Examining the advancements in contemporary implant dentistry: Enhancing patient care through innovative concepts and techniques
This presentation will explore how innovations and concept changes shape our skills and treatment planning solutions, while underscoring the importance of collaborative planning between restoring dentists, technicians, and surgical team members. Surgical concepts that will be reviewed include virtual planning and guided surgery/provisional treatment, implant placement and restoration strategies for small and large edentulous sites, and management of hard and soft tissue deficiencies. Current diagnostic guidelines and methods to monitor health, and our approaches to reduce and mitigate disease risk will be discussed.
The following learning objectives will be explored in this presentation:
- Peri-implant diseases and complications: understand, minimize and manage them.
- Recognize why digital workflows are dramatically improving accuracy and practice efficiency while reducing errors in the treatment planning phase, surgical protocols and restorative design.
- Deciding on immediate, early or delayed implant placement and restoration protocols. Recognize the pros and cons of these decisions. The use and fabrication of customized transitional restorative components in the hands of the periodontist or restoring clinician: Why they are important steps in guiding tissue form.
- Soft and hard tissue enhancement procedures used in surgical practice today. Recognize what the surgical team can do, but understand the limitations.
Benefits of being involved in this lecture event: A unique opportunity to stay informed or to validate concepts, latest advancements in technique and research in implant surgery and associated periodontal concepts. My goal is to share concepts, procedures, and experiences that shape and improve treatment for clinicians actively involved in these types of treatment.
Meet Dr. Sonia Leziy
DDS, Dipl Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)
Dr. Sonia Leziy, periodontist, maintains a full-time practice on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. She was awarded the Lucy Hobbs Award for mentorship in 2013, the Saul Schluger Award for excellence in teaching and education in 2014; the recipient of the 2022 American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Distinguished Lecturer Award, and the 2022 Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics Distinguished Lecturer Award, and she is recognized by Dentistry Today as a leader in continuing education. She is a member of numerous editorial boards, and is published in the areas of implant esthetics, the digital workflow and perioplastic procedures. She is the editor of the implant section of Inside Dentistry/Aegis Publications. She is a fellow of the ITI and a member of the ITI Board of Studies. She lectures internationally and provides education programs through Elatus Dental Bio-Architecture (www.elatus.ca) and Vancouver Island Dental Specialists (www.videntalspecialists.com).