Managing Implant Complications: Surgery to Prosthetics, Simple to Complex

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 413RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 205 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Michael Pruett, DMD Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences, and Director of the General Practice Residency Program, received his D.M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed a two year General Practice Residency at the University of Virginia and then became the Director of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. While in Hartford he also served as the Assistant Program Director of the General Practice Residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He has placed and restored dental implants for the last 25 years. As well he maintains an active practice with emphasis on hospital dentistry, management of medically compromised patients, implant placement and restoration and sedation dentistry. Dr. Pruett is also the director of several hands on courses at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University; which include implant placement, sinus augmentation, and I.V. sedation. He was also the Dental College of Georgia 2013 Distinguished Alumnus.

Implants have proven to be a viable option for replacement of missing teeth and for retention of both fixed and removable prosthetics. They do, however, present their own set of challenges. This course will address both surgical and prosthetic failures. Topics will include diagnosis and management of complications at the time of surgery, ailing failing implants and management of prosthetic failures. A review of pre-operative planning to minimize failure and postoperative complications will also be discussed.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Explain treatment planning for implant success
  • Implement protocols for surgical success for dental implants
  • Recognize surgical and prosthetic failures associated with dental implants and manage them
  • Understand early post op and surgical problems related to dental implants
  • Identify and manage the ailing and failing implant
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Technician