Russo Seminars, Hands-on cadaver courses with Dr.John Russo
 Seminar Schedule & Topics

Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lecture Format covering:
• Diagnosis and treatment planning
• Importance of attached tissue around teeth and implants
• Value of guided surgery and introduction to DYNAMIC guided surgery with X-Nav Technologies X-Guide
• Incision and flap design for grafts and implants
• Spreading of soft tissue flaps for coverage over osseous grafts
• Free gingival, subepithelial connective tissue grafts and a simplified, predictable technique for Alloderm
• Four "must know" sutures as well as choosing the appropriate suture material and size
• Socket preservation
• Clinical versatility of Osseodensification
• Divisions of available bone
• Classification of bone density


Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lecture Format covering:
• Twelve keys to bone grafting and choosing appropriate bone graft materials and membranes
• Diagnosis and Treatment of Peri-Implantitis
• Monocortical block onlay grafting from ramus
• Block allograft
• External and internal sinus grafting
• Introduction to Cone Beam CT technology
• Introduction to Piezotome surgery instrument
• Surgical anatomy
• Guided Bone Regeneration with ePTFE
• Technique for removing failing implants
• Preview of Saturday laboratory session
• Introduction of Piezotome technology and use of Acteon Cube


Saturday Lab 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Model Lab Hands-On (8:00 am - 10:00 am)
• Suturing practice on cloth models
• Ramus block on mandibular model
• Sinus lift on maxillary model
• Block graft on maxillary model
• Socket preservation on extraction model

Cadaver Lab Hands-On (10:30 am - 5:00 pm)
• Free gingival graft
• Connective tissue graft
• Each participant will have the opportunity to evaluate their cadaver specimen via CBCT for: sinus height/width, sinus septa, sinus floor, best place for sinus window, trace inferior alveolar canal, and ramus height/width for block graft harvesting
• Sinus lift (lateral window approach)
• Ramus block graft
• Periosteal flap release for passive closure over bone grafts
• Use of trephines
• Maxillary V2 anesthetic block
• Dissecting nerves, muscles, spaces, etc.

Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dr. Rick Ferguson Lecture Format Covering:
• Science behind surgical guides
• What two sets of data are needed to produce an accurate guide and how to acquire them
• Software used to merge model or optical scans to CBCT
• How to create the model scan with a CBCT- No optical scan necessary
• Planning the implant for depth and angulation control
• Impression/scan appliance scanning for difficult cases
• Tips for increasing accuracy at every step
• Relevant workflows for surgical guides
• 3-D printing surgical guides in office with low cost 3-D printers
• Materials, fabrication and sterilization protocols for FDA compliance
• Lunch
• Live surgical implant placement with a 3-D printed surgical guide
• Objectives:
           1. Understand how to acquire and prepare the data for producing                 surgical guides
           2. Workflows for every type of case
           3. Use of in office 3-D printers
           4. How to uses surgical guides clinically for angulation and depth                 control


Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dr. John Russo Dynamic Navigation Lecture Format Covering:
• Technology of Dynamic Guided Surgery
• Why is it necessary
• How does it work
• Workflow
• Case presentation
• Hands on break out –
       (Three groups of eight doctors)
        – Fabricate X-Clip and obtain CBCT on a typodont (30 min)
        – Calibrating drill, system check, Practice drilling using X-Guide on a             typodont (30 min)
        – Carestream 3600 intraoral scanning (30 min)
• Lunch
• Group Hands-on software workshop, two doctors per computer provided, go over Trium software, X-Guide software for importing DICOM, STL, creating arch spline, tracing mandibular nerve, creating prosthesis, placing virtual implant (60 minutes)
• Dr. Russo perform live surgery consisting of creating X-Clip, taking CBCT, obtaining intraoral scan, importing DICOM, Importing STL, marrying the DICOM and STL, treatment planning prosthesis and virtual implant, calibration, system check and fully guided implant placement


Saturday 8:00 – 5:00 pm Dr. Robert Emery

X-Guide – Dentate and Edentulous Protocols

Lecture Format Covering:
• Difference in dentate dynamic navigation using X-Clip on existing teeth and creating a fiducial on an edentulous arch
• Discuss four different techniques for edentulous dynamic navigation for transitioning the edentulous patient or a patient with a terminal dentition to an implant supported restoration using dynamic navigation
• Lunch
• Live Procedure consisting of obtaining data on a live patient, creating a fiducial and performing a live surgery to place implants in an edentulous arch fully guided using dynamic navigation.
• Objectives:
    1. Review literature related to dynamic navigation and its uses in oral &         maxillofacial surgery
    2. Review the latest techniques for the placement of dental implants         using dynamic navigation
    3. Review the latest "off label" uses of dynamic navigation
    4. Allow the participants to discuss their experiences with dynamic         navigation in an interactive format
    5. View live surgical procedure using the X-Guide