January 27, 2018

A Lecture/Participation Course
Minimally Invasive Implant Dentistry

William C. Roddy, D.D.S.

Once reserved for the wealthiest segment of our population, dental implants are becoming mainstream. For patients with missing teeth, root caries, failed endodontics, archaic tissue-born prostheses, persistent dry mouth and reflux, dental implants are often the ideal treatment.

In the early years of dental implants, the surgery was complicated and lengthy. As a result, surgical fees were high, reflecting the specialized training and skills required at the time. Today, knowledge, experience, and technology make most implant placement surgery fast and simple.  There is a backlog of unmet dental implant treatment needs which could be addressed if the general dentist provided the surgery at a more affordable price. The need for complicated surgical procedures would likely increase as well, and the higher fees understandably warranted by specialists. The number of dentists placing implants in the US is just too low to serve our patients.

• Understand the standard of care for implant surgery, and a surgical approach to minimize litigation.
• Know the limitations of planar xrays, and the advantages of cone-beam technology.
• Learn different methods of generating surgical guides; from simple in-house to lab-generated.
• Learn flapless guided implant surgery protocol.
• Learn the advantages of crestal approach sinus augmentation, and the treatment of complications.
• Hands-on experience with models and surgical guides.

William C. Roddy, D.D.S., obtained his dental degree from the University of Iowa. He served 20 years in the US Navy, retiring at the rank of Captain. Significant tours of duty include residency training, specialty board examiner, co-director of a GPR residency program, and Head of Clinical Investigations at the Naval Dental Research Institute. He is in a solo private practice in Fort Worth, and has been routinely placing dental implants for over 17 years.

Check-in: TBD, 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Dentist: $260.00

CREDIT (Course Code: 161822A)
AGD Code: 690 Hours: 7

The Dental School thanks Nobel Biocare for its unrestricted
educational grant in support of this continuing education program.

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