Corporate Forum - AAP Annual Meeting 2023

This year’s Corporate Forum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 1-5 p.m. at the Hilton Austin on the 6th Floor.

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.

Getting there
The Corporate Forum  is accessible from the walkway on the 4th level of the Austin Convention Center. From the walkway, once at the Hilton, take the escalators/elevator/stairs up to the 6th floor.

Meeting attendees do not need to pick up their badges at the ACC registration area in advance, so you can simply show up to the Corporate Forum and attend any session!

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?

Periodontal Hard and Soft Tissue Regeneration Using Biologic Factors
E. Todd Scheyer, DDS, MS

This presentation will focus on current and future advances in hard and soft tissue regeneration for periodontal application.  Dr. Scheyer will share recent outcomes from clinical trials as well as discuss the power of private practice based clinical research, which will help us all answer simple to complex questions about our delivery of care and ultimately the clinician’s and patient’s perspective on outcomes.

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.

Advancements in Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Peri-Implantitis, TMJ, Decontamination, and Biostimulation
Gary Schwarz, DDS, MSD

Peri-Implantitis poses a global challenge with elusive treatment solutions. Dr. Schwarz explores the potential of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ Nd: YAG laser in effectively treating this condition. While relapse and partial response persist in some cases, Dr. Schwarz’s retrospective analysis of 222 patients with 437 failing implants treated using the LAPIP™ protocol showcases promising short-term results, including the elimination of bleeding and pus on probing and a reduction in pocket depths in 89% of patients. Long-term implant data reveals a 69% success rate, with 11% experiencing relapse, 16% partial response, and 5% failure.

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.

Novel Microsurfaced ADM as a Predictable Alternative to the Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft for Root Coverage Procedures
Shaun Rotenberg, DMD, MS

The subepithelial connective tissue graft remains the gold standard for achieving root coverage and ideal esthetics in periodontal plastic surgery. While autogenous tissue has documented long term success, many patients remain hesitant due to the morbidity associated with a secondary surgical site, typically the hard palate. Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) has over 25 years of studies showing successful outcomes; however, the use of ADM remains limited in comparison to autogenous tissue due to technique sensitivity and the increased risk of complications. Recently, new flap design techniques and the preparation of ADM during processing has increased the predictability of using the material. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight techniques in flap management and the benefits of microsurfaced ADM in order to ensure success in periodontal plastic surgery.

Why Amnion-Chorion: A Panel Discussion on The Evolution of Barrier Membranes
Panel Discussion: Matthew Fien, 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.

Raving Patients: Get Visible, Get Credible, Get More New Patients 
Len Tau, DMD

In our internet age, you might think that Facebook ads, Yelp!, Google, or some other new marketing tactic would overtake word of mouth as the leading contributor to our new patient pipeline. While there’s some truth to that, the bottom line is those tactics haven’t replaced word of mouth. In fact, they make word of mouth even more important. But word of mouth has evolved…Today word of mouth includes what people say about you online in the form of online reviews. Online reviews are now one of the biggest ranking factors in a local search and in whether referrals ultimately schedule an appointment. If people are referred to you, they search you before scheduling an appointment. If they don’t see recent, relevant, positive reviews, they’ll ask another friend for a recommendation. And if you’re not on the first page of search results or the Google Map Pack when patients search for local dentists, the odds of you jumping over the 10-plus practices appearing on the first page and the Google Map Pack are virtually zero. In this session, Dr. Tau will share a simple plan to achieve both of these important results: earning a steady flow of online reviews and converting those reviews into a steady stream of new patients for your practice.

Current Concepts in Horizontal and Vertical Ridge Augmentation
Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS

Severe horizontal and vertical bone resorptions require lateral and supracrestal regeneration, a challenge for clinicians in non-spacemaking bone defects. Guided bone regeneration using membranes and bone grafts has been proposed for horizontal and vertical bone augmentation. Recently, 3D custom-made titanium mesh has been successfully introduced. Once hard tissue has been successfully augmented, an adequate soft tissue thickness becomes mandatory in order to create healthy and stable peri-implant tissues.

Gingivitis: A Time for Change!
Filippo Graziani, DDS, MSD, PhD, Irina Dragan, DDS, MS, DMD, MS, eMBA, Business and Technology, and Anousheh Alavi, DDS, MS, DMD

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 (IDSOs) 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 continue 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.

Laser Hemostasis: Why Nd:YAG Provides a Unique Advantage
Kyle Losin DMD, MSD

Creating a stable clot is the first step in successful wound healing. This course will focus on the differences among hemostatic ability of different dental lasers and why a Nd:YAG laser provides a unique advantage. By reviewing scientific and clinical examples, attendees will understand the importance of effective hemostasis in the scope of periodontal and implant surgeries.

Exploring the Versatility of De-epithelialized Dehydrated Amnion-Chorion Allograft in Everyday Clinical Scenarios to Achieve Predictable Regeneration
Panel Discussion: Matthew Fien, 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.

Patient-Centric Approaches in Perio Practice
Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD and Ernest Erian, DDS, MSD

This symposium will review patient-centric approaches to raise awareness of periodontal issues, acceptance of treatment plans and to improve on long-term maintenance of patients. Efforts to increase oral health literacy and change behaviors through a public health campaign, Know Your Oral Health Quotient (KYOQ) will be discussed. Practical information on new technologies to measure disease activity through chairside measurements of enzyme (a-MMP-8) levels along with long-standing treatments that can reduce patient sensitivity following periodontal therapy such as high fluorides and the use of toothpastes to address sensitivity will be presented. Finally, the role that connected technologies can play in patient adherence and maintenance will be discussed.

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.

Optimizing Complex Cases through Advances in Regeneration
Irina F. Dragan, DDS, DMD, MS and Gayathri M. Shenoy, BDS, DMD, MS

The aim of this session is to highlight advances in the field of soft tissue and bone regeneration using a case-base format. By integrating best practices in education, we will provide practitioners with an evidence-based foundation for treatment decisions. Furthermore, we will compare the process involved in managing a complex case to a project delivery in an agile environment.

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 Fien, 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.

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.

A Clinician’s Perspectives on Allografts
Donald S Clem III, DDS

Regeneration has long been a goal of reconstruction of soft and hard tissues lost from trauma, disease or congenital malformations. We will explore the myths and realities of allografts and how their use has expanded from periodontal surgery to the concept of oral plastic surgery.  Hard and soft tissue reconstruction and the influence of commercially available growth factors will be explored as well as future considerations.   An evidence-based approach will be reviewed with clinical applications demonstrated.

Amnion Chorion and Implants:  A Panel Discussion on Staged Implants or Immediate Implants, Failing Implants & Peri-Implantitis
Panel Discussion: Matthew Fien, 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.

Horizontal and Vertical Bone and Soft Tissue Augmentation – From Clinical Key Protocols to Digital Workflow
Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS

For over 30 years Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) has changed and innovated the surgical field of implant placement and allowed predictable bone regeneration for long term implant, prosthetic and especially esthetic results. This lecture will cover the biological principles and the clinical protocols needed in moderate extraction and severe vertical GBR indications and the protocols used, including harvesting autogenous bone, xeno vs allograft biomaterials, collagen vs PTFE membranes, tacking, screw and tent screw systems, growth factors, soft tissue grafts and substitutes, suture materials and hand instruments.

Routine digital workflow procedures like digital implant planning, 3D printing of surgical guides and implant temporaries and custom healing abutments will be highlighted. This integration of a digital workflow in advanced implant therapy has improved the day-to-day practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • To be able to understand the GBR biological principles and its clinical steps
  • To choose the correct clinical protocol and understand its outcome
  • To understand and use the digital workflow routinely

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.