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'Follow Bob' Education-in-the-Round course at ADA 2015 annual meeting

April 20, 2015

Educating dentists: Drs. David Little (left) and Joseph Massad (right) will lead an Education-in-the-Round course at ADA 2015 on conducting a full-mouth restoration procedure. The Nov. 7 continuing education course is the culmination of an 18-month journey for patient Robert "Bob" Hartman (center).
Washington — Dentists interested in learning about how to conduct a full-mouth reconstruction procedure from diagnosis to surgery should attend ADA 2015 – America's Dental Meeting.

Drs. David Little and Joseph Massad will lead a three-hour Education-in-the-Round course Nov. 7. Learning objectives include making an accurate full-mouth implant impression in 20 minutes; understanding why verification jigs are important to success; and delivering a mandibular/maxillary implant prosthesis with accuracy.

The continuing education course is the culmination of an 18-month journey for Robert "Bob" Hartman.

Due to decay and bone loss from lack of proper care over the years, combined with a deteriorating tooth structure, the 63-year-old was in need of a full-mouth restoration.

The process was documented as part of a series of CE online courses. Bob had his first surgery last spring. In the lower arch, his teeth were extracted, alveoloplasty was performed using a bone reduction guide and six implants were placed. A screw-retained provisional was fabricated by retrofitting an immediate lower denture.

Four months later, in August 2014, Dr. Little placed four implants in Bob's upper arch. The procedure was accomplished using guided surgery. A soft tissue-supported Simplant guide was used with the Ankylos Expert Ease guided surgery kit.

In addition, as a new feature at this year's annual meeting, the EIR course will be presented in 3-D. The new feature adds to the learning experience by allowing attendees to fully see what Drs. Massad and Little see while conducting the procedure.

Attendees of the EIR session will receive three CE hours for the course. Registration for ADA 2015 opens May 20 at ADA.org/meeting. Cost for the Implant Impression course (7402) is $69 before Oct. 9; $89 after. For more information, contact annualmeeting@ada.org. Search for #ADADC on Twitter and Facebook for more on ADA 2015.