This course will cover a range of implant controversies as well as complications. The course will be prosthodontically presented and there will be no surgical aspects of implant treatment discussed.
The course will cover such topics as implant failures, fractures of various implant components, and esthetic complications. The controversies will include such topics as platform switching, mini implants, short implant use and immediate loading among other topics.
The educational objectives of the course will be directed towards both the specialist and generalist and will emphasize clinical aspects of implant treatment which will be relevant to the restoration of implants in a private practice setting.
At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to identify the reasons for various implant complications and be able to make a better decision regarding implant treatment with controversial topics.
Larry Over, DMD, MSD is a maxillofacial prosthodontist in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. He has been in Eugene, Oregon in private practice since January 1993. He completed his residencies at the Indiana University Medical Center in 1992. He received certificates in both prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics as well as a Master of Science Degree from Indiana University. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the O.H.S.U. School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. His particular areas of interests are facial prostheses, anterior esthetics, anterior guidance and removable partial denture designs. Dr. Over lectures both locally and nationally on prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics.