Dr. Chandur Wadhwani: Restoring Dental Implants in 2016: An Evidence Based Approach to Guide the Clinician to Best Practices

Dr. Wadhwani received his dental degree from the University College London School of Dentistry in 1986, and a specialty degree in prosthodontics, and a Master’s degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Wadhwani is an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University, and instructor at the University of Washington, and maintains a fulltime prosthodontic practice in Bellevue Washington.

Dr. Wadhwani is an ITI Fellow, the primary author in dozens of articles and prestigious peer review journals, and has authored a textbook dedicated to Implant Restoration, entitled “Cementation in Dental Implantology: An Evidenced Based Guide”.

In Dr. Wadhwani’s own words: “Restoring dental implants can be extremely challenging. It is imperative to understand available options related to crown retention, confirmation of fit of components and maintenance of implant restorations over time”.  The AAP, AAO, and the AARD have all stated that excess cement often leads to peri-implant disease and is considered a major risk factor for implant longevity. While many techniques and products have been developed specifically for cement-retained implant restorations, some are potentially detrimental to implants. Unfortunately, dentists are not always fully aware of the issues and implications of using inappropriate materials or methods.  Despite these facts, no standard protocol presently exists for cementing implant-retained superstructures.

This presentation will explore the problems and challenges encountered by the restorative dentist, and to formulate clinical guidelines based on current research. During this discussion, Dr. Wadhwani will employ a computation design model, which he has developed.

Following this presentation, attendees will:

  • Understand the science behind the best practice of implant restoration
  • Understand what we need from implant cements, and how formulate a hierarchy of cement selection
  • How to best to detect excess cement and prevent failures.
  • How to develop an all-encompassing cementation protocol for implant restorations
  • How to decide upon cemented versus screw-retained prostheses in various clinical situations
  • How to assess truly healthy peri-implant soft tissues

Dr. Wadhwani is an internationally recognized, highly sought after lecturer. We are fortunate to have such an excellent real-world clinician, and true friend, spend the day with us. Please join us for this unique opportunity.

All courses are held in our Continuing Education Center at 25 High Street in Milton. The course begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. 

Course tuition is $150.00. Course is authorized for 6 CERP and AGD credits. 

These are but a few of the educational and social opportunities we have planned through the first half of 2016. Please join us for these unique evenings, and stay tuned for upcoming courses.