Speaker: Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Private Practice, Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Ganeles has disclosed he does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.
Program Track: Imaging and Emerging Technologies
Course Description: Since implant dentistry became a mainstream treatment approach, there has been an emphasis on accurate planning and placement to enhance outcomes and minimize complications. Recently, there have been several technological improvements for surgery adapted from medical technology that were added to sophisticated planning tools. Navigation permits the surgeon to virtually “see” site preparation and implant placement on a computer monitor displaying patient anatomy and drill or implant position in real time, and visually manipulate them into pre-planned positions. Robotics additionally adds haptic guidance to navigation, assuring accurate duplication of pre-planned surgical positioning. These technologies are all FDA approved and commercially available in the U.S. This course will provide an overview for these technologies including case reports.
· Review the current methods of guided implant surgery.
· Present emerging technology in the field, including navigation and robotic surgery.
· Discuss the applicability and potential benefits of these new methods.
Course length: 1.07 hours
Original release date: September 5, 2019
Expiration date: September 5, 2022
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1.25 continuing education credits.
The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.