Short Implants; Does Size Really Matter?

Dr. Bill Schaeffer, Short Implants; Does Size Really Matter?
Speaker: Dr. Bill Schaeffer
Category: Implant Dentistry
Format: MP4 Video Released: 11/11/2015
Running Time: 1 hour Expiration Date: 7/2/2019
  5.0 (3 Reviews)
Review Date: 7/2/2016
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 690.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


In our daily implant practices we are often confronted with patients who meet the ideal criteria for implant treatment, but have a limited height of bone. Bone grafting may partially solve this issue, but bone grafting can be expensive, time-consuming, is always uncomfortable for the patient and can involve inherent risks. The use of short dental implants can often avoid the problems associated with bone grafts - but can it really be that simple? This course will show you the how's and why's of short implants.

Description of Speaker:
Bill Schaeffer is qualified in dentistry and medicine, has post-graduate qualifications in both dental surgery and general surgery and is recognized as a specialist Oral Surgeon.

He has been placing dental implants since 1996 and is highly experienced in a number of different implant systems.

He is co-owner of two implant centres in the South of the United Kingdom, which both focus purely on dental implant treatments.

Bill has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally, on many aspects of implant dentistry and has more than 2,000 posts on the implantology forum of Dental Town.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Be able to define what a short implant is
  • Understand why dental implants have been getting shorter over the years
  • Understand the alternatives to using short implants, along with their pros and cons
  • Appreciate when when short implants can be used safely, and when NOT to use a short implant
  • Be able to discuss the current evidence for using short implants, both for and against
  • Understand why crown:implant ratio does not affect implants in the same way as teeth
  • Understand why a longer implant may not be a better implant after crestal bone loss
  • Understand the relationship between bone loading and bone loss and know whether using a short implant will lead to crestal bone loss over time

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

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5.0  (3 Total Reviews)
3 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 4.7
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5.0
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5.0
Great lecture
oms27 oms27
12/4/2015 3:17:32 PM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
An excellent lecture by an experienced surgeon. It's a literature based approach that will give you plenty of fire power when talking with colleagues about why you like to place short implants in certain situations.
Great information
mickeydds129 mickeydds129
11/30/2015 8:53:36 AM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 4
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
I noted that it was a bit difficult to understand the audio due to the audio quality. Otherwise I gained a lot of valuable information.
Excellent; answered my questions/reservations
DWill DWill
11/12/2015 11:20:52 PM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
I was very impressed by this presentation. It is given in a way that presents traditional implantology, asks questions about the history of studies, how changes are being made, and results seen. Thank you for this excellent course.
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1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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