Dr. Jay Smith Restorative/Implants Atlanta, GA


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  • Private practice: prosthodontics
  • Lectures nationally and internationally on esthetic, implant and restorative dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th213 - Restorative Considerations for the Young Patient: A Team Approach
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Many young patients have congenitally missing or malformed teeth. A team approach with the pediatric dentist, orthodontist and surgeon is indicated for proper planning for future permanent tooth replacement. The restorative dentist must be an integral part of the team early in the diagnostic planning even though the final restorations may be years away from completion. This presentation will discuss treatment from implant placement to the final restoration. The most difficult phase is often how to temporarily replace teeth and maintain sites for future dental implants. Smile design planning begins long before the patient is old enough to have permanent restorations. The presentation will show how to manage the missing or malformed teeth from youth to adulthood.

Th323 - Simplified Shade Matching
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

There are many crown material choices in dentistry today; this program will outline the materials and where to use them. Shade selection is often overlooked and misunderstood. Dr. Smith will explain color matching in a simple manner that the entire team can understand. He encourages bringing your staff members to the program. He will demonstrate through a “hands on” example of shade selection and describe Hue, Value, and Chroma the components of color. Photography is paramount in communicating with the laboratory and our patients. Photographic shade matching techniques will be featured.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of various crown/veneer materials.
  • Learn how to communicate more shade information to the lab.
  • Make shade matching a team event.
  • Realize the benefits of digital photography in dental practice.
Friday Courses
Fr334 - Consideration for Enhanced Aesthetics in Implant Dentistry
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

We must develop the ability to evaluate existing cosmetic deficiencies and design proper procedure for smile improvement. Solutions designed to optimize gingival form will be discussed including implant depth, spacing, emergence profiles and the influence of crown contours. Protocols will be examined to improve soft tissue esthetics when restoring implants and teeth in the same restoration. The factors that make up smile design and the techniques to most predictably achieve the desired goals will be presented. A collaborative approach among the dental team will be emphasized.

Fr269 - Demystifying Sequencing of the Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Time: 2 - 5 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Many clinicians find it difficult to plan and sequence the complex dental restoration. Dr. Smith will outline a systematic method to simplify restoration of these cases. Implant dentistry will be featured as the most beneficial method of tooth replacement. Esthetic considerations along with peri-implant soft tissue development will be featured. The presentation will demonstrate ways to minimize biomechanical complications often associated with implant dentistry. Multiple case presentations will be highlighted.

Learn Objectives:  

  • Identify and assess the patient best served with a full mouth reconstruction 
  • Explain complex functional and esthetic problems with optimum restorative dentistry 
  • Describe how to sequence full mouth reconstructions in order to schedule the number of appointments that will be required
  • Determine what procedure to perform at each visit
  • Determine records necessary for treatment planning of various complex cases
Saturday Courses
Sa282 - Prosthodontic “Pearls” for Enhanced Efficiency in Implant Dentistry
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Dental implants and esthetic dentistry have evolved into integral elements of contemporary dental practice. We must develop the ability to evaluate cosmetic deficiencies and design procedures for smile enhancement. Implant soft tissue development into an anatomical form is critical to mimic natural teeth. Dr. Smith will describe step by step sequencing for single teeth implants and adjacent missing teeth challenges.  The advantages of digital dentistry will be presented.  “Pearls” from the single missing tooth to the fully edentulous reconstruction will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Soft tissue development with provisional restorations
  • Understanding the differences between single and adjacent implants
  • How to create and when to make a INOL immediate provisional
  • “Pearls” for efficiency, material selection and profitability
  • Simple concepts for marketing and case presentation
  • Advantages of IOL (Immediate Occlusal Loading), when and where
  • Success through team collaboration