January 26, 2018

Restoratively Driven Implant Complications: Prevention, Maintenance and Technical Solutions

Alfonso Spencer

Break Down

A number techniques and products have been developed specifically for implant restorations; some are potentially detrimental to implants, with dentists not fully aware of the issues and implications of using an inappropriate material or method. Many of the restorative implant protocols that were developed early on, have changed over time. The goal is to examine these from a scientific based perspective and present up-to-date techniques that will be used to develop a suitable protocol for clinical practice. This full day lecture explores many of the problems encountered with cement selection, application techniques, implant occlusion, screw loosening, matching of implant components and gives clinical guidelines based on research that will ensure long-term success. Attendees will gain valuable and practical information that can be applied immediately to benefit their clinical outcomes

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the importance of cement selection, understand what you need from a cement material.
  • Prevent loss of proximal contacts adjacent to your implant restorations.
  • Understand the important aspects of Implant Occlusion.
  • Evaluation of different restorative options for fixed and removable prosthetics and what to request from the dental laboratory
  • Overview of prosthetic screws and what to do to prevent problems.
  • Review of Abutment Design Principles

About the Speaker

Dr. Piñeyro received his dental degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He then completed a two year advanced education in general dentistry before completing his specialist training in prosthodontics at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center

Dr. Piñeyro is currently an affiliate instructor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. He is the past president of the esteemed Washington State Society of Prosthodontists and is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Prosthodontics Society.

Dr. Piñeyro has authored several publications in peer reviewed dental journals, chapters in textbooks and is currently involved in research focusing on dental implants. Dr. Piñeyro works in downtown Seattle, Washington in a practice limited to fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics.

He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has been an invited speaker for large national symposiums which include: Seattle Study Club Symposium, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of LDS Dentists and The 12th International Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.