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When Bad Things Happen to Good Implants

Ended Apr 16, 2020
3 credits

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 When Bad Things Happen to Good Implants 

Course Overview: Implants cannot be placed, restored, and forgotten. It is important for patients to understand their implant maintenance regimen and what site, systemic, or esthetic risk factors may predispose them to complications from the start. Providing patients with a comprehensive roadmap of their implant treatment with personalized informed consents will result in lasting esthetic and functional outcomes free of surprises and limited in complications.

Course Objectives: After this course, you will be able to:

-Diagnose peri-implant conditions using the new classification system

-Identify site, patient, and esthetic-related risk factors for peri-implant complications

-Avoid and manage a variety of problems in implant surgery and prosthetics


Dr. Adam Saltz is a third-year resident in Graduate Periodontics at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. He completed his dental training at Nova Southeastern University in 2017, as part of their accelerated dual admission program. He also received a Master of Public Health degree, while in dental school. His commitment to improving access to oral healthcare has shaped his academic and leadership pursuits. He served as the student consultant to the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention. Under his direction, NSU's Give Kids A Smile Program won the 2014 ADA Foundation Community Leadership Award and launched the national campaign in 2016. Dr. Saltz also led the American Student Dental Association as national editor-in-chief from 2016-2017. He has already authored several scientific publications and was a finalist in the 2019 American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Balint Orban Memorial Program for his clinical research on immediate implant protocols in the esthetic zone.