Every class has a star pupil, and for OsteoReady™, our superstar is the 1-Drill Implant Procedure using the Multi-Drill™. This procedure has been transforming practices around the country by allowing the general dentist to more efficiently place implants.
The patient is a 45-year-old female who presented with multiple missing teeth due to a high caries rate after her first pregnancy (Figure 1). We elected to place two OsteoReady™ Performance implants with three-unit bridges on both upper right and upper left quadrants. I placed implants in the maxilla and my associate Dr. Richard Bradshaw, who has been placing implants for about six months, placed implants in the mandibular region. Sidenote: Dr. Bradshaw, who is two years out of dental school, was concerned about the nerve in sites #31 and #18. He placed shorter implants due to his concern...
Mark Fabey, DMD, attended OsteoReady’s 2-Day Mini-Residency with Dr. Brady Frank in Ashland, Oregon in April 2014. A mere three weeks later, he reached out to OsteoReady to report his success using the OsteoHybrid™ Implant Procedure and an OsteoConverter™ on a 60-year-old female patient. Dr. Fabey placed a 3.75 X 13.0 mm OsteoHybrid implant in site #6 and a 5.0 X 10.0 mm OsteoConverter implant in site #5 (Figure 3). Dr.
The following case was performed by an October 2013 graduate of the OsteoReady™ 2-day Mini-residency program in Des Moines, IA. The patient is an 88 year old female with a chief complaint of pain caused by a fractured root and abscess on tooth #4 (Fig 1). Patient was administered 3 carpules of lidocaine, 1/100,000 epi prior to procedure.
The following case, involving a 36-year-old-patient with pain on tooth #30 (Figure 1) illustrates the No-Drill Implant Procedure using the OsteoConverter™. The OsteoConverter™, with its self-tapping threads and tapered design, acts as both a bone condenser and an osteotome.
After atraumatic extractions, two OsteoConverter™ implants were placed with healing caps on site #29 and the distal root of #31. When using the No-Drill Implant Procedure in the posterior mandible, there is little concern about the mandibular nerve because you are not using a drill (Figure 2).
Patient is a 48-year-old male. He avoided the dentist for many years due to fear. This patient was an excellent candidate for sedation.
The following case demonstrates a Multi-Unit full mouth reconstruction, figure 25 for Post Pan, immediately after implant placement.
Dr. Vines owns a 17 operatory practice in California that also employs 5 specialists. Although it is nice to have specialists immediately available in the same practice the total combined fee for an implant, abutment and crown was oftentimes well over $6,000. Terry knew he was leaving treatment on the table by only offering a specialty solution to implants in his practice.
Scott came to the course with very little background in implantology but nearly every day in practice had patients asking him for implants. Scott found that in his geographical area it was somewhat difficult for patients to travel to the specialist and it was somewhat cumbersome logistically keeping track of numerous implant components from multiple specialty offices.
Scott's goal was both to simplify his life from an implant perspective and to receive a large collections boost in his practice to offset the years of recession and expansion of corporate group practices.