David Sylvester II DDS

Immediate, Full-arch Implant Rehabilitation.  Teeth in a day.  Loading Every Time 

Friday, April 2   |   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Three (3) CE Hours  | Category B


Course Objectives

  • Clinical and radiographic patient evaluation
  • Balancing prosthetic and surgical requirements for successful rehabilitation
  • Alveolar reduction and establishment of the prosthetic space requirements
  • Primary and secondary implant positions/angulations to obtain primary stability in implant-fixating bone
  • Composite torque values and surgical requirements to enable immediate prosthetic loading
  • Abutment selection and positioning to obtain a provisional as similar to the final prosthesis as possible
  • Complications and clinical scenarios were primary stability is difficult to obtain
  • Soft tissue management
  • Overview of the pick-up and conversion process

Course Description

This course will address patients with a terminal dentition or the edentulous patient that desires a fixed, full-arch prosthetic solution.  Emphasis will be placed on immediate implant loading and provisionalization on the day of surgery.  This course will provide a full, comprehensive overview of the treatment planning process.  Techniques for efficient establishment of prosthetic space requirements, implant numbers and angulations, abutment selection, and ideal soft tissue management will be highlighted.  Common complications, low composite torque, and surgical nuances will be addressed.  Finally, the pick-up and conversion process will be reviewed from the standpoint of obtaining a provisional restoration that is as similar to the final restoration as possible. 


Course Sponsored By:
if you are interested in sponsoring this course, please contact Makenzie Dean


Speaker Bio:

 Dr. David Sylvester attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for both his undergraduate and dental training.  He graduated with honors and holds degrees in biology, chemistry, and a doctorate of dental surgery.  He attended residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences center earning a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a member of local, state, and national societies. 

 Dr. Sylvester serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Oklahoma and is in private practice at ClearChoice®, St. Louis.  His areas of research and interest include dental implants with an emphasis on full-arch implant rehabilitation.  Dr. Sylvester is a speaker for the Straumann Group and lectures regularly on immediate, full-arch implant therapy with an emphasis on pterygomaxillary and zygomatic implants.  Dr. Sylvester has completed over 2500 arches of fixed, implant-supported prosthetics and placed more than 10,000 dental implants with a 99.7% immediate-loading success rate.  He has authored book chapters and papers on these same topics.