CDE: [The Chair's Lecture Series] Parameters and Protocols for Immediate Implants in the Aesthetic Zone

Apr, 2020
04:00 PM-06:00 PM

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 4:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


The placement of implants in the aesthetic zone is one of the most challenging techniques in implantology. It is an area that patients are acutely aware of as it is highly visible to even the least discerning patient. For this reason we have to ensure that we understand the biology of the socket following tooth extraction as well as how best to mange the placement of implants in this area. There are a wide variety of techniques each of which relies on specific anatomical diagnoses to achieve the best possible outcome. This lecture will go through these techniques as well as how to select the right technique for the situation in order to achieve predictability, reproduce-ability; and most importantly; long term aesthetic stability.


  • When to place an immediate implant
  • When to choose an alternative technique
  • How to maximize the use of your CBCT to make the correct treatment choice
  • Soft tissue augmentation
  • Socket shield techniques including the latest published step by step technique management of the soft tissue with custom abutment and provisionalization as well as impression techniques.


Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD, completed his dental training at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in general practice, he completed a 4-year full time degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, which he completed with distinction(cum Laude) in 1998. He was intimately involved in the development of the postgraduate diploma in Implantology at both the University of Stellenbosch and later at the University of Western Cape. Dr Gluckman recently completed his PhD titled “Partial Extraction Therapy: Past, Present and Future” (Summa Cum Laude) at the University of Szeged in Hungary, under the supervision of Professor Katalin Nagy. He is currently in full time private practice in Cape Town. He is also the director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, which is a private post graduate training facility currently providing a complete postgraduate training program in Implantology and Aesthetic Dentistry in South Africa. The Academy is accredited by The University of Stony Brook University, New York and DentalXP. Dr Gluckman has been involved in Implantology training for over 20 years.

His special interests are immediate placement/ immediate load as well as soft tissue aesthetics and periodontal plastic surgery, autogenous bone augmentation especially bone harvested from the palate and three-dimensional bone augmentation.

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