Meetings and Events

2024 67th Annual Meeting Synopsis and Learning Objectives


Replacement of Anterior Dentition: The Modern Use of Technology and Materials

Presented by: Dr. Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD
Sponsored by:  Snoasis Medical

This course is designed to provide the surgical specialist with an overview of the types of biomaterials used in augmentation of the deficient alveolar ridge. The use of digital dentistry in the surgical practice of implantology will be explored, as well as treatment planning of complex anterior cases.

Learning objectives:

  • Differentiate the various types of alveolar ridge defects
  • Review the various categories of biomaterials and determine which type is required for a specific situation
  • Learn how to use digital technology to develop anterior implant esthetics
  • Learn the various methods to preserve alveolar ridge contours following extraction of anterior teeth
  • Review the types of complications that occur and how to manage them
  • Learn the various approaches to treating complex anterior situations related to anterior adjacent missing teeth

Dr. Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD




A Paradigm Shift: Perio-Prostho Approach for Predictable FP-1 Rehabilitations

Presented by: Dr. RAMÓN GÓMEZ MEDA, DDS, MS
Sponsored by:  PIC Dental

The goal is to explain the diagnosis and digital protocol along with the prosthetic and periodontal planification, in order to get ideal emergence profiles, avoiding the use of hybrid dentures if possible. We emphasize the importance of soft tissue grafts to get esthetic and stable results and the efficiency and predictability of the results thanks to the digital planning from the diagnosis to the treatment execution.

Learning objectives:

  • To comprehend the prosthodontic steps necessary for a good diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To learn how to implement soft tissue augmentation techniques in order to achieve stable long-term results.
  • To understand the basic and advanced digital workflow to obtain predictable results when rehabilitating full arches.

FP1 Program:

  • Digitally assisted full-mouth immediate implant supported rehabilitation with a mucogingival approach.
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning. Softwares and digital planification.
  • Guided surgery: when, why and how?
  • Prosthodontic protocol: how to build the ideal temporary restoration. PMMA provisional and pontic management.
  • Periodontal protocol: mucogingival surgery in order to avoid a hybrid denture.
  • How to get the ideal emergence profile.


Degree in Dentistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela

Thesis Award of the Autonomous Community of Galicia for Academic Excellence

Postgraduate training in Periodontics and Implantology (Madrid); Occlusion and Temporo-mandibular Dysfunction (Valencia) and Orthodontics (University of Santiago de Compostela).

International speaker on Periodontics, Esthetic Dentistry and Multidisciplinary Treatments.

Director of Post-graduate program in Implants and Implant Prosthesis. UAX University (Madrid, Spain)

Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Department of Prosthodontics at LSUHSC School of Dentistry (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Founder of MEDA Training Center, Spain



sunday February 25, 2024

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

Presented by: Shayan Barootchi, DMD, MS
Sponsored by:  Geistlich USA


  • 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
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