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 Continuing Dental Education
Dental Implants for Medically Compromised Patients CANCELLED

Dr. David Momtaheni, Dr. Sidney Eisig and Dr. James Fine

Focus on protocols to treat baby boomer patients facing diabetes, radiation and cancer, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Continuing Dental Education: Credits - 6

Must be received in writing 72 hrs. prior to course for full refund, otherwise your CE account may be credited. Refunds for no shows will be forfeited.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)

630 West 168th Street
(btwn. B'way & Ft. Washington Ave.)
New York, NY 10032

Note: Exact classroom and building details to be provided nearer course start date.

Subway: A, C or #1 train to 168th & B'way
Includes lunch.

Discounts apply for CDM Alumni, CDM Faculty/Staff.



As baby boomers age many gain an array of medical conditions, including but not limited to: diabetes; MS; Lupus; Parkinson's; dementia; Alzheimer's; anxiety disorders and depression; head and neck cancer; osteoporosis; kidney disease; obesity; sleep apnea; and cardiac and vascular diseases.

These patients, despite complex medical histories, deserve to have implants should they wish to have fixed dentition to help enjoy normal mastication, speech and deglutition.

This full-day course will provide you with technical and didactic information so you can provide dental implants for their oral rehabilitation.

The course employs extensive case presentations, literature review, and experienced faculty clinicians.


Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will learn:

  • Proper selection of patients for implant dentistry
  • How to convert your existing prosthetic patients to implant patients
  • How to develop proper diagnosis and treatment planning
  • How to avoid the 'non-scientific' pitch
  • How to avoid controversial implant procedures
  • The evolution of implant dentistry, so you can differentiate fact from fiction
  • The concept of Simplified Surgical and Prosthetic Techniques (SSPT)
  • How to avoid complications and recognize the early signs of complications
  • Management of complications
  • Immediate, early and late loading
  • Connecting implants to natural teeth
  • How to select proper grafting materials
  • Techniques that can help to ensure success for the final outcome

This presentation will give you the ability to create an environment that will make the practice of Dental Implantology for the elderly a rewarding experience.


Course Director Dr. David Momtaheni is a diplomate of the America Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a clinical professor at Columbia University. He has over thirty-five years of experience with osseointegrated implants and was one of the pioneers in osseointegrated implant dentistry. He developed restorative-driven implant dentistry in 1983. Dr. Momtaheni has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles concerning oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral implantology.

Dr. Sidney Eisig is chief of the hospital dental service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the George Guttman Professor of Clinical Craniofacial Surgery and director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hospital, and Chairman of Hospital Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. James B. Fine is senior associate dean for academic affairs, professor of dental medicine (in periodontics) at Columbia University Medical Center, and associate attending dental surgeon on the Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service. Dr. Fine became a diplomate of the American Board of Peridontology in 1993. He has been a principle investigator and co-investigator in funded research projects. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, chapters and abstracts in the periodontal literature including co-authoring the text, Clinical Guide to Periodontics.


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CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 business hours prior to start of course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 11/1/17 through 12/31/21. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Participants: Continuing Education credits 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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