Course Details

Re-Thinking Oral Rehabilitation: The Clinical Journey of Implant Overdentures Hands-on Workshop

John Zalesky, DMD, MBS


Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code: F30 Cost: $200 | $250 after 9/26 Date: Friday, Oct 25
The Dean F. Telthorst, DDS Restorative Lecture

Subject:  Restorative/Prosthodontics  |  Audience: Dentist  |  CE Credits: 3 hours Participation

Pre-requisite: Dr. Zalesky’s morning lecture is required for this hands-on workshop.

Course Description:

Patients and practitioners are faced with a multitude of treatment options when it comes to full arch implant treatment options. Many practitioners may not be comfortable when it comes to executing this type of treatment.  This course will highlight the surgical and restorative techniques of the first level of edentulous treatment; the overdenture, utilizing hands-on exercises for a simulated patient experience.  Enhance your knowledge, skills, and confidence to provide the highest quality treatment to your patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply fundamentals of implant surgery and restorative techniques for overdentures in a model-based, hands-on session.
  • Place two implants on an edentulous mandible.
  • Perform pick-up of locator housings and retention caps on your own denture model.

About the Speaker: Dr. John Zalesky received his Master’s of Biomedical Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Biomedical Sciences. He was awarded his DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Zalesky went on to complete a second year, advanced training program, as Chief Resident at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine General Practice Residency, concentrating on Implants and Complex Prosthodontic cases. Additionally, he collaborated with Head and Neck Oncology at UC Health to create a continuing education course entitled, “Head and Neck Radiation: The Collaborative Relationship for Patient Treatment between General Dentists and Radiation Oncologists.” He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Zalesky has been published in several respected dental journals. Currently, he divides his time between his private practice and teaching part-time as a faculty at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He is the Immediate Past President of the Colorado Constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry. He now resides as the Executive Director and Treasurer for Region 14 of the Academy of General Dentistry which oversees Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.  He is a Key Opinion Leader for DEKA Dental Lasers, Carestream Dental and is a speaker for Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau. Dr. Zalesky has consistently been listed as one of Colorado’s Top Dentists by 5280 magazine and was named 2023 Top 40 under 40 by Incisal Edge magazine.

This course is provided by funding through The Greater St. Louis Dental Society Educational Foundation – Dean F. Telthorst, DDS Restorative Lecture.

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