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Webinars: Dr. Jure Poglajen
Webinars: Dr. Mikael Zimmerman
Webinars: Dr. Jansie van Rensburg
Webinars: Dr. Bartosz Suliborski
Webinars: Dr. Alessandro Conti
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Webinars

Live and recorded education opportunities to learn about the latest techniques and interact with colleagues worldwide. Respected opinion leaders and dental professionals share their expertise. CE and ADA CERP credits offered. Sign up for all upcoming webinars to help maximize your knowledge of our products and the dental industry.

 

 

Minimally invasive surgery – the management of teeth extraction from simple to complex cases

Speaker: Dr. Jason Motta Jones MSc Oral Surgeon
Release date: 16/11/2018
Expiration date: 16/11/2021

The ability to reduce trauma during tooth extraction is becoming increasingly important especially for patients requiring subsequente implant placement with minimal bone loss. Extracting teeth is a daily practice for dentists. A challenge may occur when these are related to implant placement. Furthermore wisdom teeth are a peculiar aspect of oral surgery. Aim of this dental webinar is to outline the basis of diagnosis to assess the difficulty in every approach. Ergonomics in choosing the appropriate instrumentation is mandatory for a safe and successful surgery.

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Microscope and new technology in a modern approach to restorative dentistry

Date: December 1, 2017, 8:00 AM EST 
Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Conti DDS

New materials and modern adhesive techniques in restorative dentistry. Direct and indirect partial restorations, metal-free methods and a true sharing between conservative and prosthetic dentistry. New materials and modern adhesive techniques have revolutionized, in recent years, much of the restorative dentistry, allowing the use of direct and indirect partial restorations, metal-free methods and leading to a true sharing between conservative and prosthesis. Good aesthetic and functional rehabilitation starts with a proper clinical evaluation of the patient and site to rehabilitate, planning clinical and laboratory procedures so as to reduce the possibility of functional and aesthetic impending.

The aim of this dental webinar will be to strike a balance between biology, aesthetics and functionality, respecting the concept of the least possible biological invasion. Microscopy and above all the new technologies associated with magnification systems are nowadays of significant help and can dramatically change the result and longevity of our restorations.

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Atraumatic Extractions 
 – solutions in the perioprosthetic aspect

Date: November 29, 2017, 2:00 PM EST 
Speaker: Dr n. med. Bartosz Suliborski

Atraumatic extractions: when, how and why? Appendicular changes after extraction. Immediate implants placement. When does the at-raumatic approach make sense?

During the webinar, dr. Bartosz Suliborski will talk about:
- Definition and purposes of extraction and atraumatic extraction.
- How to plan properly a teeth extraction – patient’s expectations: surgical treatment, post-operative, restorative chances after the extraction.
- Complications after the extraction.
- Instrumentarium: traditional tools compared to classic and mechanical Luxator, Directa.
- When and how to preserve the tooth?
- Experimental restorative treatment.

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Latest innovations to make daily dentistry easier 2 
– Minimally invasive restorations

Date: November 9, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Speaker: Dr. Jansie van Rensburg

A practical lecture about modern tools and techniques for minimally invasive extractions as a pre-condition of all recontruction especially direct implant. Fibre-reinforced composites and isolation techniques. Improvements in equipment and materials are key factors in providing the clinician and the patient with new minimally invasive choices. Traditional tooth removal techniques have changed as the clinician now aim to do as little as possible damage to the alveolar bone and soft tissues. Implant reconstruction should always be kept in mind when a tooth is removed. Join Dr van Rensburg for this webinar as he will take you through different methods of doing an “atraumatic extraction”.

The lecture is practical, packed with interesting slides and clinical cases presented by a” wet-fingered” dentist.

After attending this lecture delegates will have a good knowledge about:
- Different systems available for minimally invasive extractions
- The use of Luxator instruments and how to use them effectively
- Fibre reinforced composites as a long-term temporary as part of implant reconstruction
- Rubber dam and other isolation techniques

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Latest innovations to make daily dentistry easier 1
– Minimally invasive restorations

Date: October 18, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Speaker: Dr. Jansie van Rensburg

A practical lecture about modern tools and techniques for minimally invasive restorative dentistry. Posterior and anterior chairside restorations, diastema closures, fiber reinforced composites.Improvements in equipment, materials and bonding techniques are key factors in providing the clinician and the patient with new minimally invasive choices. Join Dr van Rensburg for this webinar as he takes you through the following current subjects:

- Fibre reinforced composites (focusing on chair-side construction of restorations)
- Rubber dam isolation with the unique DryDam and other isolation techniques
- Semi-direct closure of diastema using a charside manufactures die silicone model
- Matrix systems for posterior composites
- Many other useful tips and tricks.
- The carefully designed Fender range of matrixes will assist the clinician to place a predictable composite restoration without a proximal overhang and will ensure a tight proximal contact between the restoration and the adjacent tooth.
- The lecture is practical, packed with interesting slides and clinical cases presented by a” wet-fingered” dentist.

After attending this lecture delegates will have a good knowledge about:
- Fibre Reinforced Composite Restorations and their different applications.
- Matrix systems and their importance in achieving successful posterior composite restorations.
- Rubber dam and other isolation techniques to make restorative dentistry easier.

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Atraumatic Extractions
- Solutions in the Perioprosthetic Perspective (PL)

Date: June 13, 2017, 20.00
Speaker: Dr. Bartosz Suliborski, MD

Atraumatic extractions: when, how and why? Appendicular changes after extraction. Immediate implant capabilities. When does the atraumatic approach make sense? - these are the main issues that will be the theme of the June webinar.

During an hour's lecture, Dr. Bartosz Suliborski, MD will also discuss:
- The definition and objectives of extraction and atraumatic extraction
- Planning extraction - patient expectations: cross-functional, post-activity, reproductive capacity of the area after extraction
- Complications after extraction
- Instrumentarium: traditional tools and classical and mechanical Luxator, Directa
- When trying to keep a tooth
- Reproductive experiment
- Extraction-implantation

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Composites (including Fibre reinforced Composites),
Matrix Systems and Rubber Dam

Date: 8 December 2016 
Speaker: Dr. Jansie van Rensburg

Improvements in equipment and materials are key factors in providing the clinician and the patient with new minimally invasive choices. This webinar will take you through very relevant subjects like Fibre reinforced composite, the unique Dry-Dam, different matrix systems with extra focus on the FenderWedge & FenderMate system for posterior composites.

The Fender range is a relatively new type of sectional matrix system. This innovative system allows for an adjacent wedge and protecting shield to be used in order to safeguard both the teeth and the gingiva when preparing and drilling the affected tooth. Different systems to produce quick, easy and highly predictable results will be discussed and many other useful tips and tricks will be covered.

By the end of the course delegates should have a good knowledge of:

- Composite restorations with a difference – alternative uses for composites
- Different matrix systems & how to overcome the big problem of open inter-proximal contacts and “food trapping” and at the same time also achieve a good marginal seal.
- How the correct matrix system can assist you when doing posterior composites.
- The importance of rubber dam in obtaining safer and more predictable treatment outcomes in adhesive dentistry and endodontics.
- The “gum shade” (pienk composites) –where and when to use them.

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Simple, predictable everyday endodontics

Date: December 01, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Jure Poglajen

This webinar presents a predictable, easy and successful protocol for endodontic treatments in the general dental clinic using the most performing tools and materials.

Endodontics is an everyday procedure in all general dental clinics. As all general practitioners have to manage a number of endodontic cases, there is a need to establish a predictable and easy but still successful protocol to be used in the majority of the cases without referral to a specialist.

The general goal is to preserve the patient’s natural teeth or at least their roots and in the process neither harm local tissues nor damage the whole system. We all know that the best implant is a healthy natural root. In order to successfully treat the roots, we have to kill bacteria and other microorganisms in infected root canals and dentin tubules.

In this webinar, Dr. Jure Poglajen will show already well-known endo irrigants, such as sodium hypochlorite, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and chlorhexidine, their proper use and correct sequence in combination with laser technology. The webinar will also present an easy application of high concentration calcium hydroxide as an intracanal medication between appointments.

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Minimally invasive aesthetics in everyday practice

Date: 25 October 2016 
Speaker: Dr. Jure Poglajen 

From class II to diastema closure, this webinar will take you through the latest techniques and materials for tissue-saving, simple and predictable composite restorations  Minimally invasive dentistry is a well established standard in contemporary dentistry. Methodologies evolve quickly and, as new materials and tools are made available, treatments become increasingly tissue-saving. So what’s the latest when it comes to safe, simple and predictable restorations? During this webinar you will learn

- How to do a class II with perfect contact point, intact adjacent tooth and zero risk for cervical overhang
- How to beautifully close a diastema using neither crowns nor veneer
- How to build up lateral incisors to match the available space and more of the latest, least invasive procedures available and using state of the art composite material to achieve in office aesthetics.

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Everyday minimal invasive dentistry.
An overview of the latest and least invasive solutions, from extractions to restorative dentistry.

Date: 9 September 2016
Speaker:  Dr. Jure Poglajen 

Learning what’s tissue friendly dentistry and how to perform it. Minimally invasive dentistry is a well established standard in contemporary dentistry. Methodologies evolve quickly and, as new materials and tools are made available, treatments become increasingly tissue-saving. So what’s the latest when it comes to safe, simple and predictable dentistry?

Learn how to extract preserving the bone, how to do a class II with perfect contact point, intact adjacent tooth and zero risk for cervical overhang, how to beautifully close a diastema using neither crowns nor veneers and more of the latest, least invasive procedures available. High quality dentistry with more benefits and less harm.

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Stress-Free Extractions for You and Your Patient

Date: 1 September 2016
Speaker:  Dr. Jansie van Rensburg

It is important to do an extraction with as little damage as possible to both the hard and soft tissue. The amount of alveolar bone left intact after the extraction will play a significant role in the long term prognosis of an implant.

An overview of different extraction instruments will be covered. Extra focus will be put on the usage of Luxator periotomes, both manual and mechanical (Luxator LX), to provide both the dentist and the patient with a more predictable and gentle extraction procedure.

In this webinar, Dr van Rensburg will share useful tips and tricks gathered during his 40 years of involvement in dentistry and private practice.
- Delegates will learn different techniques which will help them to do minimally-invasive , safe and predictable extractions.
- Delegates will learn how to use the popular Luxator instuments correctly when doing an extraction.
- Delegates will learn practical guidelines when planning for an extraction.
- Tips and tricks in dentistry will be shared.

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Saving the bone
- the new standard for atraumatic extractions.

Date: 26 May 216
Speaker: Dr. Jure Poglajen
 
Dental webinar illustrating the latest methodology for minimally invasive tooth extractions. Preserving the alveoar bone is crucial for the osseointegration and long term prognosis of the implant and to retain a removable denture. The extraction of a tooth is probably the most traumatic event a patient can experience in dental surgery.

The most frequent reason for tooth extraction is acute toothache. In many cases however teeth and roots without acute symptoms may be extracted to prevent complications such as the spread of infection. In rare cases the extraction of healthy teeth is recommended as in carefully selected orthodontic cases. A certain degree of damage to the alveolar bone, gingival and mucous tissue is unfortunately always part of an extraction. Fracturing of the maxillary tuburositas is a relatively frequent complication of upper wisdom tooth removals. This can result in severe pain, prolonged healing phase and long term problems for the patient which should be avoided at all costs. Other less common but most feared complications of mandibular third molar extractions are lesions of the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve. Iatrogenic injury of the IAN or the LN often lead to legal actions for damage and compensation for sensory disturbances involving the chin, the lower lip, gums and tongue.

It is in both the dentist’s and patient’s best interest to minimize risks and keep as much undamaged tissues as possible. Following modern requirements, a proper extraction should have a minimal biological cost, which means little to no damage to the surrounding tissue and adjacent teeth.

Preservation of the bone is of paramount importance regardless what follows the extraction. A preserved alveolar ridge is crucial to retain and stabilize a total or partial removable denture as well as to achieve a favorable osseointegration of the implants. The amount of alveolar bone left intact will also play a significant role in the long term prognosis of the implant.

The correct use of minimally invasive surgical extraction instruments is fundamental as the improper handling of these instruments will focus forces in the wrong areas, resulting in unnecessary tissue damage.

This webinar illustrates the latest methodology to keep a biological cost as low as possible, limit surgical complications of tooth extraction and reduce post-operatory discomfort.

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Dentristry - a high risk activity? 

PractiPal infection considerations for dental practitioners.

Date: 5 November 2015
Speaker: Dr. Mikael Zimmerman

Cross infection control must be considered as today's most important tasks in all health care systems. The level of antibiotic resistant bacteria is increasing globally, which will have consequences on all current available advanced treatments.

There is an increasing risk of severe infection both to the professionals and to patients, so choosing the correct equipment and using & maintaining it properly are more important than they have ever been. The human body has protective barriers in form of the skin, the mucous membranes, and the enamel/dentin of the teeth. Hygiene and infection control in clinical dentistry must encompass not only the risk of transmitting infection but also susceptibility to infection.

In all health care situations, it is important to consider the consequences of opening, penetrating, or altering fragile barriers. A key issue is to maintain or strengthen important protective functions.

- Practical infection control considerations
- Practical principles and routines for disinfection and sterilization
- Aseptical surgical techniques
- Minimal invasive dentistry
- Antibiotics and antimicrobials

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Latest Innovations to make everyday Dentistry Easier

Date: 6 October 2015
Speaker: Dr. Jansie van Rensburg

Improvements in equipment, materials and bonding techniques are key factors in providing the clinician and the patient with new minimally invasive choices.  Join Dr van Rensburg for this webinar as he will take you through very relevant subjects like Fibre reinforced composite, the Luxator extraction instruments, Rubber dam isolation with the unique Dry-Dam, matrix systems for posterior composites and many other useful tips and tricks. The carefully designed Fender range of matrixes  will assist the clinician to place a predictable composite restoration without a proximal overhang and will ensure a tight proximal contact between the restoration and the adjacent tooth. The importance of pre-separation and the protection of the adjacent tooth while drilling as well as a new technique for composite restorations in the very problematic sub-gingival cavities will also be  discussed.

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