Dentists participating in NYUCD’s Continuing Education Program, Implantology: Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment, now have an added incentive to take the course—a bird’s eye view of TeethInAnHourTM, an FDAapproved, minimally invasive, surgical approach that enables both fully and partiallyedentulous people to regain function in one visit, compared with traditional implant approaches, which may require several surgeries and as long as six months for the implants to fuse to bone.
Developed by Nobel Biocare,TM TeethInAnHourô was initially demonstrated at the 2006 Greater New York Dental Meeting by Dr. Trevor Bavar, a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics and Director of the CDE Program in Implantology, and his faculty, who performed the surgery and insertion of the prosthetic teeth during a live broadcast from the CDE Program’s home in the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry.
As participants look on, Dr. Bavar uses computersimulation software to demonstrate how to prepare a surgical plan that precisely charts implant placement. The completed computerdesigned plan is then sent electronically to Stockholm, Sweden, where a surgical guide is constructed.
Next, a bite registration and a mold of the patient’s opposing jaw are sent to a local laboratory, which fabricates the dental prosthesis. When the finished materials come back from the laboratory, the surgery is performed utilizing the surgical guide, and, during the same visit, the prosthesis is inserted into the patient’s mouth, immediately restoring the patient’s ability to function.