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Maurice SALAMA

Team Expectations When Restoring the Full Arch: Technology and Clinical Challenges with “All on X”

Full Arch restorations have always presented itself with clinical and technical challenges, from working in the clinic with the patient, to the laboratory bench, and to the need for improved communication between the involved team members. With the speed that the technology has improved, so has the way we diagnose, treatment plan and restore the full arch patient. What hasn’t changed is the sound prosthodontic principles. This lecture will highlight some of the clinical challenges, materials and the protocols needed to meet the expectations of the team to deliver a successful outcome.


Lecture Objectives:

  • Cover common treatment modalities for fixed full arch implant candidates

  • Understand factors involved in treatment planning for immediate extraction or the edentulous arch

  • Review role of CAD/CAM in full arch prosthetics

  • Understand indications & process for immediate load full-arch prosthodontics

  • Understand the role of CBCT and 3D software for diagnosis and planning

Dr. Maurice A. Salama completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, where he received his B.S. in Biology.  Dr. Salama received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he later also received his dual specialty certification in Orthodontics and Periodontics, as well as implant training at the Brånemark Center at Penn.  He has spent time on the Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and the Medical College of Georgia as Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics, and is visiting Professor of Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.


Dr. Salama has completed an ADA accredited hospital based General Practice Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City.  He has had the opportunity to further broaden his clinical horizons through externships at Hadassah Hospital, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, in 1988 and has been a contributor to the dental literature.  His very unique background includes specialized training in Orthodontics, Periodontal Surgery, and Implant Dentistry.


Dr. Salama is a partner in the Atlanta Esthetic Dental Practice known as “Team Atlanta”.  His partners include Dr. David Garber, Dr. Ronald Goldstein and his brother, Dr. Henry Salama.  This group has an international reputation for interdisciplinary care, dental education and has published hundreds of articles and several text books.


Dr. Salama is a featured  Xpert content provider and member of the Scientific Committee of the leading Web based Dental Education site


Dr. Salama served as the Dental Expert for Channel 5 Fox TV in Atlanta. He is an active member in the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Salama has been a featured speaker at programs for the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the International Congress of Oral Impantologists (ICOI), the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Alpha Omega (AOI) International, and the Chicago Dental Society.

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