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Handelman General Dentistry Conference

2018 Handelman General Dentistry Conference

23rd Annual Handelman Conference

May 18, 2018

Periodontal & Restorative Management of Implants Placed Into Extraction

Sockets In The Esthetic Zone

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Double Tree Rochester

Featuring Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Ashman Department of Periodontology

and Implant Dentistry and the Department of Prosthodontics at New York

University College of Dentistry


Periodontal & Restorative Management of Implants Placed into Extraction Sockets in the Esthetic Zone


Implant dentistry is continuously evolving offering new and more predictable forms of therapy with minimally invasive protocols. Innovative techniques now allow for better esthetics, decreased treatment times, and greater patient comfort.  However, these new techniques and therapies continue to raise questions and concerns regarding the risk and rewards of each.  Specifically, controversial issues regarding immediate extraction socket implant placement in relationship to survival and esthetic outcomes. Immediate provisional restoration of immediate implants placed into anterior sites will be presented.

This lecture will address current concepts in the treatment of Type 1, 2, and 3 sockets, techniques, clinical research, histologic evidence, and innovations in immediate implant placement and provisional restoration and how they can enhance treatment procedures, time, and clinical outcomes for greater patient comfort, care, and satisfaction.

 Learning Objectives

After this presentation, the attendee should be able to understand the following concepts associated with immediate implant placement and provisional restoration:

  1. Understand the treatment time and survival rates associate with immediate protocols
  2. The prosthetic and biologic impact on hard tissue buccal contour change and peri-implant soft tissue thickness
  1. Prothodontic innovations in provisional restoration fabrication
  2. Management of implants placed into extraction sockets with dehiscence defects


Immediate Tooth Replacement Therapy with Multiple Implants, Teeth, and Pontics in the Esthetic Zone Current trends in implant therapy advocate clinical techniques that promote treatment efficiency consisting of condensed clinical procedures, fewer patient appointments, and shortened overall treatment time. Even though there is overwhelming literature to support positive outcomes in regard to implant survival through immediate implant therapy and tooth replacement strategies, esthetic questions still loom, specifically, how to handle multiple tooth sites in the esthetic zone. This presentation will address treatment planning strategies with multiple tooth sites incorporating teeth, immediate implants with tooth replacement, and pontics in the esthetic zone as well as innovative devices and strategies used in provisional restoration fabrication.


22nd Annual Handelman Conference  
May 20, 2016
Hans-Peter Weber, DMD
Professor & Chair, Dept. of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University
Dr. WeberDr. Weber holds dental degrees from the University of Bern, Switzerland (1976) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1990), as well as Certificates in Prosthodontics (1979) and Periodontology (1984) from the University of Bern. He is actively involved in research and teaching at Tufts and sees patients for dental implants and prosthodontic care in part-time private practice at Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group. Dr. Weber has made numerous contributions to the scientific literature and is a regularly invited panelist at national and international meetings. He is also a co-editor of Clinical Oral Implants Research and serves on the review boards of several other journals. Dr. Weber is the President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the University Programs Committee of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and a member of the Council of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.

Contemporary Implant Dentistry

For more info. and how to register, please see the Conference brochure.

About the Conference
The Handelman conference pays tribute to Dr. Stanley Handelman and his success as an educator, researcher, mentor, and friend. Dr. Handelman's career at Eastman Dental Center spans 40 years. As a result of his efforts, Dr. Handelman has been described as the father of postdoctoral general dentistry education.

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Photos from the 2015 Conference

Photos from the 2014 Conference

Photos from the 2013 Conference

Photos from the 2012 Conference.