(607) The Digging Out of Problems



(607) Course Description

Implant Dentistry, like any specialized area of dentistry, carries with it the possibility of having a less-than-desired result. Whether it be that the bone density was not sufficient to allow for supportive osseointergration of an implant or that bone starts to recede away from the neck of the implant during healing. Perhaps a very successful implant of many years becomes a “crippled implant” because an abutment screw fractured or the implant itself fractures allowing for crown movement. This course will cover the pre-operative evaluation of compromised bone, the treatment of simple to complex cases, and the handling of post-operative successful implants that develop “problems that need attention.

 

Course Topics

The Digging Out of Problems Course covers a broad simplification of Course Topics, Course Objectives, and Hands-on Participation. Below are a few of the Topics: 

  • Handling Loose & Broken Screws
  • Removing an implant with minimal bone loss
  • When and how to charge for implant failure
  • Which tissue barriers to use in implant repair
  • Identifying failed implants that cannot be repaired
  • Which bone grafting materials to use in implant repair
  • When to remove an implant that has lost bone support
  • When to remove a compromised tooth and replace with an implant
  • When to do socket preservation with immediate implant placement

 

Course Objectives

With in this (602) Digging Out of Problems Course there are many objectives, some are listed below: 

  • Basic overall understanding how to prevent problems before they occur.
  • Understanding of how to identify implants (all implant manufactures) that come to your office with a potential problem
  • Understanding how to recognize and treat a problem during the healing period of osseointergration
  • Learning the different modalities available to prolong the life of a compromised implant. What grafting materials have proven to work the best in 1-2-3 screw threads with bone loss?
  • Learning how to charge for treating broken or compromised implants. It is important that the treating doctor choose their words well before treatment is started
  • Understanding the difference between an “ailing and failing implant.”
  • Understanding the difference between “Mucositis” and “Peri-implantitis”
  • Understanding how to remove an implant with the least amount of bone loss. Learning when to place another larger implant or to graft the area with best results

Course Instructors

  • Dr. Alfred "Duke" Heller
  • Dr. Robert Heller
  • Dr. Thomas Bilski
  • Dr. Jody Griffin
  • Ms. Karen Fairhurst
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental
professionals in identifying quality provdiers of continuing dental education.
ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors,
nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
2 days CE CREDITS: 15 (lecture CE: 15)

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