Half Day Program

Course Description:

Dental implants have been available for patient treatment for well over 30 years, yet most dental practices in the United States today restore less than 10 implants a year. There are many reasons for this including patient awareness and acceptance, fear of surgery, multiple office visits, and the lack of confidence of the treating doctor and staff to deliver successful treatment.
This half day lecture will cover a wide range of topics to enable the general dentist to provide predictable implant 
treatment for the patients in their practices.

Subjects that will be covered include:


  • Diagnosis and treatment planning including patient selection and sequence of treatment
  • Immediate Loading — is it really feasible?
  • Occlusion — its importance in implant success


Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:


  • Understand the current concepts of treatment planning utilizing dental implants
  • Properly select dental implants based on the science and biology
  • Establish and understand the importance of occlusion in successful implant dentistry

Courses:

Evening Program

Course Description:

Much has been discussed about occlusion with natural teeth; however, our experience concerning occlusion with dental implants has been limited. This topic will discuss the current concepts of implant occlusion and what precautions need to be utilized in setting up the occlusion when dental implants are mixed with natural teeth. This presentation covers an array of occlusal principles and suggests several considerations to address during the treatment planning phase. This will then lead to critical decision making and hopefully allow for more predictable treatment outcomes. The concepts of occlusion will be reviewed from a historical perspective and transition to the modern, state-of-the-art, technology that facilitates today’s dental implant therapy.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:


  • Understand the various occlusal schemes utilized in restoring patients with dental implants
  • Understand the occlusal requirements when restoring implant and natural teeth
  • Communicate between implant surgeon, restorative dentist, & laboratory technician to achieve a successful occlusal scheme for dental implants

Treatment Planning for Success with the Edentulous Patient Population

Making Implants Part of Your Everyday Practice: Current Concepts for Implant Dentistry

Making Implants Part of Your Everyday Practice: Treatment Planning and Associated Concerns

Half Day or Evening Program

Course Description:

While there are many recommended protocols for the edentulous patient that appear to accelerate the treatment time and reduce cost, some protocols, if not well managed, may be at the expense of the patient.  The main objective of this course is to provide attendees with a repeatable and predictable method in delivering an immediate or delayed screw-retained, full -arch fixed bridge/hybrid restoration.

During this session, diagnosis and treatment planning for the appropriate treatment options will be discussed including patient selection, number of implants, implant positions, and transition of the patient from the edentulous state to the definitive prosthesis.
 A cost analysis and comparison of the different treatment options will be analyzed.  In addition, laboratory communication will be reviewed to help insure the desirable outcome.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:


  • Understand protocols for full-arch tooth replacement with proper diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Evaluate the cost of care for the edentulous patient
  • Understand the different treatment options for the edentulous patient
  • Be able to effectively communicate with the dental laboratory
  • Understand the treatment sequence options

Treatment Planning and Restorative Outcomes in Implant Dentistry

Half Day or Evening Program

Course Description:

Treatment planning provides the key for successful outcomes when providing dental treatment.  Treating the edentulous patient is no exception.  Now with the advent of incorporating dental implants into a treatment plan for the edentulous patient, the treatment may become more predictable and can reach a higher level of patient satisfaction.  Today, dental implants are considered as a treatment option and one of the standards of care when developing a treatment plan for this specific patient population.  This presentation will investigate the unique considerations undertaken when evaluating this patient for treatment with dental implants and the sequence necessary for communication with the implant surgeon, the restorative dentist, and the dental laboratory.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program the participant should be able to:


  • Understand the pre-treatment treatment planning principles necessary for treating the edentulous patient.
  • Be able to incorporate dental implants successfully into a treatment plan
  • Offer dental implant overdenture therapy as one of the standards of care for treatment
  • Understand the treatment limitations when considering dental implants as a treatment option.
  • Establish effective communication between the implant surgeon, restorative dentist, and the laboratory technician.​

Full Day Program

Course Description:

Dental implants have been available for patient treatment for well over 30 years, yet today most dental practices in the United States restore less than 10 implants a year.  There are many reasons for this including patient awareness and acceptance, fear of surgery, multiple office visits, and the lack of confidence of the treating doctor and staff to deliver successful treatment.
At the same time, advances in implant procedures and material have made implants more widely available and patients’ desire for an implant solution is at an all-time height.  Of course, expectations for the function and esthetic result of implant treatment have risen with their popularity.  Patients want and expect implant restorations that truly look and function like natural teeth.
This course is designed to allow the practitioner to investigate all potential treatment options prior to initiating a treatment plan and to achieve an exceptional clinical outcome while exceeding patients’ expectations.  All aspects of establishing a diagnosis and proper treatment plan, as well as, sequencing the treatment wil be presented in order to provide successful implant 
dentistry for our patients.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course each participant will learn:


  • Fundamental of treatment planning with dental implants
  • Patient selection for successful outcomes
  • Understanding patient expectations
  • Laboratory communication necessary for successful treatment
  • Prosthetic options based on patient needs
  • When to utilize computer treatment planning to enhance treatment outcomes
  • Pre-prosthetic considerations prior to initiating treatment
  • Determining proper implant/abutment selection
  • Occlusal considerations for implant prosthetic designs
  • When and when not to immediately load dental implants
  • How to make implant restorations esthetic and when to avoid dental implants
  • Using dental implants for orthodontic anchorage
  • Presenting implant options to patients and having treatment plans accepted
  • Potential insurance coverage for dental implants and how to submit for payment
  • Marketing dental implants in a busy practice

Full Day, Half Day or Evening Program

Course Description:

This program will investigate the realistic possibilities of combining esthetic dentistry with osseointegrated implants.  Insights will be provided as to the importance of the pretreatment diagnosis and its relevance to the treatment outcome.  Various clinical procedures will be presented and their importance discussed, thereby developing treatment sequences and establishing treatment protocols.  In addition, the importance of establishing acceptable function in harmony with esthetic form will be emphasized for long term stability of the implant restorations.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program each participant will be able to:


  • Incorporate proper treatment planning protocols
  • Identify potential esthetic problems
  • Understand the importance of form and function

Full Day Program

Course Description:

Dental implants have been available for patient treatment for well over 30 years, yet most dental practices in the United States today restore less than 10 implants a year. There are many reasons for this including patient awareness and acceptance, fear of surgery, multiple office visits, and the lack of confidence of the treating doctor and staff to deliver successful treatment. 
This full day lecture will cover a wide range of topics to enable the general dentist to provide predictable implant 
treatment for the patients in their practices.

Subjects that will be covered include:


  • Diagnosis and treatment planning including patient selection and sequence of treatment
  • Immediate Loading — is it really feasible?
  • Esthetics — how do we make implant restorations look like teeth?
  • Occlusion — its importance in implant success


Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:


  • Understand the current concepts of treatment planning utilizing dental implants
  • Properly select dental implants based on the science and biology
  • Understand the principals involved in establishing an esthetic implant restoration
  • Establish and understand the importance of occlusion in successful implant dentistry
  • Clinical Pathways for Screw-Retained, Full-Arch Fixed Restorations

  • The Immediate Load Restoration

  • Making Implants Part of Your Everyday Practice: Current Concepts for Implant Dentistry

  • Making Implants Part of Your Everyday Practice: Treatment Planning and Associated Concerns

  • Occlusion for Dental Implants: The Critical Factor in Implant Success

  • Treatment Planning and Restorative Outcomes in Implant Dentistry

  • Treatment Planning for Success with the Edentulous Patient Population

  • Dental Implants: Comprehensive and Advanced Treatment Planning

  • Esthetic Dentistry and Dental Implants… Controversies, Compromises, and Challenges

Esthetic Dentistry and Dental Implants… Controversies, Compromises, and Challenges

The Immediate Load Restoration

Dental Implants:  Comprehensive and Advanced Treatment Planning

Clinical Pathways for Screw-Retained, Full-Arch Fixed Restorations

Half Day or Evening Program

Course Description:

There exists a vast array of dental implant systems available to the surgeon and restorative dentist.  We must be able to rationally evaluate these different systems and logically justify our use of a system for a specific restorative case.  To do so, we must also be familiar with basic implant biology, biomechanics, and concepts of occlusion.  This introductory seminar will walk its participants through the basic concepts of case selection and treatment planning, evaluation of dental implant occlusion, and implant biomechanics.  A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the advantages of dental implant systems and 
the restorative options available.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:


  • Logically choose a dental implant system
  • Familiarize themselves with the restorative choices utilizing dental implants
  • Have an understanding of the advantages offered by dental implant systems with focus on treatment planning
  • Familiarize themselves with the basic concepts of dental implant occlusion
  • Recognize the basic concepts of case selection and implant treatment planning​

Continuing Education

Occlusion for Dental Implants: The Critical Factor in Implant Success

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Criteria For Successful Clinical Treatment

Course Description:

This two day course will combine a variety of didactic, lecture, and laboratory procedures to facilitate the learning experience and enable the clinician to effectively communicate with the implant surgeon and laboratory technician. In addition, proper sequence of the clinical treatment for the patient will be discussed in detail.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the clinician will be able to:

Properly diagnose, treatment plan, and sequence the treatment necessary for delivering an immediate load restoration.
Review established protocol for immediate loading with dental implants in the edentulous mandible.
Establish effective communication with the implant surgeon and laboratory technician, as well as, the patient.

​​6355 E. Kemper Rd, Suite 150

 Robert F. Faulkner, D.D.S., Inc.​​

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist