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Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT
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Victoria Inn 
1808 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

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Dr. David Kindrat 
Winnipeg Dental Society 

Dr. Leora R. Walter, DDS

Tooth vs Implant Dentistry

This full day course will review key concepts in tooth-based and implant-based restorative dentistry.  Fundamental concepts covered will include crown-to-root vs crown-to-implant ratio, post and cores vs the implant-abutment design, as well as restorative space concepts and material selection for tooth-based restorations vs implant-based restorations.

Course Objectives
Participants who attend this course should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the biologic differences between tooth and implant dentistry
  2. Identify appropriate restorative componentry and materials for different clinical scenarios
  3. Develop an appreciation for the prosthetic concepts that are important in tooth-based vs implant-based dentistry
  4. Observe how a more thorough understanding of these essential concepts can improve treatment planning and clinical outcomes

Dr. Leora Walter received her prosthodontic degree from New York Hospital Queens. She completed her general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center and graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with numerous honors including a National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholarship, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program Scholarship, Quintessence Award for Research Achievement, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award. Dr. Walter received her bachelor of arts degree in English from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

Dr. Walter is an internationally recognized lecturer on both prosthetic and surgical dentistry. Her current area of research is on zygomatic implants and treatment of the worn dentition. She received a scholarship through the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs where she traveled to Ethiopia teaching clinicians how to recognize oral manifestations of HIV. Dr. Walter's NIH grant brought her to Lima, Peru where she conducted head and neck cancer research. She has published her findings in both medical and dental journals.

Dr. Walter currently practices in the New York metro area and is the course director of prosthodontics at Woodhull Medical Center.

Registration opens at 8:30am and the session begins at 9:00am.