Welcome to Partners in Synergy

Please join us at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida June 20-22, 2019 for our biennial Symposium.
25 CE Hours
Registration: $3950 USD

Optional Hands-on Workshop with Either Dr. Michael A. Pikos or Dr. Maurice A. Salama: $995 USD  (4 additional CE hours)

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Event Schedule

Thursday, June 20, 2019 – Hard Tissue Reconstruction

7:30 am              –            8:00 am              Introductions

8:00 am              –           10:00 am           Principles of Bone Grafting Bone Biology, Soft Tissue Management and Flap Design Bone Grafting Algorithm; Mandibular Block Autografts – Science and Art

10:00 am            –            10:30 am            Break

10:30 am            –            12:00 pm           Mandibular Block Autografts (con’t); Sinus Grafting – Science and Art

12:00 pm           –            1:00 pm             Lunch

1:00 pm              –            3:00  pm            Mesh / Particulate Grafting – Autografts, Allografts, Xenografts, Bioactive Modifiers, BMP, PDGF, PRF, PRGF; Ridge Expansion

3:00 pm              –            3:30 pm             Break

3:30 pm              –            6:00 pm             Bone Graft Complications: Prevention, Identification and Management / Case Studies

6:00 pm              –            6:30 pm              Q & A with Drs. Pikos and Salama

7:00 pm              –            8:00 pm              Welcome Reception

Friday, June 21, 2019 – Soft Tissue Reconstruction

8:00 am              –            10:00 am            Soft Tissue Anatomy, Blood Supply and Wound Healing

10:00 am            –            10:30 am            Break

10:30 am            –            12:00 pm           Soft Tissue Procedures and Techniques for Teeth, Pontics and Implants

12:00 pm           –            1:30 pm             Lunch

1:30 pm              –            3:00 pm             Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Techniques; Tunnel, VISTA and Semi-Lunar CAF

3:00 pm              –            3:30 pm             Break

3:30 pm              –            5:00 pm             Flap Designs, Suture Techniques and Review of Critical Surgical Concepts and Complications

5:00 pm              –            6:00 pm              Lecture Topic To Be Announced

6:00 pm             –            6:30 pm              Q & A

Saturday – June 22, 2019 – Esthetic Zone Reconstruction

8:00 am              –            10:00 am            Extraction Site Management: Current Research and Techniques in Tooth Replacement Strategies.

10:00 am            –            10:30 am            Break

10:30 am            –            12:00 pm           Combination Cases: Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting for Optimal Results

12:00 pm           –            1:15 pm             Lunch

1:15 pm              –            3:15pm              Complications: Recognition, Prevention and Management

3:15 pm              –            3:30 pm             Break

3:30 pm              –            5:00 pm             Recent Cases Using Advanced Techniques and Technology: 3D CT Grafting, Artificial Gingiva, and Bioactive Modifiers

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 8 am – 12 pm (Separate Registration is Required)
Optional Program: Limited Capacity Hands-On Training

Hard Tissue Regenerative Strategies: Alveolar Ridge / Mesh Particulate and Sinus Grafting
by Dr. Michael A. Pikos (4 additional CE hours)

This unique clinically based hands-on technique course will draw on the speaker’s 34 year experience with bone grafting, and will feature three distinct and valuable mini lecture/ hands-on bone grafting protocols:
1.    Titanium mesh and PTFE membrane particulate grafting.
2.    The Pikos membrane repair protocol for large and totally perforated maxillary sinuses.

Flap design, soft tissue management and comprehensive site development will be covered,
along with a sequential CBCT and clinical evaluation protocol for all grafting modalities.

•    To learn the application of titanium mesh and titanium reinforced PTFE membranes with particulate grafting for alveolar ridge augmentation.
•    To learn the surgical protocol of the Pikos membrane repair technique for large and totally perforated sinus membranes.

Critical Soft Tissue Techniques: A Hands-On Course
Dr. Maurice A. Salama (4 additional CE hours)

Part and parcel of a thorough dental evaluation today is determining the gingival phenotype of the individual. Thickness of the gingiva, zone of attached tissue, and tissue color all play important roles in developing the long-term health and esthetics in dental treatment of any kind. The exact determination of the location of the underlying bone acts as a prognostic indicator of future soft tissue levels.

Soft tissue grafting techniques, new regenerative materials and bioactivators will be highlighted. The expanding role of allograft materials (Alloderm, Dermis, Pericardium) and when to utilize them will be suggested. The ability of these combined protocols to alter the soft tissue profile around natural teeth, implants, and edentulous ridges, as well as to support facial soft tissue structures, will be reviewed as to their critical role in “Complete Esthetics”.

This hands-on course will highlight the three most utilized soft tissue procedures in clinical practice, the ridge augmentation technique for pontic site/implant site enhancement, autogenous palatal CTG Harvest and the periodontal microsurgical “tunnel” root coverage procedures. It will teach in detail and simplify the process of site evaluation, critical anatomy, flap design, harvest techniques and suturing.

•     To learn basic surgical anatomy, incisions, and tunnel techniques in soft tissue surgery.
•     To apply three commonly-used soft tissue grafting techniques in clinical practice.
•     To learn critically important modified suturing methods to secure flaps and grafts.

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