Spear has released a new pathway led by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani. The first course in the pathway, Treatment Planning with the CPR Protocol, consists of four lessons: Treatment Planning and Pattern Recognition, Understanding the Contingency and Priority Components, Predicting Potential Risks and How to Plan for It and Utilizing the CPR Protocol in a Clinical Case: Step by Step.

The second course, Treating the Edentulous Arches and Introducing the LTR Classification, is also made up of four lessons: Governing Factors of the Restorative Design; Location, Etiology and EFSB Analysis of the Edentulous Arch; Lip, Tooth, Ridge Classification: Diagnosis and Treatment Indications; and Compliance and Financial Considerations for Implant Supported Solutions.

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Successful treatment of the edentulous patient is extremely challenging and requires meticulous treatment planning and execution. This pathway is designed to introduce two protocols to assist the restorative doctor in tackling these cases and achieving optimal outcomes. Doctors will learn the CPR (contingency, priority, risk) protocol for anticipation and prevention of complications, and the LTR (lip, tooth, ridge) classification system for treatment planning the edentulous maxilla.

In "Treatment Planning with the CPR Protocol (Contingency, Priority, Risk)," Dr. Mitrani explains how to describe a protocol in order to prevent complications by considering contingency, priority, and risk perspectives (CPR). Poor design remains the greatest underlying cause contributing to complications with implants and prostheses, and effective CPR evaluation examines the patient's condition in different ways to establish an ideal and thorough treatment plan.

After completing this course, viewers will be able to:

  •  Understand the basic CPR protocol
  •  Evaluate the patient's condition and establish a well-planned contingency treatment plan
  •  Provide proper tools to analyze the priority of the patient
  •  Predict the potential risk involved with each individual patient and prosthetic design

In "Treating the Edentulous Arches and Introducing the LTR Classification," Dr. Mitrani describes a novel classification system, the Lip-Tooth-Ridge (LTR), that offers a guidepost for treatment planning the edentulous maxilla for fixed or removable prostheses. This tool will help clinicians identify the final prosthetic design and will provide a case-specific risk assessment guide.

After completing this course, viewers will be able to:

  • Understand the LTR classification system
  • Evaluate the patient's lip, tooth and ridge condition to be able to properly classify them
  • Assess the patient's esthetic and structural risk
  • Analyze a variety of prosthetic designs based on the patient's desires and presenting anatomy