• Learn proper use of a torque driver
  • Attach abutments to different types of implant connections
  • Fabricate single unit provisional restorations for different types of  implant connections
  • Fabricate splinted provisional restorations for multiple implant units  using different techniques
  • Cementing crowns without excess cement retention
  • Make implant level impressions for different types of connections
  • Fabricate a custom impression coping
  • Make accurate multiple unit impressions



SUMMARY: In this course, participants will gain confidence and proficiency in restoring any type of implant connection. Both internal and external connections will be discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of the various types of connections will be analyzed. Participants will also learn when certain connections are indicated or preferred and how to participate in the decision making process with the oral surgeon or periodontist. The management of implants from single units to multiple units in the partially edentulous arch will be discussed.  On day one, the lecture will focus on the single missing tooth and will address different types of implant connections and restorative options for these various connections. Also on day one, the hands-on workshop will consist of exercises to allow participants to recognize the difference between all types of implant connections and become familiar with restorative procedures such as impression taking, fabrication of provisional restorationsand fastening of definitive abutments and final restorations to these different connections. Digital procedures for restorative implant dentistry will be introduced and digital workflows will be discussed. 

Principles, Procedures and Protocols For Restorative Implant Dentistry A Two Day Workshop (Module 1: The Partially Edentulous Arch)

Presented by Baldwin Marchack, DDS, MBA
CEU’s: 14 credit hours 

On day two, the lectures will focus on treatment planning for multiple implants for the partially edentulous arch. The rationale for deciding whether to splint multiple implants or whether to keep them individual will be discussed. Different options for splinting will be presented. The hands-on workshop on day two will include accurate impression-making techniques for multiple implants, and fabricating provisional restorations for multiple implants using different techniques.


  • Standard of care
  • Options for replacement of missing teeth, from single to multiple
  • Indications and contraindications for dental implants
  • Types of implant connections, external & internal, passive & non-passive
  • Options for replacement of a single missing tooth
  • Number of implants required to replace multiple missing teeth
  • Advantages and disadvantages


  • Restorative options for single implants
  • Restorative options for multiple implants
  • Cement vs screw retained restorations
  • Abutment selection – engaging vs non-engaging
  • Prefabricated stock abutments, multi-unit abutments
  • Custom computer designed abutments and frameworks
  • Splinted vs individual restorations
  • Splinting at implant level, abutment level and restoration level
  • Angulated screw channels
  • Provisionalization options
  • Open tray and closed tray impression techniques
  • Accurate Impression techniques for multiple implants
  • Simple & practical surgical guides
  • Digital implant dentistry – clarifying the workflow 

Marchack Center for Advanced Education