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MINNESOTA: 1-day Course - June 7, Sept. 13, Nov. 29 - Educator: Dr. Holly Thompson

MINNESOTA: 1-day Course - June 7, Sept. 13, Nov. 29 - Educator: Dr. Holly Thompson

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Course: "Hands-on Zirconia Dental Implant Training"

Duration: 1-day Course

Speaker: Dr. Holly Thompson

Location: Natural Smiles Dental Care; 3434 Lexington Ave. N., Suite 700, Shoreview, MN 55126

CE: 7 CE

Dr. Holly Thompson

Dr. Holly Thompson received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is passionate about biological approaches to oral surgery and has advanced training in zirconia (ceramic) dental implant placement. She has been awarded to be 1 of only 10 USA ambassadors for Swiss Dental Solutions implants and goes around the country teaching other doctors how to place SDS zirconia implants.

Dr. Thompson has a fellowship with ‘The International Dental Implant Association’ and ‘The Zirconia Implant Society.’ She’s a certified Naturopathic Physician through the ‘American College of Integrative Medicine & Dentistry’ as well as a certified holistic health practitioner.

Dr. Thompson tries to do a dental mission trip once every couple of years, as those experiences have shown to be transformative for her. In her spare time, Dr. Thompson enjoys golfing, hiking, traveling, training for the occasional triathlon, cooking, and spending time with friends, family, and service dog Manchego.

Areas of Special Study

  • Biological & holistic oral surgery
  • Zirconia dental implants
  • Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) implants
  • Naturopathic Physician
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About the Course

The HANDS-ON ZIRCONIA DENTAL IMPLANTS course offers a broad overview of the methods and techniques involved in case planning and placing zirconia implants.

The first part is a lecture about ceramic implants’ special properties, different surgical techniques between zirconia and titanium, case planning and avoiding failures. The instructor will also use verified case studies to highlight the advantages of placing zirconia dental implants. Temporization and final restorations will also be discussed. The trainer will perform a live surgery and shadowing opportunity for all participants.

The second part will be “Hands-On” where participants will be given the opportunity to place zirconia implants in models. The instructor will lead the hands-on part with a demonstration of the techniques involved. This will be followed by personalized instruction during which the attendees place zirconia implants and the trainer will offer guidance. The session will end with Q&A, and a discussion about marketing zirconia implants in their practice.

Educational Objectives at a glance - CE's awarded

• Learn about the unique properties of zirconia dental implants
• The advantages and requirements of implanting immediately
• Why peri-implantitis is not an issue for ceramic implants
• Detailed comparison between titanium and ceramic implants
• Specifics of prosthodontics for zirconia implants
• Techniques for placing zirconia implants