CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents The Chair's Lecture Series] Loading Protocols and Treatment Decisions for Single Teeth in the Esthetic Zone

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

Virtually presented 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
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


For implants in the esthetic zone, results are judged by pink and white esthetics, not just radiographic evidence of crestal bone stability. They present significant challenges on many levels. What method is best? When should it be done? What materials should be used? Best way to provisionalize? What is the expected result? This presentation will address some of these issues and present some guidelines and evaluation criteria for clinical decision making for optimal results and maximum patient benefit. It will include a discussion of placement protocol, loading protocol, augmentation procedures and provisionalization options including long- term results.


  • Differentiate between various placement and loading protocols, with criteria and guidelines for selection
  • Understand hard and soft tissue requirements for esthetic implants
  • Have guidelines for selection of regenerative materials for esthetic implants
  • Be able to communicate timelines and treatment expectations to patients


Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD, is a periodontist practicing with the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and holds an appointment at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology; Fellow of the American College of Dentists; Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Osseointegration and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Previously, he was a consultant and surgeon for several reality television shows for immediate implant loading and restoration for ABC “Extreme Makeover” and UK Channel 5 “Brand New You”. Dr. Ganeles is a graduate of Cornell University and received his DMD from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry in 1983. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania then received his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania College of Dental Medicine in 1987.

He has authored more than 50 articles and chapters in textbooks and has participated in a number of clinical research projects looking at various aspects of implant dentistry, technology innovations in implant dentistry and tissue regeneration. He is a frequent lecturer at local, national and international specialist meetings. He is a clinical consultant to Neocis, Inc. the first company to receive FDA approval for robotic implant surgery and is believed to have performed the first robotically placed implant worldwide.

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