Time (PT): 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Time (ET): 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Oral Implants
Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Course
3 Hours Credits
Instructor: DR. PAUL R. KAMEN, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
This A.C.E.S. course was developed for dentists who have not yet incorporated implants into their practices, but want to learn more about them. This course is NOT a substitute for necessary intensive hands-on training which can only be learned in a course with an established faculty extending over at least six months or more. Over the last few decades, oral implants have revolutionized dentistry. From a small group of restorative dentists, periodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons, implants are now placed by a wide and growing segment of the dental profession around the world. Millions of patients have benefitted from implant-supported restorations and this trend should continue for many years. As in many endeavors, introducing a new modality into a dental practice creates risks and benefits. The purpose of this course is to serve as a general overview and to introduce some of the issues that you are likely to encounter if you decide to offer implant placement and restoration. The course should also be useful for office staff, including hygienists, dental assistants and front desk personnel. Their ability to discuss implants with patients could mean the difference between success or failure in your desire to incorporate implant placement into your practice.
Topics to be covered will include:
- A brief history of oral implants;
- Biology of implants and the concept of osseo-integration;
- Types of implants;
- Site development;
- What can go wrong; and
- What’s next in implantology.
After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:
- Understand the historical development and biology of implants currently in use;
- Identify the basic types of implants;
- Be aware of the desired volume and density of supporting bone and the classification of bone needed for implant placement;
- Be aware of the techniques of site development;
- Understand the behavioral issues for patients and dentists related to the placement of implants;
- Appreciate the role of radiologic imaging;
- Be aware of possible causes of implant failure; and
- Understand new trends and developments in implantology
About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:
A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community,
except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.
Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No
special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.
When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to
join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete
a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Dr. Paul Kamen - No relevant financial relationship to report
Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report
Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.
To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES