Meetings and Events

2024 67th Annual Meeting Synopsis and Learning Objectives


Treatment of the Severely Atrophic Maxilla with Remote Anchorage Implants

Presented by Daniel Holtzclaw, DDS, MS
(Speaker sponsored by Snoasis Medical)

Program Description

Patients with severe maxillary atrophy are often told that they are doomed to a life of ill-fitting dentures secured by glues and pastes. Fortunately, advanced surgical treatments such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants offer hope for these patients. Although they have been in use for over 50 years, Pterygoid implants are one of the least understood styles of dental implant treatment. This may be due to the fact that pterygoid implants are widely considered to be one of the most difficult fixtures to place in all of implant dentistry. Zygomatic implants, on the other hand, are widely considered to be the most feared style of dental implant treatment due to the implant fixture’s proximity to the eye. This course will provide knowledge and guidance for incorporating these styles of treatment into your full arch dental implant practice.

Program Objectives:

  • Understand when Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants can and should be used
  • Learn about treatment options for atrophic maxillary arch

Dan Holtzclaw, DDS, MS

Chief Clinical Officer, Advanced Dental Implant Centers

Director of Fixed Arch Implant Solutions, Affordable Care LLC



sunday February 25, 2024

Growth Factor-mediated & Contemporary Techniques for Minimally-invasive Treatment of Gingival Recessions

Presented by Shayan Barootchi, DMD, MS


  • Overview of flap designs and evolution of techniques for the treatment of gingival recessions for reaching less invasive protocols and techniques which we use today.
  • Introduction of the Tunneled Coronally Advanced Flap (TCAF) for the treatment of gingival recessions, and employment of site-specific flap designs and preparations
  • How to reduce surgical and post-operative discomfort/morbidity as a result of surgical root coverage procedures
  • Increasing surgical efficiency and chair time for patients and clinicians using autogenous grafting substitutes whenever possible
  • Incorporating the use of biologics and bioactive mediators in root coverage procedure and gingival augmentation to improve healing and clinical outcomes.
  • Review of the American Academy of Periodontology Best Evidence Consensus reports and statement
  • Reducing patient post-op morbidity and discomfort, through minimally invasive techniques and approaches.
  • When to use of non-autogenous soft tissue graft substitutes and obtain predictable results

Shayan Barootchi, DMD, MS
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, 
University of Michigan – School of Dentistry
Associate Editor, Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research




Midwest Society of Periodontology
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit .
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or ACG endorsement.
11/1/2021 to 10/31/2023
Provider ID#: 218036