HW4: Treating Implant Complications

Hands-On Workshop
Ticketed Course

Saturday, Oct. 27
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Scott Froum

Chris Salierno

Sanda Moldovan

Program Track: Implant Surgery and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Moderator: Sanda Moldovan
Speakers: Scott Froum and Chris Salierno
Cost: $1,400; limited attendance; lunch included.
8.0 CE

The advent of dental implants to replace hopeless or missing teeth has been a financial boon for dental offices. Most specialty offices and over 55% of general dental offices are placing and restoring dental implants. Unfortunately, proportional to the increase in dental implants being placed, will be the percentage of implant complications that need to be corrected. This entire day course will be taught in combination by a periodontist, restorative dentist, certified lab technician, and dental office manager.

A review of the etiology and diagnosis of implant complications will be presented. ADA dental codes will be discussed as well as letters of explanation representing various complication treatments. Hands-on models will be used to teach attendees how to correct various surgical and prosthetic implant complications, such as prosthetic misfit, poor embrasure form leading to food traps, prosthetic screw fracture, implant facture, and periimplantitis induced soft and hard tissue loss. Periodontists who understand surgical and prosthetic complications can better serve their patients and communicate with their restorative team members.

Educational Objectives:
• Highlight the etiology and diagnosis of various implant complications.
• Discuss and practice current techniques designed to treat peri-implantitis.
• Discuss and practice various methods of correcting prosthetic complications.
• Become familiar with the ADA codes needed to submit for various complications.
• Provide the decision matrix and methods for removing large prosthetic superstructures during maintenance.

The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP® recognized education provider.


ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP. The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.