Corporate Forum - AAP Annual Meeting 2022

Corporate Forum

This year’s Corporate Forum will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. Each session is 45-minutes. The Academy extends its thanks to all participating companies for their support.

Corporate Forum participants have selected the speakers and topics for the sessions, paying all related expenses. The information and opinions presented are solely those of the speakers and sponsoring companies and do not represent the opinions of, nor constitute endorsement by, the AAP. The Academy does not offer continuing education (CE) credit for the Corporate Forum; however, some companies may be ADA CERP certified.

Thursday, Oct. 27

*All times below are listed in Mountain Time.

Successful Management of Peri-Implant Disease with Laser Technology
Phillip Kang, DDS and Paul Chang, DDS, MS

The Er,Cr:YSGG laser with a wavelength of 2,780 nm has shown enhanced decontamination, promotion of wound healing, and histologic regeneration around diseased implants. The REPAIR™ protocols are minimally invasive procedures that result in less post-operative discomfort, faster treatment times, and comparable clinical outcomes to the traditional surgical techniques. The presentation will highlight an unbiased review of Er,Cr:YSGG laser’s mechanism, clinical indications and advantages including successful clinical cases with/without osseous augmentation and biologics.

Full Arch Immediate Implant Restoration in Challenging Situations
Alan Meltzer, DMD, MScD

Today, the use of full arch immediate implant restoration is entering the realm of mainstream treatment. Some believe that removal of teeth and their restorations is the conclusion of a patient’s dental problems. Some even feel that by giving a patient an oral irrigator they are set for life with no need for professional maintenance. With 30 plus years of implant dentistry behind me, I have learned that in some cases four implants may be enough, while in other cases it is a formula for disaster. A fixed restoration on four implants can easily become no fixed restoration on three implants. Case selection, case design, implant selection, abutment selection along with proper hard and soft tissue evaluation and treatment become the keys for success. Finally, designing a final prosthesis and formulation of a proper maintenance program is mandatory. Let us not trade our patients’ dental problems for implant problems and create unrealistic expectations.

Learning objectives:

  • Diagnosis, Case design, Implant, and abutment selection
  • Pre-treatment soft and hard tissue management
  • Execution of treatment, Post-operative care, Long term maintenance
Geistlich

The Use of Biomaterials to Augment Hard and Soft Tissue Around Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone
Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD and Chevy Chase, MD

Management of the anterior dental implant poses numerous challenges that have long been considered. The current consensus is that increased soft tissue thickness is necessary to provide long-term esthetic stability and health of the peri-implant tissue. This has historically necessitated the harvesting of a secondary palatal surgical site to thicken the gingival biotype. This lecture will review the use of long-term biomaterials to provide the tissue support without harvesting of autogenous tissue.

Morita

Use Er:YAG Laser for the Peri-Implantitis Surface Disinfection: Rationale and Outcome Assessment
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD

Treatment of peri-implantitis defects is unpredictable and has become a major challenge for many dentists who placed implants. At this moment there is no standard protocol available to figure out how to predictably treat this emerging problem. One of the main challenges is properly disinfected contaminate implant surface to all possibility of re-osseointegration. This presentation addresses the characteristics of Er:YAG lasers and how they can be used to assist in the regeneration of peri-implantitis defects.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to properly use Er:YAG dental lasers
  • Know the pros and cons of using Er:YAG dental lasers for the treatment of peri-implant diseases
Snoasis

New Horizons in Guided Bone Regeneration
David M. Kim, DDS, DMSc and Myron Nevins, DDS

Localized alveolar ridge defects resulting from trauma, advanced periodontal defects, failed endodontics, infection, traumatic tooth extraction, tumor resection, or congenital malformation are unlikely to heal spontaneously. These defects pose a significant challenge for the clinician when the endpoint goal of therapy is to rehabilitate the patient’s missing dentition with an implant-supported prosthesis. Preclinical study results, as well as human case reports, have documented and demonstrated a novel surgical approach to advance understanding and predictability in horizontal ridge augmentation.

Straumann

Session information coming soon!

Session information coming soon! 

Geistlich

A Marriage between Xenograft and Allograft: From Science to Clinical Practice
Liliana Aranguren, DDS

Allograft materials are known to heal well for ridge augmentation procedures in implant dentistry. They are also known to have significant dimensional changes during the maturation process. Xenografts, have good dimensional stability but show slow resorption time against implants. A new generation of novel bone substitutes was created that provides long-term volume stability with osteoinductive potential. It incorporates an optimal scaffold for vascularization and validated allograft for new bone formation. In this presentation we describe our experience in the clinical setting with this new regenerative hybrid material to create vital bone faster with long-term volume stability.

Minimally Invasive Crestal Sinus Augmentation using CAS system
Thomas Y. Yoon, DDS, MS, MHSA

Crestal sinus floor elevation with osteotome and mallet is traditionally used to place implants in the maxillary sinus with greater than 5mm of residual bone height. Although this technique has shown clinical success, it does present some challenges. Septum and sinus floor inclinations can lead to difficulty with the osteotome sinus augmentation technique. Complications such as membrane tear, loss of implant primary stability, and in some instances benign vertigo have also been reported. The Hiossen CAS-system has been designed to reduce complications normally seen through osteotome sinus floor elevation. This lecture is designed to teach the course participant about the benefits of the Hiossen CAS-system for crestal sinus augmentation. Both a traditional and guided surgical approach will be reviewed.

Morita

Socket Preservation – When and How?
Véronique Benhamou, BSc, DDS, Cert.Perio

The lecture will walk us through the healing steps of the post-extraction socket and emphasize the dimensional ridge alterations to be expected. The significance of socket management as a staged procedure prior to implant placement will be reviewed. Various techniques and materials will be reviewed along with the simple use of atelocollagen bone augmentation material.

Snoasis

The Use of Bioactive Bone Grafts and Barriers in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Michael Sonick, DMD

Bone grafting can be confusing; a multiplicity of techniques exist to regenerate bone around teeth (guided tissue regeneration), and in preparation for successful dental implant therapy (guided bone regeneration). Ideal bone regeneration and wound healing are dependent upon choosing the proper surgical technique and correct combination of bone graft material, growth factor, and barrier membrane options. A bone grafting algorithm leading to consistent results will be defined and discussed.

Straumann

Session information coming soon!

Session information coming soon!

The Severely Atrophic Maxilla 2022: Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction Strategies
Michael A. Pikos, DDS

This presentation will focus on foundational principles of the ZAGA Concept including zygomatic implant therapy for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla with full arch immediate implant reconstruction. Also featured will be the digital restorative workflow along with surgical protocols and complications.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a prophylactic approach to full arch immediate implant reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla
  • Understand the ZAGA Concept including application of zygomatic implant protocols for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla
  • Understand the digital workflow and complications of full arch immediate implant reconstruction cases

Session information coming soon!

Geistlich

Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting a Teeth and Implant Sites
Lorenzo Tavelli, DDS, MS

Several soft tissue deformities affect natural teeth and dental implants. These conditions often result in patients’ esthetic concerns but can also negatively affect periodontal and peri-implant tissue stability and health. Scientific evidence has shown that soft tissue phenotype augmentation plays a key role for esthetics, health and patient comfort when treating soft tissue dehiscences/deficiencies around dental implant and also for the treatment of gingival recessions. While several techniques have been shown to be successful in soft tissue augmentation at teeth and implant sites, minimally invasive approaches with non-autogenous grafts have been more and more advocated by clinicians and patients. The present lecture will focus on the concept of soft tissue phenotype and on the novel minimally invasive techniques and biomaterials for the treatment of gingival recessions, peri-implant soft tissue augmentation and management of implant esthetic failures.

Morita

The Role of Lasers for the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis
Hector L. Sarmiento, DMD, MSc

Peri-implant complication is a forever growing issue in our clinical practice. What methods and materials can we trust to recuperate a failing implant? The purpose of this lecture is to identify different etiologies for periimplantitis and to establish a classification system based on the different characteristics of the present disease. This presentation will also cover the surgical management of peri-implantitis utilizing various methods to detoxify implant surfaces for the grafting of hard and soft tissues.

Learning objectives

  • Recognition of the etiology that causes peri-implantitis
  • Understand a decision making protocol for unhealthy implants
  • Step by step surgical management of soft and hard tissues for the ailing implant
  • Decontamination and predictable bone grafting around infected dental implants

A Revolutionary Approach to Full-Arch Prosthetics
Graziano Giglio, DDS and Gregory Toback, DMD, MS

Scan, upload, approve, and receive – welcome to a new-era in digital dentistry for full-arch restorations. This presentation will showcase groundbreaking digital technology for full-arch final prosthetics designed in a modelfree digital workflow. The presenters will share their experiences and clinical cases utilizing a novel approach from scanning to the final prosthesis by using only an intra-oral scanner with new Nexis iOS scan gauge technology. This proven full-arch digital workflow and technology can significantly reduce chair time and increase the overall patient experience in as few as two appointments. Full-arch final prosthetics redefined with simplicity, accuracy, and efficiency.

Snoasis

Demineralized Laminar Plate Membranes and BioXclude Amnion-Chorion Allograft: A Ridge Defect Marriage
Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD

Clinicians face a number of decisions in choosing the most appropriate materials that will offer both graft stability and contour. Whether the defect morphology is horizontal, vertical, or combined, material selection is key to successful outcomes. Placing an implant concurrently with augmentation presents an additional level of complexity. This lecture will review the use of two dissimilar materials, that when used together possess a specific combination of characteristics to predictably correct a variety of ridge deficiencies.

Straumann

Session information coming soon!

The Ailing Implant: The Biological Portfolio We Currently Possess to Tackle These Challenging Situations
Curry H. Leavitt, DMD, MS

The uprise in implant related treatment has led to extreme success giving back function, esthetics, and ultimately overall health for our patients. Unfortunately, it came with a rise of periimplantitis cases. Utilizing specific debridement protocols, guided tissue regeneration, soft tissue grafting and the addition of platelet derived growth factors, make these regenerative efforts successful. We will dive into the biological portfolio and look at specific periimplantitis cases that have been brought back to health.

Geistlich

Bone. The Foundation of a Smile.
George A. Mandelaris, DDS

Bone substitute materials have made periodontal regeneration and guided bone regeneration therapies more accessible and universal throughout the profession. However, not all bone regeneration products are created equal. The purpose of any regeneration surgery, especially one involving future or simultaneous implant placement, is to create a sustainable functional matrix that withstands mechanotransduction over the long-term as well as supports a healthy soft tissue framework. This depends on a vascularized matrix that is capable of being biologically and volumetrically maintained over time. In part, the foundation for successful regeneration starts with the properties of the materials being used in the reconstruction. Vallomix™ and Vallomix™ f are novel composite bone substitute materials consisting of demineralized bone allograft granules or fibers + anogranic bovine bone granules that help optimize conditions for predictable regeneration as well as its stability.

Morita

Session information coming soon, including a presentation on CBCT in Periodontics!

Snoasis

The Delicate Balance of Success and Complications Associated with Oral Implant Rehabilitation
Ira Sy, DDS, MS, Dip Periodontics

Oral implant therapy has been increasingly popular as a treatment of choice over the past few decades. Although implants have shown to be highly predictable, there has also been an increase in various complications derived from surgical and prosthetic interventions. These problems have been known to lead to both acute and chronic infections, historically. This program will review the necessary clinical treatment planning strategies utilized to aid in preventing iatrogenic complications.

Straumann

Session information coming soon!