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Implants and the General Dentist

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Many dentist overlook implant dentistry as an option for their patients because of their unfamiliarity with this procedure. Dr. Locante discusses why general dentist need to make implant dentistry a part of their practice in one form or another. In this program you will view Dr. Locante as he demonstrates the preparation of an osteotomy site and places the posts for implants.


Last Reviewed: 07/29/2012

Disclaimer: No commercial support was recieved for this program.


  1. Discuss why General Dentists should make implant dentistry part of their practice.
  2. Describe the principles of preparing the implant site.
  3. Explain the factors to consider when choosing an implant system.
  4. Describe the technique used when placing the implant posts.


I. Preparation of the implant site
a. Tooth extraction
b. Treatment of infected site
c. Bone Harvest

II. Choosing an implant system

III. Placement of the post


Cornelini R., Cangini F., Covani U., Barone A., Buser D. Immediate loading of implants with 3-unit fixed partial dentures: a 12 month clinical study. Int. J. Oral Maxillofacial Implants. 2006 Nov-Dec; 21(6):914-8

Standford CM. Apllication of oral implants to the general dental practice. J. American Dental Association 2005. Aug;136(8): 1092-100.