The importance of passive fit of implant frameworks has been debated in the literature for more than a decade. It has been suggested that ill-fitting frameworks can cause biological and mechanical complications to implants, abutments, and prostheses. However, it has been shown that a microscopic misfit will always exist in the framework interface. Therefore, the pertinent question is what level of misfit is clinically acceptable and how to evaluate a framework in order to consider it acceptable in our patient. This presentation will review these questions and offer practical methods for objective evaluation of implant frameworks.
Upon completion participants will be able to:
- Understand the significance of passive fit to the success of implant restorations
- Evaluate passive fit of implant restorations using various methods
- Learn how to obtain clinically acceptable passive fit
- Differentiate between "academic" passive fit to clinically acceptable fit
About the Speaker
Dr. Harel Simon received his DMD degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and his specialty certificate in advanced prosthodontics from UCLA School if Dentistry. Dr. Simon has conducted research, published and lectured nationally and internationally on esthetics and implant prosthodontics. He has been a featured speaker at the Academy of Osseointegration, Academy of Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics. Dr. Simon has co-authored the 2nd edition of the bestseller book Dental Implant Complications (Wiley-Blackwell). He currently serves on the editorial review board of various scientific publications including the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Quintessence International. Dr. Simon practices in Beverly Hills, California and is a clinical associate professor at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California.
2.5 CE Credits
OCDS/CDA/ADA Members and Non-Dentist Staff
$99 before Thursday, October 5
$109 after October 5
$119 day of meeting and walk-ins
Life Retired (no longer practicing)
$50 before Thursday, October 5
$60 after October 5
$70 day of meeting and walk-ins
Non OCDS/CDA/ADA Members
$198 before Thursday, October 5
$208 after October 5
$218 day of meeting and walk-ins
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