Speaker: Dr. Michael Johnson
Cost: FREE for members 0-9 years out of dental school
Part 1 – The History of Implants: Their Past, Present & Future
This discussion will center on early implants, both root form and alternative designs. It will discuss the advent of the root form implant, its early form, and the progression of innovations leading up to the designs we have today. We will also discuss future trends such as surface treatments for enhanced soft tissue attachment as well as ceramic implants.
- Better understand the rationale behind dental implant designs
- Understand the complexities of the modern dental implant and why aftermarket parts may not be a good idea
- Get a glimpse into the future possibilities of implants
Part 2 – Connecting Teeth to Implants: Can We, Should We, How Do We Do It?
Part 2 of this lecture will discuss the rationale behind connecting teeth to implants. What does the literature say? Can we in fact connect teeth and implants? If so, how do we do it and what are the indications and contraindications?
- Gain a better idea of when and how to connect teeth and implants
- Understand the risks and benefits of this treatment option
- Learn the laboratory steps in completing a tooth to implant restoration
Speaker Bio: Michael Johnson, DDS
Dr. Michael Johnson received his DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Then, after 7 years of general practice, he spent three years at the Mayo Clinic, receiving his master’s degree in Prosthodontics and a certificate in Maxillofacial prosthetics in 1992.
He maintains a private Prosthodontic practice in Bellevue and Richland, WA, limited to fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics.
He is board certified in Prosthodontics and is a member of multiple local and state dental societies as well as the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the American and International College of Prosthodontics, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Johnson is regularly called upon as a lecturer and instructor to national and local dental societies, other dental specialists and general dentists, and mentors several study clubs related to implants and Prosthodontics.