Generously Co-Sponsored by Nobel Biocare with an unrestricted educational grant
CDHBC QAP Competency – N/A
Alberta Dental Association & College – Approved for CE
The edentulous or soon to be edentulous patient seeking an implant-based solution for their final prosthesis have a number of options available to them. Each option provides a unique solution for the patients’ specific needs and requirements in order to maximize function and esthetics. These options include implant-retained removable and implant-supported fixed prosthetic solutions.
Although the solutions are numerous, the limitation in providing these to our patients are based on the patients’ available bone volume, overall health, personal requirements and the skill of the practitioner. This presentation will provide the clinician with an overview of available implant based prosthetic options for patients who have recently lost their dentition to those who have been edentulous for decades.
In this course, participants will be introduced to the process of patient selection, clinical and radiographic assessment and the development of a sound treatment plan for maximizing success for the patient. The prosthetic and surgical protocols will be demonstrated with clinical examples and live surgical and prosthetic videos.
Dr. Reena Talwar is a certified specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has a PhD in Biomedical Science. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1990 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. After graduating from Dental School, Dr. Talwar completed a General Practice Residency program in Chicago at Loyola University Medical Center from 1994 to 1996. She then went on to a research fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas in trauma and graduated in 2004 from a combined Oral and Maxillofacial – PhD training program from the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Talwar has taught at both undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Dentistry and Discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Kentucky (2004-2005), University of Toronto (2005-2010) and most recently as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Alberta. She recently built Contours Oral Surgery with the vision of having both a state of the art surgical center and a mentorship-based teaching facility. At Contours she is active in her role as a teacher, mentor, surgeon and peer, hosting the Edmonton Oral Surgery Study Club. Her surgical focus is in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the partial and fully edentulous patient.