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The Immediate Full Arch Rehabilitation
of Patients with Dental Implants

7-Night Melodies of The Danube CDE River Cruise
from Budapest to Vilshofen
PLUS 2 Night Hotel in Prague

July 19 - 26, 2019

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8 CE Units

Course Fees:

$400 for Doctors/Dentists and $175 for Dental Personnel

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Cruise Bookings prior to October 1, 2018 qualify for a $150 per person discount
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Target Audience

Dentists, allied dental personnel.,

Program Purpose

The Immediate Full Arch Rehabilitation of Patients with Dental Implants
Dr. Steven J. LoCascio


Since its accidental discovery in 1952 by Dr. P.I. Brånemark, and subsequent introduction to dentistry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, osseointegration has revolutionized how dentists treat patients. It can be safely stated that the endosseous dental implant is the single greatest advance that dentistry has seen in the last century.

Utilization of endosseous implants can significantly improve a patient's quality of life by replacing missing teeth, restoring a smile and facilitating the ability to chew and function without experiencing pain and embarrassment.

Many patients with hopeless dentitions expect their transition from teeth to full arch implants to be seamless. A clinician's understanding of basic treatment principles along with current trends and technology, will help facilitate optimal outcomes that meet patient expectations of treatment experience, function and aesthetics. This lecture will focus on how to predictably transition patients with debilitated dentitions to full arch implant restorations. Prosthetic principles that are critical to achieve enhanced aesthetic and functional results will be reviewed. Multiple clinical cases will be illustrated.

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the aesthetic and biomechanical challenges associated with transitioning patients from teeth to dental implants.
  2. Understand the various methods of transitioning patients with comprehensive dental needs from teeth to implants.
  3. Identify patients that are candidates for immediate full arch loading of dental implants.
  4. Understand the step by step sequencing of treatment procedures with both immediate provisionalization and case completion.
  5. Explain the clinical differences with immediate occlusal loading of the maxilla compared to the mandible.
  6. Be able to detail how to restoratively begin any rehabilitation case.
  7. Understand how the use of specialty implants and surgical guidance can enhance treatment results.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.


Steven J. LoCascio, BS, DDS

Steven J. LoCascio, BS, DDS

Dr. LoCascio received his dental degree from Louisiana State University and completed a General Practice Residency at the Medical Center of Louisiana. He earned specialty certificates in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics from LSU and is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Dentists, the ADA, the TDA and the Second District Dental Society.

Dr. LoCascio is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In addition to his university teaching responsibilities, Dr. LoCascio is and educational mentor to many clinicians and participates in the ongoing training of dentists nationwide. Dr. LoCascio maintains a full-time private practice, limited to prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics, in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife Christl and his two sons, Steven, Jr. and Brandon.


Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Fri Jul 19 Budapest
3:00 pm -
Sat Jul 20 Budapest
- 5:00 pm
Sun Jul 21 Bratislava, Slovakia
9:00 am 1:00 pm
Sun Jul 21 Vienna, Austria
8:30 pm -
Mon Jul 22 Vienna, Austria
- 11:29 pm
Tue Jul 23 Weissenkirchen - Grein
8:30 am 9:30 am
Tue Jul 23 Grein
5:00 pm -
Wed Jul 24 Grein
- 2:00 am
Wed Jul 24 Linz
7:00 am 11:59 pm
Thu Jul 25 Passau, Germany - Vilshofen
8:00 am 12:00 pm
Thu Jul 25 Vilshofen
3:00 pm -
Fri Jul 26 Vilshofen
Disembarkation & scenic transfer to Prague
- 10:00 am
Fri Jul 26 Prague
- -
Sat Jul 27 Prague
- -
Sun Jul 28 Prague
- -