DC Forum: Meeting #2
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Meeting #2: Contemporary Tools for Contemporary Implant Dentistry

Description: In recent years, technological and clinical advances have transformed the practice of implant dentistry. Implant connections that allow for a harmonious relationship between restorative components, bone and peri-implant gingiva have shown the potential to enhance final esthetic outcomes. Immediate loading of complete and partially edentulous cases has become a well-established concept. In addition, the combination of high-quality scanners, low-cost 3D printers and open software place the dental team in a unique position to control all aspects of implant therapy. This exciting presentation will focus on various aspects of the implant restorative process with a focus on recent technological advances. Topics will include diagnosis and treatment planning in the esthetic zone, immediate implant placement and provisionalization, intraoral scanning, 3D printing and material selection for the final restoration.

Participants will learn:

  • Generate treatment plans that will maximize esthetic results
  • Understand techniques and materials used for the fabrication of immediate provisional restorations
  • Identify factors to consider in the material selection of final prostheses
  • Utilize multiple restorative techniques to improve the final esthetic outcome
  • Name practical intraoral scanning and 3D printing applications to improve teamwork communication, increase efficiency and enhance clinical results.

Date:  11/7/2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM


Date & Time

Date:  11/7/2019

Dinner and Registration: 5:30 pm

Meeting:  6:00pm – 8:00pm


Dr. Mariano Polack received his dental degree in 1995, and his
specialty training in prosthodontics and Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Since then, Dr. Polack has been involved full-time in private practice in Northern Virginia. Between 2002 and 2004, he was a guest scientist at the Ceramics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he was involved in several dental porcelain research projects. Dr. Polack has published more than 40 abstracts and papers on prosthodontics and dental materials in various scientific journals and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, and a founding member of the multi-specialty Gainesville Study Club in Northern Virginia. 

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Bethesda, MD 20814

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