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3rd Annual Wood Symposium - Computer-aid Implant Planning and Guided Implant Surgery

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: UNC School of Dentistry
Cost: $445.00 Dentist
$295.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Prosthodontics


Course Description
Computer-aid implant treatment planning and implant-guided surgeries are among most advanced technologies in dentistry. Using computer programs, clinicians can plan their implant surgeries as well as provisional definitive restorations. Computer-aid implant planning and guided surgeries allows accurate implant placement, appropriate bone reduction or augmentation, as well as proper designs of provisional abutments/restorations or definitive abutments/restorations. This reduces treatment time, prevents surgical and prosthetic complications, and enhances communications among patients, clinicians, and laboratory technicians.

The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:
- Utilize the current concepts on computer-aid implant planning.
- Describe and discuss the current concepts on guided implant surgeries.
- Examine basic protocols in guided surgeries including cone-beam CT scans, treatment planning, fabrication provisional/definitive prosthetic designs.
- Compare and contrast major implant guided systems currently available.

8:00 - 8:30AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00AM Review and Update on Guided Implant Surgery and Immediate Loading - Dr. Paul Scruggs
10:00 - 10:15AM Break
10:15 - 12:15PM Treatment Planning for Full-arch Immediate Loading - Dr. Paul Scruggs
12:15 - 1:15PM Lunch
1:15 - 2:30PM Current Guided Implant Surgical Systems: From Surgery to Restoration - Dr. Matt Hofensperger
2:30 - 2:45PM Break
2:45 - 4:00PM Computer-aid Treatment Planning and Guided Surgical Protocols - Dr. Sompop Bencharit

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Paul Scruggs has been practicing prosthodontics for 27 years in Raleigh North Carolina. He is past president of the Raleigh/ Wake County Dental Society (1998), the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics (2005), and the North Carolina section of the American College of Prosthodontists (2008 to present). He is also currently on the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists (based in Chicago) serving as the region 2 membership director which encompasses the members of 8 of the southeastern states. He graduated in dentistry from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1981, served three years active duty in the Army as a dentist and returned for a 2 year residency in Prosthodontics at UNC-CH from 1984-1986. Once leaving active duty he continued in the Army Reserve for 4 more years and eventually transferred to the North Carolina National Guard serving 17 years and culminating a 24 year career as a full Colonel and serving as Deputy State Surgeon for the NC Guard during the Iraq war. He is also an Assistant Professor Part Time at the UNC School of Dentistry donating 1 day per month teaching in the graduate Prosthodontics patient clinic. His main focus is in private practice heavily emphasizing implant dentistry both restorative and surgical, where he employs another Prosthodontist and 10 auxiliaries. He was appointed to the Human Services Board of Wake County in December of 2012. He has been married to Tonya for 21 years and has a son who is currently a Prosthodontic resident at UNC and two grown daughters.

UNC Faculty

Sompop Bencharit, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP
Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics and Pharmacology

Matt Hopfensperger, DDS, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics Director of Predocteral Implant Program

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Registration Fee & Credit
The registration fee is $445 for dentists and $295 for team members. UNC Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for up to 6 hours of continuing education credit. The registration deadline is Friday, December 5, 2014. A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided with your paid registration.

Cancellations and Refunds
A registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, December 5, 2014. No refunds will be issued after Friday, December 5, 2014. The UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the registration fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control after the cancellation date.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Special dietary requirements will be honored whenever possible. Please be sure to notify our office in writing of your special need no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistrys Department of Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at