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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
2:00PM - 4:00PM


(C) 201A


Risk Assessment & Managing Complications with Implant Therapy

Bach Le, DDS, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Baldwin Marchack, DDS, MBA
Private Practice
Pasadena, CA


The number of claims related to implant complications has increased significantly over the last few years. Complications associated with implant surgery can have a devastating effect on the final outcome of treatment. This course will focus on how to identify and avoid potential complications before they arise and how to manage many of the common complications that can occur with implant surgery. Emphasis will be given to risk assessment, classifications of complications, and proper treatment planning principles. At the end of this course, participants should be able to diagnose and treat complications related to implant surgery.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe a simple diagnostic parameter to assess the risks involved in the treatment of each individual patient.
  2. Describe a surgical and prosthodontic treatment algorithm to address certain risks factors identified with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.
  3. Describe a surgical protocol for handling complications associated with implants in the esthetic zone.

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