AB International Symposium 2018

AB International Symposium 2018

October 24-28, Riviera Maya, Mexico

AB Dental is proud to be hosting a 2-day regional symposium for Latin America dentists in Barceló Maya Grand Resort, Mexico. 8 speakers, 5 countries, 10 lectures, 5 stars resort, all included. Simultaneous translation English-Spanish.


Wednesday, October 24: Arrival, welcome cocktail

Thursday, October 25: AB Congress day

Friday, October 26: AB Congress half-day

Saturday, October 27: Gala dinner & Live musical show

Sunday, October 28: Departure


Dr. Henriette Lerner, Germany: DDS, MD, DICOI, DGOI

Predictable Perfect Aesthetics in Full Arch Rehabilitations: symbiosis of  digital and microsurgical precision.


The lecture will go through the modern treatment philosophy that can be called today: fast and perfect.

Principles of Treatment are: predictable, minimally invasive, perfect esthetics in adjacent implant situations and long term maintenance of the result.

The lecture will address the parameter and algorithms concerning.


  1. soft and hard tissue grafting contouring procedures.
  2. prosthetic Planning.
  3. validated digital workflows and applications.

Dr. Arun K. Garg, DMD, USA

Current Concepts in Bone Harvesting and Block Grafting for Dental Implants.


The replacement of missing or failing teeth with dental implant prostheses is a well-established clinical practice. If available bone is inadequate for implant placement in the desired locations for prosthetic support, then bone augmentation is considered.

This lecture will review several methods to augment the deficient ridge. The choice of a particular augmentation technique or graft material will depend on several factors, including the degree of atrophy, the morphology of the osseous defect, type of prosthesis, and clinician or patient preferences.


Students enrolled in this course will learn the following key points:

  1. Indications/contraindications for reduced-diameter or shorter implants when minimal available bone volume is present
  2. Use of autograft for bone augmentation and when the treatment is recommended for larger defects, vertical augmentation, and severe atrophy while recognizing inherent disadvantages including morbidity from bone harvest, added surgical time, and limited bone supply
  3. Extraction of compromised teeth for full-arch implant placement versus augmenting the atrophic maxillary or mandibular posterior ridges.
  4. The introduction of cone-beam computed tomography to the dental office for optimal treatment planning and case outcome
  5. Bone substitutes perform well in sites with favorable osseous morphology, including socket bone grafting, sinus bone grafting, localized implant repair, and modest horizontal augmentation
  6. The future of bone regeneration focused on tissue engineering via the use of growth factors to enhance wound healing.

Maxillary Sinus Grafting for Dental Implants.


It’s a fact many general practice dentists overlook: the most common reason why implants fail is due to insufficient natural bone. Osseointegration – the process by which titanium implants fuse naturally to the patient’s bone – is not the greatest obstacle.

Fortunately, there’s a solution to this problem. Sinus grafting/lifting and the augmentation of the site with bone stabilizes the region to a sufficient degree where implant longevity rivals that of natural teeth. In the last few years the procedure has allowed general practice dentists to accept greater and more complex caseloads, reducing the need to outsource patients to specialists.

Today’s course, taught by Dr. Arun K. Garg, will cover the techniques for maxillary sinus grafting for dental implants. It will also review various procedures in detail as well as the recommended radiology, instrumentation, and graft materials.

Key Objectives:

  1. Review the different graft materials available, and their indications for use
  2. Understand the step-by-step techniques for this procedure
  3. Recognize the value of the recommended pre-op evaluation and post-op care for patients undergoing this procedure.

Prof. Eitan Mijiritsky, DMD, DDS, Israel: President of the Israel Society of Prosthodontics, board member of the Digital Dentistry Society  

The Total Digital Implant Planning and Restoration Concept –Are we there yet?


The most important phase in a complex implant case preparation is a precise pre-operative diagnosis and understanding of the treatment aims and the case limitations. With the aid of digital planning of the case through digital modelling and software, the clinician can predict anatomic conditions and occlusal limitations. It allows the clinician to transfer the planned 3-D implant position from the software into the surgical field, to plan in advance the restored teeth in respect to the occlusal relationship and to the optimal implant position, to produce in advance a Cad/Cam provisional restoration and to decide regarding the surgical and prosthodontic protocols to choose such as late vs. immediate loading following a conventional flap vs. flap-less implant surgery. But what about the precision of the available intraoral scanners in oral implantology? Are we there yet? During the presentation the relevant and most updated literature and actual conclusions will be presented with few complex clinical cases.


Prof. Fábio Shiniti Mizutani, DDS, MSD, PhD, Brazil: USP, SLM, EAO, ABO, APCD, FULL

Essential factors for bone regeneration: from extraction to rehabilitation.


The purpose of this presentation is to approach the essential factors for success in regenerative procedures.

The details of surgical techniques are critical, however, the correct selection of grafts and their combination with the various existing membranes are the real secret to

making the results of the procedures predictable.

Through clinical cases and scientific citations we will elucidate the main questions

about how, when and with what we should do the preservation procedures and

alveolar bone augmentation, with attention to the planning and execution, from dental

extraction to prosthetic rehabilitation.


Dr. Gustavo Yatzkaier, DDS, Israel: IAOMS, AAOMS, IDA Israeli Dental Association, IAOI

Causes of failures and success factors in dental implants.


The dental implant treatment is a therapy that must require adequate surgical and prosthetic planning to avoid failures. Among the factors that influence success of the implants are the patient's conditions, the characteristics of the recipient site, the implant design and the surgical technique and type of prosthetic rehabilitation.

With the passage of time, the implant success stopped to being exclusive heritage of the osseointegration, in fact new parameters as esthetic satisfaction of the patients and the health of the soft tissues around the implants, become to be the most important factors.

During the presentation those factors will be discussed, and an up-date literature review will be done.


The way to perfection: Virtual planning and computerized guided surgery of dental implants.


It is no secret the technological advance of the last years in using the computers to help the treatment planning in implantology.

The stereolithography and the possibility to print titanium, allow us to resolve complex clinical cases in a simple way.

During the presentation, this simplicity will be shown through clinical cases, but without forgetting the risk factors, complications and a brief literature review.


Prof. Eli Raviv, DMD, Canada: AO, AP, CDA, ODQ

The use of short/Narrow dental implants In reduced alveolar bone volume.


Dentists often face challenges when placing implants in an area of reduced alveolar bone volume. This situation is seen in both  maxilla and mandible due to alveolar bone resorption, pneumatization of maxillary sinuses and the presence of anatomic structures (e.g. inferior alveolar nerve). The accepted solution for this problem has been conventionally to perform a bone grafting procedure. Despite good predictability and success rate of grafting procedures, patients are often reluctant to undergo the surgery due to the risks, morbidities, and costs of the procedure and the stress of undergoing an invasive procedure.

Short implants (≤ 8mm) have been used, for the past twenty years, as a potential treatment alternative to bone grafting procedures in patients with limited alveolar bone height and volume in the maxilla and in the severely atrophic mandible.

This presentation will deal with the criteria for successful clinical application of short wide diameter implants and narrow implants and share with the audience our clinical experience.


Dr. Michael P. Gelbart, DDS, USA: ABO/ID, ICOI, AAID, NYU

Form and Function:

Restoring facial harmony in patients with failing dentition.

A Surgical and prosthetics protocol for the management of full mouth reconstruction via immediate load implant.


Dr. Ori Blanc, DMD, Israel: IAOMS, AAOMS, IDA Israeli Dental Association, IAOI

Rehabilitation of atrophic ridges using technological solutions: "U" customized implants system.


Introduction: Bone volume resorption following tooth loss often disrupts dental implant

placement in the desired position, and requires additional bone augmentation


As bone volume loss progresses, changes occur in the blood supply to the mandible, from centrifugally via the inferior alveolar artery in the dentate mandible to centripetally via the periosteum in the edentulous mandible.

Rehabilitation of edentulous posterior mandibular region with severe ridge atrophy using dental  implants is therefore subjected to anatomical, surgical and biological difficulties and poses a challenge to maxillofacial surgeon.

Numerous reconstruction procedures have been proposed to increase alveolar bone dimensions, both vertically and horizontally, in order to obtain a sufficient ridge volume for adequate implant placement and prosthodontic rehabilitation. These techniques include: guided bone regeneration (GBR), bone block grafts, distraction osteogenesis (DO), ridge splitting or expansion osteotomies of the ridge or the jaws, and combinations of the above.

The use of subperiosteal implants represents a reliable method for rehabilitation of the atrophic posterior mandible when sufficient bone is unavailable for the use of endosteal implants, and may serve for a variety of prosthetic configurations.

In the past, Subperiosteal implants that follow the contours of the bony ridge, which were fabricated from chrome cobalt by making a direct bone impression of the jaw, had low success rates due to their failure to osseointegrate with the bone. Today, CAD/CAM systems have enabled us to fabricate custom subperiopsteal titanium implants for the rehabilitation of the posterior atrophic mandible with an increase rate of success.

Materials and Methods: The purpose of this article is to present our experience using custom design Subperiosteal implants for the rehabilitation of the severely atrophic posterior mandible (class V, VI in the Cawood & Howell classification of edentulous alveolar ridge).



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