Impression of the Edentulous and Implant Overdenture

Joseph Massad, DDS, Impression of the Edentulous and Implant Overdenture
Speaker: Joseph Massad, DDS
Category: Prosthodontics
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
This presentation will present a layering impression method utilizing several viscosities to accomplish both the functional and mucostatic properties required for proper mandibular and implant removab...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 11/18/2009
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 670.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The history of making impressions has been the basis of most prosthodontic reservations. Even with the advancement of the Scan-Cad, movable prosthodontics will require exquisite impressions to scan. Scanning all the movements both functionally and statically will require an impression. This presentation will present a layering impression method utilizing several viscosities to accomplish both the functional and mucostatic properties required for proper mandibular and implant removable prosthesis. The method will describe a one-appointment procedure delivering superior detail of both hard and soft tissues and implant fixtures.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Distinguish between the methods of the past with custom trays and today's thermoplastically designed stock trays.
  • Describe why the mucostatic impression method comes short of definitive predictability
  • Identify the appropriate uses of the various viscosities of impression materials
  • Describe the differences between the totally edentulous impression method and the immediate denture impression
  • Identify the method of making implant overdenture impressions without custom trays and obtaining accuracy that is repeatable
Description of Speaker:
Joseph Massad, DDS is an internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics. He has lectured literally around the world. He was named one of the top clinicians in CE for 2000-2008 by Dentistry Today, and was the recipient of the 2006 Chicago Dental Society "Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award." Massad regularly lectures at meetings of dental organizations such as the American Prosthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Federation Dentaire Internationale, and the Portuguese Dental Association.

A graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry, Massad has published scientific articles in publications such as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and others.

Massad is currently the Director of Removable Prosthodontics at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona. Massad served from 1992-2003 as an associate professor at the Pankey Institute in Florida and holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio, and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Massad is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Massad declares that he is the inventor of the Massad Edentulous Tray, the Denplant Tray and the Jaw Recorder Device. He has received indirect sponsorship by Dentsply. He is a consultant or has financial ownership for/in Dentsply Caulk, Global Dental Impression Tray, Massad and Strong Trays and the Jaw Recorder System.

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