Giving Patients What They Want: Immediate Satisfaction with Dental Implants!


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Speaker:  Dr. Scott Keith Non-Member:  $70 Credit Hours:  1.5 Subject Code:  315 – Implant Surgery *AGD Member discount applied at checkout.

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While esthetic and functional results play a key role when determining the overall success of an implant case, these outcomes can only be considered optimal if they are maintained over time.  However, growing patient demand for shorter treatment times have pushed the development of expedited treatment protocols!  These techniques represent refinements and alterations to the classic concepts of implant therapy upon which many dentists and specialists were trained in years past.  Many of today’s leading dental implant systems allow for immediate loading of titanium root form implants through advances in surface technology, implant and abutment design, and CAD/CAM technology.  Research over the last 10 years validates many of these key concepts, yet the techniques can be challenging at times.  The risk of failure, especially with improper patient selection and poor treatment planning, remains a critical concern for any clinician involved in delivering these treatment protocols. Surgical considerations and prosthetic options must be united with a common goal of providing a total “biointegration” of an immediately loaded, implant-supported prosthesis.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment planning prior to surgical intervention.
  • Determine when and where extraction and immediate implant placement is appropriate, the risk factors involved, and when a more conservative, staged approach is indicated.
  • Classify case types to assist in creating predictable esthetic and functional outcomes including timing of extraction, grafting, implant placement and provisional restorations.
  • Understand the importance of provisional hybrid restorations in the shaping of healed tissue contours and communication of prosthesis design to the laboratory technician.
  • Understand the importance of balanced and favorable occlusal loading and the use of computerized occlusal evaluation and adjustment to achieve this goal.

Dr. Scott Keith received his DDS with valedictorian honors from the University of California, San Francisco in 1995.  He then completed specialty training in Prosthodontics at the Baylor College of Dentistry and also earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.  Dr. Keith has published several articles and has presented his research into dental implants internationally.  In June of 1998, Dr. Keith’s work won the International Team for Implantology (ITI) Research Competition for his presentation at the ITI World Symposium in Boston.  Dr. Keith was then awarded a prestigious surgical implant fellowship by the ITI to further his training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he also maintained a faculty appointment teaching at the pre-doctoral and graduate levels.  A board-certified fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. Keith is also a fellow of the ITI, and a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon.  Currently, Dr. Keith maintains a private practice in the Dental Implant Center @ Walnut Creek.

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Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until expiration and/or review

Original Release Date

May 28, 2015

Expiration Date

May 28, 2018


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