Chandur Wadhwani, DDS, MSD

 Chandur Wadhwani, DDS, MSD

Chandur Wadhwani, DDS, MSD

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8 am- 4:30 pm (Lunch break from 11 am - 1:30 pm)
Recommended for: Dental Team
OSP Course
6 CE Credits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cement and its Effects on Implant Restorations (Presented with Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS)

 

Traditional tooth related dentistry relies on cementation to attach restorations to teeth. Although dentists are relatively proficient in this area, very little is known about using cements with dental implants. To Date no protocol exists for cementing implant retained restorations. Several techniques and products have been developed for this purpose, however most are arbitrary and lack science. Many types of cement are problematic; some corrode titanium and most are undetectable on radiographs, few have been tested for microbial activity. This lecture will examine these issues and give up-to-date and as of yet unpublished research data that will be used to determine a suitable protocol for use in clinical practice.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the problems associated with restoring dental implants
  • Understand the biological difference between teeth and implant soft tissue connections
  • Select appropriate implant materials, cements and implant systems for specific restorations based on research and science
  • Prevent future failures and understand limitations
  • Clinically relevant  techniques will be discussed that can be implemented easily into every day dental practice

 

Dr. Wadhwani received his undergraduate and dental degree from the University College London School of Dentistry in 1986.  He graduated top of his class and was awarded honors and distinction in Dental Surgery.  Dr. Wadhwani lectured at the Dental School in London as a part time clinical lecturer in the restoration department for many years and maintained two dental practices in the prestigious Harley Street. He received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Masters Degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Wadhwani is an affiliate instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. Dr. Wadhwani has a full time specialty practice (Prosthodontics) in Bellevue, Washington.