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CONTINUUM PROGRAMS

 


Part I: Lecture
Friday, January 27, 2017
Part II: Hands-On
Saturday, January 28, 2017

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Fundamental Principles of Restorative Implant Dentistry for the Single Missing Tooth

In this introductory course, participants will gain proficiency in diagnosis and treatment planning for the single missing anterior or posterior tooth, and will master the restorative steps for single posterior implant and single anterior implant. Restorative decision making and execution will be transformed into a simple and easy process. Participants will also learn how to avoid and manage restorative complications. The lecture on day one will address all of the above topics. On day two, in addition to demonstrations by the instructor, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop featuring impression-making techniques and fabricating provisional restorations, custom impression copings and custom abutments.

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February 3, 2017

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Temporomandibular Disorders: From Capsulitis to Arthritis (Live Webinar)

This course focuses on the four main categories of Temporomandibular Disorder, namely arthrogenic, myogenic, derangements and uncommon TMD. The lectures will review the current standards for medical history and physical examination required for diagnosis.

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Module I - March 3, 2017
Module II - March 4, 2017

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Implant CPR! Successful Management of Prosthetic Implant Complications

The introduction of dental implants has revolutionized dentistry, offering patients treatment that has not been possible before. Every treatment modality may encounter complications and implant dentistry is not different in this regard. It is therefore essential to be prepared for these complications and be able to manage them successfully once they occur. While there is no substitute for clinical experience, exposure to a variety of complication scenarios along with their appropriate remedies and preventative measures will render the clinician prepared when these inevitably occur.

This lecture and hands-on course will review a variety of complications, offer a thorough analysis and demonstrate their successful management. In addition, participants will also learn how to prevent these complications from occurring.

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March 24, 2017

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Intervention for TMD, Myofascial Pain and Headaches (Live Webinar Available)

INTERVENTIONS FOR TMD: PHYSICAL THERAPY, INJECTIONS AND SPLINTS
This course reviews the appropriate pharmacologic, behavioral, splint therapy and physical medicine management procedures for TMD. For example, myofascial pain-based exercises include stretching, mobilization and manipulation methods. Muscle injections (e.g. trigger point anesthetic and botox injections) and joint injections (e.g. sodium hyaluronate, arthrocentesis and corticosteroids) will be discussed. The commonly used occlusal orthotic devices will also be discussed and the common recommended prescriptions for pain and spasm management will be reviewed.

INTERVENTIONS FOR MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND HEADACHES
This hands-on course gives the participants the opportunity to learn how to perform a physical examination on patients with TMD. The goal of the workshop is to review how to take a history, perform an examination and come up with a tentative diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Also, the participants will practice therapeutic approaches to TMD including Trigger point identification, Stretching, and TMJ mobilization. The injection techniques will be performed in anatomical models.

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March 31, 2017

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Common Oral Lesions: Soft & Hard Tissue Diseases (Live Webinar Available)

This comprehensive course is intended to give clinicians a practical and logical approach to recognizing, diagnosing and treating various oral and maxillofacial diseases. Predominantly a case-based approach by expert faculty, this course would be particularly useful for general dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists or assistants, in addition to medical health care professionals involved in the clinical care of patients with head and neck considerations. This course is a great opportunity to brush up your diagnostic skills, gain insight into modern management techniques and principles, or acquire new areas of expertise that can be applied to your clinical practice. This course will address possible legal ramifications from failing to diagnose pathology, such as cancer. The course reviews principles of both soft and hard tissue lesion identification and management, and covers common odontogenic infections, cysts and tumors, in addition to non-odontogenic conditions such as mucosal and submucosal pathology, skin lesions of the face, salivary gland diseases, and diseases affecting the jaw bones and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Cases will be drawn from expert faculty and include clinical images and conventional and advanced imaging studies, such as computerized tomography and TMJ tomography. Concepts of clinical and radiographic recognition of benign versus malignant tumors will be addressed. Faculty will also discuss diagnostic principles and techniques as well as their potential applications.

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Part I
Friday, March 31, 2017
Part II
Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Intermediate Dental Implant Restorative Principles, Procedures and Protocols

In this course, participants will gain confidence and proficiency in restoring any type of implant connection. Both internal and external connections will be discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of the various types of connections will be analyzed. Participants will also learn when certain connections are indicated or preferred and how to participate in the decision making process with the oral surgeon or periodontist. The management of implants from single unit to multiple units in the partially edentulous arch will be discussed. On day one, lectures will address all of the above topics. On day two, in addition to lectures and demonstrations by the instructor, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop including impression-making techniques, fabricating custom impression copings, fabricating provisional restorations for different types of implant connections, and provisional restorations for multiple implants.

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Module I - April 21, 2017
Module II - April 22, 2017
Module III - April 23, 2017

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Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: From Treatment Planning to Fixed Restoration

Restoring the edentulous patient with an esthetic reconstruction may present numerous challenges to the clinician. The patient's occlusal vertical dimension, centric relation, esthetics and phonetics need to be determined and maintained throughout the restorative process. With the advent of dental implants, there are various treatment options available today to address the patient's esthetic and functional needs.

This course will discuss diagnosis and treatment planning for fixed implant supported reconstruction. A variety of treatment options and prosthesis designs will be introduced and the treatment sequence will be reviewed in a step-by-step simplified approach to provide a predictable outcome with esthetic implant reconstruction.

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May 4-7, 2017

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Comprehensive Periodontal Surgery: Esthetic and Functional Procedures for the General Practitioner

The goal of esthetic reconstruction is to provide patients with naturally-looking restorations and healthy surrounding soft tissues. Often, patients present with gingival deformities such as tissue deficiency or excessive gingivae thereby posing a challenge to the treating clinician. Proper handling of the gingival tissues can determine between treatment success and failure. This hands-on course is designed to provide clinicians with the scientific background and surgical techniques to perform esthetic periodontal surgery. It will address the methods to attain esthetic success from a soft tissue perspective. Diagnosis and treatment planning tools, complication management and when a referral is indicated will be emphasized. Participants will acquire knowledge in minimally invasive surgery and control of the soft tissue profile around teeth and implants leading to more esthetic and predictable outcomes for their patients.

This course is intended for general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, dental assistants, dental hygienists and other members of the dental team.

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Part I
Friday, June 16, 2017
Part II
Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Advanced Restorative Options with Dental Implants for Fully Edentulous Arches

In this course, participants will gain confidence and proficiency in restoring most full arch implant supported situations. Various fixed and removable options will be presented. Both internal and external connections will be discussed, as well as the use of non-engaging multi-unit abutments. On day one, lectures will address all of the above topics. On day two, in addition to lectures and demonstrations by the instructors, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop including techniques for accurate full arch implant impressions, fabricating provisionals for fully edentulous arches, and learning how to assess the fit of full arch metal or zirconia bars and frameworks.

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Module I - July 21, 2017
Module II - July 22, 2017
Module III - July 23, 2017

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Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: Advanced Prosthodontic Techniques for Challenging Patients

Individual patient conditions may present challenges that are not readily addressed in a generic treatment approach. Some of these include patients who are about to lose their entire dentition but refuse to remain without fixed restorations throughout treatment. Other patients present with phonetic difficulties, lack of tongue space or poor adaptability to new prostheses. Additional challenges involve edentulous patients who present with pre-existing implants in severely compromised positions. These conditions require customization of the treatment plan to address specific patient needs. The appropriate treatment sequence for these challenging conditions will be presented with attention to details that are critical to a successful reconstruction with proper esthetics and function.

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September 8 - 9, 2017

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Sleep Breathing Disorders: Approach from Dentistry! (Live Webinar Available)

This course focuses on Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) Disorders such as snoring, somnolence and sleep apnea. It reviews the underlying mechanisms of these problems, including brain and anatomic alterations that predispose a patient to SDB. Lectures and discussion include an explanation of airway closure, factors that predict or predispose to airway closure and the medical and psychological consequences of sleep disordered breathing. This workshop allows the participants to use and analyze diagnostic tests and reports, including the clinical evaluation, pulse or wrist oximeter, PSG studies and Smart phone apps for snoring. The Hands-On provides demos and experiences of various appliances that can be used to treat patients, such as the Herbs and the TAP.

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October 20, 2017

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Orofacial Pain: When, How and What to Treat (Live Webinar Available)

This course focuses on Chronic Orofacial Pain (OFP) and headaches (e.g. Neuropathic Pain, Neurovascular Pain, Neuralgia, Neuritis and Neuroma). It reviews underlying mechanisms of pain induction, nerve injury and repair, sensitization and spontaneous ectopic pain generation. Lectures include an explanation of how various analgesic blocks and sensory testing procedures, in combination with historical information, produce a differential diagnosis of neurogenous and headache pain. Lectures will also focus on the appropriate pharma-cologic, behavioural, surgical, and physical medicine management pro-cedures for these conditions. Finally, real patient cases will be presented with the goal of helping the attendee become more comfortable in diagnosing and treating OFP disorders and providing a new understanding of chronic pain.

This course will cover the medications used to treat chronic orofacial pain, including neurogenic, musculoskeletal, headache and uncommon pain disorders. To be able to treat patients with these problems, dentists must understand the underlying mechanisms of pain transmission, nerve injury and repair, sensitization, sympathetic pain maintenance and spontaneous ectopic pain generation. Dentists must be able to perform various analgesic blocks and sensory testing procedures as well as understand how these procedures combined with historical information allow for a differential etiologic-based diagnosis to be made. This course is divided into lecture presentations in the morning, demonstrations and workshops in the afternoon and specific case discussions at the end of the day.

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Comprehensive Surgical & Restorative Implant Training Program
This course can be taken as a whole or individually

The USC Comprehensive Surgical and Restorative program offers a continuum of courses, which are appropriate for any clinician who is interested in gaining a comprehensive training in implant dentistry. The courses will start at the fundamental level and build upon that knowledge in latter courses for clinicians with intermediate or advanced experience. However, the fundamental courses are also appropriate for surgeons who would like to have better understanding of implant restoration or restorative dentists who would like to have better understanding of implant surgery. The acquisition of comprehensive knowledge and skills is likely to improve communication, collaboration and patient care.

The format of these courses include lecture presentations by world-renowned faculty, hands-on workshops, as well as live surgery demonstrations. Lecture presentations are evidence-based in nature and include clinical cases to illustrate the principles discussed. The small group setting in the state of the art facility of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC will provide course participants with a unique educational opportunity.

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October 27 - 29, 2017

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Comprehensive Periodontal Surgery: Esthetic and Functional Procedures for the General Practitioner

The goal of esthetic reconstruction is to provide patients with naturally-looking restorations and healthy surrounding soft tissues. Often, patients present with gingival deformities such as tissue deficiency or excessive gingivae thereby posing a challenge to the treating clinician. Proper handling of the gingival tissues can determine between treatment success and failure. This hands-on course is designed to provide clinicians with the scientific background and surgical techniques to perform esthetic periodontal surgery. It will address the methods to attain esthetic success from a soft tissue perspective. Diagnosis and treatment planning tools, complication management and when a referral is indicated will be emphasized. Participants will acquire knowledge in minimally invasive surgery and control of the soft tissue profile around teeth and implants leading to more esthetic and predictable outcomes for their patients.

This course is intended for general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, dental assistants, dental hygienists and other members of the dental team.

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Module I - November 3, 2017
Module II - November 4, 2017
Module III - November 5, 2017

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Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: CAD/CAM Restorations and Computer Guided Technology

The use of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has been incorporated into different disciplines of dentistry in the last decade. CAD/CAM implant frameworks designed by a technician on a computer and manufactured by a computer-operated facility to a high level of precision offer many benefits to implant dentistry. The use of computer-aided tomography, computer-assisted treatment planning and computer-guided surgery has been available for a variety of applications. Research and experience with this technology allows us to fine tune its use and understand its applications and limitations better than ever before. The use of these advanced technologies will be demonstrated and reviewed clinically. Advantages, disadvantages and limitations will be discussed to ensure maximum benefits of computer technology to a successful implant full-mouth reconstruction.

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