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Dates: Friday, February 3rd, Friday, March 3rd, Friday April 21st, Friday, May 19th, and Friday June 23rd, 2017
Tuition: $1250 (Including Free Astra Implant Wrench, a $600 value with all parts included, and Refreshment/Lunch )
Time: Full day – 6 hours per session
Sponsor: Metro West Dental and Dentsply Implants
Location: Hampton Inn, La Vista, NE
Closest airport: OMA Airport, Omaha, NE
Maximum Attendance: 20
Registration: Charlotte Fitts-Sprague, Program Registration
DENTSPLY Implants at or 781-810-6168
Questions: Jen, Practice Ambassador: MetroWest Dental, Email: or 402-983-9245.

Session 1 – Friday, February 3rd 

Patient Identification, Selection and Education
Instructor: BARRY R. FRANZEN, DDS and Takanari Miyamoto DDS
• Program overview and introduction
• The history of implant technology
• Staff training on how to discuss implant dentistry with patients
• When to extract a tooth and when to save it
• Knowing when to refer
• Case presentations on single and multi-unit posterior restorations
• Restorative hands-on workshop with review of components

Session 2 – Friday, March 3rd
Implant Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Your Bottom Line
Instructor: BARRY R. FRANZEN, DDS and Takanari Miyamoto DDS
• Treatment planning single-tooth restorations
• Treatment planning multiple-tooth restorations
• Effects of work how on your bottom line
• How to communicate efficiently and effectively with your surgical partner
• Case presentations
• Advantages of utilizing surgical guides
• Hands-on workshop to include creation of a surgical guide that can be securely to adjacent teeth

Session 3 – Friday April 21st
Implant Maintenance for your Dental Hygiene Practice
Instructor: Lorenzo Mordini DDS and Becki Cole RDH
• Principle of Implant Maintenance
• Dental Anatomy in relation to Dental Implant
• Instrument Selection for Implant Maintenance
• Knowing when to refer
• How to treat peri-mucositis
• How to treat peri-implantitis
• How to recognize “cement” around dental implant restorations

Session 4 – Friday, May 19th

Restorative Procedures
Instructor: BARRY R. FRANZEN, DDS and Takanari Miyamoto DDS
• Abutment selection, design and materials
• Patient-specific abutments
• Impression taking techniques and materials
• Provisionalization
• Tissue development
• Treatment planning the esthetic zone
• Screw-retained and cement-retained guidelines and techniques
• Hands-on workshop to include impression taking, abutment selection, seating and provisionalization

Session 5 – Friday June 23rd, 2017
Planning for Success: Simple to Advanced Concepts
Instructor: BARRY R. FRANZEN, DDS and Takanari Miyamoto DDS
• Follow-up and maintenance of implant restorations
• Alternative work flows using digital dentistry
• Calculating the financial impact of implant therapy: patients and providers
• Common implant challenges and their solutions
• Diagnostics for treatment planning the edentulous patient
• Case presentations – discussion and planning
• Hands-on workshop to include the conversion of an overdenture


franzenDr. Franzen received his DDS degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry and then went on to receive his prosthodontic training at the University of Missouri and Truman Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Franzen focused on esthetic replacement teeth and implant dentistry. After completing his postgraduate residence, Dr. Franzen opened his private practice and served part-time as the clinical adjunct professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Graduate Prosthodontics.
The implant revolution began while Dr. Franzen was in dental school, and he has continued to follow it closely. For the past 18 years, he has lectured extensively on implant dentistry throughout the United States and in London, England. He remains an important resource for dentists and prosthodontists in the implant community.

Dr. Franzen was recognized by the International Congress of Oral Implantologist at their winter meeting in New York at NYU. After satisfactorily completing the requirements for Fellowship, he is now a Fellow Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Franzen and his wife, Raquel, have been married since 1982 and have three children and a new grandson. When Dr. Franzen’s not studying dentistry, helping his patients achieve their dream smiles, or lecturing on dental implants, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and farming for wildlife.

• American Dental Association
• Wisconsin Dental Association
• Greater Milwaukee Dental Association
• American College of Prosthodontics
• Academy of Osseointegration
• Milwaukee Odontological Society
• Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

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