Implant dentistry today has among the highest success rates of any medical procedure. Replacing a missing or soon-to-be extracted posterior tooth with an implant supported crown can be a minimally invasive procedure with long term patient benefits over other alternatives. Focused completely on posterior single molar or premolar restoration, this program will begin with patient concerns continuing through examination, records, planning, surgeon and laboratory communication and predictable restorative alternatives. For the practitioner beginning implant diagnosis and restoration, as well as the referral based surgical specialist, this course will provide a straightforward introduction for this routine treatment indication before beginning more challenging anterior esthetic or multiple unit implant restorations.
Prosthetic kits will be shipped before the program to each person with the opportunity to follow along with hands-on demonstrations with restorative components to be returned after the program. This will provide each dentist with the possibility of active participation including for questions and clarifications from the convenience of your home or office without travel and still receive hands-on experience typically only available with onsite attendance.
- To be prepared with patient communication, required clinical and radiographic examination records, and treatment planning from restorative, laboratory and surgical perspectives
- When tooth removal is indicated, to detail documented methods of preserving or augmenting bone and soft tissue volumes for the implant site, as well as optimal timing of implant placement
- An understanding of predictable and cost-effective restorative options from both ease of delivery and long term durability considerations
- To provide practical hands-on familiarization with all steps of the restorative process enabling the clinician to confidently go forward to provide this patient service when working with an experienced surgeon and dental laboratory technician.
Intended Audience: This course is designed for general dentists, dental specialists, and the entire dental team.
Instructor: Maungmaung Thaw, DDS, FACD, DABOI, FAAID
Dr. Thaw received his doctorate degree in May, 1987 from the Institute of Dental Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, UCSF, School of Dentistry as well as maintaining a private practice in Milpitas, California.
CDE Coursework Units: 4 Category I Units
Tuition: Dentist: $399 (incl. non-refundable deposit $100); UCSF Faculty/Staff/Students: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.