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CE Program: Avoiding Complications in the Anterior Aesthetic Zone, Springfield MO

Avoiding Complications in the
Anterior Aesthetic Zone

Where: Ocean Zen, 4117 S National, Springfield MO
Date: December 6th, Thursday
Time: 5:30 pm  Appetizers / 6:00 pm Course Starts
Hands On Demonstration After Lecture
Cost: Complimentary
CE: 1 Credit

Brought to you by Zimmer Biomet and Edmonds Dental Prosthetics

CE Registration form is below

Achieving optimal, predictable results with implant restorations may be one of the most challenging goals in implant dentistry. This program will present several challenging clinical scenarios involving missing teeth, as well as the surrounding hard and soft tissues in the aesthetic zone. Preoperative planning will be emphasized as a means of avoiding or minimizing surgical and/or restorative complications. Critical diagnostic steps will be discussed, including fabrication of surgical guides to optimize implant placement. The literature is replete with clinical guidelines relative to provisional restorations being critical in obtaining optimal results; provisional restorations are also important regarding abutment selection and design features, as well as establishing contours of the definitive restorations. Clinical situations will be illustrated where implant placement and/or tissue contours were not ideal and additional surgical interventions and prosthodontic modifications were needed to resolve the complications.

At the end of the program, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify patients with potential clinical challenges regarding implant-supported restorations in the anterior aesthetic zone.
  • Understand established clinical guidelines that manage complex treatment in the aesthetic zone.
  • Have a working knowledge of developing optimal soft-tissue contours with fabrication of custom provisional restorations.


Vahik Paul Meserkhani, DDS

Dr. Meserkhani has lectured extensively on the subject of prosthodontics and implant dentistry both nationally and internationally. He received his implant surgical fellowship from Loma Linda University in 2003 followed by a Certificate in Prosthodontics and MSD degree in Prosthodontics specialty. He has numerous publications about prosthodontics and implant related subjects as well as a recent study at Loma Linda University about the accuracy of stereolithographic models. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and is Board eligible by the American College of Prosthodontics. He maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Glendale, California.†


Zimmer Dental is an ADA CERP recognized provider. 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. Zimmer Dental designates this activity for one continuing education credit. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: This educational activity is offered for self-study continuing education. Zimmer Biomet Dental reserves the right to cancel or substitute this program. Registration is limited to practicing clinicians. TRANSPARENCY REPORTING: All payments and “transfer of value” items provided to health care providers will be reported as required by federal and state laws and regulations. “Transfer of value” items include meals and continuing dental education credits. *The fair market value of this complimentary program will be reported as required under any transparency laws applicable in your region. In the USA, the reportable value per credit hour is USD $50. All trademarks are the property of Zimmer Biomet or affiliates, unless otherwise indicated. ADA CERP is a registered trademark of the American Dental Association. † Dr. Meserkhani has a financial relationship with Zimmer Biomet Dental resulting from speaking engagements, consulting engagements, and other retained services. EDU348 (EDU222, EDU270) REV A 06/17 ©2017 Zimmer Biomet. All Rights Reserved.