[The Dean's Speaker Series] Management of Alveolar Ridge Deficiencies: Current Options

Apr, 2019
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Penn Dental Medicine
William W.M. Cheung Auditorium

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
Registration Fee: Free; sign-in is required
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits


New treatment options, instruments and materials have been introduced to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in recent years. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages and realistic short- and long-term expectations of these new techniques and materials and their potential impact on the success of Implant Therapy.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Rationale for new materials and techniques
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Material selection based on material properties and features
  • Osseodensification


Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS, earned his Certificate and Master’s degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Neiva serves as the 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. Nieva has received an honorarium from Dentsply Sirona, Datum Dental, Zimmer Biomet, and Nova Bone as a speaker.

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 1.0 continuing education credits.