Current concepts in implant placement & algorithm for immediate implant placement


Dr Oded Bahat

Dr Oded Bahat

Tuesday October 23rd 2012

Lecture Summary:

Endosseous implants have provided clinicians with highly predictable solutions to patient problems. The paradigms originally associated with implant placement and subsequent restoration have evolved considerably over the past several decades of the expanding body of evidence-based advice that has been assembled. This thought- provoking session will touch on immediate versus delayed loading for single and multiple implants and differences between placements in the maxillary and mandibular arches and in anterior and posterior locations. The focus will be on the question: When should one load an implant? An algorithm for the risks of immediate loading will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify situations in which the outcomes of immediate loading are predictable.
  • List the situations that favour delayed loading.
  • Summarize the risk/benefits of immediate loading in the maxilla versus the mandible.


Dr. Bahat graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Dentistry in South Africa in 1977. He received his speciality degree in Periodontology and his M.S.D from the University of Washington in 1981. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1986. He was the chairman and director of the Post Doctorate Periodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California from 1983-87. He lectured extensively nationally and internationally on many surgical topics primarily related to surgical reconstruction of bone, soft tissue and implant reconstruction. He has published over 50 scientific articles and has edited multiple chapters in various textbooks. He is on the review board of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. He is currently in a private practice limited to periodontics and implant surgery in Beverly Hills, California and operates 3 times a year in London U.K. and Milan Italy.

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