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Start Date: 2023-06-22
Dr. Chu Kai Yu, Aaron, Dr. Tang Chun Lok, Ernest

Straumann® Pro Arch Concept For Edentulous Patients

Course Highlight:

There is a significant functional and aesthetic handicap associated with being edentulous. Restoring edentulous cases presents challenges in terms of treatment duration, cost, bone augmentation.

In the past decades, many improvements have been made to implant treatment, including implant macro design, implant surface, as well as treatment procedures. Using the Straumann® ProArch treatment concept, edentulous or soon-to-be edentulous cases can be restored with a patient-centered approach. Straumann® ProArch fixed technique offers several advantages, such as reducing treatment duration, reducing costs, and avoiding bone augmentation while maintaining long-term success rates.

Through theory lectures, hands-on practice, and live patient demonstrations, this 3-day course aims to present the Straumann® ProArch treatment philosophy and clinical protocol. Participants will follow the treatment planning, implant surgery, and immediate prosthesis of edentulous patient during the course.

Topics to be included

Day 1

  • Clinical indications, treatment options and immediate loading
  • Patient selection and treatment planning X-ray and clinical data
  • ProArch treatment philosophy: foundation and evidence 
  • Step-by-step surgical and restorative workflow
  • Teeth extraction / management of the sockets
  • Live surgery:
    - Toot extraction, Implant placement, impression taking, bite registration

Day 2

  • Hands-on:
    - Pro Arch implant placement on model
    - how to place the tilted implants to avoid the sinus and the inferior nerve
  • Immediate provisionalisation 
  • Selection of Screw-retained Abutments 
  • Live surgery:
    - Delivery of immediate prosthesis
    - Occlusal adjustment

Day 3

  • Hands-on:
    Full arch impression taking on model
  • Prosthetic options for edentulous patients
  • Prosthetic protocol
  • Postoperative care, maintenance and hygiene
  • Complications: prevention and management  

Speaker Info

Dr. Chu Kai Yu, Aaron
BDS(HK), MClinDent(Pros)(Lond), MSc(Implant Dent)(HK), DImplantDent RCS Eng, MFGDP(UK), MGD(CDSHK)

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Hong Kong at 1995
  • Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England at 2005
  • Master of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics of the University of London at 2006
  • Membership in General Dentistry of the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong at 2017
  • Master of Science in Implant Dentistry of University of Hong Kong at 2018
  • Diploma in Implant Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England at 2021
After graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1995, Dr. Aaron Chu has been working privately as a general dental practitioner until now. He has received vast amount of training over these years by attending numerous courses, structural training, and formal education. Dr. Chu received his first master degree of clinical dentistry in prosthodontics in 2006, and his second master degree, MSc Implant Dentistry, in 2018.

It was his great privilege to work with Dr. Ernest Tang to publish a book called “Notes in Implant Dentistry” in June 2021 in Research Gate, which has research interest score of 59.0 and nearly 16,000 reads. His main interests in implant dentistry are Immediate loading, anterior implant placement and full-arch rehabilitation. He also focuses on bringing research and patient-centered care into the clinical practice with various aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Tang Chun Lok, Ernest
BDS(HK), MDS (ImplantDent)(HK)

Dr. Ernest Tang finished his BDS at the University of Hong Kong in 2016 and served as a Dental Officer in the Implant Division of Prince Philip Dental Hospital, till he completed his postgraduate training in MDS Implant Dentistry in September 2020 in HKU. 

Dr. Tang is a current Part-Time Clinical Lecture in Faculty of Dentistry, HKU, and is a co-author of Notes In Implant Dentistry, published in June 2021 which is an online resource of implant related reference with over 14k reads worldwide. He is currently managing his private practice and is interested in periodontal and implant therapy, as well as restorative work and digital integration to practicing dentistry.

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