September 7, 2017

Luncheons for Learning
Mandibular Tissue Supported Implant-Retained Overdentures – A Satisfactory Solutin


One day a month a speaker discusses a dental topic during lunch. The sessions are informal and the group has an opportunity to interact with the speaker during the short discussion period at the end of the lecture. It requires only about one and one-half hour of your time to learn the latest developments in many areas of dentistry. It also offers the opportunity to become better acquainted with your colleagues and their staff since all dental allied personnel and technicians are also invited to attend.

An implant-retained mandibular overdenture is considered by many to be the gold standard for rehabilitation of the edentulous mandible. This course will describe aspects of treatment planning, surgical preparation and functional loading of the mandibular prosthesis featuring the Locator® retentive system.

• To discuss the rationale for various implant options
• To develop an orderly approach to treatment planning
• To describe preparation techniques required for radiographic and surgical stents
• To clarify various approaches to surgical placement of the implant fixtures.
• To demonstrate installation and functional loading of the Locator® abutment.

PEGGY ALEXANDER, D.D.S., M.P.H., received her DDS degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in 1981. She also received a Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1957. Dr. Alexander is currently Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School. She also serves as a Research Associate the Department of Periodontics at the UT Health Science Center.

Prior to her appointment at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School, she had served the National Health Services Corps, in the United States Uniformed Services and maintained a private practice in San Antonio. Dr. Alexander's research interests include control of infection, cross contamination in the dental setting, parafunctional habits and their effect on the dentition, and etiology of dental erosion.

DR. POORNIMA (Nima) MENSINKAI is a Research Fellow in Department of Periodontics UTHSCSA. She is a graduate of UT Health San Antonio, where she received a Ph.D. in Translational Science. After graduation in May 2017, she launched her career as translational researcher in San Antonio. Her primary area of research focuses on oral and systemic health interactions with a current emphasis on diabetes. She is also evolved in research in integrating alternative medicine like yoga and meditation into relieving temporo mandibular joint disorders.

Check-in: 11:30 am, Dental School Lobby
Program: Thursday, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Dental Dean's Office, Large Conference Room
UT Health San Antonio

Includes Luncheon and Lecture
Individual: $49.50

CREDIT (Course Code: 160481A)
AGD Code: 670/671 Hours: 1

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