An Overview of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the UNMC and Dental Zirconia Update

Dr. Jeffery Markt
Dr. Zaid Badr
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

UNMC College of Dentistry


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Dr. Jeffery Markt

Dr. Zaid Badr

Credits: 3 CE hours
Check-in: 12:45pm
Class Time: 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Classification: Dental, Auxiliary

Alumni Dentist: $125

Alumni Hygienist: $65

Dentist: $149

Auxiliary/Hygienist: $75

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Markt specializes in Maxillofacial Prosthetics which is a subspecialty of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Markt was raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Markt practiced general dentistry in Cameron, Missouri before returning to the UMKC for his prosthodontic residency. After a maxillofacial prosthetic fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Dr. Markt taught in the predoctoral dental curriculum at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and directed the maxillofacial prosthetic service at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Markt joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in January of 2008.

Dr. Markt’s clinical interests include the rehabilitation of patients with oral or facial deficits relating to the surgical removal of tumors or head and neck trauma, the habilitation of patients with congenital craniofacial defects, oral and dental health as it relates to head and neck radiation therapy, titanium implant supported and retained prostheses, dental appliances to address obstructive sleep apnea, removable prosthetics (dentures and partial dentures), and fixed prosthetics (crown and bridge dentistry).

An Overview of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the UNMC

Course Description: Coming Soon

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will understand:

1. the general scope of a maxillofacial prosthetic practice within a tertiary care setting.

Speaker Biography:

Zaid Badr DDS, MS, MFD RCSI is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He is the director of the Integrated Biomaterials, Cariology and Operative Sciences. 

Dr. Badr received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Jordan. Then, he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Jordan University Hospital along with a one-year Comprehensive Clinical Course in Dental Implantology at the University of Jordan in conjunction with the German Society for Oral Implantology. Dr. Badr practiced in a private setting for a few years, during which he successfully completed the requirements for the diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Before Joining the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Badr completed a 3-year residency in Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a Master of Science degree in Operative Dentistry. Dr. Badr has belonged to a number of professional organizations including the International Association for Dental Research, World Health Organization, American Dental Education Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of Operative Dentistry, Academy of Dental Materials, Nebraska Dental Association, International Telecommunication Union, North Carolina Dental Society, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, German Society of Oral Implantology and Jordanian Dental Association.  

Dr. Badr’s research and clinical interests include artificial intelligence applications in dentistry, dental education, digital dentistry, color in dentistry, dental zirconia and bonding to dental ceramics. Dr. Badr presented his research and lectured at multiple national and international conferences. Dr. Badr received the Spurgeon Award Certificate of Appreciation voted by DDS class of 2021 at the University of North Carolina and the Faculty Recognition Award voted by DDS class of 2025 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  

No relevant financial relationships exist.

Zirconia Update  

Course Description:

Zirconia-based dental restorations have grown in popularity over the past two decades. This is due to the widespread adoption of CAD/CAM technology. The emergence of dental zirconia can be also attributed to their lower cost and their less time-consuming production process when compared to cast metal and porcelain fused to metal restorations. Manufacturers, on the other hand, have industrialized new zirconias in the last few years. Consequently, the term "zirconia" has become a broad term that can refer to a variety of materials with varying mechanical and optical properties, and thus varying clinical performance. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Differentiate the various types of dental zirconia and their clinical applications.  
  2. Understand the preparation requirements for each type of zirconia.  
  3. Recognize the different zirconia cementation protocols.  

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

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