Event Details

(STATEN ISLAND) Implant-Retained Cantilevers: A Bridge Too Far? + Dental Implant Intervention for Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Childhood Partial Edentulism (#2024-14)

  • Fri, Sep 27, 2024 | 9:00 AM - Fri, Sep 27, 2024 | 12:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn
1100 South Avenue at Lois Lane
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 477-2400

Featured Clinician:
Kenneth S. Kurtz, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.
Director, Division of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

*This three-hour presentation consists of two parts. Attendees MUST attend both parts of the lecture to receive full credit for the course. Partial credit for either segment of the course WILL NOT be offered.

Implant-Retained Cantilevers: A Bridge Too Far?
Cantilever designs have existed for decades in restorative dentistry. For many reasons, cantilevers become necessary in implant dentistry. Their use can be due to anatomic limitations, esthetic concerns, or failure of implant integration. Properly prescribing pontic and retainer design for screw or cement retained cantilever prostheses can be confounding. Clinical treatment illustrating one abutment, one pontic and multiple abutments, and one pontic designs will be detailed and accompanied by supporting scientific literature. Success can be ably predicted via "trial by provisional." Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand prosthesis design utilizing engaging abutment components.
  • Confidently prescribe cantilever prostheses predicated upon success of the trial provisional prosthesis.
  • Know when to prescribe gingival ceramic application.

Dental Implant Intervention for Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Childhood Partial Edentulism
Young patients with hypodontia, oligodontia and anodontia require careful evaluation for tooth replacement therapy in a comprehensive fashion. Guidelines for intervention require flexibility and infrequently, some clinical conditions require aggressive intervention. A review of Delphi Studies for a subset of patients with ectodermal dysplasia will serve as the basis for a broader discussion of who, what, where and when indicated treatment should proceed. Multiple dental specialty providers can provide a team approach to address the patient’s needs and a discussion of parental versus patient consent will be included, as well as the genetic basis of the underlying conditions. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand definitions of missing teeth.
  • Review timing of dental implant intervention.
  • Appreciate the underlying genetic & possible long-term sequalae.

Breakfast included 


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*This offer is for SDDS members only.

SDDS Members:                 $75
SDDS Life Members:                $52.50 (30% discount!)
SDDS Member's Staff:                 $50      
SDDS Hospital Residents:                $25
ADA Members:                $100
ADA Member's Staff:                $75
Non-ADA Member/Staff:                $110
Non-SDDS Hospital Residents:                $40


Refund and Cancellation Policy:
All requests for refunds or credits must be made in writing or by phone and received at least two weeks prior to the course date. A full refund, less a ten dollar ($10.00) administrative charge, or if requested and available, credit for a similarly priced course will be issued. Refunds or credits requested after this date will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival for courses and/or weather conditions. In the event that a course is cancelled by Second District, paid tuition will be fully refunded.

Second District Dental Society is a recognized sponsor by the N.Y.S. Education Department, ADA CERP and the AGD.

Unless otherwise stated, all featured speakers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organizations that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning the continuing education activities stated herein.