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Dr. Scott D. Ganz


Interactive 3D Imaging

Course Title:

Assessment of Implant Receptor Sites for Immediate Extraction, Immediate / Delayed Loading, and Bone Grafting Protocols using 3-D Imaging Modalities

Course Description:
Utilizing advanced three-dimensional imaging modalities combined with interactive treatment planning software helps clinicians provide an accurate assessment of potential implant receptor sites. This can be especially important when contemplating placing an implant into an immediate extraction socket, gaining initial stability, or when attempting an immediate loading protocol. The “Triangle of Bone®” concept was proposed to provide clinicians with a decision tree protocol to evaluate implant receptor sites. Pre-surgical prosthetic planning should in many cases allow for the fabrication of diagnostic wax-ups, or virtual occlusion with new software tools and the application of desktop and intra-oral scanning devices. The merging of these technologies provides clinicians with unparalleled ability to properly inspect potential implant receptor sites, to insure proper restorative outcomes through the various protocols of CBCT derived surgery. The purpose of this program will be to aid clinicians in understanding how to achieve successful diagnosis and management of deficient sites, matching implant types with receptor sites within the framework of restoratively driven protocols to provide long term functional and restorative success from single tooth to full mouth reconstruction.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

  • To understand the importance of diagnosis using 3-D CBCT imaging
  • To understand the “Triangle of Bone®“ concept for treatment planning
  • Concepts regarding immediate extraction and immediate implant placement
  • Decision tree for immediate or delayed restorations

Dr. Scott D. Ganz’s Bio

Dr. Scott D. Ganz is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, Interactive Treatment Planning, CBCT, and CAD CAM Applications in Dentistry.

He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School, and completed a three-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

He is often a featured speaker on the Prosthetic and Surgical phases of Implant Dentistry, and he has been published in scientific journals and professional textbooks. Dr. Ganz is editor of Cone Beam International, assistant editor of Implant Dentistry and serves on the editorial staff of several other publications.