Course Detail: DMPD19A - 2019 Dental Medicine Continuing Education Program for Alumni

2019 Professional Development Event

"Esthetic Consideration for Single Anterior Dental Implants: An Introduction to Placing Dental Implants" 

Dental implants are quickly becoming the treatment of choice for many doctors to replace missing teeth or teeth that cannot be restored. Planning for an anterior implant restoration can often be confusing, as there are a wide array of possibilities especially in the aesthetic region.  This presentation will focus on how to plan anterior dental implants as well as a hands-on session on how to place (addressing the DOs and DON'Ts) and provisionalize an anterior single implant. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation attendees will have a better understanding of anterior aesthetics with respect to dental implants and will have a general idea of all that is involved with placing dental implants. Specifically, participants will;

  1. 1. Understand different challenges when considering a single implant anterior restoration;
  2. 2. Understand surgical, periodontal and prosthodontic considerations when planning an anterior single implant restoration;
  3. 3. Understand pink esthetic score and white esthetic score for the evaluation of the esthetic outcome of the treatment;
  4. 4. Consider the effect of the lip position and smile on the esthetic outcome of the treatment;
  5. 5. Experience the selection of the ideal position for the implant body replacing a maxillary missing central incisor;
  6. 6. Prepare an osteotomy for placement of the implant body replacing a maxillary central incisor;
  7. 7. Evaluate the final position of the implant body to allow for adequate running room, allowing for proper emergence profile of the implant restoration;
  8. 8. Demonstrate the ability to provisionalize an anterior implant.


  • 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.Check-in 
  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.Lecture
  • 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Break
  • 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.Hands-on Experience
  • 4:45 - 5:00 p.m.Wrap-up

Confirmed Presenters:

  • - Dr. Mahmoud Serag - Division Director, Prosthodontics, ECU SoDM
  • - Chad Ladd, CDT - Digital Dentistry Sales Specialist - Zimmer Biomet Dental Division
  • - Andy Hood, Senior Territory Manager - Zimmer Biomet



Ross Hall 4100

CSLC Locations



4 CERP Credits

Zimmer-Biomet will be providing the following materials for the event:

  • drill units
  • - hand pieces
  • - dummy implants
  • - models
  • - temporary abutments

The East Carolina School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The ECU School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits. Participants must attend 100% of the program to receive credit.

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