Three-Part Webinar Series

New by Popular Demand! A Three-Part Webinar Series

The AAID is excited to launch its new webinar series for members and nonmembers this fall. Whether you’re just starting out in implant dentistry, need a refresher, or want to learn some advanced techniques, this series is for you. Each course is worth 1 hour of continuing education.

 Participate in all three or choose the one that fits your needs.


Session 1: Fundamentals of Esthetics

Course title: Principles of Smile Design

Course leader: Dr. Adamo Notarantonio, DDS

September 25, 2019 | 7 to 8 p.m. Central | 1 hour CE

Course Description

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” When it comes to smile design, this couldn’t be more true. This webinar will focus on the principles of smile design, from Global to Micro esthetics. It will cover the necessary photographs needed to communicate and create an ideal smile. Different techniques to achieve similar results will also be reviewed. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the definition and importance of Global, Macro, Micro and Pink Esthetics
  2. Recommended photos for smile design evaluation and execution
  3. Demonstrate various smile design techniques, from conventional to digital



Session 2: Intermediate Esthetics

Course title: Implant Esthetics as it relates to Smile Design in single and multiunit restorations

Course leader: Dr. Jorge Blanco, DDS

Rescheduled: January 8, 2020 | 5 to 6 p.m. Central | 1 hour CE

Course Description

Patients look up to us to be able to solve their problems. Nothing is more challenging than restoring an implant in the esthetic zone. This doesn’t have to be complicated. By understanding esthetic principals and applying them from the planning, through the surgical and finally the restorative phase, we can achieve predictable results.

In order to be predictable, however, you do need to understand that tissue biotypes will respond differently and that tissue manipulation and management through careful planning, selection of the appropriate prosthetics and proper provisionalization are key in being able to deliver a seamless anterior restoration.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review of esthetic principles and smile design as it relates to implant dentistry
  2. Understand concepts and learn techniques in soft tissue evaluation, manipulation and management when replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone
  3. Prosthetic components, angulations, emergence, shape, sizes, differences that can occur when restoring next to natural dentition
  4. Managing patient expectations in the presence of implant esthetic challenges


Session 3: Advanced Esthetics

Course title: Trends that can enhance planning and treatment in the advanced implant practice

Course leader: Dr. Sonia Leziy, DDS

January 15, 2020 | 6 to 7 p.m. Central | 1 hour CE

Course Description

This presentation will review some of the emerging trends in both surgical planning and treatment, and how they are changing today’s clinical landscape.  The goal, in common to all clinicians, is to provide ideal care with proven materials and predictable concepts from surgery through to restoration.  However, early adoption of emerging technologies and innovations may challenge this philosophy. The objectives of this presentation are to discuss specific concepts and the clinician’s experiences in the following areas:

Learning Objectives

  1. Digital/virtual planning, communication, documentation, and treatment. How this technology must be considered for planning and treatment in the advanced practice
  2. Soft tissue grafting to improve esthetics, tissue quality, and long-term stability: understand the role of new grafting procedures and material alternatives and where they apply in implant dentistry. Should we be using dermal matrix grafts, or still rely on autogenous tissues in implantology?
  3. Bone grafting: a look at the procedural advances to improve the handling characteristics of biologics, membrane selection, and flap design/handling
  4. The demand for immediate treatment surgical and restorative protocols. Why, when, and how. 


Questions? Contact AAID Headquarters at 312.335.1550 or email