March 6, 2015

Lecture/Participation Course
A Predictable and Less Stressful Method for Utilizing C.T. Scan Software


Predictability in implant placement has been the main reason many dentist have not incorporated implant
placement in their practices. C.T. scan data incorporated with software that allows the clinician to place implants, determine the appropriate size and position has been around for several years. This technology now allows the dentist to visualize three dimensionally and take this information transfer it to a surgical guide that makes the placement of implants predictable and much less invasive. This technology allows the clinician to know prior to the surgical procedure the bone quality and quantity. This information can help determine prior to surgery which cases might require grafting before implant placement, which ones can be done at implant placement, or which cases may not be candidates for implants. Since the soft tissue follows the boney contour, knowing the quantity, quality, and location of the bone allows us to predictably use implant in esthetic areas that were previously avoided.

This course will test the predictability of the scans and the subsequent surgical guides by dissecting the post
placement implant sites and comparing the actual placement to that of the virtual placement. This technology allows clinician to provide a new and predictable service much as the apex locator did for their endodontic patients.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to understand:
• How to virtually place implants utilizing software that converts information generated from a C.T. scan
• How the virtually placed implants generate a surgical guide that enables them to place the implants in the clinical setting
• Place the implants utilizing the surgical guide, then dissect the area around the implant and compare the accuracy to those placed on the computer
• All participants should by the end of the course have a thorough understanding of how the software utilizing the C.T. scan can generate information that helps the clinician to determine ideal implant placement, a proactively which areas will need grafting prior to implant placement and those areas that are not suitable for implant placement

JOSEPH L. CARRICK, D.D.S., attained his DDS degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1977. He maintains a private practice with an emphasis on the cosmetic dentistry in the Woodlands, Texas. Dr. Carrick has served in various capacities for the American Academy of Cosmetic (AACD), as President from 1998 to 1999 and currently on its Board of Governors. He is also an Examiner for Accreditation for the AACD, and has served as Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. His honors include, Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Diplomate status of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

He has presented numerous seminars and lectures nationally and internationally on prosthetic and implant interrelationships as well as facial esthetics. Dr. Carrick has authored a number of articles on implants and cosmetic dentistry. He also produced the prototype of what is now the ERA Implant for Sterngold.

Check-in: D.S. Cafeteria, 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

The University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio, Dental School

Dentist: $550.00
Dentist: $470.00 - 20% = $440.00
Dentist: $470.00 - 15% = $467.50

CREDIT (Course Code: 156642A)
AGD Code: 690/696 Hours: 7

The Dental School thanks TBA for its unrestricted educational grant in support of this continuing education program.

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