Florida Dental Convention

FDC2019 Session Directory

Upgradeable Dentistry: Removable Solutions to Edentulism

Course Code: C64
Speaker: Dr. Richard Winter, DDS
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student


Upgradeable dentistry is a concept that describes how dental professionals can sequentially help patients over the course of their lifetimes according to their desires, needs and budgets. This course will cover everything from deluxe dentures, implant overdentures and full-mouth rehabilitation to the surgical and prosthetic steps to achieve ideal outcomes. Full-mouth rehabilitation, restorative dentistry, cone beam computed tomography evaluation and all phases of treatment planning will be presented by evaluating numerous case studies.

This is a photography-heavy course focusing on ideal dentistry and how to love dentistry and help patients smile again. Complex cases will be used to help dentists become the "quarterbacks" of their patients' care. From foundation development to treatment planning, attendees will gain knowledge to help patients realize when more complex dental treatment is necessary.

Partial Sponsor: BioHorizons, Goldendent

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • learn why dentures are a prelude to full-mouth reconstruction.
  • understand that even the best dentures are "temporary prostheses."
  • discover dialogues for success.
  • learn dynamic treatment planning and how to sequence for success.
  • discuss deluxe dentures, mini-implant overdentures, snap-on-dentures and bar overdentures from treatment planning to surgery to prosthetics.
  • become the "quarterback" of your patients' care.
  • recognize that compromised foundations require confident conversations.
  • help patients achieve the smile of their dreams at a pace they can afford.
  • rekindle your excitement for comprehensive dentistry.
  • reverse engineer your treatment plan so patients can say, "Yes!"

Partial Sponsor(s):

Speaker: Dr. Richard Winter, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, University Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantologists/Implant Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Board of Laser Surgery; Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentists.

I nor any members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with any commercial entities that may be relevant during this presentation.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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