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Ceramic Implants: 2020 Update

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: August 1, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: August 1, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
Method: Self-instructed
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This short seminar will explore the current clinical and research status of ceramic implants. Further, it will compare and clinical performance of ceramic implants from the bone to implant level to the clinical final outcome. Several comparisons with the traditional titanium alloy-made implants will be presented. A conclusion of “where are we?” related to theses implants will be discussed.


Ricardo Gapski, DDS, MS graduated with his DDS from the Federal University of Parana State, Brazil (1997). He specialized in Periodontics and earned a Master degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan (2003). Dr. Gapski went on to earn a Doctoral degree in dental surgery from Missouri University (2005) and also earned a PhD in Implantology from SLM Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil (2016). He is a Diplomate for the American Academy of Periodontology and founder of the Ricardo Gapski Institute in Brazil.

Refund, Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

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