Dana Marzocco, DMD

“Incorporating Overdentures into Your Practice”

Wednesday, April 26th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dana Marzocco, DMD

Dana Marzocco D.M.D was born and raised on long island. She completed her doctorate at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing a general practice residency at Montefiore medial center, she decided to pursue specialty training. She subsequently received her certificate in postgraduate Prosthodontics at New York University, and then completed a two-year implant fellowship at the same institution. Dr. Marzocco is currently in private practice in New Hyde Park, Long Island, and is limited to prosthodontics.

She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University Dental School in Stony Brook, New York. At Stony Brook, she is involved in teaching a fixed prosthodontics course, and supervises patient care in the dental clinic. In addition, she is involved in implant research and had made publications.

Presently she is involved with local study groups, and is a member of multiple dental associations. Dr. Marzocco has lectured for study groups, multiple residency programs, and given presentations at national dental research meetings.

“Incorporating Overdentures into Your Practice”

Implants have made dentistry grow in many directions. They have helped us to provide a higher standard of care to patients. Patients have had the ability to choose the option of fixed teeth rather than removable. Unfortunately there are still boundaries to this treatment: the “fixed” implant option is not an option for every patient.

The implant overdenture option is a “go between” option for those patients who are straddling the world of removable and fixed. This can be an excellent option for difficult arches to treat, and those with on a moderate budget.

Learning Objectives:

1. Patient scenarios to incorporate “implant overdentures” – treatment planning.

2. Clinical requirements for procedure.

3. Design concepts for overdentures.

4. Trouble shooting

5. Review of patient cases.

Course Outcome:

Participants can identify patients that are candidates, and assist with surgical planning for the best outcome of the restoration. Dentists can also select which attachments and hardware is best suited for each individual patient case.