Pre-Symposium Treatment Planning Series

Register for Symposium and get a little lagniappe—some extra love from Seattle Study Club! Five treatment planning sessions with master clinicians will be broadcast live in November, December and January prior to the main meeting. The cases are approachable, illuminating and enjoyable. This is a great opportunity to improve your case management skills.

The sessions on November 5 and 19 are open to all, but after that the sessions become an exclusive bonus for Symposium 2021 registrants—register early to watch!


November 19 | 5:30 – 6:15pm Pacific
M. Nader Sharifi, DDS, MS

Treatment Planning for Multiple Maxillary Anterior Teeth

When patients are missing multiple teeth in the anterior maxilla, we must be cognizant of the soft tissue loss as well. We have options to restore these missing teeth with natural tooth bridges, implants with bridges, or removable partial dentures. We can graft to develop lost tissue structure, but we can also resect to hide transition lines when indicated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the options for missing multiple teeth in the esthetic zone.
  • Realize the improvements from hard and soft tissue grafting.
  • Understand that resection has a place at the treatment planning table as well.
  • Consider providing one solution now with plans for another that will come later.

Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149


Private Pre-Symposium Treatment Planning Sessions


December 3 | 5:30 – 6:15pm Pacific
Rebecca Bockow, DDS, MS

The Secret to Utilizing a Non-Surgical Approach with Skeletal Malocclusions in Adults

In this case planning session, Dr Bockow will present novel, non-surgical treatment strategies to solve skeletal malocclusions in adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand non-surgical adult expansion using tad supported expanders.
  • Learn about dentoalveolar correction of a class 2 malocclusion.

Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149


December 17 | 5:30 – 6:15pm Pacific
Effrat Habsha BSc, DDS, Dip Prostho, MSc, FRCD(C)

Treatment Planning Strategies in Comprehensive Rehabilitations

Comprehensive oral rehabilitations often require a multidisciplinary treatment approach.  Proper treatment planning and sequencing is crucial to achieve ideal outcomes. The use of digital technology can significantly enhance the diagnostic and treatment planning phase of care. This presentation will outline key treatment planning principles and esthetic considerations which must be taken into account with comprehensive rehabilitations. Treatment sequencing and timing will also be reviewed to help participants achieve predictable outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review digital tools which can enhance the diagnostic work-up and treatment planning.
  • Review esthetic analysis and treatment sequence in comprehensive oral rehabilitations.

Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149


January 7 | 5:30 – 6:15pm Pacific
Edward Pat Allen, DDS, PhD

Solving Anterior Implant Soft Tissue Problems

In this challenging case scenario, there is gingival recession and a ridge deficiency facial to a single implant replacement of tooth #7. There is facial and proximal recession on the adjacent canine and the narrow diameter implant was placed well within the ridge, but too close to the canine. It already had a CTG to treat the deficiency without success. Initial documentation will be presented, time will be given to gather thoughts on treatment possibilities, and Dr Allen will show the treatment rendered. The session will close with Q&A.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify treatment options for soft tissue defects in proximity to implants.
  • Gain better insight into managing soft tissue defects regarding the final restorative outcome.

Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149