Gürkan GÖKTUĞ

Dr. Gurkan Goktug received his DDS degree from Hacettepe University School of Dental Medicine in 1992 in Turkey. He began his postdoctoral training in prosthodontics in 1998, and received his certificate of advanced graduate study in 2001 from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Immediately after graduation, he was hired as a clinical instructor in the Department of Restorative Sciences and Biomaterials, Division of Postdoctoral Prosthodontics. He was appointed as course director of the Basic Prosthodontics Techniques course in 2002, and has remained director of this course for the last 17 years.


Dr. Goktug received his DMD degree in 2008 from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 2006 and in 2010, he was promoted to assistant professor. He received the Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and Residents’ Appreciation Award in 2014.


Dr. Goktug has been actively teaching continuing dental education courses for 17 years. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He has been practicing dentistry, limited to prosthodontics, at Forsyth Institute, and teaches postdoctoral prosthodontics at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He has published in peer-reviewed professional dental journals.


Dr. Goktug is a prosthodontist specializing in complex esthetic cases and full-mouth rehabilitation, including full porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, and full porcelain inlays and onlays; single crowns and bridges, full-mouth fixed partial dentures, complete dentures; implant-supported crowns, bridges, and over dentures.


Application of Digital Dentistry in Fixed Prosthodontics.


At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Develop an appropriate treatment plan,
• Evaluate the vertical dimension of occlusion,
• Use of digital technique to improve the restorative outcome
• Exposed to use of digital dentistry to design custom abutments and bars/metal substructure for implant supported fixed prostheses
Each step will be illustrated with clinical cases, step-by-step.


Once the natural dentition is lost, it becomes challenging to restore function, phonetics and esthetics. Many diagnostic measures are required to develop a biomechanically favorable occlusion. A diagnostic waxing is critical because it permits the determination of the desired implant position and distribution. This waxing also becomes a template for the provisional restoration, which in turn, serves as a blueprint for the establishment of esthetics, phonetics and function in the definitive restorations.
Use of digital dentistry improves the accuracy of surgical placement that will aid the better restorative outcomes.

 

Treatment and Complication of Implant Supported Fixed and Removable Complete-arch and Complete-Mouth Rehabilitation

 

Learning Objectives

Treatment of Complete Edentulous cases with Cement/Screw retained Fixed Partial dentures by Dr. Gurkan
Treatment of Complete Edentulous cases with Implant Supported Complete Dentures (Overdenture) by Dr. Burak
Treatment of Complete Edentulous cases with All on 4 concept by Dr. Oguz

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan,
  • Evaluate the vertical dimension of occlusion,
  • Make interocclusal records for mounting of definitive and diagnostic casts,
  • Fabricate a provisional restoration to evaluate function, speech and esthetics and to serve as a guide for the dental laboratory technician when finalizing the anterior guidance.
  • Properly identify the different type of attachment systems for overdentures, including indications, contraindications and expected complications due to materials nature,
  • Determining the optimal number of implants required for implant supported Complete/Partial dentures.
  • Indications, Pros & Cons of All on 4 concept

Each step will be illustrated with clinical cases, step-by-step.


Abstract
Once the natural dentition is lost, it becomes challenging to restore function, phonetics and esthetics. Many diagnostic measures are required to develop a biomechanically favorable occlusion for any type of implant supported restoration. A diagnostic waxing and planning are critical because it permits the determination of the desired implant position and distribution. This waxing also becomes a template for the provisional restoration, which in turn, serves as a blueprint for the establishment of esthetics, phonetics and function in the definitive restorations.


Initially, implants are positioned almost perpendicular to
the occlusal plane; however, to overcome anatomic limitations at the posterior area, tilting posterior implants has been introduced. The technique consists of rehabilitation of either edentulous or dentate maxilla and/or mandible with immediate fixed prosthesis by placing four implants in the anterior region. This immediate prosthesis also plays an important role for the clinician to achieve better esthetics in the definitive restoration phase.