Rationale for Implants: Complete Edentulism

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Carl Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), Rationale for Implants: Complete Edentulism
Speaker: Carl Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc)
Category: Implant Dentistry
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
More than 1/3 of the adult population above the age of 60 years are missing all their teeth. The long term consequences affect bone, esthetics, function and health. A dental implant can stop the bon...more
  • 5.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 9/10/2013
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 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.

The goal of modern dentistry is to return patients to normal function, esthetics, speech and health. The completely edentulous patient is more in need than any other patient. Yet, less than 3% of a dentists’ time is spent treating this section of the population.

There are 30 million people in the USDA that are missing some of their teeth in at least one dental study and 20 million people have no teeth at all. Once the teeth are lost, not only are function, speech and health reduced, there is loss of bone. The bone loss after tooth loss may be more than 20 mm in height of bone in each haw. As a consequence, facial esthetics is severely compromised.

Dental implants stimulate bone and prevent the gross bone loss after tooth loss. As a result, facial esthetics is maintained, since muscle attachments are not affected and atrophy of bone and muscle does not occur. Hence, dental implants not only return a patient to normal function and improved speech, dental and facial esthetics are vastly improved as a result of dental implants in the complete edentulous patient.

This program reviews the benefits of implant treatment for edentulous patients. The dental team should be aware of the consequences of complete tooth loss and the benefits of dental implants.

Description of Speaker:
Carl E. Misch is Clinical Professor and Director, Oral Implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia. Dr. Misch serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Detroit Mercy where he is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics/Geriatrics and Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering in the Department of Biomechanics, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was the Director of the Oral Implantology Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine from 1989 to 1996. Dr. Misch has maintained a private practice restricted to implant surgery (bone grafting and implant placement) and related prosthetics for more than 30 years. He currently practices in Beverly Hills, Michigan. Dr. Misch graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1973 from the University of Detroit Dental School, then went on to receive his Prosthodontic Certificate, Implantology Certificate and Masters Degree in Dental Science from the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Yeditepe in Istanbul, Turkey and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania each awarded Dr. Misch a Ph.D. (honoris causa). He holds several other post-graduate honors including twelve fellowships in dentistry, including the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Royal Society of Medicine, American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. Misch holds Diplomate status at the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry and served as Board President and member of the examining committee. He has also served as President of several implant organizations including the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Implants and Transplants and the American College of Oral Implantologists. He is currently Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Congress of Oral Implantologists, which, has more than 90 countries represented, and is the world’s largest implant organization. In 1984, Dr. Carl Misch founded the Misch International Implant Institute (MIII) a one year continuum for implant education. The MIII which now has locations in Florida and Nevada. Over the years, the MIII has been present in Brazil, Canada, France Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Spain, and the United Kingdom. This program has (or is currently) the primary implant education forum for six dental school specialty residencies. As Director, he has trained more than 4,500 doctors in a hands-on, yearly forum of education in implant dentistry. Programs are offered in both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of care. Dr. Misch has more than ten patents related to implant dentistry and is co-inventor of the BioHorizons® Maestro™ Dental Implant System. Dr. Misch has written three editions of Contemporary Implant Dentistry (Elsevier), which has become the most popular, book in dentistry and has been translated into 9 languages, including, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian and Korean. He has also written Dental Implant Prosthetics (Elsevier). He has published over 250 articles and has repeatedly lectured in every state in the United States as well as in 47 countries throughout the world.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Understand and explain the effects of complete edentulism as they relate to aging population.
  • Learn the esthetic consequences of bone loss in the jaws.
  • Learn criteria for long term implant success for the completely edentulous patient.
  • Understanding the true prosthetic options available to restore a completely edentulous patient.
  • Understand long term effect of edentulisium on the remaining bone.

Dr. Mischn 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 nor have a financial interest in any commercial products or services discussed in this article. Dr. Misch does have financial interests in teaching implant dentistry.

This CE activity is supported by an educational grant from The Misch International Implant Institute.
CE Reviews


5.0  (1 Review)
 1 person 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
This course will change the way you think!
User: Karun
Date: 1/13/2014
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
Dr Misch is an authority on the subject and gets you thinking regarding what kind of dentistry you want to practice. If duty of care is at the heart of our profession, then I think sooner rather than later many more of us will take the path taken by clinicians like Dr Doyon. As has been said, 'Perpetual preservation of what remains is more important than meticulous replacement of what is lost.' If we cannot extend the life span of a tooth then early replacement by an implant must be considered. The evidence base for such a discussion with the patient is provided. Thank you very much Dr Misch.
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