As a recognized leader in the dental specialty of prosthodontics, Dr. Keith Phillips will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Southeast Academy of Prosthodontics (SEAP) Annual Meeting in Cary, North Carolina. This meeting will draw prosthodontists from 12 southeastern states that are dedicated to learning the latest and most innovative treatment solutions from experienced and respected practitioners and researchers. Dr. Phillips’ topic will be  “Patient Specific Planning for Functional and Esthetic Implant Outcomes.”

Course Description

For many clinicians and their patients, dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred treatment of choice for tooth replacement. As the paradigm continues to shift with implants becoming the standard of care, there is more demand for not only functional, but esthetic treatment outcomes.

This program will discuss the role of interdisciplinary treatment planning for predictable, stable results. The importance of simplicity and reliability for successful long-term outcomes will also be presented. A comprehensive review of implant treatment planning, both analog and digital will be provided, so you can understand how to achieve predictable restoration of teeth, even when treating patients with compromised periodontal or orthodontic situations.

The rationale for the use of esthetic patient specific abutments will also be incorporated in to the overall treatment planning procedure.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Develop treatment options for the restoration of patients function and esthetics.

• Become familiar with options for implant supported restorations.

• Understand the rationale for abutment selection.

Dr. Phillips is the former Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry. Currently, he is affiliate Associate Professor of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, and Tufts University. He is also a guest lecturer at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA and the Ickert Teaching Centre in Vancouver, BC. He is a reviewer for numerous journals and former Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Dental Association. He maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington with major areas of focus on periodontal prosthodontics, implant surgery, and implant assisted oral reconstruction.

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