S-10 Implants: Incorporation Into the Modern Surgical Practice

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CE Credits: 1.5

Course Description: Since its introduction in the late 1970s, the endosseous root form implant has undergone many refinements and innovations. It has evolved to the point where they are, in many instances, the preferred solution for the treatment of a nonsalvageable natural tooth. While this therapy may be commonplace in dentistry, it is not common practice within the specialty of endodontics. The reasons for this vary from personal preferences and a perceived lack of expertise, to ill-defined professional “boundaries” of practice and lack of peer support. This presentation will propose an outline as a guide for the attendee interested in introducing this armamentarium to their surgical practice. While it is not meant to substitute for a more formal exploration of the science and technique of implant selection and placement, it will highlight the key elements for successful incorporation. In many instances, these points are reinforced via multimedia illustrations.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Trace the history and evolution of the endosseous root form implant, and be appraised of the various venues for education.
  • Identify the essential armamentarium for safe and effective placement, and summarize pre-fixture placement protocols regarding site preservation and augmentation.
  • Describe the steps in case selection and placement for an introductory procedure.


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

Dr. Stephen Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and postgraduate endodontic certificate in 1984. He was appointed clinical assistant professor in the department of endodontics in 1984, and was later appointed director of undergraduate endodontics, interim postgraduate director and endodontic clinic director during his tenure at the SDM. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the director of endodontic microsurgery at Harvard University and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and serves as a surgical consultant to the postgraduate endodontic programs at Walter Reed National Medical Center and the United States Army program at Fort Gordon, Ga. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on topics ranging from microsurgery and intentional replantation to CBCT and advances in non-surgical endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and maintains a full-time practice limited to endodontics in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.  

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