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Creative Edge: Stud Attachment Retained Overdentures - Implant and Root Retained (co-sponsored by BEGO)
Tom and Chris Bormes present an overview of most major stud precision attachment systems--including Locator, Preci...See more Ball, Preci Clix, "O" Rings, Ceka and SpheroFlex--and how to select one for individual cases. Learn what information you need from the dentist, step-by-step fabrication and processing procedures, and what not to do and why. Solutions for servicing worn stud attachments are also discussed. Pre-registration encouraged.
Stop in anytime during the day for this year's Creative Edge Symposium where Bego USA, Preat and Whip Mix offer...See more one-on-one technical advice that exceeds what you can get on the exhibit floor. The symposium offers two ways to learn and explore: interacting with the companies' representatives for demonstrations, technical assistance and networking or attending CDT-approved courses offered throughout the day on fixed, removable and implant cases.
Today's progressive technician is a valuable part of the dental team and should be involved in the case design...See more process. Tom Bormes identifies the information needed by the technician and why it's needed to provide case design alternatives and options to the dentist. Learn how to request the necessary information and tools, such as mounted and articulated models, patient requirements, length and diameter of implants, overall quality of bone, patient dexterity, patient hygiene habits, muscular efficiency, para-functional habits and general health. The information helps you provide multiple options to the patient; select the correct bar, stud or magnetic connector; and recommend a tissue- or abutment-supported prosthesis. This course is a recommended prerequisite for the Stud Attachment, Bar Attachment and Removable Partial Denture courses.
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