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Sunday, June 9

Session II: Novel Advances and Rationale for Implant Success


Esthetic Clinical Realities of Immediate Implant Placement: 20-Year Results


Laureen Langer
Sunday, June 9
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

The purpose of this presentation is to simplify the steps leading to an optimal esthetic result and shorter treatment times. It will emphasize the protocol and surgical techniques of combined extraction, implant placement, and bone and/or soft tissue augmentation that are vital to rejuvenate highly compromised sites in one surgical visit. The statistical results of over 6,000 extractions with simultaneous implant placement will be compared with implants placed in healed sites. The long-term esthetic stability of these immediately placed implants will be detailed.


Laureen Langer, DDS, is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, where she also received her certificate in periodontics. She was associate clinical professor at Columbia for 18 years and was the co-director of the implant program in the Postgraduate Division of Periodontics. Dr Langer has published articles in a number of peer-reviewed journals and has chapters in six textbooks on the subject of periodontal surgery, subepithelial connective tissue grafts, bone and soft tissue grafting, sinus elevations, and implants. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration. She is a past president of the Osseointegration Foundation and the Northeastern Society of Periodontists. She is the 2006 recipient of the Isador Hirschfeld Award for Clinical Excellence. In addition, Dr Langer was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Columbia University’s Periodontal Alumni Association in 2008.