Invited Featured Speakers in Hilton Head Janet Clarkson

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Janet Clarkson

Dr. Clarkson graduated in dentistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1987 and after 10 years at the University of Manchester, she joined DHSRU (Dental Health Services Research Unit) at the University of Dundee. Since 1998 she has been the Effective Dental Practice Programme Director, conducting high quality research in dental primary care. She is a founding member of the Cochrane Oral Health Group. Jan is Joint Principal Investigator in the FICTION trial and has successfully conducted more than 20 clinical research trials in primary dental care.

Title: Getting Evidence into Practice

The translation of evidence into practice is the focus of this presentation and examples of work completed and in development will be explored. In order to improve the experience of patients attending for healthcare, there needs to be an understanding of the effectiveness of interventions and the translation of evidence into practice. The work of the Cochrane Oral Health Group will be described to demonstrate the extent to which this has assisted with both the development of new research and the development of clinical recommendations. Examples of how theory-based interventions are developed and evaluated at a national level will be covered. A vision for international collaboration for evidence synthesis and an understanding of its translation will include a description of the Professional Global Alliance for the Cochrane Oral Health Group and an invitation to collaborate in practice based research.

Dean Morton

Dr. Morton studied dentistry at the University of Sydney, and completed an MS and Certificate (Pros) at the University of Iowa. He was Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Florida, before joining the University of Louisville where he serves as Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation. Dr. Morton has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles, and was primary author of the ITI Treatment Guide.

Title: Integrating Contemporary Prosthodontic Options into Dental Schools and the Practice of Prosthodontics

This program will place emphasis on an interdisciplinary and current approach to prosthodontic education, planning and treatment. The discussion will concentrate on the goal of graduating dentists and prosthodontists prepared for the demands of practice tomorrow not yesterday by identifying and considering contemporary planning, laboratory and clinical options. Reference will be made to the evolving role of treatment risk analysis for patients with advanced, complex and esthetic needs. Restorative options (both digital and analog) and new dental materials will be discussed with direct reference to accepted treatment protocols. Clinical patient treatments will be chosen to illustrate principles and demonstrate these protocols.

Steve Parel

Dr. Parel was director for osseointegration training at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in San Antonio and professor at Baylor College of Dentistry—Texas A&M University System Health Science Center and director of the Center of Oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontics in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology from 1998 until 2008. He presently is the director of Prosthodontics at a private Implant Specialty Clinic in Dallas, Texas.

Title: Immediate Loading for the Full Arch Maxilla-Critical Considerations and Profiling.

Immediate loading of implants for full arch reconstruction has become an increasingly popular option for edentulous patients and those with failing, unsalvageable dentition. Unfortunately, while this approach works almost universally in the mandible, there is still some debate as to its efficacy in the maxillary arch. These discussions become particularly contentious in the area of numbers of implants necessary and the spread required to produce a result least likely to contribute to implant failure.

This presentation will use the current literature and recent clinical experience as the basis for suggesting a method profiling patients who are at greatest risk for implant and prosthetic complications. The current clinical protocol based on these findings will also be reviewed in terms of rescue and prevention for this particular segment of our patient population.

Joerg Strub

Dr. Strub has been Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany since 1988. He was a Visiting Clinical Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics at the Osaka University Japan in 1996 and Visiting Professor at the University of Pensylvania, Philadelphia in 2009 and in 2010 Sun Yat-sen University, Guanghua, School of Stomatology, Guangzhou, China and King Saud University, School of Dentistry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabien.

Title: Digital Dentistry: Emergence of recent technologies.

Recent advances and developments in digital technologies are unavoidable in the contemporary dental practice. The application spectrum of such digital technologies covers all dental disciplines and varies between data acquisition, treatment planning and CAD/CAM techniques. The ultimate goal of these technologies is to improve the quality and capabilities in examination, diagnosis and treatment of the dental patient. Compared to conventional methods, the employment of digital technologies in the dental practice generally facilitates improved accuracy in data acquisition and assessment, superior efficacy in treatment planning and more controlled and faster manufacturing process. This in turn will result in a higher level of patient care and better satisfaction for both the patient and the dentist. The present digital technologies offer a blueprint for future developments, which will focus on expanding the range of application and reducing manufacturing fees.

Charles Goodacre

Dr. Goodacre has served as Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and is currently Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He co-authored the 4th edition of Johnston’s Modern Practice in Fixed Prosthodontics, has written textbook chapters for pediatric dentistry and endodontics, and served as an Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics for 10 years. He has over 100 publications, textbook chapters, and research abstracts and has given more than 300 invited presentations. Recent educational activities have focused on the development of interactive, navigable electronic education programs.

Title: CAD/CAM Fabricated Complete Dentures: Concept and Method of Obtaining Required Morphologic Data

This presentation will show the clinical steps used to clinically record the morphology of the intaglio and cameo surfaces of complete dentures that can then be scanned and imported into a 3D virtual tooth arrangement program where the prosthetic teeth can be arranged and articulated. When the entire process becomes commercially available, the resulting data can be exported to a milling machine for CAM fabrication of the dentures. A prototype 3D Complete Denture Tooth Arrangement program will be shown as part of the presentation.

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