This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 671.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
The history of making impressions has been the basis of most prosthodontic reservations. Even with the advancement of the Scan-Cad, movable prosthodontics will require exquisite impressions to scan. Scanning all the movements both functionally and statically will require an impression. This presentation will present a layering impression method utilizing several viscosities to accomplish both the functional and mucostatic properties required for proper removable prosthesis. The method will describe a one appointment procedure delivering superior detail of both hard and soft tissues.
Description of Speaker:
Joseph Massad, DDS is an internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics. He has lectured literally around the world. Dr. Massad was named one of the top clinicians in CE for 2000-2006 by Dentistry Today, and recipient of the 2006 Chicago Dental Society "Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award." Dr. Massad regularly lectures at meetings of dental organizations such as the American Prosthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Federation Dentaire Internationale, and the Portuguese Dental Association.
A graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry, Dr. Massad has published scientific articles in publications such as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and others.
Dr. Massad is currently the Director of Removable Prosthodontics at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona and holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio, and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Massad is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Understand why using multiple viscosity impression materials can yield ideal edentulous impressions.
- Understand the difference between a functional and mucostatic impression.
- Eliminate the two-appointment impression to one appointment with equal or better quality.
- Understand why letting the patient mimic their facial movements produces an accurate peripheral role.
- Learn what facial movements will need to be performed during the maxillary impression.
Dr. Massad declares having received an honorarium from and being a consultant to Dentsply Caulk for this course. He also declares being a major stock shareholder (directly purchased) of Global Dental Impression Trays, Inc.
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Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.
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or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education