November 9, 2018
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8:00am - 8:30am Registration
8:30am - 4:30pm Lecture
Continental breakfast & lunch provided

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22102

7 CE Credit Hours

Tuition $795
Register by November 1, 2018

or contact 205.986.7989


Immediate Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone: Optimizing Soft Tissue Outcomes


Immediate implant placement in extraction sockets with immediate temporization offers advantages to both the patient and the clinician, including fewer surgical procedures and reduced treatment time. While immediate placement and restoration in the esthetic zone presents unique challenges, improvements in implant design and provisional restoration techniques can provide the benefits of immediate treatment with success rates comparable to delayed protocols. This course will address the specific challenges of immediate placement and restoration, including:

  • Unique methods for fabrication of an immediate provisional, crucial to soft tissue preservation
  • Tridimensional alignment of the implant and use of graft material at time of surgery.
  • Review of various types of extraction sockets, based on the integrity of the bony walls.
  • Proficiency in making an implant level impression with properly captured subgingival contours
  • A step-by-step socket specific protocol to fabricate the proper screw retained provisional
Attendees will participate in a hands-on exercise to learn techniques for guided immediate implant placement, fabrication of the immediate provisional and preservation of the surrounding soft tissue.

Dr. Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Dr. Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Dr. Chu maintains an academic appointment in the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry as a Clinical Associate Professor. He also has a private practice in fixed prosthodontics, esthetic, and implant dentistry in New York City. Dr. Chu has published extensively in the dental literature and has given lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of esthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. He is on the editorial review board of several peer-reviewed dental journals and is the recipient of the Peter Scharer distinguished lecturer award from the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Lloyd L. Miller distinguished lecturer award from the Society of Color and Appearance in Dentistry.

Dr. Guido Sarnachiaro, DDS

Dr. Sarnachiaro received his dental degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Facultad de Odontologia, graduating magna cum laude. He completed his Oral Surgery Residency Program in the Hospital Interzonal de Agudos Eva Peron and obtained his certificate in Prosthodontics at the Instituto Cientifico Buenos Aires. Dr. Sarnachiaro completed a  Fellowship Program in Oral Implantology as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s continuing education program in Argentina. Relocating to the United States in 2003, he received his U.S. DDS degree from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), once again graduating with honors. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine’s Department of Prosthodontics, and at the Temple University School of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontology-Oral Implantology. He is a Clinical Professor at the Maimonides University School of Dentistry and has done extensive research in the fields of dental implants and related biomaterials. He has lectured throughout the United States, and in Argentina, Brazil and Italy.
7 CE Credit Hours
Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/2016 to 5/31/2020. Provider ID# 219038