Temporizing and Restoring Zirconia Dental Implants: Materials, Techniques and Concepts.


Once zirconia dental implants have been placed in bone they need to be protected from early micro and macro movements. Furthermore during the four to five months of implant integration both for esthetic and functional purposes, clinician and patient have a need for protective appliances. Such appliances will vary based on multiple factors such as occlusion, finances and area of implant placement to name a few. The second aspect of teeth replacement with one-piece zirconia implants is the choice of adequate materials for cementation and definitive prosthetics. With a combination of lectures and live restorative demonstrations this course will focus on the prosthetic aspects of zirconia implantology. This course is designed to provide the clinician with the ability to predictably and confidently protect one-piece zirconia dental implants immediately after implant placement and during bone integration. The lecture material will cover selection of ceramics for predictable restoration of zirconia implants, how to select appropriate materials for priming and bonding of zirconia to zirconia and other ceramics leading up to cementation as well as cement selection.

 This course will include in-depth coverage of:

  • Zirconia as a dental implant material.
  • Bonding mechanism of zirconia.
  • Soft and hard tissue assessment prior to implantation.
  • Learn about appropriate prosthetic treatment planning.
  • Selection of temporization modality for one-piece zirconia implants.
  • Immediate, delayed and protective temporization techniques.
  • Selection of permanent restorative materials.
  • Restorative methods and materials.
  • Achieving superior aesthetic results.


This course will enable you to:

  • Recognize indications for successful metal free teeth replacement.
  • Site preparation and/or preservation for optimal prosthetic results.
  • Learn how to select and the indications for different temporization techniques.
  • Utilize CBCT and virtual implant planning software to increase case success.
  • Appropriate selection of permanent restorative materials.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

7:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Zirconia as an osseointegrated implant material
10:15 am Zirconia as a restorative material
 12:00 pm  Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Prosthetically driven implant planning and selection
3:00 pm Temporization techniques and their indications
4:30 pm End of Day 1


Friday, March 29, 2013

7:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Restorative materials and methods
10:30 am Review of multi level zirconia cases from start to finish
 12:00 pm  Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Live Restorative case review: from surgery to permanent restoration
2:30 pm Live restorative demonstration
4:30 pm Discussion/ end of Course


The Zirconia Implantology Program will be held at Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Sessions on both days will start at 8 a.m. and end around 5 p.m. Lodging information will be sent upon receipt of your registration.


Full refunds may be granted only if notification is received no later than March 20, 2012. Cancellation after this time will result in a $350 processing fee. We cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participant travel arrangements.


This is a two-day course, 12 CE (continued education) credits will be awarded and full tuition for both days is $599. International Academy of Ceramic Implantology Members (IAOCI) save $100.

Full Tuition: $599.00

IAOCI Member: $499.00

New IAOCI Members: FREE (With first time one-year membership $395.00)

If you are not yet a member of the IAOCI you can sign up for a one year membership ($395.00) at www.IAOCI.com/join. All IAOCI memberships will be verified before you are enrolled in the course. This course has limited space and only eight doctors will be able to attend this session.

For further information please call Christine at 774-992-4096 to register.

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