Annual End of Summer Meeting 2012

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Course Presenter

Dr. Jacob Shiloah is a Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry and maintained a part-time private practice limited to periodontics in Germantown , TN.

Dr. Shiloah received his dental degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem , and his certificate in periodontics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington . He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has published many articles in all the major dental journals and his work has been cited in modern periodontal textbooks. Dr. Shiloah has presented numerous continuing education courses here and abroad.

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Dr. Robert Brandt is a Board Certified Prosthodontist who completed his training at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. He has a Master of Science in BioMedical Science from the University of Texas, Houston. For the past 30 years he has been restoring implants with fixed and removable prostheses. In 1990 his interest turned to placing implants as well as teaching the science of placement and restoration. From 1990 until 2005 he directed Prosthodontic Postgraduate training at the University of Florida, University of Queesnland as well as Nova SE University. From 2005 to present he has taught implant placement and restoration to the undergraduate students as well as placement to the Prosthodontic Postgraduate Residents at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He is also the director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program.

September 3-7, 2012
8:00am – Noon each day
Location: Destin, FL - Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Cost and Location Specifics

Early Bird Special - $449 per dentist and $349 per auxiliary. After August 15 - $499 per dentist and $399 per auxiliary.
Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to an additional $25 late registration fee.* Continental Breakfast will be provided. Please check the hotel reader board for meeting location. Call 901-448-5386 to register for the CE course.

Contact the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort at 850-267-9500 for hotel reservations and ask for the discounted UT rate OR make reservations online at and use the group code: UTD Rates start at $185** per night.

Periodontal Surgery in the General Practice

Dr. Jacob Shiloah

The main objective of this course is to review periodontal surgical procedures for the entire dental team. It will guide the clinician on how to select the best candidates for each surgical procedure.

The course will cover the rationale, indications and step-by-step illustrations of variety of current surgical techniques aim at pocket elimination, crown lengthening, cosmetic procedures and an update on regenerative materials and procedures. Detail description of the Modified Widman Flap for effectively managing patients with moderate periodontitis will be stressed. Common post-operative complications will be presented along with proper management.


Dr. Robert L. Brandt

Fixed Prosthodontics has moved into the digital field in the past few years. However, preparation principles have remained constant. With the increase Cosmetic Dentistry marginal finish lines and their geometry have become increasingly important. The anterior/posterior position of crowns and gingival architecture determine the type of margin to be used as well as the type of restoration.

Questions about length of spans for fixed partial dentures made of some of the newer materials abound. Of equal importance is the effect of the various porcelain or zerconia crowns on the opposing dentition. What about polishing after adjustment.

Of primary importance is treatment planning and approaching patients with a treatment sequence they can accept.

Implant Lectures

Dental implants have taken various forms over the last 50 years. the dental community has settled upon a variation of the root form implant with f different coatings and etchants.

The success rate of root form implants has improved over the years primarily due to the coatings and etchants. Improved techniques and advances in implant research have made simple placements easier and success more reliable.

In the beginning only Oral Surgeons placed implants. Periodontists came next. After the Restorative Dentists realized that they should become more involved with the effects of less than ideal placement and the need to give guidance to the surgeons, they also started to place simple implants. Now we have the General Dentists and the Endodontists working to place them. Regardless of the thinking of who should place implants, a thorough knowledge of the effects of bone support and placement is essential to treatment plan the placement and restorative aspects.

This lecture will cover the surgical and restorative aspects of implant restorations.

Day One

  1. Indications for periodontal surgery
  2. Pocket elimination procedures:
    1. Gingivectomy
    2. Osseous surgery
    3. Hemisection and root amputation

Day Two

  1. The “biologic width” and crown lengthening procedures
  2. The Modified Widman Flap
  3. Root Coverage procedures

Day Three

  1. Cosmetic procedures: pre-prosthetic surgery, ridge augmentation, papillae “regeneration”, and pigmentations
  2. An update on regenerative materials and procedures
  3. Common post-operative complications

Day Four

  1. Suggestions concerning newer porcelain and zerconia crowns
  2. Treatment planning advanced cases
  3. Importance of diagnostic mounting in saving time
  4. When to restore and when to extract
  5. Importance of good provisional restorations
  6. Esthetic techniques and principles

Day Five

  1. Esthetic restorative procedures relating to implants
  2. Implant positioning and its relation to function and esthetics
  3. Surgical elements in implant placement
  4. Bone augmentation and its uses and abuses
  5. Implant placement in the mandible for denture stability
  6. Maxillary RPD with 4-5 implants
  7. Use of CBCT in implant placement and guided placement
  8. Treatment Planning with understanding