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W13: Full-Arch Implant Solutions from Overdentures to Fixed Ceramics

  • October 12, 2017, 1:30–5:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    1 Park Boulevard
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States
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Hands-On Workshop

CEs: 3

Siamak Abai, DDS, MMEDSC



• Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
• Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry
• Recipient, Aaron Gershkoff/Norman Goldberg Award, American Academy of Implant Dentistry


Siamak Abai, DDS, MMEDSC

• Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry
• Private practice, esthetics, reconstructive and implant dentistry, Newport Beach, California

Sponsored by Glidewell Dental, Presidential Sponsor


This workshop takes an in-depth look at the latest full-arch implant solutions, from the basic overdenture to the monolithic zirconia implant prosthesis. The presenters explore the advantages of each restorative option, review treatment protocols, and explain the clinical considerations involved in determining the ideal solution for each patient. This course also provides a hands-on experience with the placement of implants for a full-arch fixed restoration and the conversion of a removable denture to a fixed provisional.

Learning Objectives:

At completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Articulate the pros and cons of removable versus fixed implant restorations
2. Provisionalize fully edentulous implant cases
3. Convert overdentures to fixed restorations
4. Take advatage of newly developed implant designs in full-arch situations
5. Understand digital treatment planning and know when to consider guided surgery
6. Perform immediate extraction and implant placement for full-arch restorations
7. State the clinical benefits of PMMA temporaries and when to use them
8. Immediately convert patient’s denture at the time of implant placement
9. Appreciate the benefits of monolithic zirconia full-arch implant prosthesis

AGD Subject Code 690
FEE: $199 ($219 after 9/12/17)

Topics: Full-arch, zirconia, removable denture, fixed provisional