Solutions to Clinical Controversies

April 25-27, 2013 · Miami Beach, Florida

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel

Register now for the 2013 BioHorizons Global Symposium at the luxurious Fountainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. With topics that include immediate loading, esthetics, biologics and dental implant complications, the 2013 Symposium will address a wide range of contemporary issues in implant dentistry and tissue regeneration. It's the perfect opportunity to stay abreast of the latest treatment options while enjoying time with colleagues in a beautiful resort environment. At Fountainebleau, striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience. We look forward to seeing you in Miami.

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Pre-Symposium · Day 1 · Thursday, April 25

Dedicated in depth sessions will begin at 8:00am and include the following topics:

Successful Soft Tissue Grafting with AlloDerm: A Hands-on Workshop
Dr. Edward P. Allen
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuition: $1795 · Auxiliary: $295 each · CE Credits:7
This course presents detailed techniques for successful soft tissue grafting with Acellular Dermal Matrix using the latest techniques and instrumentation. Review in detail indications for predictable root coverage and soft tissue grafting around implants. Apply course learning during hands-on exercises to treat multiple tooth gingival recession and soft tissue deficiency involving implants. Please bring loupes for the hands-on workshop.
Innovative Technique for Ridge Augmentation Using SonicWeld Rx Rigid Resorbable Barrier System —
co-sponsored by KLS Martin
Dr. Gerhard Iglhaut
8:00am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $395 · CE Credits:4
The SonicWeld Rx system is an innovative solution for space maintenance and bone fixation that utilizes rigid, resorbable polymer pins and barriers. The system allows surgeons to create and control space by welding and fixing polymer to the bone using piezo-ultrasonic technology. Dr. Iglhaut will share new histological and clinical evidence, critical soft tissue management steps, techniques for various augmentation sites, and provide personal hands-on instruction with the SonicWeld Rx system.
Extraction Site Management for Implant Reconstruction: Hands-on Workshop
Dr. Michael Pikos
8:00am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $495 · CE Credits:4
This clinical presentation/hands-on workshop will focus on alveolar defects seen immediately following tooth removal with emphasis on evaluation, classification, and treatment guidelines. Parameters to be assessed include gingival biotype, buccal plate status, number of bony walls affected, and soft tissue status. Diagnostic and treatment protocols will be featured that include evaluation, timing, and sequence of extraction site reconstruction for both soft and hard tissue grafting. Emphasis will be on clinical and CT evaluation as well as treatment of both esthetic and non-esthetic zone sites. The hands-on segment will include models for step by step protocols for socket grafting including the application of particulate mineralized allograft with PTFE membranes, connective tissue grafts and free gingival grafts.
3D Imaging and CT-Guided Implant Surgery — co-sponsored by Sirona
Dr. Jay Reznick
8:00am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $49 · CE Credits:4
The integration of cone beam technology and 3D imaging has advanced the digital dentistry path. CT-guided implant planning combined with implant manufacturer guided surgery kits lead to increased precision of implant placement. To realize the full advantages of CT guided surgery, it is important to have a thorough understanding of software and workflow. This session will demonstrate how implant planning software and CAD/CAM technology are enabling surgeons and restorative dentists to leverage the benefits of digital dentistry.
Teeth Xpress: An Optimal Immediate Load/Function Treatment Solution for Fully Edentulous Patients
Dr. Hamid Shafie
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuition: $395 · CE Credits:7
This program is designed to guide participants through the entire TeethXpress solution for a full arch fixed screw retained immediately loaded prosthesis, offering a unique immediate load solution to cost conscious patients. Topics covered will include identifying patients who are candidates for the TeethXpress protocol, guidelines for proper treatment planning, surgical protocol, fabrication of the provisional and definitive prostheses, and maintenance and follow-up care. Hands on training and marketing and business development strategies will be included. Specialists and restorative clinicians are strongly encouraged to attend the course together.
The Digital Frontier
Dr. Natalie Wong
8:00am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $49 · CE Credits:4
The digital age is rapidly changing the way we practice dentistry. The introduction of computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has allowed the implementation of digital technology from radiography to impressions to restorations, paving the way for clinicians to diagnose, treatment plan, and create functional esthetics in a more efficient manner. This lecture will focus on the potential impact of digital impression making on precision and accuracy, fit of implant supported restorations and overall patient satisfaction.

Pre-Symposio de Habla Hispana · Day 1 · Thursday, April 25

Sesiones científicas dictadas por líderes de opinión de Latinoamérica y España sobre los más actuales aspectos de la Implantología Oral y Regeneración Tisular.
8:00am - 12:00pm
Entrada Gratuita

Implantología contemporánea. Alternativas terapeúticas
Dr. Miguel Troiano, Argentina
Distracción ósea alveolar e implantes
Dr. Arturo Bilbao, España
El pilar multi-unit... solo beneficios
Dr. Orlando Alvarez, Chile
Biomimetica y función en prostodoncia sobre implantes
Dr. Julian Jaramillo, Colombia
Implantes inmediatos y su provisionalización en el sector anterior. Concepto terapeútico de la doble zona
Dr. Guido Sarnachiaro, USA

Symposium Sessions · Day 1 · Thursday, April 25

General Session
Comprehensive Management of the Extraction Socket
1:30pm - 5:00pm
The decision tree for managing extraction sockets and their related challenges will be presented from varying viewpoints. Treatment planning and materials to manage buccal wall defects, simultaneous grafting and placement and immediate loading will be presented from the perspective of oral maxillofacial specialists.
· Dr. Michael Pikos
· Dr. Bach Le
· Dr. Craig Misch
· Dr. Dan Spagnoli - Session Moderator

Symposium Sessions · Day 2 · Friday, April 26

General Session
Laser-Lok Research Update
8:00am - 12:00pm
Laser-Lok is the only implant surface treatment shown to attract a true, physical connective tissue attachment. The latest research on applying this series of precision-engineered, cell-sized channels to the surface of both dental implants and abutments will be presented.
· Dr. Jack Ricci
· Dr. Myron Nevins
· Dr. Hom-Lay Wang
· Dr. Michael Reddy
· Dr. Lyndon Cooper - Session Moderator
Concurrent Sessions
Techniques and Technology for Ideal Implant Esthetics: The Next Frontier
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Achieving superior anterior esthetics with implants remains the ultimate challenge for both techniques and technology. The evolution of both surgical and prosthetic technology, combined with cutting edge treatment methods, creates an entirely new standard of care for patients.
· Dr. Maurice Salama
· Dr. David Garber
· Dr. Kenneth A. Malament
· Dr. Frank Tuminelli - Session Moderator
Peri-Implantitis: Facts and Fictions
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Etiology, prevention, and current treatment protocols for peri-implantitis will be featured in this discussion. The role of implant design and surface technology, as shown through clinical studies and long term data, will also be presented.
· Dr. John Russo
· Dr. Gerhard Iglhaut
· Dr. Tomas Linkevicius
· Dr. Cary Shapoff
· Dr. Rodrigo Neiva - Session Moderator

Symposium Sessions · Day 3 · Saturday, April 27

Concurrent Sessions
Complications in Tissue Regeneration and Implant Dentistry
8:00am - 12:00pm
This session will address surgical complications, and the challenges of soft tissue and hard tissue management with dental implants.
· Dr. Abdelsalam Elaskary
· Dr. Justin Moody
· Dr. Alain Romanos
· Dr. Marius Steigmann
· Dr. Edward P. Allen
· Dr. Arthur Novaes - Session Moderator
Stabilizing Tissue by Combining Surface Technology and Abutment Design
8:00am - 12:00pm
Speakers will share their approach to achieving ideal implant esthetics including treatment planning, clinical techniques and rationale for choice of materials.
· Dr. David Troncoso
· Dr. Pedro Gazzotti
· Dr. Sonia Leziy
· Dr. Brahm Miller
· Dr. Ken Malament — Session Moderator
Concurrent Sessions
Implant Design Criteria to Maintain Crestal Bone and Supracrestal Tissue
1:00pm - 3:30pm
The etiology of bone and soft tissue loss, including biomechanical factors of dental implant design and biologic factors, will be presented. Comparison of platform-matching vs. platform-switched implants will be discussed.
· Dr. Sonia Leziy
· Dr. Carl Misch
Current Trends in Immediate Loading for Fully Edentulous Patients
1:00pm - 3:30pm
The concept of immediate loading has become increasingly popular due to patient demand and high clinical predictability, leading to improved case acceptance and patient satisfaction. This session will address when immediate load is indicated and the advantages and disadvantages of various protocols for full arch reconstruction.
· Dr. Lewis Cummings
· Dr. Hamid Shafie


To make a reservation and receive the special room rate of $289 USD, click on Fontainebleau Miami Beach or call 800.548.8886 and identify yourself as a member of the BioHorizons Global Symposium. The room block will fill quickly so please be sure to make your reservation early.
BioHorizons Global Symposium 2013
Academy of General Dentistry

AGD credit hours

Participation in the full program entitles each participant to 18 CE credit hours. Additional credit hours can be earned through participation in one of the Pre-Symposium courses.

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 06/01/2009 to 05/31/2013.

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Pre-Symposium Tuition (Thursday)

Soft Tissue Grafting: a hands-on workshop
· Auxiliary
SonicWeld RX - Dr. Iglhaut
Extraction Site Management - Dr. Pikos
3D Imaging and CT-Guided Implant Surgery - Dr. Reznik
TeethXpress - Dr. Shafie
The Digital Frontier - Dr. Wong
Pre-Symposium Habla Hispana
no fee

Symposium Tuition (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

Clinician Registration on/before April 1, 2013
Clinician Registration after April 1, 2013
Clinician Single Day

Saturday Evening Gala

Tuition includes admission for registrant and one guest.
Additional guests
$95 each
BioHorizons Global Symposium 2013

Cocktail & Dinner Gala

Saturday, April 27
7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Gala is a great opportunity to celebrate and mingle with colleagues and friends. The refreshments and entertainment are always top notch and the Fountainebleau Miami Beach provides a vibrant resort setting that is unsurpassed.

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April 1, 2013 and save!