Brent Ludens, DDS COURSE CODE: 202F

Wednesday, April 18th – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
7 CE CREDIT HOURS

Brent Ludens, DDS COURSE CODE: 202F
FEE: ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $295 NEW DENTIST: $125
NON-ADA MEMBER: $350 RESIDENT/STUDENT: FREE RDH/ STAFF: $100
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“Optimal Implant Esthetics – A Predictable Road Map”

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by
NOBEL BIOCARE

No two subjects have impacted the general practitioner in the last two decades more than esthetic and implant dentistry. Dentistry has witnessed tremendous advancement in both disciplines. Advancement in dental materials, technology, clinical techniques, surgical protocols, implant designs, and laboratory support has created realistic patient care that often exceeds most expectations. The increased level of sophistication, however, has brought with it a significant responsibility for dentists to acquire the necessary knowledge to deliver esthetic and implant treatment at the highest level.

This program is not only designed to reinforce the basic concepts of esthetic and implant dentistry, but more importantly it is intended to expand on the next level of treatment sophistication. The real world of clinical practice too often presents the clinician with cases that are not ideal esthetic or implant cases. Many cases require multiple modalities. Some present challenges in failed or re-treatment needs. Decisions in prosthetic design and material selection can cause confusion. Interdisciplinary care is often necessary in a significant number of situations. Hence, more often than not, the clinical needs of patients – whether esthetic, mechanical, functional or financial – require a greater degree of information than most esthetic or implant programs deliver.

Utilizing real case studies, this course delivers a detailed approach to diagnosing, treatment planning, case presentation, professional communication, material selection and delivery of treatment. An extensive course handout will provide detailed information on the necessary materials, equipment, instrumentation, technology and techniques required. Specific step-by-step protocols, flow charts and checklist will give each participant a tremendous clinical reference that is easy to follow and geared for the real full-time general dentist.

Course Content:
• Introduction to dental implants
• Restorative indications for maxillary and anterior dental implants
• Decisions in implant dentistry for maxillary anterior implant(s)
• Extraction with immediate implant placement
• Delayed placement
• Provisional restorations
• Management of soft tissue
• Developing an emergence profile
• Developing or maintaining the papilla
• Immediate provisionalization – indications
• Communication – developing your implant team;
– With the patient
– Between the surgeon and restorative dentist
– Between the restorative dentist and the laboratory
• Staff communications and responsibilities
• Practice management

This course is recommended for Dentists.

Brent Ludens, DDS
Dr. Brent Ludens maintains a full time practice limited to prosthodontics, emphasizing cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. He utilizes all techniques of cosmetic, prosthetic, and implant dentistry for the esthetic oral rehabilitation of his patients.

Dr. Ludens has witnessed the evolution of implant dentistry, from when implant integration was the only goal and esthetic considerations were an afterthought. Today, the esthetic implant is a reality and can be indistinguishable from the natural tooth. Techniques and materials have evolved to help all members of the implant team predictably provide esthetic implant restorations for patients. Dr. Ludens is committed to providing a step-by-step program to help make this process predictable as well as practical.

For over 15 years, Dr. Ludens has lectured national on dental implants and prosthodontics to experienced practitioners. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, ADA, and the Iowa Dental Association.

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