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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
7:00AM - 9:00AM


(C) 201A


A Systematic Pre-Treatment Evaluation Method for Treatment of the Edentulous Patients with a Fixed Prosthesis

Edmond Bedrossian , DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of the Pacific
San Francisco, CA


Many potential candidates for implant restoration of the fully edentulous maxilla and or mandible are primarily interested in a fixed restoration as opposed to a bar/clip overdenture. While there are many factors to consider in the pre-treatment work-up, there is an advantage of being able to determine early in the consultation process the feasibility of a fixed restoration before significant time is invested in diagnostic procedures. This presentation examines three critical factors necessary to provide a fixed restoration that are able to be used as a screening mechanism to determine the possibility of a fixed implant restoration and likelihood of necessary bone grafting procedures to achieve the desired outcome.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Pre-treatment evaluation & determination of the final type of fixed prosthesis.
  2. Prosthetic and surgical protocol in treatment of the edentulous maxilla and mandible
  3. Presentation of Computer guided surgery; Pros and cons

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