Gap Management Around Immediate Implants: A Review of the Literature and its Application in Clinical Practice

Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, Gap Management Around Immediate Implants: A Review of the Literature and its Application in Clinical Practice
Speaker: Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS
Category: Implant Dentistry
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
The gap existing around immediate implants seems to beg for management guidelines. Guidelines that provide consistent, predictable results but do not require the clinician to be intimately familiar wi...more
  • Released: 9/1/2014
  • Expiration Date: 7/1/2019
  • Review Date: 7/1/2016
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 691.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

The gap existing around immediate implants seems to beg for management guidelines. Guidelines that provide consistent, predictable results but do not require the clinician to be intimately familiar with the entirety of the vast body of literature on the topic. This summary review intends to inform the clinician about the historical basis for the concern of the immediate peri-implant gap and how it ought to be managed in clinical practice.

Description of Speaker:
After attending New Jersey Dental School, Dr. Rosenbach completed a GPR at Woodhull Medical Center. He then attended Columbia University for his postdoctoral training in periodontics and Implant dentistry, completing a Master’s degree focusing on the effects of platform switching and abutment dis/reconnection on initial peri-implant bone loss. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Rosenbach is currently on faculty at both the GPR at Woodhull Medical Center and the postgraduate periodontal department at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as in private practice in both NY and NJ. He serves as the head of project for WikiProject Dentistry on Wikipedia. Dr. Rosenbach lectures regularly on topics related to periodontics, implant dentistry and adjunctive surgical procedures. He can be reached at

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Recognize the immediate peri-implant gap and appreciate the historical basis for concern related to its presence.
  • Understand some of the methods of gap management available.
  • Evaluate the implications of apparent support from the literature for various modes of gap management.
  • Recognize the potential importance of appropriate gap management as it relates to immediate implant placement.
  • Engage other articles on gap management from a position of comprehension for the broader scope of experimental and clinical implant dentistry.

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.

CE Policies
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
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ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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