Leonard H. Smith, DDS - Dental Resource, Education and Management Leonard H. Smith, DDS - Dental Resource, Education and Management
Implant Complications and Recovery
An Updated Guide to Solving Implant Issues In Your Practice


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Course Objectives

Just possibly the most unique and valuable day of implantology you will ever experience: Implant Complications, Failures to Recovery and Prosthetics and Surgical Complications. Learn the issues before they happen. This information will give insight to eliminating implant failure from surgical and prosthetic issues or how to address these issues if they occur. Understand patient’s concerns about implantology and complications.

Find out many valuable tips and simple to complex from an implant surgeon, GP with over 8,000 implants placed and restored.

What You Will Learn:

  • Receive the “Surgical Documentation Guide” to give to your surgeon so you both are covered.
  • Learn why dental implants fail! Understand Implant surface design and osseo- integration physiology.
  • Learn why Dr. Smith’s “Crown Down Implant Planning” will save you and your patients from many common clinical complaints.
  • Course addresses surgical and prosthetic issues evenly.
  • Extraction: Immediate placement issues
  • Screw vs cement on restorations: current thoughts
  • Looking back 10 years: What has worked and what has changed
  • Information based on Dr. Smith’s clinical experience and literature based solutions.
  • Knowledge is Power, Knowledge is Confidence: Know the Issues!

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Smith has a busy general practice in San Jose, California and limits his practice to Implant and Advanced Restorative Treatment for Adults. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Associate Fellow of the Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Academy of Laser Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He lectures to dental groups on implant, prosthetic, cosmetic and laser dental techniques.

Dr. Smith designed DREAM Seminars to provide vital clinical information to dentists and elevate the standard of care in dentistry and inform the dental community of issues that are not often talked about in seminars. DREAM Seminars is his way of giving back to dentistry so that others following in these paths have a smoother road to travel. Dr. Smith is past Chair, Appeals, CDA Council on Peer Review.

Course Agenda

7:30 - 8:00

8:00 - 9:00

9:00 - 10:15

10:15 - 10:00

10:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 3:15 

3:15 - 3:30

3:30 - 4:15

4:15 - 5:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Implant Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Implant Prosthetic Complications


Implant Surgical Placement and Uncovery Issues

Lunch Provided

Flap Design for Success, Primary Closure and Sutures

Anterior Implant Complications


Surgical Repair: Grafting, Membranes

Major Complication Case: Road to Recovery!

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