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.
Seventy percent of the population is missing one or more teeth. The traditional method to replace a tooth is a fixed partial denture. As a consequence of this device, the adjacent teeth decay almost 25% of the time. The pontic acts as a plaque trap and often causes decay at the crown margin next to the pontic. In addition, the abutment teeth of a fixed partial denture require endodontics for the decay or trauma of preparing the tooth almost 15% of the time. The endodontic treated tooth fails 10% of the time. In addition, the tooth may fracture as a result of the endodontic treatment. As a result of the decay or endodontics complications the abutment tooth is lost almost 30% of the time within 10 to 15 years. A dental implant to replace a missing tooth does not have to crown additional teeth and splint them together. The implant does not decay or need endodontic therapy. As a result, the implant and adjacent teeth last longer and are more predictable than traditional fixed prostheses.
This program explains to the dental team the consequences of preparing and having crowns on adjacent teeth splinted together to replace missing teeth. The advantages of implants to replace the teeth are presented in a format for doctors, staff and patients to understand the benefits of implant dentistry.
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.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Understand and explain the effects of partial edentulism as they relate to aging population.
- Understand the negative health effects of removable prostheses for the patient.
- Understanding the true prosthetic options available to restore a partially edentulous patient.
- Learn criteria for long term implant success for the edentulous patient.
- Understand complications and loss of additional teeth as a consequence of fixed or removable prostheses.
Dr. Misch 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.
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