Georgia Prosthodontics Study Club
Our Study Club is open to every dentist willing to learn, discuss, share and debate the latest topics in dentistry. If you are interested in a particular topic, feel free to email us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Digital dentistry and Immediate Implant Placement:
Synergy between biology and technology for predictable outcomes
Dr Carlos Castro DDS, FACP
CE credits: 5
Posterior implant-supported restorations have become the single most frequent procedure in implant dentistry. Controversy exists on what therapies can predictably reduce bone loss around dental implants placed immediately after extraction. Could digital dentistry and its restorative applications have a positive biological effect? This course will review the current literature of Immediate placement, will discuss the biological principles of an accelerated restorative protocol, how to obtain predictable consistent outcomes and what is the impact of digitally designed/fabricated restorations on the development of predictably healthy peri-implant tissues.
In this one day course you will learn:
- Basic principles for successful immediate implant placement. When to implant and when to graft.
- Digital workflow involving surgical procedures.
- Implant restorations in two visits. Predictable stable soft and hard tissues, replicating natural contours.
- Surgical/restorative protocol that your referrals can follow without the risk of peri-implantitis induced by cement-retained restorations.
- Restorative advantages and limitations.
You can master Dental Photography
Dr Miguel Ortiz
It starts with breakfast. Food is always important. Then we will have an introduction to the fundamentals of photography. Aperture, Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, Iso. We will learn their meaning, importance and how to utilize them in your camera and in our photography. We continue with the concepts of White Balance, Exposure Mode, Camera Metering and Exposure Compensation. It is at this point that we usually break into group sessions and hands-on practice. I make sure every person in the group has the time and support needed to understand and implement every concept. We will only move forward once you are comfortable. Nobody is left behind.
Once these concepts have personally been reviewed between you and me, we continue to build on our foundation. We touch on file types, use of histogram, macro photography, light sources and accessories. Did I mention that we would be eating all the time as well? Just making sure we are clear on that.
With the camera in or hands and all the bases covered it is now time to turn our attention to dentistry. We will immerse ourselves into the full intra and extra oral photographic protocol. Then we will move onto portrait photography, artistic photography and laboratory photography. You and I will have the chance to utilize flashes, light boxes and all the fancy toys that I will have at your disposal. Once you are exhausted of taking photos, and I truly mean it, I won’t leave until you capture every shot you ever wanted. This will conclude a full day of everything I would have liked to learn in one day if I could go back in time.
By the end, I hope to have nothing left in the tank. I will have given it all in the hopes that when you return to your clinic or whichever environment you desire to use your new skills, you can confidently say, I too am a Dental Photographer.
Send me an email if you have any question, I usually respond very quickly. I will see you at the course!
Dr. Miguel A Ortiz