CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair's Lecture Series] Dental implants in Periodontal Prosthesis: The Past the Present and the Future

Aug, 2020
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

Many thanks to Dr. Rodrigo Neiva and the Department of Periodontics for bringing world class speakers to Penn Dental Medicine to share their knowledge and expertise for the last 4 ½ months. We are happy to announce Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair’s Lecture Series will continue through the academic year. Beginning August 1, the lectures will remain FREE to viewers, however should you choose to receive continuing education credit going forward, a modest per credit fee will be assessed.

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via BlueJeans.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50


Periodontal prosthesis is defined as those restorative and prosthetic endeavors that are absolutely essential in the treatment of advanced periodontal disease.
Whereas specifically it refers to the treatment of the dentition mutilated by the ravages of periodontal disease, in general its concepts, principles, and techniques may be employed in any restorative or tooth replacement service involving the natural dentition or dental implants.

The presentation will evaluate the tremendous changes occurred in periodontal prosthesis as a result of introducing dental implants in treating patients with advance periodontal disease or missing teeth:

  • From tooth-oriented treatment plan to implant-oriented treatment plan
  • From analog dentistry to digital dentistry
  • From casting to computer assisted milling
  • From porcelain fuse to metal to monolithic zirconium
  • From esthetically oriented single tooth implant to all implant supported prosthesis
  • And new horizons in understanding the biology of Osseointegration


  • Understand what is periodontal prosthesis.
  • Understanding the role of implants in periodontal prosthesis concept and techniques.
  • What are the biological and esthetic challenges in implant supported prosthesis.
  • Understanding bone remodeling around dental implants and the factors responsible for it.
  • Evaluate the possibility in advancing the implant design with a better functional and esthetic outcome.


Dumitru Gogarnoiu D.M.D., studied Stomatology at the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest Romania, in 1981, Dr. Gogarnoiu came to the US and served as a dental technician to the world renowned dental implantalogist Dr. Leonard Linkow in New York. Dr. Gogarnoiu was accepted in the DMD program at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1985.

After graduating in 1989, he entered in the Periodontal Prosthesis program under Morton Amsterdam and Arnold Weisgold. Since 1992, he has maintained different academic positions including the Co-Director of the Periodontal Prosthesis program at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Gogarnoiu was the Director of the prestigious “Amsterdam Award” committee. He also received numerous awards:

  • The Professor Morton Amsterdam Award for Demonstrating Outstanding ability in Comprehensive Treatment Planning and Patient Care.
  • The Joseph E. Ewing Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Fixed Prosthodontics.
  • The Directors ‘Award, Postdoctoral Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis for outstanding performance in both Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis Postdoctoral Program.
  • J. George Coslet Distinguished Teaching Award, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
    Dept. of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis
  • The Joseph L.T. Appleton Award for Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Gogarnoiu lectures internationally on the topics on Periodontal Prosthesis and Dental Implants and has published in peer reviewed dental journals. Dr. Gogarnoiu has been granted numerous utility patents in the US and Europe related to dental implants.

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