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Continuing Dental Education

Oral Implant Surfaces and Factors that Influence Success and Failure of Oral Implants

- This course is made possible in part by the generous support of Nobel Biocare -

Date & Time
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Check-in desk opens at 6:00 p.m.

1 CE credit


Columbia University Medical Center
Physician & Surgeons Bldg. -7th Fl. -  Amphitheater 7

622 West 168th Street (bet. Broadway and Fort Washington Ave.), New York, NY 10032

Public Transport: A, C and #1 train to 168th St. station

Alumni & Guests: $50

CDM Faculty/Staff, CDM Residents = comp.

Registration required.


Tomas Albrektsson, MD, PhD, ODhc - Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Gothenburg University, Sweden


There are six factors that are critical for osseointegration from biocompatibility of material, design of the implant, surface, state of host bone, surgical technique and loading conditions. The first part of this lecture will address how modern implant surfaces influence osseointegration and include a discussion on ideal implant roughness value. Part two of the lecture will address reasons for failure of oral implants. Multiple factors influence success or failure of oral implants, but the frequency of a disease known has peri-implantitis has received a great deal of discussion in clinical literature and most reports have not withstood the scrutiny of time. Not all bone loss that happens in the first year after implant placement is due to peri-implantitis. There are other reasons for bone remodeling and bones loss, and do not necessarily threaten the integrity of the implant.


After taking this lecture course, participants will:

· Be knowledgeable about the various treatment complications that impact bone

· Know current research findings

· Understand the importance of quality implant systems to long term success


Professor Tomas Albrektsson is a Swedish physician who trained under Per-Ingvar Brånemark and is noteworthy for his significant contributions to the field of implant dentistry. He received his doctorate in 1979 and focused his thesis on the healing of bone grafts. He owns several patents in the field of biomaterials, is an industry expert, prolific author, and well-respected scientific guest speaker.


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 11/1/13 through 12/31/17. 

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Participants: Continuing Education credtis awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward License renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her licensing board(s) and to report credits to the appropriate authority.

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