It is an honor to welcome you to the 67th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry! Over the years this has proven to be the best meeting of the year, combining high quality education and camaraderie that only SWARD could provide. What makes this organization so special is you, the members. SWARD is truly a melting pot of diversity, yet maintains a common belief in pursuing excellence in our profession. This commonality among our membership elevates SWARD into a premier organization with a rich history and even brighter future.

At our last membership meeting, I reflected on how unique and important our organization is, and how influential we are to the future of our profession. Due to changing trends in dental education along with market forces influencing patient care, it is more important than ever to advocate for continued excellence in the profession. It is incumbent on us all to continue to cultivate relationships with dental professionals, including new graduates and established practitioners, to help continue the rich tradition of SWARD and ensure the motivation for high quality patient centered care continues for future generations.

It is my pleasure to introduce an interdisciplinary presentation for the 2023 meeting with three world renowned speakers. Drs. Oded Bahat, Peter Wohrle, and Edmond Bedrossian will be joining us to discuss periodontic, prosthodontic and maxillofacial considerations when restoring a patient’s dentition with dental implants: Contemporary Implant Practice 2023 “What have we learned? Where are we heading?”. I encourage you to invite your interdisciplinary team of periodontists, general dentists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons to participate as guests so that there can be a diverse discussion regarding these topics. In addition, I would like to encourage you to reach out in your community and consider mentoring a young professional that may be searching for a better path, and show them what SWARD has to offer. I look forward to seeing each of you on February 3, 2023 and am excited for what the future holds for this wonderful organization.

L. Patrick Grisanti II, DDS
President, Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry

Contemporary Implant Practice 2023 – What have we learned? Where are we heading

Implant treatment options to satisfy patient’s needs and desires have evolved continuously with increasing attention to quality of survival, and delivery of these services in a timely, predictable and cost-effective fashion.

As newer treatment concepts such as CT-assisted diagnosis, minimally invasive guided surgery and immediate restorations progress, the outcome of treatment has become more predictable. This new approach allows for a significantly reduced complexity, facilitates the process, delivers the solution in an expedient and cost-effective manner, enhances the patient experience, and provides the necessary information for proper evaluation and critical decisions. The health care provider with appropriate diagnostic, prognostic, surgical and restorative skills will be the primary clinician of choice delivering these services, and the company providing all the necessary tools to the clinician within one system will be the partner of the future.

This program highlights diagnostic and treatment planning issues, basic digital data acquisition, and their transformation into surgical tools. Case selection criteria are critical, and thus will be highlighted. Finally, the altered flow of treatment will be discussed in detail.

Attendees will learn:

  1. To recognize the advantages of CT assisted treatment planning.
  2. To appreciate the workflow from patient acquisition to delivery of final restoration.
  3. To understand the different areas throughout treatment where CT or CAD/CAM based tools can enhance outcome.

The Agenda is as Follows:

Program Schedule – Friday, February 3, 2022

  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Breakfast Buffet in Hall of State
  • 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM – Introductions – Auditorium
  • Session 1 – 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM – includes Q & A session – Dr. Oded Bahat
  • Break – 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
  • Session 2 – 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM – includes Q & A session – Dr. Peter S. Wohrle
  • LUNCH – 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Hall of State
  • SWARD Business Membership Meeting – 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM (Members Only) – Hall of State (guests will be excused after lunch)
  • Session 3 – 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM – with Q & A Session – Dr. Edmonda A. Bedrossian
  • Break – 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
  • Session 4 – 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM – with Q & A Session – All Presenters – Case presentations -” CLINICAL PEARLS”
  • 5:00 PM – President’s Reception – Ticketed Event – Café 43 (optional)

67th Annual Meeting,
Friday, February 3, 2023,
George W. Bush Presidential Center,
SMU Campus – Dallas, Texas,
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ,
Lunch is included