Posterior Fixed Partial Dentures
This program will explore current digital technologies and their potential for enhancing dental implant treatment. Through multiple clinical case examples, various digital workflows for fabrication of posterior fixed partial dentures will be presented, to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy for achieving optimal patient outcomes. Information needed to fabricate verification indexes to ensure accuracy of fit, will be discussed, followed by impression methods, including a simplified impression protocol for fabrication of patient-specific implant-supported restorations. The benefits of using an intraoral digital scanner for data capture will be reviewed, as well as, the benefits for patients and the practice. Design principles for CAD/CAM abutments and aesthetic restorations will be presented.
At the completion of the program, participants should be able to: • Develop a strategy for using new digital technologies to achieve more predictable and efficient patient outcomes. • Describe various digital workflows for fabrication of posterior FPDs to ensure accuracy of fit and maximum efficiency. • Fabricate a verification index to confirm accuracy of fit. • Understand a simplified impression protocol for fabrication of implant-supported restorations with an intraoral scanner or traditional impression procedures. • Understand CAD/CAM abutment design using the BellaTek® Encode® Impression System.
Bradley A. Purcell, DDS, MS Dr. Purcell received a dental degree with honors from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received a Specialty in Prosthodontics Certificate and Masters of Science degree from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Purcell maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics at Spectrum Dental & Prosthodontics in Worthington, Ohio. As a private practitioner, Dr. Purcell has been repeatedly selected by his peers to ‘Columbus Best Dentists’ and ‘America’s Best Dentists.’ Dr. Purcell has numerous published articles in peer-reviewed journals in the area of dental implants and is an editor for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, the official journal of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Purcell teaches at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry and lectures nationally in the area of dental implants and dental prosthodontics. He also runs Spectrum Dental Society, a continuing education AGD Certified study club dedicated to providing high-level education to area dentists.