Hamid Shafie, DDS, CAGS

 Hamid Shafie, DDS, CAGS

Hamid Shafie, DDS, CAGS

Saturday, April 9, 2011
1. 8 – 11:00 am
2. 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Recommended for: Dentists
ODA Courses
3 CE Credits each



1. Current Trends in Implant Placement & Loading for Fully Edentulous Patients: Selection Criteria for Immediate vs. Traditional 

Implant supported overdenture is considered a new standard of care for fully edentulous patients. However, the traditional, two-stage implant therapy
combined with delayed load concepts has not been very popular among elderly patients because of multiple surgeries, prolonged course of treatment and high expenses.

New generations of implants offer totally different geometry at the macro, mini and micro level compared to the older machined titanium screws of 25 years ago. This new generation has opened a new horizon in implant therapy. Current trends and various modalities for immediate loading in the edentulous patient will be reviewed with emphasis on the screw retained all acrylic hybrid prosthesis.

The same-day immediate placement and immediate load treatment protocol for fully edentulous patients enables clinicians to provide all of the surgical and prosthetic steps in one visit. At the end of the visit, the patient leaves the office with a fixed screw retained implant supported overdenture.

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:                                                                                                                                           

  • Identify the right candidate for this treatment modality
  • Perform the surgical steps necessary for this treatment
  • Execute the prosthetic steps related to fabricating and delivering the Same-Day Fixed Immediate Implant Supported Overdenture. 


2. Principles of Attachment Selection for Implant Supported Overdenture


There are more than a couple hundred different attachments available on the market. One of the biggest challenges in implant supported overdenture cases is choosing proper attachment assembly since wrong attachment assembly can lead to rapid implant failure.
Course Objectives:
  • Biomechanical considerations for implant-supported overdentures
  • Classification of attachments based on nature of their resiliency
  • Indications and contraindications of each attachment assembly
  • Risk factors associated with different overdenture design
  • Common clinical and laboratory problems and solutions for each problem
  • Giving a guideline for classification of attachments
  • Comprehensive review of mechanical properties of different attachment indications and contraindications of each type of an attachment will be discussed
At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:
  • Compose treatment plan for implant supported overdenture cases
  • Minimize overhead
  • Identify risk factors associated with each attachment assembly
  • Identify common clinical and laboratory problems and associate with this treatment modality


Hamid Shafie, DDS, CAGS  received his certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He was the founder of the Center for Oral Implantology at Johns Hopkins University where he has trained many dentists in different aspects of implant dentistry. Dr. Shafie currently is the President of the American Institute of Implant Dentistry, a not for profit teaching institution, in Washington DC. He is the director of postdoctoral implant training at Washington Hospital Center Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an adjunct faculty member at The Boston University center for implantology. In addition, Dr. Shafie is the author of a text book on Implant Supported Overdentures published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2007. He lectures nationally and internationally about innovative aspects of implant dentistry and is renowned for his unique way of making implant dentistry fun to learn for both specialists and general dentists.