2020 Winter Meeting - Speakers

George D Pylant III, D.D.S.
Periodontists, Pylant Periodontics

George D Pylant III photo

George D Pylant III, D.D.S. received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and D.D.S. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He received a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. For twenty-nine years he has maintained a private practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Bedford, Texas. Dr. Pylant is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at Texas A & M University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pylant has a passion for digital implant dentistry and has incorporated a restoratively driven digital implant workflow in his practice focusing on optimal aesthetic outcomes.


Digital Dentistry: Digital Implant Workflow

Digital Dentistry is quickly becoming an important factor in our current standard of care. It is changing the economics, efficiencies and quality of dental treatment. It is not an issue of “if” you are going to adopt it, but “when.” This presentation will provide an overview of the digital implant workflow available now as well as provide you with the confidence needed to help enhance your practice and improve patient outcomes. The digital protocol between the specialist, lab technician and general dentist will be illustrated.

Robert J. Miller, DMD
Periodontist, Miller & Korn Periodontics and Implant Solutions

Robert J. Miller photo

Dr. Robert J. Miller received his dental degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry in 1984. He received his Certificate for Advanced Graduate Study in periodontics from Boston University in 1986 and maintains a private periodontal practice in Plantation, Florida for over 30 years. Dr. Miller has lectured nationally and internationally on implant dentistry, guided tissue and bone regeneration. He is an active member of the Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, and is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He has a courtesy appointment with the Community Based division program at the University of Florida Hialeah Dental Clinic and is involved in educating the residents in both periodontology and implant surgery.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships: Honorarium: Straumann

Teaching Method: Lecture


Innovations in Complex GBR Cases

Over the past thirty years dental implants have become the treatment of choice for single tooth or multiple teeth replacement, as well as full arch rehabilitation. This lecture will review the concepts surrounding surgically driven versus restoratively driven implant placement and how the latest advances in guided bone regeneration can make this more predictable. Building on these successful principals, we will discuss the genesis of GBR and how to differentiate your practice through the incorporation of the AlloGraft Ring.

The objectives of the presentation will be to make the participants aware of the AlloGraft Ring surgical technique and its advantages in certain types of boney defects, sinus augmentation, and the treatment of peri-implantitis. Patient acceptance is gratifying in that that the procedure allows for simultaneous grafting and implant placement in defects which have typically required a two-stage procedure. We will review its indications, technique, and its practice management implications of the AlloGraft Ring through case presentations and discuss how this can be part of a surgeon’s armamentarium.

At the completion of the presentation the participants will come away with a new found respect for the technique and understand why many surgeons have successfully adopted this technique and why certain situations can now be handled in a single stage technique.

Educational Objectives

  1. Discuss retrospective on GBR and Osseointegration
  2. Provide an introduction to innovations in GBR including the AlloGraft Ring
  3. Review the decision tree to help determine the appropriate regenerative procedures
  4. Discuss the practice management perspective

Fayette C. Williams, DDS, MD, FACS
Dentist, Facial & Oral Surgery Associates

Fayette Williams photoDr. Fayette Williams is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed his DDS at the University of Tennessee and his MD and surgical residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Williams then completed a two-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and is one of the few oral surgeons in the USA who is fellowship-trained in both head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. In 2017 he became one of only 16 oral & maxillofacial surgeons to obtain the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Head & Neck Oncology from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and was the first in Texas. Dr. Williams maintains both an academic and private practice and is actively involved in training oral surgery residents from the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital residency in Dallas. He is also the Program Director for the Fellowship in Maxillofacial Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Williams has authored multiple textbook chapters and journal articles on oral cancer and reconstruction, and continues to pursue clinical research activities with his residents and fellows. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the surgical reconstruction of cancer-related defects. He is Vice-Chairman of the Cancer Committee at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and a member of the Head & Neck Tumor Board at John Peter Smith Hospital and Baylor All Saints Medical Center. Dr. Williams’ passion lies in the treatment and reconstruction of oral cancer.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships: None.

Teaching Method: Lecture


Total Jaw Reconstruction: An Evolution

Jaw reconstruction is not considered complete until dental rehabilitation is performed. In most complex jaw reconstruction scenarios, this requires dental implants. Special considerations include radiation therapy and compromised wound beds. Vascularized bone may improve success rates although this can introduce additional challenges. Surgical and restorative techniques are highlighted in this presentation which include methods to obtain quicker return to form and function.

Educational Objectives

  1. Understand the evolution of jaw reconstruction
  2. Discuss currently available options for patients with complex jaw defects
  3. Assess patients to determine if they are a candidate for total jaw reconstruction


Thank you to our Sponsors!

BEPROUD logoTonya Ray LogoFirm Media LogoiMagDent LogoSDS Swiss Dental Solutions LogoZimmer Biomet Dental Logo