Corporate Forum - AAP Annual Meeting 2023

This year’s Corporate Forum will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 1-5 p.m. at the Hilton Austin on the 6th Floor, which is accessible from the walkway on the 4th level of the Austin Convention Center. Each 45-minute session offers a unique opportunity to view the latest scientific and clinical innovations in the field of periodontology. The Academy is offering over 30+ industry-hosted presentations which are open to all Annual Meeting attendees at no additional charge.

Corporate Forum participants have selected the session speakers and topics, paying all related expenses. The information and opinions presented are solely those of the speakers and sponsoring companies and do not represent the opinions of, nor constitute endorsement by, the AAP. The Academy does not offer continuing education (CE) credit for the Corporate Forum, however, some companies may be certified continuing education providers.

The Academy extends its thanks to all the 2023 participating companies for their support.

Thursday, Nov. 9

*All times below are listed in Central Time

Advances in Single Tooth Implants Within the Esthetic Zone: Optimizing Soft Tissue Esthetics. A 15-year Retrospective
Alan Meltzer, DMD, MScD

Classically single tooth implant placement has evolved to include immediate extraction with immediate implant placement, grafting the “gap” and immediate provisionalization. However, despite these efforts facial collapse of soft tissue, marginal recession, and facial pocketing can frequently occur over time compromising the long-term esthetic outcome. A biologic approach will be presented to limit these complications and reduce the need for revision procedures.

What Exactly is a Dual Wavelength Laser, and What is its Significance in Treatment of Peri-implantitis and Periodontitis?
Sree Bodapati, BDS, MPH, MS

Do Lasers have a place in Periodontal Practices? What were the previous constraints in this regard? How did Fotona address the reservations that some periodontists had about incorporating lasers into their treatment options?

What is the significance of Fotona in the management of peri-implantitis? In addition to its applications in periodontal disease and peri implantitis treatment, what are some other uses or functions of the Fotona laser – especially in pain management and airway management?

Minimally Invasive Socket Preservation with Atelocollagen Bone Augmentation Material
Véronique Benhamou, BSc, DDS, Cert. Perio.

 Ridge preservation has been shown to be a successful treatment for maintaining horizontal and vertical ridge dimension after extraction. The simple application of an atelocollagen bone augmentation material into an extraction socket significantly reduces dimensional changes. This procedure is easy and predictable, and it reduces patient morbidity and cost, compared with other techniques that may be needed in the absence of ridge preservation. Various applications of this novel material will be discussed, and cases will be presented to illustrate the recommended surgical technique, case selection and the ease of manipulation of the material.

OsseoFuse: A True One-Drill System and a Sinus Lift Implant
Leon Chen, DMD, MS

OsseoFuse’s primary objective is to adopt multiple functionalities in a single armamentarium to save time, reduce clinical mistakes, and lessen patient discomfort. Our innovative Sinus Implant is designed to incorporate dual functionality to achieve a sinus lift with autogenous bone and simultaneously place a dental implant with optimal primary stability, bypassing all the prior surgeries required to lift the sinus. Our OneDrill implant technology only requires a single drill to implant a regular sized or larger diameter implant, as opposed to simply skipping one or two drills in a multi-drill sequence. One-drill technology expertly integrates the qualities of many drills into a single, dynamic drill. Both the Sinus Implant and OneDrill system require only a single drill and one dental visit to obtain the same results.

Learning Objectives:
• Will the one-drill overheat?
• Is it possible to re-angulate the drill if I don’t like the angulation in the initial drill? Or, in the end, will I be able to divert the implant?
• Will the implant reduce primary stability once we re-direct the drill?
• Can we perform immediate implants with this system? Even provisional in the esthetic demand area?
• Will I be able to perform on a significantly impaired bony condition following extraction, such as a knife edge, severe lack of buccal or lingual walls, or seriously damaged bone?
• What is the minimum amount of bone needed to place the Sinus Implant?

All inquiries will be fully answered, any ambiguities will be clarified, and we’ll also present the globally patented step locking technology for primary stability.

Why Amnion-Chorion: A Panel Discussion on The Evolution of Barrier Membranes
Panel Discussion: Matthew Fine, DDS; John Kim, DMD, MS; Curry Leavitt, DMD, MS; Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD; and Bradley A. Ross, DMD

Join us for a panel discussion on the evolution of barrier membranes used in periodontics. Five expert clinicians will discuss the evolution of barrier membranes, the clinically game-changing properties of amnion-chorion, and the how using amnion-chorion benefits you and your patient.

Straumann Implants: Evolution to Revolution
Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS

Implants have evolved in design over the years; from one diameter to different diameters, from parallel to tapered, from regular threads to all shapes, all with a variety of implant surfaces.  A lot of these evolutions and concepts came and went but some proved fundamentally unshakeable.  Evolution of design is natural, but to that concept, imagine not just a simple evolution, but a revolution.

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Filippo Graziani, DDS, MSD, PhD and Irina Dragan, DDS, MS, DMD, MS, eMBA, Business and Technology

A thought provoking, interactive session exploring gaps in our clinical knowledge, opportunities, and areas of research fundamental to better understanding the progression of disease: from health to ultimate tooth loss, at individual and population levels.

Ridge Augmentation: Unlocking the Power of Particulate Grafting and Acellular Membranes
Yusuf Shere, DDS, MS

The presentation will focus on key points such as the significance of ideal ridge form for restorative success, the role of GBR in achieving ideal implant positioning, principles for successful GBR, predictable bone grafting techniques, unlocking the potential of allografts and xenografts, space maintenance while minimizing infection and exposure, benefits of acellular dermal matrices in GBR, and essential surgical techniques.

Using an Er:YAG Laser for Peri-implantitis Surface Disinfection: Rationale and Outcome Assessment
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD

The treatment of peri-implantitis defects can be unpredictable and has become a major challenge for many dentists who place implants. Currently, there is no standard protocol available to reliably treat this emerging problem. One of the main challenges is effectively disinfecting the contaminated implant surface to prevent the possibility of re-osseointegration. This presentation will address the characteristics of Er;YAG lasers and how they can be used to assist in the predictable regeneration of peri-implantitis defects.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn how to properly use Er:YAG dental lasers.
• Know the pros and cons of using Er:YAG dental lasers for the treatment of peri-implant diseases.

Why Perio Practices Are Achieving Record Values in IDSO Partnerships in 2023
Chip Fichtner

Invisible Dental Support Organizations (IDSO) are quietly partnering with some of the largest periodontists in the US by purchasing 51% to 90% of the practice for cash. Doctors retain ownership and continuing to lead their practices with complete autonomy for years or decades. Doctors benefit from the resources of a larger silent partner to reduce admin burdens and grow bigger, faster and more profitably.

Exploring the Versatility of De-epithelialized Dehydrated Amnion-Chorion Allograft in Everyday Clinical Scenarios to Achieve Predictable Regeneration
Panel Discussion: Matthew Fine, DDS; John Kim, DMD, MS; Curry Leavitt, DMD, MS; Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD; and Bradley A. Ross, DMD

Learn about the indications and applications for de-epithelialized dehydrated amnion-chorion allograft (BioXclude), including guided bone and tissue regeneration, socket preservation and ridge augmentation, both surgical and non-surgical, and donor/recipient site adjunctive applications. Witness the impressive healing capabilities, and a multitude of data and documentation demonstrating the unparalleled biocompatibility of this unique and remarkable allograft tissue.

Digital Workflow for Full-arch Implant Rehabilitation 2.0
Wael Att, DDS, DMD, PhD

The shift towards implementing digitally driven technology in reconstructive dentistry is obvious. Compared to conventional methods, the goal of digital technologies is to improve the quality and capabilities in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental patient. This session will provide an overview about disruptive technologies in implant rehabilitation and discuss different possibilities and advantages when using innovative digital workflows. New workflows facilitating synergy between surgical, functional and esthetic components in full-arch cases will be presented.

The Severely Atrophic Maxilla 2023: Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction Strategies
Michael A. Pikos, DDS

This presentation will focus on foundational principles for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla for full arch immediate implant reconstruction. It will include zygomatic implant protocols and will feature a digital restorative workflow.

After this presentation attendees will:
•Understand the importance of a prophylactic approach to full arch immediate implant reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla
•Understand the application of zygomatic implant protocols for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla
•Understand the digital workflow and complications of full arch immediate implant reconstruction cases

The Use of YSGG Laser to Treat Peri-Implant Diseases: An Overview of the Mechanism, Efficacy, and Advantages
Philip Kang, DDS and Paul P. Chang, DDS, MS

Various dental laser wavelengths have emerged as adjunct tools to treat periodontitis and peri-implantitis. In particular, Er,Cr:YSGG has shown enhanced disinfection, promotion of wound healing, and histologic regeneration around both ailing teeth and implants. The REPAIR protocols are minimally invasive procedures that may result in less post-operative discomfort, faster treatment times, and comparable clinical outcomes to the traditional non-surgical and surgical techniques. The presentation will highlight an unbiased review of Er,Cr:YSGG laser’s mechanism, clinical indications, advantages, and currently available scientific evidence.

Barrier Membrane Options for Increased Predictability and Efficiency in Guided Bone Regeneration
Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS and Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD

For the practicing clinician, predictability of membranes is extremely important where they must be biocompatible, easy to use, and provide barrier functionality. This presentation will showcase and discuss indications and best applications of when to use different membranes for predictability and efficiency in GTR and GBR.

Morita CBCT: Better Imaging for Your Perio Practice
Bruno Azevedo, DDS, MS

Cone-beam computed tomography, or Cone Beam (CBCT) is an indispensable tool for diagnostic imaging in the modern periodontic practice, however, choosing the most suitable CBCT scanner for your office can be a difficult task. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Bruno Azevedo will explain the 5 imaging pillars that make Morita CBCT scanners the perfect choice for your practice – Acquisition Protocols, Data Correction and Data Navigation Tools, Interpretation, and Data Integration. He will describe how Morita’s precision scanning aligned with industry-leading imaging resolution can positively impact your diagnosis and practice workflow.  Come learn what makes Morita systems the obvious choice for 3D imaging in periodontics.

Demineralized Laminar Plate Membranes and BioXclude Amnion-Chorion Allograft:  A Ridge Defect Marriage
Panel Discussion: Matthew Fine, DDS; John Kim, DMD, MS; Curry Leavitt, DMD, MS; Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD; and Bradley A. Ross, DMD

Clinicians face a number of decisions in choosing the most appropriate materials that will offer both graft stability and contour. Whether the defect morphology is horizontal, vertical, or combined, material selection is key to successful outcomes. Placing an implant concurrently with augmentation presents an additional level of complexity. This lecture will review the use of two dissimilar materials, that when used together possess a specific combination of characteristics to predictably correct a variety of ridge deficiencies.

The Full Straumann® Digital Workflow – Planning Concepts, Digital Tooling, Surgical and Transitioning Solutions in Today’s Periodontal Practice
Sonia Leziy, DDS

This presentation will explore how technology and product innovations are shaping our treatment planning, and emphasizing why a collaborative digital workflow allows us to meet the highest standard of patient care. Surgical concepts that will be reviewed include, virtual planning and guided surgery/provisional treatment, selection of diverse implant designs, placement and restoration strategies, and management of hard tissue deficiencies in the gingival phenotype using Straumann’s complete portfolio of products.

Immediately Loaded Zirconia Implants: Soft Tissue Management and Regenerative Approach
Karl Ulrich Volz Dr. med. dent

Ceramic implants have become accepted as a valuable alternative option to titanium. Long-term soft tissue stability and esthetic results may be possible after immediate loading. By applying a minimally invasive surgical protocol that takes into account the anatomy and physiology of the teeth’s supporting tissues, it is possible to control consequences such as mucosal recession and cavity atrophy. Here we describe advances in preserving and regenerating periodontal soft tissues, especially in areas of esthetic priority.

Saving Teeth, Saving Implants with a Dental Focused Bone Viable Matrix
Paul S. Rosen, DMD, MS, PC

Advances in regenerative materials have made changes in the ability to treat what we thought were hopeless situations around teeth and implants. A bone viable matrix designed for dental use is one of those advances. This presentation will demonstrate why alloOss® Plus, a bone viable matrix containing mineralized cancellous bone that retains the native bone-forming cells including mesenchymal stem cells with cortical derived DBM fibers, should be in your regenerative armamentarium. Clinical cases will demonstrate how this graft material can manage the most difficult challenges around both teeth and dental implants.

Tissue vs. Bone Level Implant: Which One Do I Use and Why?
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD

Supracrestal Tissue Adhesion (STAd) is an important factor when selecting tissue or bone level implants, as it affects marginal bone loss. For bone level implants, it is recommended that vertical implant platform allows for at least 3mm STAd to prevent bone loss. Conversely, tissue level implants can achieve 3mm STAd through a polished collar and additional abutment height. This presentation will cover the appropriate placement of tissue and bone level implants to achieve optimal STAd.

Learning Objectives:
•Know the concept of Supracrestal Tissue Adhesion
•Learn how to properly placed tissue or bone level implants

Leveraging Digital Workflows, Advanced Implant Designs, and Unique Regenerative Materials to Prevent Complications in Esthetic Implant Dentistry
Farhad Boltchi, DMD

The goal of a long-term stable functional and esthetic result in esthetic implant therapy remains challenging due to anatomic limitations and the associated significant potential for complications. This presentation will focus on the application and advantages of unique dental implant design features, digital technologies, and advanced regenerative materials in surgical and restorative implant dentistry. The application of these workflows, techniques and materials will ultimately lead to an increased predictability and efficiency in esthetic dental implant therapy.

Amnion Chorion and Implants:  A Panel Discussion on Staged Implants or Immediate Implants, Failing Implants & Peri-Implantitis
Panel Discussion: Matthew Fine, DDS; John Kim, DMD, MS; Curry Leavitt, DMD, MS; Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD; and Bradley A. Ross, DMD

As dental implants continue to be a mainstay in our profession, it’s important to explore all options that can contribute to successful outcomes. Join us for an informative discussion on the role of amnion chorion in dental implant surgery, regardless of your approach – staged vs. immediate, or dealing with failing implants or peri-implantitis. Our expert clinicians will provide valuable insights into how amnion chorion can play a critical role in your practice and ultimately contribute to your success. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and elevate your practice.

Restoring Single and Multiple Unit Implants with the Straumann Digital Workflow
Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS

This presentation will provide an overview of how to restore single and multiple unit implants in your practice using the Straumann Digital Workflow.  Through the lens of a multi-disciplinary approach, participants will be exposed to the various steps of the digital workflow including data acquisition, implant treatment planning via coDiagnostix treatment planning software, and the manufacturing of both surgical and restorative components utilizing 3D printing technology.