Moderator: Jeffrey Ganeles
Program Track: Implants
Implant loading protocols continue to evolve with improved understanding of biomaterial-tissue interactions, implant surface technology and physiologic response to load. Optimized implant designs, enhanced implant surfaces, improved prosthetic connections and
efficient restorative delivery systems impact all aspects of implant dentistry; even standard definitions of immediate, early and delayed loading have changed. This presentation will explore some of the evidence, rationales, techniques and preferences of three renowned, skilled and biologicallybased clinicians.
• Discuss current clinical concepts of loading in the context of bone and soft tissue wound healing.
• Outline a decision-making process for clinicians to select appropriate loading protocols for specific patients and conditions.
• Demonstrate clinical techniques to optimize results and minimize risks for specific loading protocols.