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Thursday, June 6
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Session I: The Next Generation of Implant Dentistry


Immediate Versus Delayed Socket Placement: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Donít Know


Dennis P. Tarnow
Thursday, June 6
8:15 am - 9:05 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon E, F)

Immediate placement of implants into extraction sockets is an exciting treatment alternative. However, there are many potential short-term and particularly long-term risks of which the practitioner must be fully aware. This presentation will focus on these potential problems and their clinical and biologic benefits when the choice of immediate socket placement is made for single and multiple sites. Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to identify what type of healing takes place against the implant in immediate socket placement; minimize recession with immediate provisionalization; create the proper crown contour for immediate provisionals; determine whether the gap distance really matters, whether primary closure should be attempted, and whether membranes should be utilized; identify which type of graft material (if any) should be used; and determine the potential short- and long-term risks involved with immediate placement of implants.


Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS, is currently a clinical professor of periodontology and director of implant education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is a former professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. Dr Tarnow has a certificate in periodontics and prosthodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and Teacher of the Year Award from NYU. Dr Tarnow maintains a private practice in New York City and has been honored with a wing named after him at NYU College of Dentistry. He lectures internationally and has published over 100 articles on perioprosthodontics and implant dentistry and coauthored three textbooks, including one titled Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry: Principles and Practice (Montage Media, 2008).