Dr. Aldo Leopardi speaks at FCEA about Implant Therapy


Dr. Aldo Leopardi will speak this weekend in Chicago on “Implant Therapy for the Completely Edentulous Patient.”

Dr. Leopardi’s talk will focus on implant therapy for edentulous patients. Edentulous means lacking teeth, or having no teeth. The practice of treating these patients with dental implant therapy can be difficult. The result for the patient can be life changing.

The talk, which is put on by the First Continuing Education Associaton, will take place at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, in Downers Grove, IL, outside of Chicago. The talk will be on November 19, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This event will also feature Steve Down discussing “The Miracle of Wealth.”

Aldo believes that in order to properly treat these patients a proper understanding of the fundamentals of implant bio mechanics must happen. He also believes that prosthetic design and surgical treatment planning is important to ensure the success of the implants.

Dr. Leopardi will discuss treatment planning and prosthetic design, stressing broken vs. rigid design concepts and which is better. He will also talk about bar over-dentures, a sort of clip in replacement. Dr. Leopardi will also stress the importance of solitary anchor systems in dentures, focusing on the zest location and ball abutment systems.

Other topics that will be discussed are the fixed restoration of edentulous patients and incorporation of CAD-CAM, or metal and zirconia, in these patients.

Dr. Aldo Leopardi received his undergraduate dental degree in South Australia at the University of Adelaide. He was a private practice dentist for several years before he received his specialist training in combined fixed, removable and implant Prosthodontics, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Today, he practices prosthodontics at his own practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado, just outside of Denver. Learn more about the event here: http://fceadental.com/events/chicago-il-implant-therapy-completely-edentulous-patient-dr-aldo-leopardi-miracle-wealth-steve/.