A revolutionary treatment concept for the edentulous patient Trefoil™ system

Atlanta, United States : 11 Aug 2018
  • Course overview

    Nobel Biocare, the leader in full arch rehabilitation, is further advancing its comprehensive product range for edentulous treatment with a new innovative concept called Trefoil™. This new concept is a revolutionary fixed solution for an underserved population. This concept offers the possibility of same-day rehabilitation of the edentulous mandible or a failing dentition in the lower jaw with a definitive implant-supported prosthesis. Trefoil™ embodies the Nobel Biocare objective, “to treat more patients better,” by offering a simplified clinical workflow. This particular concept was conceived and developed to offer a premium alternative to an entirely new patient population. It is consistent with P-I Branemark’s “philosophy of osseointegration” and our common healthcare goal of addressing the needs of many.
    During this course the presenter will discuss their experience with Trefoil™ and how this new concept has expanded the number of patients that they can treat with a fixed solution by reducing the treatment cost and time for the patient. The surgical aspect of this course will walk through a step-by-step protocol. This format will make it easier to learn and perform compared to existing surgical protocols. The restorative aspect will highlight a simplified restorative and laboratory process of the Trefoil™ concept.  This simplified approach will allow more clinicians to offer a premium fixed solution even if their laboratory network capability is limited.
    Trefoil™ is a revolutionary fixed solution for an underserved population. This concept offers the possibility for patients to receive a fixed solution at a price point which they are more likely to be able to afford compared to traditional treatment options. The concept will provide a larger quality of life improvement compared to treatment with an implant supported removable denture, which many of these patients might have been offered historically. “Time-to-final-teeth” will also be reduced as fewer visits are required and the final bridge is delivered on day of surgery.
    This course will present a surgical and prosthetic overview of the Trefoil™ concept with a detailed interactive hands-on workshop.
  • Speaker information

    • Dr. Kenji W. Higuchi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in private practice in Spokane, Washington.. He has held past full-time and adjunct academic appointments at the University of Iowa and was an early pioneer in the field of osseointegration. Dr. Higuchi has ...
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    • Dr. Parel received his dental degree from The Medical College of Virginia in 1969. He spent one year as a general practice resident with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, which was followed by a two-year residency in Prosthodontics at the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital ...
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  • Social program

    After this course, the participants will:
    Have adequate knowledge of affordable screw-retained prosthesis.
    Apply shortened treatment time leading to greater patient acceptance.
    Understand pretreatment procedures.
    Understand and evaluate (hands-on) surgical protocols.
    Understand and evaluate (hands-on) prosthetic procedures.
    Apply laboratory procedures.