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In the ZestAcademy "Implant Overdenture from A-Z" Series, Dr. Scherer covers a comprehensive view of implant overdentures including from background, diagnosis, to clinical step-by-step procedures.

Interested in knowing how to best diagnosis and treatment plan patients for implant overdentures? Do you know the step-by-step processes of working with bar and Locator overdentures? Want to become familiar with the surgical applications of implant placement for overdenture treatment?

This comprehensive course bundle covers everything you, your assistants, and your laboratory needs to know about implant overdentures! We cover the basics all the way up to the advanced level methods diagnosis and treatment planning skills, clinical techniques, and follow-up recall strategies including hygiene and maintenance.

To receive the best education possible, this course is broken down into 5 sections

Section I: Introduction & Essential Patient Factors for Overdentures

Covering the basics of implant overdenture therapy, proper patient assessment skills, and preparing patients for full-arch dentistry.

Topics include:

  • Background, History, and Impact of Complete Tooth Loss
  • Patient Examination Skills
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Concepts

Section II: Attachment Systems, Implant Options, Treatment Planning Skills

This section covers the variety of contemporary attachment systems available and the pros/cons of each of them, assessing restorative space within dentures, treatment planning the number of implants and immediate loading concepts!

Topics include:

  • Principles of Attachment Systems for Overdentures
  • The Role of Restorative Space Within Dentures
  • Implant Overdenture Biomechanics
  • Choosing the Number and Location of Implants for Maxillary and Mandibular Cases
  • Dental Implant Design, Osseointegration
  • Evaluating Options Regarding Implant Diameter & Length Options
  • Immediate Loading of Overdentures: Does it Work?

Section III: Radiographic Planning: Traditional & Contemporary Concepts

An in-depth discussion regarding various radiographic options available for clinicians to best determine bone volume for overdenture therapy including contemporary cone-beam CT scanning techniques!

Topics include:

  • Traditional Radiographic Options: PA, Panoramic, CBCT
  • Making Radiographic Guides
  • CBCT Scanning Workflows
  • Patient Preparation for CBCT Scans
  • Making CBCT Scans & Options on Machines to Ensure Success
  • "Denture-Down" Treatment Planning Concepts
  • Relining Dentures with Radiopaque PVS Material & CBCT Scanning Techniques

Section IV: Patient Preparation for Overdentures and Surgical Procedures

This section includes reviewing anatomical features of patients and how to best plan for implant overdenture surgery including instrument tray setups, equipment, and surgical techniques!

Topics include:

  • Anatomy Review
  • Instrument Choice for Surgical Procedures
  • Equipment Options
  • Preparing Patients for Overdenture Surgery
  • Surgical Techniques for Implants

Section V: Restorative Procedures, Recall & Maintenance Strategies

From start-to-finish, we cover the nuts & bolts associated with how to work with implant overdentures and the steps associated with various techniques to make restoring implant overdentures simple!

Topics include:

  • Philosophies of Restorative Techniques
  • Bar Overdentures
  • Locator Attachments
  • Locator R-Tx Attachments
  • Recall Strategies for Successful Cases
  • Implant Hygiene Protocols

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn steps to diagnosing & restoring overdenture and full-arch implant cases
  2. Understand, in-depth, surgical and restorative procedures related to overdentures
  3. Become exposed to recall and maintenance strategies for overdentures

This bundle is not available for purchase.


When does the course start and finish?

As soon as you want! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Your course begins from the day that you purchase it, no need to wait especially if you have to get some CE done quickly!!

How long do I have access to the course?

How about plenty of time to really learn!! While traditional enrollment in ZestAcademy PREMIUM courses is good for 6 months from the day you enroll, ZestAcademy BUNDLE packages for premium courses are available for 12 months from the day you enroll!

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course across any and all devices you own.

Will I be able to follow-along?

Absolutely! Our course is an interactive, self-guided journey through clinically relevant techniques taught by "wet-fingered" clinicians. Included are interactive files for you to be able to work closely with the instruction given on the screen.

Can I get CE for this course?

We are proud to offer CE credits for all of our ZestAcademy courses with credits provided by AGD PACE!

After completing the course material and self-assessment, you will find additional instructions on how to receive CE credits for each course. You can also click on the "Request CE Credits" button on the bottom banner to find out more on requesting CE credits.