CDE: [Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds] ft. Bach Le, DDS, MD, FICD, FACD

Apr, 2021
06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE; Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 1.5 lecture credits

Managing Implant Complications and Failures in the Esthetic Zone

Course Description

Although the predictability and long-term success rate of dental implants is well documented in the literature, complications and failures do occur. Failing implants and the consequences of implant removal usually results in significant loss of hard and soft tissues and jeopardize efforts to achieve satisfactory function and esthetics. This lecture will discuss risk factors for treatment failures and treatment modalities to deal with dental implant failure, especially in the esthetic zone. When an implant fails, a customized treatment plan should be provided for each patient depending on the relevant needs. Patients should be informed regarding all possible treatment options and that achieving an ideal esthetic result in the compromised site is often elusive and, in many cases, impossible.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify risk factors associated with early and late implant failures
  • Understand the difference between patient-related versus site-related etiology for implant failures
  • Describe treatment options for re-treatment

Dr. Bach Le completed his specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University and is currently Clinical Associate Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. Dr. Le has authored over 14 chapters in textbooks on bone regeneration and dental implants and has published extensively in peer-review journals. He has been an invited speaker at numerous organizations including the AAOMS, Academy of Osseointegration, Academy of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontists, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Le was inducted as an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists and is a recipient of the Charles E. English Award in Clinical Science. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and holds Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Disclosure: Dr. Le has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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.