CDE: Saving Teeth in the Era of Pulling Teeth

Jan, 2020
10:00 AM-02:00 PM

Farmer's Table at The Wyndham Boca
1901 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL

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Earn CDE credits and mingle with fellow Penn Dental Medicine alumni in Florida this winter. Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS, Chair of the Department of Periodontics, presents “Saving Teeth in the Era of Pulling Teeth,” followed by a luncheon at the Farmer’s Table.

Course Description

Implant dentistry is a predictable method for the replacement of missing teeth. However, long-term success of implant dentistry is becoming questionable with the increased number of implant failures and complications. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages, disadvantages, and realistic short- and long-term expectations of the current options available for tooth replacement with dental implants and how dental treatment may promote long-term dental implant stability.

Educational Objectives

At the end of this presentation, clinicians should be able to know and understand:

  • Etiologic factors associated with peri-implant disease
  • Treatment options for implant complications
  • Rationale for saving teeth or postponing exodontia

Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS, is Chair, Department of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Neiva earned his Certificate and Master’s degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate and a Director of the American Board of Periodontology, and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Neiva serves as Chair of the Department of Periodontology of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Director of the Graduate Program in Periodontics of the University of Florida – College of Dentistry. He is active in clinical research related to bone and soft tissue augmentation, as well as novel techniques in Implant and Periodontal Therapy. Dr. Neiva has published many scientific papers and book chapters in the fields of Periodontics and Oral Implantology.

Disclosure: Dr. Neiva has received an honorarium as a speaker for Dentsply Sirona, Versah, and Zimmer Biomet.

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.