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Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9

Session II: Identification and Management of Prosthetic Problems for Dental Implants


Occlusal Loading and Prosthetic Complications: Incidence, Rationale, and Resolution


Kent Knoernschild
Saturday, June 8
1:20 pm - 2:15 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

The incidence of complications following prosthesis insertion may be related to a variety of factors including esthetic expectations, prosthetic design, occlusal scheme, implant number, insertion conditions, loading conditions, and material properties. Each of these factors must be considered individually and collectively for completely edentulous, partially edentulous, and single-unit implant patients, all of whom have differing needs. This presentation highlights key considerations regarding these factors to improve patient treatment predictability. At the end, participants will be able to describe the incidence of prosthetic complications with implant patients; the reasons for complications based on treatment-planning guidelines; and methods to avoid or resolve prosthetic complications.


Kent Knoernschild, DMD, MS, is an associate professor and program director of the Advanced Education Specialty Program in Prosthodontics and co-director of the Comprehensive Dental Implant Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, director for the American Board of Prosthodontics, and commissioner for prosthodontics for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. He directs a progressive specialty clinic that integrates treatment approaches for surgical and restorative aspects of patient care supported by advanced technology. He is a past president of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and of the International and American Associations for Dental Research Prosthodontics Research Group. He has authored more than 50 publications and has received more than 25 research grants supporting clinical and laboratory research. He currently maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics.