Spear has released a new Study Club module covering interdisciplinary treatment of root resorption as well as updates to a pre-existing pathway on implants in the esthetic zone. 

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In the new Study Club module "Root Resorption - An Interdisciplinary Approach," Dr. Lou Berman discusses the various types of root resorption, how the diagnosis is made, the various potential etiologies and how the root resorption can be managed. He will explain how an interdisciplinary approach to managing this condition can enable more effective diagnosis of the type of resorption present, determination of a tooth's prognosis and overall treatment.

After completing this module, Study Club members will understand:

  • The various types and stages of root resorption. 
  • The management and treatment planning for the various types of root resorption. 
  • The implications of root resorption in a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment planning approach.

Additionally, two new courses have been added to the pre-existing pathway "Implants in the Esthetic Zone."

In "Screw-Retained and Cement-Retained Restorations," Dr. Gregg Kinzer identifies the pros and cons of each design as well as the key points to consider when making a decision using clinical examples and personal stories from his practiced.

After completing this course, viewers will understand:

  • The pros and cons of screw-retained and cement-retained implant restorations
  • Why screw-retained implant restorations are preferred and how to implement design techniques that can make them easier
  • The difficulties of of cement-retained implant restorations and techniques that can be utilized to help minimize the risk of leaving residual cement

He then goes on to differentiate the different abutment design/material options and their indications for use in "Indications For Choosing the Right Abutment."  

After viewing this course, viewers will understand:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of stock “non-anatomic” and stock “anatomic” abutments and their indications for use
  • How to identify the different material options for “custom” abutments
  • How to differentiate the different custom abutment options with regard to their clinical indications
  • Who chooses the abutment design/material selection