Sept. 28, 2016 – Planning and Treating Patients with Advanced, Complex and Esthetic Needs: Improving Outcomes Through Evolution in Design, Techniques and Materials

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Address: Flamingo Hotel and Resort
2777 Fourth Street, SR

5:30 p m Registration
5:45 pm Plated Dinner
6:00 pm Program Begins

Type: Lecture and Q&A
Tuition: Complimentary Dentists Only

3.0 credits, CA. Permit #4695

Register by September 21st Contact Toni at 545 -4625

Guest Speaker: Dean Morton, BDS, MS

Dr. Dean Morton completed his dental training at the University of Sydney, and completed his training in Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa. He currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry, and concurrently directs the Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry. Dr. Morton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and serves as a Director and Examiner. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, International College of Dentists, Academy of Prosthodontics and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He is Chair of Section USA of the ITI and serves on the board of directors. Dr. Morton is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts. He lectures nationally and internationally on implants and esthetic dentistry, and maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics, Implant and Esthetic Dentistry in Louisville


  • dentify pre-treatment difficulty and esthetic parameters and relate these to treatment outcomes through effective risk assessment
  • Consider implant and abutment options for implant patients
  • Communicate the appropriate three-dimensional implant position through effective use of templates, with an emphasis on digital alternatives
  • Consider contoured provisional and definitive restorations and customized components designed to manage soft tissue outcomes
  • Describe restorative options (abutment and restoration options and Cad-Cam) and discuss the influence of these on treatment outcome
  • More effectively incorporate esthetic procedures into your dental implant practice


Advanced, complex and esthetic implant-based restorations are a cornerstone of contemporary practice. However, treatment can be challenging when patients present with multiple “problems.” This presentation will first consider the objective categorization of treatment difficulty. Patient cases will used to illustrate a range of factors to be considered in routine assessment and planning – particularly those with esthetic ramifications. The importance of a team approach, and incorporation of evidence-based and contemporary clinical treatment options will be considered.

This program will consider esthetic diagnosis and principles that relate to our contemporary practice of implant dentistry. Modern restorative options will be considered in addition to evolving technologies and dental materials capable of improving treatment predictability. Also, tissue response to intervention and tools for managing supporting tissues will be examined.

As we discuss procedures designed to improve the quality and predictability of outcomes, we will look at avoiding and managing complications commonly confronted in everyday practice.