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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The Fundamentals of Surgical and Prosthetic Techniques for Narrow Diameter Implants

Categories: Implant Dentistry

Author(s): Michael Scherer

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced


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The Fundamentals of Surgical and Prosthetic Techniques for Narrow Diameter Implants

Educational Objectives

• Describe the challenges of long-term edentulism and how it impacts denture success and the patient's quality of life

• Formulate effective treatment plans for edentulous patients utilizing narrow-diameter implants for implant-retained overdenture therapy

• Identify/discuss surgical procedures for the proper placement of narrow diameter implants

• Acquire a working knowledge of, and confidence in, utilizing narrow-diameter implants and surgical kits specifically designed for overdentures

• Effectively convert dentures to implant-retained overdentures and manage possible complications


This evidence-based lecture will present attendees with background, theory, treatment planning, surgical and prosthetic procedures, and marketing related to narrow-diameter overdenture implants. Emphasis will be placed on managing difficult denture patients and using minimally invasive surgical techniques to convert dentures to overdentures. The fundamental surgical technique for placing LODI Implants, as well as flap or flapless techniques, and consideration for when to place implants immediately or delaying the protocol will be reviewed. Denture attachment procedures will also be presented.


COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through and unrestricted educational grant from ZEST Anchors LLC.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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