Office of Continuing Dental Education
and Temple’s Chapter of The Academy of Osseointegration
Presents the 6th Chapter Meeting
To Place or Not to Place… When is the Question
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Registration: 5:00pm (Food will be provided)
Location: Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 N. Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Lecture Room A
Credits: 1.5 CE (Lecture)
RSVP: No later than September 23, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Implant dentistry continues to grow in popularity for both clinicians and patients. Given modern surfaces and surgical techniques implant integration has nearly become an after thought. Perhaps Today, there are corporate centers that exist solely as an implant solution for patients whether or not they have a restorative dentist. This concept of trading teeth for implants is not the panacea that many clinicians and patients would like to believe it is. Despite the tremendous success of implants, both biological and prosthetic complications rise in incidence over time of implant service. Delaying implant placement decreases the statistical likelihood of both biological and prosthetic complications. Implants aren’t always the best solution for patients depending on a number of factors such as: longevity of teeth to be replaced, local hard and soft tissue anatomy, age of the patient, periodontal status, and systemic conditions and medications. Rather, patient treatment should be thought of over their lifetime, not just the issue that presents at the time of consultation. Implant timing should be planned using the patients chronological age, dental age, and periodontal status. Thus keeping teeth and restoring quadrants in anticipation of future implant placement is a treatment option that should be on the forefront of all of our minds. Additionally, it is imperative to look at the intended service life of an implant. If the patient is very young and the service life expected to be lengthy, all treatment to get to an implant restoration must be practiced with the long term outcome being the primary goal. This requires tremendous interdisciplinary competence and communication. The focus of this lecture will be on identifying key factors for implant timing in the patients life and the biologic and prosthetic factors that contribute to long term success.
Upon course completion, you will:
- Discuss the importance of saving teeth in relation to the patient’s long-term treatment plan.
- Discuss the risks for implant failure related to periodontal status and age.
- Discuss how to prevent complications with implants by starting with treatment planning and case selection.
- Discuss how interdisciplinary care promotes better patient education and long-term outcomes.
- Discuss how to phase long-term treatment plans over years and decades.
Dr. Philip Fava
Dr. Philip L. Fava II is a full-time practicing periodontist and implant surgeon in Northeast Philadelphia and Ambler, PA focusing on Surgical Implant Placement, Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures, Reconstructive and Regenerative Therapy, LANAP®, LAPIP® and Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Dr. Fava earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in Philadelphia from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (UPenn) and completed his specialty residency in Periodontics and Masters in Dental Science (MDSc) at the University of Connecticut (UConn). He serves as a peer instructor in the pre-doctoral program at UPenn and has contributed his talents as a clinical instructor at UConn. Dr. Fava has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics including periodontics, dental implant surgery and practice management. Locally, he is Co-Director of the Philadelphia Tri-State ITI Study Club and leader of two SPEAR Study Clubs. These Study Clubs are dedicated to promoting the “Team Approach” of sharing knowledge and expertise with the objective of constantly improving treatment methods for the benefit of our patients. Dr. Fava is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) of Basel Switzerland. He is President of the Eastern Dental Society and is an Advisory Board member of the SPEAR Masters Education Program and faculty member of the DevRight Speaker Development Series. Dr. Fava has authored and co-authored articles published in scientific journals including the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and frequently contributes to the dental literature in the area of periodontal surgical techniques, dental implants, bone grafting. gingival grafting and protocols for predictable implant placement. Just one year after his arrival in Philly, Dr. Fava was voted by his peers as “Top Doc” in the prestigious Philadelphia Magazine and every year thereafter.
We gratefully acknowledge the educational support of this course by Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Philip Fava: Consultant fees from AO. CE Planning Committee: Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. .
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry 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 activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.