On August 4, 2017 Dr. Ramsey Fanous and the Caprock Oral Surgery staff co-hosted a CE Course with Dr. Bruno Arnaud of NeoDent USA’s Straumanngroup at the West Table in Lubbock, Texas. Many thanks to Dr. Arnaud for providing this ground-breaking educational course for our referring dentists. The West Texas dental community is very fortunate to learn from the highly esteemed Dr. Arnaud who educates dentists nationwide about the benefits of the Morse Taper Implants.

Through the NeoDent Morse Taper Connection & Prosthetic Workflow, there has been an evolution of implant designs, connections and surface treatments. The current state of the art options place an emphasis on the platform switch concept. Another innovation is the morse taper connection and its many benefits, including the prevention of screw loosening and maintaining dental papilla. Dental Papilla is a small mass of mesenchymal tissue in the enamel organ that differentiates into dentin and dental pulp during tooth development. The innermost layer consists of a cell-free zone of reticular fibers that form the basement membrane.

Course attendees were shown case studies displaying evidence of how the NeoDent Morse Taper Connection assists in prevention of bone loss around the dental implant and encourages the growth of healthy dental papilla. Dr. Arnaud stressed it is very important to have no micro movement and no micro gap between the implant and the taper connection.

Dr. Bruno Arnaud is Manager of Clinical Education for Neodent USA, Inc. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Faculdade de Odontologia de Pernambuco – FOP / UPE and received a certificate of specialist in Prosthodontics by the Brazilian Dental Association, and certifications for advanced trainings in Periodontal Surgery and Implantology. Most recently he earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School at Chapel Hill. Dr. Arnaud was an assistant teacher with the Brazilian Dental Association for 6 years and became co-founder of the Saude Dental Center of Integrated Dentistry, in Recife, Brazil, where he worked for 13 years. Dr. Arnaud has performed thousands of dental procedures ranging from implant placement and implant related reconstructive surgeries (such as bone and gum grafts, maxillary sinus lifts, etc.) to a diverse range of esthetic, cosmetic and prosthetic solutions (veneers, laminates, crowns, bridges, dentures, conjugated fixed-removable prosthesis) to extensive and complex oral rehab cases.


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