CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair's Lecture Series] Partial Edentulism in the Esthetic Zone: Unique Challenges & Considerations for Implant Rehabilitation

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

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

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

Course Description

Implant replacement at the highest level must incorporate an understanding of underlying biologic principles. Although the single tooth implant restoration requires diligent planning, the partial edentulous predicament poses unique challenges, especially when working in the highly visible esthetic zone.

An understanding of when, where and how many implants to place in various edentulous permutations to optimize success will be discussed. Key articles that have clinical relevance to maintaining bone levels, papillary presence and the appropriate dimensions implants should be placed in relationship to each other and surrounding natural teeth will be reviewed.

A number of cases both successful and so called “less than ideal outcomes” will be analyzed to understand what went right and wrong in an effort to increase predictable desirable results. This course is geared to those involved in both the surgical placement or restoration of dental implants.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand partial edentulous treatment options in the esthetic zone
  • Be aware of complications that can arise and how to avoid them
  • Become familiar with the literature regarding implant placement in partially edentulous situations


Dr. Phil Walton earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to pursuit of his graduate dental studies, he completed externships at the University of Michigan and overseas at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, England. Dr. Walton completed his Master’s degree in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. His practice includes conventional periodontal therapy for tooth maintenance, periodontal plastics as well as advanced regenerative techniques and implant rehabilitation. His current area of focus lies in immediate implant placement and temporization for both single, multiple and full arch reconstruction. Dr. Walton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Canada and a US Board Certified Diplomate of Periodontics and Implantolgy. He maintains an affiliation to University of Toronto, and Harvard as a clinical instructor, international research fellow, admissions committee member and active alumnus.

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