2016 IAGD Fall Meeting and Mastertrack

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Frank L. Higginbottom DDS

Dr. Frank L. Higginbottom is a 1971 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry. He practices Esthetic, Restorative, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He is a Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences and Graduate Prosthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry as well as the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

He lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of dental implants, restorative dentistry, provisional restorations, and treatment planning. He has authored numerous articles and contributed to textbooks on these subjects. He is active in basic research in the field of dental implant systems.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1455079132449{margin-top: 40px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;}”]LECTURE


“Digital Implant Dentistry — New Technology for Teeth and Implants”

Friday, October 14, 2016

8 hrs of AGD Implant Lecture Credit — IDBE pending final approval

Dentists for many years have performed very well using the analog world. Today however dentists have the option of incorporating digital technology to actually make treating our patients better. From digital radiographs, digital records keeping, to cone beam CT’s. We have so much more information for diagnosis and treatment planning today. Dentists can perform digital planning for implants, digital placement, digital impressions, and CAD/CAM restorations.

• Digital Implant Planning
• Guided Surgery
• Digital Impressions
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“Dental Implants in Your Practice”

This program will review the philosophy of implant therapy today. Today both tissue level and bone level implants are appropriate. The tissue level implant has been very successful, making implant restorative dentistry simple using a cemented approach. Active implant surfaces and stable abutment connections impart very high predictability. Loading protocols have drastically changed through the years due to advances in surface technology. Time to restorations is definitely shorter today. Digital planning and placement, impressions, and CAD/CAM restorations are a reality. Technology today is not a shortcut but actually makes treatment better. Of most importance is the goal of providing patients with a predictable esthetic result.

• Patient Selection
• Treatment Planning
• Abutment Selection and Impression Technique
• Fabrication of Cemented and Screw Retained Restorations
• Custom Abutment Uses
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Saturday & Sunday
October 15 & 16, 2016
If you attend the entire 3 day weekend, you will receive 24 hrs. AGD Implant Participation Credit — IDBE pending final approval

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“Implant Surgical Guides”

Implant surgical therapy requires a proper diagnosis and treatment planning. Of most importance is that the implant end up in the proper position three dimensionally. This requires that the position of the final restoration is determined first and the dentist or technician works backward from that position to determine where the implant should be placed. This workshop will provide the dentist or the laboratory technician a way to gather information and fabricate a surgical guide.


  • The importance of the surgical guide
  • How to avoid implant complications
  • What information to gather
  • A time-tested method to fabricate a guide

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“Implant Abutments & Impression”

Using a mandibular model with soft tissue level implants. Participants will select and place abutments, learn to torque or tighten abutments, place impression copings and make an impression. Cemented provisional restorations will be fabricated.


  • Abutment selection options
  • Selection of impression copings
  • Different Impression techniques
  • Temporary abutment selection
  • Provisional fabrication

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“Implant Esthetics Workshop”

Using a maxillary model with tissue level and Bone Level implants participants will select and place abutments, attach impression copings and make an impression. Cemented and screw retained provisional restorations will be fabricated. A custom impression coping will be fabricated to construct an anatomic soft tissue model for laboratory communication.


  • Different Impression techniques
  • Temporary abutment selection and shaping
  • Provisional fabrication
  • Custom Impression Coping

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“Locator Workshop”

Today in our aging society there are a large number of edentulous patients. It is possible to improve these patient’s lives with the placement of dental implants. A practical and inexpensive way to restore these patients is with over-dentures supported by locator attachments. This workshop will allow the participants to modify a denture to pick-up locator attachments on a laboratory model.


  • Basic philosophy of over-dentures
  • Become familiar with different attachments
  • Learn how to pick-up locators in the mouth
  • Learn how to deal with locator maintenance

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View and Download the IAGD Brochure

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This event is sponsored by DENTSPLY and STRAUMANN

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Registration Form

Please mail registration form and payment to:
IAGD, 3622 McLaughlin Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516.

Or you can fax your registration with credit card to 402-438-2321. Registration can be taken over the phone with a credit card.[/vc_column_text][contact-form-7 id=”979″ title=”Registration Form”][vc_column_text]PLEASE NOTE: A $40 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $85 processing fee will be applied to all person requesting a refund (3 days) before September 23rd. No refunds will be issued after that date. You will receive an email confirmation when your registration is processed.

The course has been submitted to the IDBE for CE credits and approval is pending.

Questions? Contact the IAGD Office at 402.438.2321 or email julieberger50@gmail.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1455082303170{margin-left: 40px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]

General Information

Friday, October 14, 2016
Lecture will be held at the Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, IA


7:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
8:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course Begins
12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . Lunch Hour
1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course Resumes
5:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course Adjourns
* Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided.


Saturday, October 15, 2016 • 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 • 8 am – 1 pm
Limited Space Available
The hands on portion will be held at Patterson Dental Supply, 955 SE 28th Street, Grimes, IA


AGD Dentists: Lecture Only. . . . . . . . . . . . $ 350
(Register by August 1st and receive a $50 member only discount: $300)
Non-AGD Dentists: Lecture Only. . . . . . . . $ 650
AGD Dentists: Entire 3 day Event . . . . . . . $1,850
(Register by August 1st and receive a $200 member only discount: $1,650)
Includes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included

Non-AGD Dentist: Entire 3 day Event . . . . $2,500
Includes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included

Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists (Friday only lecture) . . . . . . .$ 75
Dental Students (Friday only lecture) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 35
Lab Techs (Friday only lecture) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 125

Due to the popularity of the lecture and hands on course, we encourage you to register early and take advantage of the member discounts. Space is limited!!!

Register by September 28th to avoid a $45 late fee!

A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton West Des Moines for $114 until September 21, 2016. Ask for the Iowa AGD rate. To make reservations, call 515.223.1800.



AGD + IAGD dates

The AGD-Iowa is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2013 to 5/31/2017. ID# 219301

FAGD/MAGD Approved
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