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Management of Failed Full Arch Implant Cases

CE Credits: 2.25 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, $56.25
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $42.00
Military, $42.00
Method: Self-instructed
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Course Description

Reported dental implant success rates are high resulting in an ever increasing number of patients being treated with implants. Nevertheless implant failures due to peri-implantitis & bone loss do occur. Over time the percentage of dental implants that fail increases because of biological and technical issues. Inevitably clinicians will have to dedicate more time to dealing with ailing and failing dental implants.

The decision to treat or remove (explant) a failing implant is a judgement that needs to be made by the treating clinician and needs to be based both on clinical and radiographic evaluation. The most predictable management of advanced failed implant cases appears to be implant removal & replacement. The aim of this lecture is to describe an atraumatic treatment modality with emphasis on “bone preservation “& “one abutment /one time “in dealing with these failed cases by implant removal & replacement.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify failed implants requiring removal & replacement.
  • Identify an atraumatic method of removing failed implants.
  • Become familiar with the concept of immediate replacement of failed implants in the same or adjacent site
  • Become familiar with the protocol of immediate loading replaced implants.
  • Identify cases where immediate replacement is not possible and a delayed protocol is indicated.


Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos BDS cum laude, FFD (SA) MFOS, qualified as a dentist in 1984 receiving his dental degree “cum laude” from Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of the Dental Association of South Africa for the most outstanding graduate. In 1990 he completed his 4-year full time postgraduate Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery training at Wits University and was awarded FFD (SA) MFOS from the College of Medicine of South Africa. Since 1991 he is in full time specialist Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery private practice concentrating on immediate loading of dental implants. To date he has placed over 40.000 dental implants. In 2011, with Dr Petros Yuvanoglu, he established the SameDay Dental Implants Clinic in Dubai where he is also the co-director of the Branemark Osseointergration Center as well as the ZAGA Zygoma Implant Center-Dubai.

Dr. Costa has been an invited speaker at numerous organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), Academy of Osseointegration (AO) American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) , Osseodensification Academy , Association of Dental Implantology (ADI ), HAOMS , AEEDC and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology ( ICOI).

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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 2.25 continuing education credits.

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