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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dental-XP Cleveland - Site Development/Socket Preservation Course - Price Lowered

What a fantastic opportunity to train with a master!   Price lowered from $2K - $750

Please join Dental XP, LOCAL opportunity to learn under one of the leaders of our time.  Dr. Maurice Salama of Team Atlanta and Dental XP fame will be presenting on extraction site management, bone grafting, and esthetic outcomes.  By introducing atraumatic extraction techniques and the preservation of bone through straight forward grafting, this hands-on course will benefit your practice whether or not you place implants.

Held October 28-29 at the Renaissance Cleveland, the course offers 12 CEs.  Please visit http://www.dentalxp.com/ContinuingEducationCourse.aspx?a=335 orDentalXP.com for complete details and to register for the course.

Look forward to seeing you at his wonderful event!

Michael and Matt
Michael H. Morgan, DDS, MS
Matthew J. Lemke, DDS, MS

Course Description:
Implant site preservation and development is the concept of maintaining the volume and architecture of both the soft and hard tissues. It is critical to minimize tissue loss during extraction to conserve the natural ridge form and architecture for future implant placement.

Tissues should be preserved and maintained in their original forms as much as possible from the time of tooth extraction to the placement of restoration. This concept is crucial to ensure tissue healing, patient comfort, esthetics and functionality of the final implant restoration.

This course will highlight several techniques that facilitate a more esthetic, functional and predictable result in implant dentistry, starting with extraction. Discussion will focus on some of the most commonly asked questions in implant dentistry, such as should grafting be performed after tooth extraction? Which is the best graft materials to use? What type of interim provisional restorations to use in order to minimize tissue loss? What is the current research and what diagnostic tools lead to the correct decisions regarding immediate implant placement versus delayed implant placement.

This course is designed for any clinician managing extraction sites and who place implants implants and is the first in our series on implant site development and essential bone grafting. The hands-on portion will focus on minimally invasive extraction and grafting techniques as well as immediate implant placement. Participants will practice on models.

• Understand the most recent research and literature on Extraction Sites
• Know minimally invasive tooth removal techniques and instrumentation
• Remove broken and difficult teeth with minimal flap
• Various incision and flap designs for optimal end results
• Be able to describe the role of socket grafting 
• Literature and indications for grafting
• What to look for in choosing a graft material
• Membranes; The pros and cons
• Techniques for optimal healing and ridge form
• Know how to evaluate different graft materials
• Know how best to manage extraction sites with facial bony defects - "socket repair"
• Learn how to manage the post-extraction sites in order to minimize ridge contour loss
• Understand the concept of Restoration-Driven Tissue Regeneration (RDTR)
• Understand the pros and cons of immediate versus delayed implant placement
• Be able to describe minimally invasive bone grafting techniques for the compromised implant site
• Learn when to Flap and when you can perform Incisionless treatment

• Learn how to properly place and guide implants into the extraction site for ideal results

Friday, March 11, 2016

Direct Cut Drills - One Drill = One Osteotomy from One Surgical Guide

Are you familiar with Direct Cut drills? This single-drill option has increased in popularity. BlueSkyBio has designed a drill that creates the osteotomy site for the final twist drill. Direct Cut is intended for BlueSky implants, and when combined with a SureGuide is an efficient placement tool.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Where to Begin with Guided Surgery - Our Decision Tree

When you or your staff is questioning what to send  to ROE to begin a guided case, please visit the guided surgery page on our web site and click “Where to begin”. This click-through, interactive page breaks down the types of possible cases and the protocol to guidance in a straightforward manner.

Fully Guided Options

If fully guided from the implant manufacturer is not yet in your armamentarium, here are some great options:

Sleeve-in-sleeve is also available. This is a low-cost option that is simple to integrate. The reusable sleeves inserts are only $15 each, and are available for all implants. 

Also, for many non-fully guided systems, we can simply add a raised resin collar above the implant sleeve for your drill to ‘bottom-out’. 

We can supply our individual spoons, which are guide inserts with handles that fit into the master guide tubes.

And, are you familiar with Direct Cut drills? This single-drill option has increased in popularity. BlueSkyBio has designed a drill that creates the osteotomy site for the final twist drill. Direct Cut is intended for BlueSky implants, and when combined with a SureGuide is an efficient placement tool.

SureGuides Fully Guided Compatibility

ROE is compatible with 19 fully-guided systems:

3i Tapered Navigator
3i Parallel Navigator
Ankylos Expert Ease
Astra (Simplant only)
Astra EV (Simplant only)
Bluesky Direct Cut Protocol
Implant Direct
Materialise Universal (AKA Simplant Universal)
OCO Biomedical
Verban Drill Stops (regular 5.0, CEREC 3 sizes, etc)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CombiGuide IP - The Digital All-On-4, 5, 6, 7 +

Coming soon to your office - CombiGuide IP 

This product fundamentally changes the full-mouth implant surgery in an immediate protocol. From conventional records, and a CT scan, ROE creates a virtual surgery intended to predictably deliver implants and teeth in one pre-planned day. CombiGuide IP is Beta and will be available soon.