The Association of Dental Implantology introduces ADI Masterclass 2018 and finds out what the speakers will be discussing.

Supporting a programme of education for professionals, the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) is hosting a masterclass at the IET London: Savoy Place on 10 March 2018. ‘The transition from teeth to implant supported teeth’ will be presented by two world-renowned dental implant dentists, Dr Marco Degidi and Professor Paulo Malo. As well as providing delegates with the chance to enhance and broaden their knowledge, the programme is sure to provide an arena for some stimulating debate.

Immediate loading

There is an increasingly large number of circumstances where immediate loading allows clinicians to offer patients a very favourable result. Each speaker will deliver both a morning and afternoon session on this topic and when asked to detail the key points of his presentations, Dr Marco Degidi explained: ‘One of the most important areas I intend to cover is the growing realisation that the use of immediate loading for the treatment of edentulous patients and those with terminal dentition has significant benefits over all other options. Very frequently it is the only viable choice and I will discuss a number of different techniques and approaches that can be used.

‘As every clinician knows, no two patients are exactly the same and excessive standardisation of approaches is not always in the best interests of the individual patient. Therefore, I will discuss how tailoring treatment plans for a specific patient sometimes requires open mindedness and superior technical skill, yet it allows us to a provide a made-to-measure product for that patient with all the advantages that this entails.

‘At the afternoon session I will demonstrate the Degidi protocol and discuss the current state-of-the-art and future developments in placing and restoring dental implants. We will examine the introduction of intra-oral welding and the way it has impacted and increased the number of patients that can access one-day treatment with immediate loading. I will also cover the conometric concept, which has made it possible to create fixed prostheses that can be fitted without the use of cement or occlusal screws.’

The Malo clinic protocol

During his sessions of this popular masterclass, Professor Paulo Malo intends to discuss The Malo clinic protocol – a graftless, painless and immediate loading aesthetic fixed solution that can significantly improve quality of life for edentulous patients. Professor Malo will also provide a retrospective view of the last 25 years and when asked what delegates would gain from his presentations he said: ‘Delegates will have the opportunity to learn the basics and the evolution of the Malo clinc protocol from past to present, with a scientific and clinical experience-based overview of the entire treatment concept. They will gain an understanding of its wide application for treatment of complete edentulous and failing dentition cases and the indications, as well as the pros and cons of the modified technique will also be covered. I will discuss the incorporation of zygomatic implants to overcome the challenges of the severely resorbed maxillae and examine some of the new products that have been developed to expand treatment options and increase even more the versatility and predictability of this treatment concept. Delegates will also be shown how to clinically manage patients with this protocol and I will demonstrate the medical data gathering process, diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical protocols and fabrication of both provisional and definitive implant-supported prosthesis.’

With such a wealth of wisdom and expertise as well as a plethora of exchanged experiences, delegates will leave this ADI Masterclass with an enhanced understanding of the various immediate loading protocols and quality implant supported restorations available. Book your place now.

 


For more information or to book, please visit www.adi.org.uk/events/masterclass18.