|COURSE # 2|
Friday, March 6, 2015
Dr. Paulino Castellon received his dental degree from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, and attained his Certificate in Prosthodontics at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry where he also completed a Fellowship in Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Castellon is Gratis Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Castellon maintains a private practice, limited to Prosthodontics in Dallas, Texas.
Implant loading protocols have evolved since the introduction of osseointegration in North America in 1983. There is a significant amount of clinical literature that illustrates high survival rates for implants placed and immediately loaded with full functional occlusions. The data from multiple centers around the world suggests that immediate occlusal loading for full arch restorations is viable. In addition, patients are presenting themselves to clinicians around the world and demanding such treatment. This course will provide a comprehensive review of the literature with clinical examples of treatment. This course is indicated for clinicians who already, or plan to, treat patients with full arch immediate loading.
-Understand the scientific basis for immediate occlusal loading in edentulous jaws.
-Identify periodontally compromised and edentulous patients who are candidates for immediate occlusal loading.
-Identify the surgical and prosthetic components required for clinical treatment.
Please note: This course is held in conjunction with the Third District. For proper credit, please register with your district.