The University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association invites all oral health professionals to attend this special, one day continuing dental education event:

Cost-Effective Treatment of Edentulous Jaws with 1-Piece Implants Implant Overdentures Seminar Saturday, September 29, 2012

Implant prosthodontics is one of the fastest growing fields of dental practice today. To explore further this area of practice, the University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association has assembled a team of practitioners, led by Dr. Gerald Niznick, at the Bannatyne Campus. All oral health professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The session, that will focus on treatment options for the edentulous jaw will take place on Saturday, September 29, 9-12am in the Schwartz Lecture theatre at the Faculty of Dentistry building at 780 Bannatyne Avenue. The seminar is part of the Alumni of Distinction weekend taking place at the Faculty.

Independent studies confirm that implant overdentures can increase the satisfaction and quality of life of edentulous patients, in particular those who have difficulties with conventional dentures. Much of this is due to the many advantages offered by current technology. This three-hour session is designed to help oral health professionals learn more about this emerging area of the profession and how it may one day impact on their practice.

“The ultimate goal of implant dentistry is to replace missing teeth in the most natural way,” says Dr. Niznick, an alumnus of the Class of 1966 and an implant pioneer with 35 US patents and 30 year history in the dental implant industry. “Understanding the features, benefits, cost, and support offered with each implant system is important in making an informed decision.”
The session will be broad-based with practical insights about patient preferences and expectations, treatment planning, management, and predicted costs of this treatment for clinicians and their patients. Other discussion points may focus on the features, benefits and support offered with implant systems designed so that attendees can learn more about this emerging area of practice.

Dr. Reynaldo Todescan will provide the first year clinical results of the University of Manitoba’s Overdenture study. Drs. Marshall Hoffer (prosthodontist) and Dr. Dave Rusen (oral surgeon), will share their extensive experience treatment planning, placing and restoring implant cases.

There will be no charge to attend and Continuing Dental Education
Three Continuing Dental Education Credits will apply.
Those interested in attending can register in advance by calling Cheryl at the Faculty of Dentistry: 204.789.3787, via email: demoiss5@cc.umanitoba.ca.

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