Front-Line Work: Anterior Immediate Implant Strategies for General Dentists

Dr. LeRoy Horton, Front-Line Work: Anterior Immediate Implant Strategies for General Dentists
Speaker: Dr. LeRoy Horton
Category: Implant Dentistry
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This dental CE course takes readers through a step-by-step process of performing an immediate implant placement in the anterior maxilla, with discussion of specific principles that will aid in surgica...more
  • 5.0 (3 Reviews)
  • Released: 1/1/2021
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 690.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $35 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

As a young implantologist, I remember a lot of lectures seemingly created with the sole purpose of showing why anterior implants were too complicated for a general dentist. The cases presented were of beautiful people with picturesque alignment and gingival contours. The amazing results often involved a who’s-who of practitioners working as a team: a whiz-kid associate who was a master of dental photography, a surgeon who planned the surgical guide with the best software lab in the region, and a restorative specialist who went through five different provisional crowns before the in-house lab layered the porcelain numerous times on the final crown. Not many lectures opened up by telling the audience, “I’m here to teach general dentists the basic principles needed to achieve successful anterior implant therapies on your patients.” The protocol I describe is relatively minimal in nature and suitable for solo practitioners who are responsible for all aspects of therapy. This short course will teach general dentists basic principles for success with anterior implant cases.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • How to develop a diagnostic checklist of prerequisites before starting surgery.
  • Simple extraction techniques for atraumatic removal of anterior tooth roots.
  • Socket preparation and creation of osteotomy.
  • Autologous platelet products in basic grafting around implants.
  • Modified dual-zone therapy to improve soft-tissue thickness.
  • Final restoration delivery and occlusion.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. LeRoy Horton completed his bachelor’s degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state in 2003, then attained his DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2007. Having always been fascinated with dental implants, Horton pursued advanced training over the years, attaining fellowships and completing master’s courses. Eventually he earned his board certification as a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He owns two practices in the greater Seattle area and is a nationally recognized AGD instructor..

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

CE Reviews


5.0  (3 Total Reviews)
 3 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
User: davelandgren
Date: 12/16/2022
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
User: brob
Date: 12/14/2021
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Comprehensive Immediate Implant Course
User: Back2Genesis
Date: 1/5/2021
I truly enjoyed this immediate case !!
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