bittner

Prosthodontic Management of Implant and Peri-implant Soft Tissue Esthetics

CE Credits: 1.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: July 24, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: July 24, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $25.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $18.00
Military, $18.00
Method: Self-instructed
Register: Click Here »

Description

With the increased esthetic expectations from both dentist and patient for high quality esthetic results, rehabilitation of the anterior maxilla with implant supported restorations is often challenging. This lecture will concentrate on restorative treatment guidelines to achieve esthetic results in implant dentistry. It will provide solutions to improve the esthetic outcome, as well as guidelines to achieve a more predictable result.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand treatment guidelines for obtaining esthetics in implant therapy
  • Comprehend the value of using a top-down treatment planning approach to case preparation
  • Recognize the value of utilizing advances in technologies for developing and sustaining esthetic temporary healing abutments and restorations supported by dental implants
Speaker

Nurit Bittner, DDS, MS received her dental degree in Caracas, Venezuela at the Central University of Venezuela and completed a Master Program in Prosthodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Prosthodontics. Dr. Bittner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry for the Division of Prosthodontics at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. She is currently the Program Director for the Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Program. She is active in multiple professional organizations. She has received a regional award from the American College of Prosthodontics North East Section for her research; she also received the Dr. Stanislaw H. Brzustowicz Junior Faculty Award from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Alumni. Dr. Bittner has performed multiple clinical and in vitro research projects. She has authored several scientific papers and has lectured in English and Spanish.

Disclosure: Dr. Bittner receives consulting fees with Keystone Dental.

Refund, Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.

Computer-aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses, Dr. Charles J. Goodacre

Computer-aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses: Evidence and Clinical Experiences that include the Intraoral Scanning of Edentulous Patients

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: July 24, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: July 24, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
Method: Self-instructed
Register: Click Here »

Description

The design and fabrication of complete dentures has been simplified using digital technology that combines CAD/CAM technology with automation tools. The advantages of digital complete dentures will be presented along with a description and illustrations of the clinical records used in conjunction with the popular clinical methods of obtaining the required clinical records for fabrication. These techniques allow complete dentures to be fabricated in as little as 2 to 3 appointments. The clinical procedures used in conjunction with implant fixed complete dentures (also termed hybrid prostheses; fixed-detachable prostheses; All-on-Four prostheses) will be shown in detail. This process allows complete arch fixed implant prostheses, designed for immediate prosthesis placement and loading, to be fabricated in 5 appointments using only one set of initial edentulous clinical records. The presentation will include a discussion of the current status of CAD/CAM milling procedures and the printing of digital dentures. In addition, the latest process of using intraoral scanning to obtain a digital impression as opposed to a traditional impression will be described and illustrated along with its advantages and limitations.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the advantages of CAD/CAM fabricated complete dentures.
  • Understand the steps used to record the required clinical information.
  • Describe the recent innovations and new clinical applications of the process.
Speaker

Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University and completed a combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University. He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He was a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) and Chaired the FOR Education Council. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University and maintains a prosthodontic practice.

Disclosure: Dr. Goodacre is an unpaid consultant for Global Dental Sciences. He receives honoraria for lectures with Nobel Biocare.

Refund, Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

The People vs. Prosthodontics; Are We Good Enough?, Dr. Lyndon F. Cooper

The People vs. Prosthodontics; Are We Good Enough?

CE Credits: 1.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: July 24, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: July 24, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $25.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $18.00
Military, $18.00
Method: Self-instructed
Register: Click Here »

Description

This lecture will explore the current role of Prosthodontics in managing the spectrum of tooth replacement therapies and ask “are we good enough?”. We will consider the role of science, data and technology in the advances in Prosthodontics and what that has meant to the Prosthodontic patient over the past 20 – 30 years. Science has made new discoveries and informed us of diseases that did not even exist in the 1970’s and 1980’s; yet we treat these individuals today. Demographic data indicates that the US population is changing and their health status is changing; yet we treat these people daily. Technological innovation, whether it be materials, implants or digital technology has affected both the dentist and the patient he or she treats. New materials and techniques enter the market quickly and we use them. This presentation will demonstrate how Prosthodontics has succeeded in adopting new technology, adapting to new clinical challenges and accepting new scientific facts. The Prosthodontist of today will be prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify changes in the US population and their health and how it may affect prosthodontics.
  • Understand the risks and benefits of early adoption of new technologies in Prosthodontics.
  • Appreciate that life long learning will be essential to the success of future Prosthodontic practice.
Speaker

Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD is the Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at University of Illinois School of Dentistry, Chicago. At UIC he leads a basic and clinical research laboratory where he focuses on bone biology and dental implant therapy. He previously served as Stallings Distinguished Professor of Dentistry, Chairperson and Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cooper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and served as the 2010 President of the American College of Prosthodontists and has served as the Chair of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation. He has been honored with research awards from the ACP, the IADR and the GNYAP. His and his collaborators’ research focuses on bone regeneration and dental implant therapy and is represented in over 170 peer-reviewed publications and many national and international presentations.

Disclosure: Dr. Cooper receives honoraria and research grants from Dentsply Implants, Biohorizons and Ivoclar.

Refund, Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.

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