Dear AMED attendees,
You have chosen wisely in selecting the AMED 2014 meeting for some of the finest CDE lecturers you can find anywhere on the planet. We have some of the best and brightest speakers from Europe, Asia, North and South America. You can find topics on endodontics, periodontics, restorative dentistry, implantology, dental research- all with a focus that comes with using a surgical microscope.
Periodontal plastic surgery has developed in the last 25 years and is indicated to solve functional and/or esthetic problems of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. A considerable amount of these interventions are technically very sensitive and therefore, the results may vary a lot. Well investigated are the regenerative procedures and the coverage of mucosal dehiscences. The interest of the researchers has mainly been focused on two aspects, namely on the regenerative materials and products on one side and on novel surgical approaches and improvements on the other side. Concerning the latter, it has been shown in other surgical specialties that the use of a surgical microscope can enhance the clinical outcome and minimize the morbidity of the patients. Nevertheless, in periodontal and peri-implant surgery, the use of the microscope never established like in ophthalmology or vessel surgery and the single variables which are responsible for the improved results have never been elucidated in detail.
It is the aim of this lecture to present the indications for the use of a surgical microscope in periodontal and peri-implant surgery and to carefully evaluate why there is a benefit for the patients when treated with a minimally-invasive technique. Illustrated by clinical cases, the differences between a minimally-invasive approach and a conventional approach will be shown. Additionally, a new deeper insight into the biology of wound healing has shown the potential mechanisms which are important for the better clinical outcomes.
An understanding of regenerative techniques and materials is critical for achieving successful and predictable bone and periodontal regeneration in clinical practice. This program will review current therapeutic techniques and materials as well as emerging technologies, including stem cells and lasers.
CONTEXTUALISM IN ARCHITECTURE AND ART IS?
"The aesthetic position that a building or the like should be designed for harmony or a meaningful relationship with other such elements already existing in the vicinity."
This ancient Greek philosophy holds true in Aesthetic Dentistry as well. The execution of this ultimate end goal is built upon the observation of these elements both micro and macroscopically. We must have the combined vision and skills to achieve this outcome. Hence, we as dental professionals must acquire the control of both hard and soft tissues that interact harmoniously creating a beautiful smile and face. This presentation will address the diagnosis and treatment of the soft tissue contours of the surrounding lower face and lip structure to complete the dento-gingival complex. In addition to aesthetic dentistry, the utilization of neurotoxins and dermal fillers as injectable solutions to the aging face, soft tissue asymmetries and soft tissue augmentation will be described with techniques and before and after examples will be presented.
Locating and negotiating a calcified canal for non-surgical root canal therapy can be both taxing and frustrating to the dental practitioner. The prognosis of a tooth indicated for endodontic therapy can rapidly deteriorate during attempts to find the calcified canal. Risks of perforation, blockages, and instrument separation are high in these challenging cases. The use of an operating microscope and ultrasonic has made locating the calcified canal more predictable and safe. This presentation will outline approaches to manage calcified canals.
Nowadays technologies in dentistry are improving very fast. But whatever technology or approach you use, you are supposed to visually control all your steps. So when it comes to prosthetic dentistry (analysis, preparation, provisionals restoration, impression control), magnification is really important to get the result we want in the end. We'll discuss the use of microscope in prosthetics on every step of the patient's treatment. We will implement the microscopic approach into a full mouth rehabilitationâ"macro and micro together.
In 2005, Dr. Domenico Massironi introduced many of us attending AMED to ultrasonic precision crown margin finishing. This led to my own journey in studying ultrasonic power sources (handpieces), diamond tip coatings, tip design, effective use, and product evaluations. This summary of findings and clinical examples of ultrasonics will review uses in restorative, periodontics, and endodontics.
Sinuslift procedure has become the most scientifically recognized bone augmentation technique in posterior maxilla in oral implantology. But intraoperative complications such as sinus membrane perforations, the high rate of patient morbidity related to the extensive surgical trauma and insufficient implant primary stability still cause surgeon's and patient's discomfort. Therefore in recent years intraalveolar (internal) sinuslift is getting more popular. But especially in cases with advanced 3-dimensional alveolar bone atrophy internal sinuslift is contraindicated. Therefore Shakibaie published the new surgical technique of MGES (Microscopically guided external sinus floor elevation) in 2008 and 2010 as a minimally traumatic alternative to internal sinuslift. MGES enables the microsurgically experienced surgeon to reduce the trauma of sinuslift significantly and to increase the safety of this technique too. MGES main conditions are optical magnification of surgical microscope or loupe, specially developed microsurgical sinuslift instruments, technically trained surgeon and assistance.
Implants with off-axis prosthetic platform can be utilized in anterior zone to overcome angulation limitations and to create options for screw-retained restorations. Surgical and prosthetic benefits of this implant design will be discussed.
The presentation includes a case in which extractions, ridge augmentation and delayed implant placement was completed. The consideration of the final prosthesis is an important factor during implant placement, especially in the anterior zone. Such considerations will be reviewed and emphasized during the surgical phase of treatment.
FRIDAY, NOV 14TH | 5:30PM-6:30PM This memorable event is an opportunity for colleagues from around the world to meet face to face. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a casual atmosphere, immediately following the meeting in the exhibit hall. Included with meeting registration. Additional cost for added guests.
SMC CAMPUS CENTER 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD
Lately, favorable results are seen in many esthetic cases with minimally invasive techniques. This became possible due to the development of biomimetics, advancement in bonding technique, and treatment using the problem-based approach. In addition, the use of the microscope has allowed us to obtain precise and predictable outcomes.
Using my Minimally Invasive Full Mouth Rehabilitation cases, the use and effectiveness of the microscope in direct composite and porcelain-bonded restorations in esthetic dentistry will be discussed.
I use the scope 100% of the time for restorative procedures. I will explain why I transitioned from just working on maxillary anteriors and margin refinement to using the microscope for all procedures, and how I did this. Then I will cover the four sitting positions I use for access to any tooth and tooth surface, packing cord, impression techniques, surgical benefits and many other exacting procedures that allow me to create accurate and precise restorations.
This introduction to infant diagnosis, treatment and post surgical care will describe the three primary lasers used for soft tissue surgery: the 1064 diode, the Erbium:YAG and the CO2 laser (9300nm). The classification, correct method for evaluation and diagnosis of infants and post surgical care will be presented.
This presentation will provide the educational materials and practical information for participants to understand the way to treat and diagnose oral tongue and maxillary lip tie problems in newborns, infants and young children.
Inter-dental and inter-implant papilla defects in the anterior region can be a major esthetic concern for some patients. However, it is very difficult to reconstruct dental papilla defects in the anterior region. Although the techniques of papilla reconstruction around teeth and implants have been described, none of the currently available surgical procedures for dental papilla reconstruction provide predictable results.
Recently, the relationship between papillae height and facio-lingual thickness of the papilla base have been described. In other words, if we want to increase the height of the dental papilla, that thickness also must be increased. This time, I will make a presentation on dental papilla reconstruction using a connective tissue graft around the teeth and implant. And I will talk about the importance of the soft tissue thickness of the papilla base for dental papilla reconstruction.
This lecture will review how a nuanced understanding of tooth anatomy and an appreciation of the value of conserving dentin will change endodontic access and shaping protocols. It will explore the impact of endodontic file design on restorative failure in endodontically treated teeth. It will also discuss the importance of conservation of pericervical dentine as a factor in preventing restorative failure of endodontically treated teeth. It will present new instrument design that automatically and safely create more root form appropriate shapes. And it will outline an approach to endodontic access design that feature dentin conservation as an objective.
Dentistry is considered to be a demanding profession because of the level of concentration and precision required for good performance. Dental work implies many precision tasks, with lots of visual challenges and demanding precision of movement, sometimes in combination with the application of heavy forces and psychosocial stress. In fact dentists would need some of Superman's superpowers to be able to perform optimally.
Multiple ergonomic solutions are designed to reduce the workload, without their effectiveness ever having been scientifically evaluated. A group of 11 endodontists was asked to perform a representative endodontic task under three conditions: 1) with Flexible arm supports, 2) with Fixed arm supports and 3) without arm supports. The self reported discomfort, posture observation and surface electromyography of neck and shoulder were assessed as outcome measures. In this lecture the results of this study will be shown: which situation will decrease the physical load? Challenge yourself and start taking measures to be able to work like Superman.
PRESIDENT’S DINNER & DANCE
SATURDAY, NOV 15TH | 7:00PM Enjoy an elegant dinner and a short awards ceremony followed by dancing. Semi-Formal attire, $125/person.
RUSTY SCUPPER - 402 Key Highway, Inner Harbor Marina, Baltimore, MD 21230
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This workshop will allow the participant to understand and practice the newer concepts in dentine conservation in endodontic access and shaping. It will use plastic and extracted teeth along with newer design access burs and NiTi shaping burs to demonstrate and train the concepts.
This half-day program is structured to provide introductory information and hands on practice with micro-suturing. Instrument design, suture needle terminology, hand position, knot tying, and body support will be presented. Participants should have basic knowledge of operating the microscope.
This course is a live demonstration of the how's and why's of connecting video and still cameras to surgical microscopes. The ability of demonstrating what is going on at the business end of our hand piece connects staff with the procedure at hand and keeps them engaged in the process. The same ability gives unmatched communication to the patient on the procedure being performed. And most importantly for educators, this ability allows the instructor to demonstrate clearly to ALL the students (not just the ones standing next to your shoulder) exactly what is going on at the tip end of your bur!
Many dentists and dental educators have had difficulty getting easily obtained images for instructional purposes. This course will show you in detail how to connect cameras via HDMI or other cables to video outputs or computers; also we will demonstrate wireless technology for NFC (near field connectivity) or WiFi connections to tablets or smartphones. Participants are invited to bring their current camera systems with them (including beam splitter and mounting arm) if they wish personal coaching on their particular camera system. Please give information about your system to AMED prior to the course so that we may be adequately prepared to answer any questions about your system.
And you have additional CDE that comes with your membership and meeting attendance- open access to the quarterly webinars hosted by AMED! This year we have webinars on microsuturing techniques, pediatric procedures, endodontic residents presentations and documentation. Other years webinars are available online.
While you are at the AMED meeting, avail yourself to hands on courses given on Sunday, November 16 and expand your skill set.
While in Baltimore, sample the best of what Baltimore has to offer in terms of culture, hospitality and food (is there anything better than eating steamed crabs with friends and some pitchers of beer?) Maybe another type of expansion happens!
It's time to make your commitment to the Pathway to Precision that you have already started…
See you in Baltimore,
Wayne Remington, DDS
President and Co-chair, AMED 2014
Arnold Sindler, DDS
Co-chair, AMED 2014
We've planned an amazing on-site meeting at the University of Maryland; also presented LIVE real time online.
Friday-Saturday: Nov. 14th-15th
Multi-disciplinary, research and academic presentations.
Sunday, Nov. 16th
The University of Maryland
in "Charm City" Baltimore, MD