Both clinicians and patients want to accelerate implant treatment. Many techniques have been developed to achieve this goal, unfortunately with variable results. Dr Baumgarten will address both the biologic and practical issues involved in ensuring satisfactory outcomes. Topics will include the biology of implant healing; a comparison of immediate, accelerated, and delayed loading; a comparison of immediate occlusal loading and immediate nonocclusal loading; techniques for immediate loading; and treatment planning for immediate loading. At the conclusion of the lecture, attendees should be able to explain the contributions of primary and secondary stability to osseointegration, understand the differences between immediate occlusal loading and immediate nonocclusal loading, describe the different techniques for fabricating an immediate provisional restoration, and describe the steps involved in planning computed tomography–guided surgery.
Harold S. Baumgarten, DMD, is a clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania and maintains a private practice in Philadelphia. He has both lectured and published extensively on the subjects of implant prosthodontics, advanced restorative dentistry and esthetics, occlusion, and the use of computers in dentistry. Dr Baumgarten is a member of a number of professional societies, including the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Periodontology, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes