Current Concepts in Removable and Implant Prosthodontics

Fall 2017 MasterTrack Course
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Removable Prosthodontics

To the Next Level

September 29-30, 2017

Dr. Joe Massad

Dr. Joe Massad, DDS

Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry

OAGD Mastertrack Program
24 CE Hours


Meet & Learn:
September 29-30 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Massad Learning Center
302 S Lewis St.
Tulsa, OK 74104



Program Approval for Continuing Education
Approved PACE Program Provider

The Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry is pleased to offer the next course in its new Mastertrack® program September 29-30, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma:

Current Concepts in Removable and Implant Prosthodontics
by Dr. Joe Massad, DDS.

All dentists are welcome to participate in course, and credit for these courses will count towards an AGD Fellowship and/or Mastership. The course contains 24 continuing education hours.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Joseph Massad, DDS is adjunct associate professor in Restorable Dentistry at Loma Linda School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, Ca. and holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis Tennessee, an adjunct associate faculty with the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Advanced Education, Oklahoma University, College of Dentistry.

Dr. Massad is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and Regent/Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, and is an honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontics. Dr. Massad practices privately in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Current Concepts in Removable and Implant Prosthodontics
First Ever AGD Mastertrack Hands-On Denture Couse at Dr. Massad’s Learning Center.

Course Objectives

  • Review simplified and practical concepts in Removable and Implant Removable Prosthodontics of today, and define the advantages and disadvantages vs. past methods.
  • Discuss various problems commonly associated with the edentulous and implant overdenture patients and methods to intercept these problems before committing to treatment of the patient.
  • Master the tissue character and tissue mobility classifications and how these relate to choosing a surgical solution or a design alteration in the final prosthesis.
  • Describe the clinical technique in developing the final prosthesis for the various bony and tissue edentulous conditions with complete and implant immediate denture appliances.
  • Concepts Include – Impression taking, Vertical Dimension of Occlusion, Cameo.

Friday, September 29, 2017
8am – 12pm
A demonstration of the complete assessment and examination on a patient utilizing a protocol that utilizes a digital application will be detailed. This generally will set the basis for the remaining day and a half of class time.

Attendees will be able to view over the doctor’s shoulder a complete examination and assessment which will determine the degree of success prior to accepting a patient for treatment. The examination was developed as a diagnostic and prognostic method, to allow both patient and dentist the ability to accept or deny treatment at the examination appointment.

Lunch: 12pm – 1pm

1pm – 5pm
Demonstrations on patients of impression making of both edentulous and implant over denture patients will be performed by the instructors while the dentists observe over the shoulder.  Each student will be able to take part in at least one portion of the impression in order to have a better grasp of the entire procedure.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
8am – 12pm
Patients will be utilized in making records utilizing prefabricated base plates.  Records will include a physiological neutral zone recording; a vertical physiological centric relation recording; and an anterior setup determining patient esthetics followed by a face bow record.  Each applicant will be viewing over the dentist’s shoulder and as time permits attendees will be allowed to assist and perform a part of the procedure.

Lunch: 12pm – 1pm

1pm – 5pm
In the afternoon of day two the attending dentist will be able to perform one or more of the procedures while the doctor’s look over their shoulders to coach them.

24 CE hours Participation Credit