City: Paris, France
Academic qualifications: Dr.
Current Position: Private Practice
City: Liège, Belgium
Academic qualifications: DDS, MS, PhD
Specialization: periodontology, implantology
Current Positions: Head of clinic, Dept. of Periodontology and Oral Surgery, CHU of Liège; Associate Professor in Dental Biomaterials, University of Liège
What will they talk about?
Innovative protocols using digital workflows - Optimization of implant treatment through digital approach
Immediacy in dental implant therapy is increasingly raising interest of dental community because of the clinical benefits it provides in terms of minimally invasiveness, reduced morbidity, length of treatment, and cost efficiency. In the mean time, the field of implant dentistry is currently undergoing significant changes. In the last decade, technological improvements in 3D imaging, intra-oral optical scanning and Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD / CAM) are propelling dentistry and implantology into a more computerized and integrated workflow. These changes should allow the clinicians to approach diagnosis, surgery and final restorative as whole unique and connected treatment process.
The constant effort of the industry to provide performant implant design combined with the ongoing evolution of CADCAM technologies lead clinicians to modify clinical protocols toward a more efficient, minimally invasive and streamlined treatment process.
This lecture will discuss treatment workflow optimization in implant dentistry through immediate protocols and digital approach
Digital workflows from a perio perspective
The development in digital technologies is currently offering many benefits in restorative dentistry. However, these recent advances can also profit to implant hard and soft tissues integration.
For instance, CBCT, planning software and CAD-CAM manufacturing processes are nowadays providing breakthrough possibilities to optimize treatment approaches in biological-friendly way. The fabrication of custommade final abutment and provisional crown prior to guided surgery is of great interest for one-abutment one-time procedures and to promote the peri-implant soft tissue integration. Moreover, the combination of digital impression, new restorative materials and chair-side milling system offer innovative implant protocols allowing the implant biological integration.
The overall objective if this lecture is to emphasize through recent cases series the current possibilities, the potential benefits and perspectives of emerging digital technologies in implant dentistry.
Who is Gary Finelle?
Dr Gary Finelle received his Dental Degree from the University of Paris 7, France in 2009. He completed his doctoral thesis working on soft tissue healing around implants. Between 2011 and 2013, he joined the Advanced Graduate Program of Oral Implantology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Boston, Massachussets) as a full time resident. His major field of interests is the application of digital technology into the surgical and prosthetic implant treatment workflow. He is involved in implant related research and has published in scientific peer-reviewed journals. Now based in Paris, Dr Gary Finelle, lectures nationally and internationally. He is currently an ITI fellow and speaker (International Team for Oral Implantology), an active member of the American Dental Club Of Paris, and of EAO (European Academy of Osseointegration). His private practice in Paris is limited to surgical and restorative implant rehabilitations, and esthetics.
Who is France Lambert?
France Lambert graduated in dentistry in 2002 and also completed a post-graduate program in Periodontology at the University of Liège. In 2005, she received an ITI scholarship to expand her education in implantology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Currently she is Associate Professor in Dental Biomaterials and Head of the Clinic in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Surgery at University of Liège, Belgium. Her clinical activity is dedicated to periodontology and implantology. The focus of her research is 1° bone regeneration and biomaterials, 2° soft tissue integration around teeth and implants and 3° innovative and less invasive implant protocols. She is lecturing internationally and is the author of several international publications. France Lambert is also the past-President of the Belgian Society of Periodontology.