'Always Better" Series Tackles Tooth Replacement Options

February 13, 2007

A free workshop exploring new dental implant options for patients who are among the 30 million Americans that have lost their teeth will be held 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Hahnemann Club at The Highlands at Pittsford, 100 Hahnemann Trail.

Carlo Ercoli, DDS, chairman of Prosthodontics, and Paul Romano, DDS, clinical associate professor of Periodontology at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, will share the latest information on dental implants that can improve fit and increase quality of life (e.g. enjoyment of meals) via secure denture or fabricate fixed bridges.

“In cases where dentures do not fit or work well, we are encouraging qualified patients to consider the new technology of dental implants,” Ercoli said. “As many as 10 million Americans have a lower denture that does not fit or work well, and we would like to change that.”

Ercoli’s presentation is part of the Always Better workshops, made possible through collaboration between the Medical Center and the University of Rochester Office of Special Programs. To register, please call (585) 275-2344.

Over the past three years, the Rochester Continuing Studies and Always Better programs have offered a broad range of courses, seminars, medical workshops and events designed to enhance and enrich the lives of people in the Rochester area, helping them to live life Always Better. This unique approach to education, encouraging participants to learn what they love by giving them freedom and flexibility, is at the core of the Always Better program. Classes are non-credit and participants can expect little to no homework, no tests, and no grades, allowing them to explore an area of interest without pressure. Most classes are discussion based, encouraging participants with diverse life experiences and a strong desire to learn to share their views and opinions. For a complete listing of Always Better programs, please log on to www.rochester.edu/osp.

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