When is That Implant Ready?
Principles and Rationale for Clinical Decision Making
Tuesday, May 22 – Noon (EDT)
Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD
Osseointegrated implant dentistry began in the 1980’s with the expectation that implants would require 3-6 months of healing in the mandible and 4-9+ months of healing in the maxilla prior to restoration. This formula lead to high success rates, predictability and fueled the growth of implant dentistry worldwide. Implant designs, protocols, procedures and expectations evolved so that now, patients expect results faster. Terms like immediate loading, early loading and conventional loading are now used to describe healing times.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1) identify and contrast immediate, early and conventional loading times;
2) describe underlying biologic principles required for osseointegration;
3) recommend appropriate loading protocols for different clinical situations.
About Dr Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD
Dr. Ganeles is a periodontist practicing with the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and holds an appointment at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Ganeles is a graduate of Cornell University and received his DMD with valedictory honors from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania then received his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania College of Dental Medicine in 1987. He has authored more than 45 articles and chapters in textbooks and has participated in a number of clinical research projects looking at various aspects of implant dentistry, technology innovations in implant dentistry and tissue regeneration. He is a frequent lecturer at local, national and international specialist meetings.