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May 1-2, 2014
Implant Esthetics Center of Excellence (Sarasota)
7307 Merchant Court · Sarasota, FL

This course will examine the less prescribed but more complex arena of attached over-denture bar restorations, including design considerations for the Nobel Procera Free-Form and Paris Bars, utilizing popular Locator and Bredent VKS-SG attachments.

Specialized processing techniques unique to attached over-dentures will be examined in depth, including the design and incorporation of cast chrome meso-structures, which are necessary components for long-term success.

The class will participate in an actual processing of an attached over-denture bar case utilizing Phonares II Nano-hybrid composite resin denture teeth and the Ivobase injection processing system.

Additionally, this course will examine the digital workflow of the “Front half” of this technology including: 

  • Communications between the surgical and restorative teams to better plan and execute for the benefit of the final prostheses and ultimately, the patient
  • Digital planning of implant placement and bone modifications necessary to adequately meet restorative requirements.
  • Various surgical guides and apparatus fabricated by Laboratories to assist with implant placement
  • The All-on-4 concept and protocol for the day of surgery conversion of the immediate load provisional prosthesis
  • Working with either challenging or obsolete implant systems in which proper prosthetic fabrication components are unavailable

This course provides a solid overview of this entire arena of technology, with an emphasis on bar design, attachment incorporation, occlusal schemes, and the fabrication techniques of an attached over-denture prosthesis.

  • Thomas Wade, CDT/TE

    Owner at New Horizons Dental Lab

    Thomas Wade, CDT, has owned New Horizons Dental Laboratory in Broomfield, CO, since 1983 and specializes in the fabrication of removable and implant prosthetics. He is a published author and lectures on both clinical and...