Latin America Scientific Meeting

April 27
April 27
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Latin America Scientific Meeting

Optimizing Clinical Outcomes and Minimizing Risks in Contemporary Implant Dentistry

April 27, 2024



Dr.Andres Paraud

  • DDS, University Mayor
  • Master Degree Oral Rehabilitation, University of Andres Bello
  • Master Degree in implants, University of Valparaiso
  • Master Degree in Plastic-Esthetic periodontal and Implant surgery, University del Desarrollo

Dr.Gonzalo Recart

  • DDS, Universidad de La Frontera
  • Master Degree in Prosthodontics from the Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Active member of the Sociedad de Protesis y Rehabilitacion Oral de Chile
  • Member of Sociedad de implantologia Oral de Chile

Dr.Isaac Tawil

  • DDS Degree , NYU College of Dentistry , NY
  • Founder & Co-Director of Advanced Implant Education
  • MINEC Ambassador (MegaGen International Network of Educators and Clinicians)

Dr.Jordi Gargallo Albiol

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • DDS, PhD, University of Barcelona
  • Asso, Professor, Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery Department, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona

Dr.Luis Keys

  • Fellowship in dental implant research and surgery at the University of Connecticut
  • Member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Dental Association


Dr.Mario Humberto Rodriguez-Tizcareno

  • Faculty of Dentistry, National Autonomous Unversity of Mexico
  • Member of the Clinical Innovation committee of the Academy of Osseointegration
  • Fellowship in Oral Implantology



Modern Implant Features to Enhance Implant Success

09:00 - 10:30 | Dr.Jordi Gargallo Albiol

* Recognize implant features and design that are key to long term predictable patient outcomes.
* Understand how prosthetic solutions and implant design assist in development of healthy soft & hard tissues

Modern implantology has overcome past times where delayed and early implant loading or extensive bone reconstruction were mandatory in critical scenarios, extending the overall treatment time. The development of new products and the application of new technologies based on new scientific evidences, have led us to elucidated new standards of success, reduction of complications, facilitate clinical procedures, and improve the well-being of our patients.
Innovative implant systems have been born to push the envelope of current implantology, going forward to provide an easier clinical solution and providing new properties that make these implants the election in favorable and unfavorable scenarios.
Without any doubt, new implant designs and their prosthetic solutions offer to the clinicians a dental implant solution which entails a reduction of chair-time, simplify clinical procedures even in critical situations, better respect of the surrounding tissues, involving bone and soft-tissue, and lastly, enhancing the overall long-term patient satisfaction.

Morning Break

 10:30 - 11:00


Immediate Molar Implantation and Introduction to Digital Dentistry

11:00 - 12:00 | Dr.Andres Paraud

* Understand how to address different conditions in the posterior areas for immediate placement planning and installation.
* Demonstrate the osteotomy procedure in areas of multi-rooted teeth for the F6 correct installation of implants.
* Identify key considerations when selecting an implant for the molar area.
* Understand the ideal three-dimensional position of implants in the molar area from a prosthetic perspective.
* Understand how dentistry has evolved towards greater efficiency thanks to digitalization and how to gradually integrate this approach into clinical practice.

In recent decades, immediate placement has evolved considerably, becoming a highly predictable treatment for the replacement of lost teeth. With the aim of reducing surgical times and costs for our patients, immediate placement emerges as an ideal option. However, a particular challenge arises in the case of molars, where the correct three-dimensional position of the implant may be compromised. This presentation will address the various questions that arise when considering immediate placement in the molar area, providing guidelines for making the best clinical decision. In addition, the integration of digital dentistry will be discussed and how it has contributed to making our treatments more predictable and efficient.


12: 00 - 13:00


Effective Strategies for Addressing Atrophic Ridge Deficiencies

13:00 - 14:00 | Dr.Isaac Tawil

* Explore recent advancements and innovative tools leveraging Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).
* Gain an understanding of the biological principles governing the regeneration and conservation of hard and soft tissues. 
* Familiarize with modern instrumentation and techniques utilized in guided bone regeneration.
* Acquire understanding regarding a simplified treatment method for atrophic ridges and the resorption processes facilitated by a unique modified implant design.

Dental implants have revolutionized solutions for both completely edentulous and partially edentulous patients, boasting a high success rate. Since their inception, dental implants and associated accessories have undergone dramatic transformations, allowing for immediate placement and, in many cases, immediate loading in a simplified manner. However, challenges persist, particularly in cases involving atrophic ridges, necessitating guided bone regeneration. While some cases of bone augmentation are predictable, others pose control challenges, demanding intricate techniques and a high level of expertise, alongside the associated discomfort and financial costs. These challenges are particularly pronounced in medically compromised or elderly patients, potentially leading to decreased case acceptance.Recent modifications in implant design have introduced simplified alternatives for severely atrophic ridges. These advancements have ushered in a revolutionary solution for enhancing the dental health of patients, leading to increased levels of case acceptance and patient satisfaction.


R2GATE and Guided Surgery from Simple to Complex Cases

14:00 - 15:30 | Dr.Gonzalo Recart

* Describe R2GATE as a useful tool for digital workflow in implantology
* Mention the advantages of incorporating R2GATE into the daily clinical practice of planning and guided implant surgery
* Identify the clinical data collection and recording protocol for using R2GATE
* Understand R2GATE versatility in the planning process from a surgical and prosthetic view for single implants, immediate post-extraction implants in esthetic zone, multiple implant cases, complex and full arch cases.
* Share some clinical tips to improve the surgical performance using guided implants

Digital workflow in implantology has allowed the development of less invasive treatments, with greater precision and optimizing clinical outcomes. R2GATE is a surgical and prosthetic planning tool for the correct positioning of dental implants that minimize risks and facilitates the prosthetic stage.This lecture considers clinical experiences of incorporating R2GATE for all implant cases, clinical protocols for obtaining records, a simplified protocol for the matching process and the clinical planning process. The advantages of the combination of R2GATE and Guided Surgery will be shown for different clinical situations from the simplest to the most complex, such as delayed implants, immediate implants in the esthetic zone, multiple implants, and full arch cases. A guided surgery protocol with irrigation access for bone drilling will be presented as a tip for improving surgical performance for guided implants.

Afternoon Break

15:30 - 16:00


Full Arch Protocol Considerations for Predictable Outcomes

16:00 - 17:30 | Dr.Luis Keys

* Comprehension of both the analog and digital workflow for the rehabilitation of full arch fixed detachable prostheses. 
* Having an understanding of which approach is best for clinical outcomes
* Understanding which application will fit each clinicians needs.

Implant supported full arch restorations have become mainstream treatments options for the edentulous or soon to be edentulous patient. We are at a crossroad in the rehabilitation process where, as clinicians, we have the ability apply digital and/or analog technology. The question is, which is best?


Dreams Onyx Resort & Spa
Located in Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, the AAA Four Diamond Dreams® Onyx Resort & Spa is set on a remote, palm-studded beach. 

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa
Here on the dazzling northeast coast of the Dominican Republic lies the ultimate tropical escape for adults: Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa®

How to book your hotel

1. Send your information to [email protected] 
    Required Information : 
    1). First Name / Last Name
    2). Check in/out Date
    3). Email Address
2. Hotel will send payment link to your email for securing your room

*Room reservation will end by April 10th, 2024

Educational Method


Credit Hours: Max. 6.5 CE Hours  
AGD code: 690 Implants
CE provider: MINEC America
Pre-requistites: None 


$ 1,200

Cancellation Policy

100% refund up to twenty (20) days prior to the course. Less than 20 days prior to the course, tuition is non-refundable.  Rescheduling to a different course date will be offered.   
MINEC America may cancel scheduled courses up to twenty (20) days prior to the scheduled start of the course if certain attendance minimums are not met.  
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