Previous Events

Catch up on past events with SDISC DVDS!

Fall 2018 – Implant Restorative Pearls for Monday Morning: Unmasking the Links Which Lead to Complications or an Ideal Treatment Outcome with Dental Implants

Dr. Bryan Harris DMD

  • The clinical absolutes of dental implant prosthetics
  • A focus on abutment selection based on modern prosthetic concepts and materials
  • When can a TI-base screw retained restoration be used in a cost-effective manner?

Spring 2018 – Making the Connection Between Theory and Clinical Practicality with Dental Implants

Dr. Brent Ludens DDS

  • Advantages of CAD/CAM dental implant crown and/or bridge fabrication
  • Understand the advantages of the angled screw channel and the TorqTite screw
  • The simplest ways to avoid dental implant dilemas

Fall 2017 – Restoring Implants with Simplicity & Confidence while Avoiding Complications

Dr. Richard Kinsel DDS

  • The importance of involving the periodontist and the dental technician in collaborative 
 treatment planning
  • The digital age – Promise and reality
  • Complications: The gifts that keep on giving

Spring 2017
 – Evolutions in Implant Dentistry

Steve Hurson

  • Design and testing implants and components
  • Biologic considerations for optimal patient outcomes
  • Discuss issues that impact joint stability between implant and abutment
 including contact angle and contact length

Fall 2016 – Restorative Driven Dental Implant Failures

Dr. Alfonso Piñeyro DDS

  • Discuss the restorative sources of dental implant failures and their prevention
  • Develop an implant cementation and peri-implant maintenance protocol
  • Discuss the importance of cement selection and understand what you need
    from a cement material to prevent peri-implant disease/bone loss

Spring 2016 – Paradigm Shifts in Dentistry

Dr. Gregory Farthing DDS MSD PC

  • Laser Treatment of Peri-Implantitis
  • Anti-Coagulant Therapy and its Impact on Dental Treatment
  • Enhancing Cosmetic Dentistry with Oral Plastic Surgery

Fall 2015 – Implant Overdentures: Pearls, Practicalities and Pitfalls

Dr. Jason Gillespie

  • Identifying your Patients
  • How Many Implants are Necessary?
  • Converting an Existing Partial

Spring 2015 – Simplification of Implant Prosthetics to Increase Productivity and Profitability

Dr. Robert Vogel

  • Implant Prosthetic Principles
  • Tissue Level versus Bone Level Implants
  • Calculating Fees for Dental Implant Prosthetics

Fall 2014 – Managing and Avoiding Complications in Implant Dentistry

Dr. Dean Morton

  • Embracing an Evidence-Based Philosophy
  • Proven Treatment Protocols
  • The Times They are Changing – Digital Dentistry

Spring 2014 – Salivary Diagnostics, Oral Plastic Surgery & Peri-implantitis Update

Dr. Gregory Farthing

  • Why Salivary Diagnostics Works
  • Salivary Diagnostics for Periodontal Disease
  • Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
  • Establishing a Baseline of Data for Peri-implantitis


Dr. German Gallucci

Spring 2013- Peri-implantitis: Liabilities, Controversies, and Treatment Protocols

Dr. Gregory Farthing

  • CBCT- The new standard of care for implants
  • Causation theories of bone loss around implants
  • Treatment protocols for peri-implantitis

Fall 2012- Cementation of Dental Implants

Dr. Alfonso Piñyero

  • Causation of implant failures
  • Guidelines for implant maintenance and home care instruction
  • Successful crown cementation and cement recommendations

Mid-Winter 2012- Prevention and Treatment of Peri-Implantitis

Dr. Gregory Farthing

  • Peri-implant health and disease evaluation-3 types of peri-implant bone loss
  • Implant probing techniques/Probing 101
  • Implant mucogingival health and disease evaluation and treatments

Fall 2011- Dental Implant Complications

Dr. Frank Higginbottom

  • The prescription for successful implant outcomes
  • Treatment planning for dental implants
  • Indications for tissue level-vs-bone level implants
  • Hands on session: Impression taking and temporization

Spring 2011- Digital Dentistry Overview

Dr. Donald Somerville

  • Team Approach to digital impressions and CAD/CAM
  • Overview of guided surgery
  • Hands-on session: New implant technologies

Mid-Winter 2011- Maintenance of Dental Implants

Dr. Gregory Farthing

  • Peri-implant health/disease assessment
  • Maintenance protocols- peri-implantitis prevention
  • Treatments for peri-implantitis

Spring 2010- Prosthetic Keys to Success in the Aesthetic Zone

Dr. Will Martin

  • Achieving esthetic outcomes with anterior implants
  • Planning for esthetics
  • 8 keys to esthetic success
  • Hands-on session: Anterior implant provisionalization