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Integrating CAD/CAM Abutments to Improve Clinical Outcomes

NPP Spring 2016 Seminar Invitation

Course Description:

We will discuss abutment options from CAD/CAM custom, stock (Vario-base) and intermediate abutments (SRA) and there clinical indications. We will also discuss the mechanical stresses of the implant abutment interface and how different restorative materials can influence complications. This evening course is designed for experienced practioners wanting to improve communication & outcomes with surgeons and laboratory technicians. Using a team approach, we will apply this topic of implant and abutment design to clinical examples.

• Treatment planning basics in the esthetic zone
• Diagnostic work-up including radiographic and surgical templates
• Provisionalization until implant placement options
• Protocols for provisional in the esthetic zone
• Soft tissue conditioning with provisional restorations
• Material selection for abutment & definitive restorations

Dr. Bryan Harris 

BryanTHarrisDr. Harris originally began in dentistry through his training as a fixed crown and bridge technician for five years. He attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD), and graduated in 2004. At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as a Prosthodontic resident, he completed is certification as a lab technician. In 2011 he was Board Certified and is a Diplomate of the American College of Prosthodontics. He is currently Co-director of the Prosthodontic residency at ULSD, and maintains a practice limited to implant, fixed and removable Prosthodontics. He teaches the residents the importance of diagnosis, inter-disciplinary treatment with other specialist’s and evidence based treatment. He is a national lecturer in dental implants and restorative dentistry.

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