Avoiding Complications in Implant Dentistry


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*Discounted fee based upon purchase of vacation package. If purchased separately, please add $400 to the above fees.


Dental implantology demands a comprehensive understanding of both clinical expertise and legal considerations to navigate potential pitfalls and complications. We’ll cover how to avoid both legal and clinical complications for various cases ranging from simple one implant cases to full mouth dental implants cases with complications and illustrate how to avoid and how to resolve them.

We begin by emphasizing informed consent, documentation, and risk management strategies vital for mitigating legal complications. Moving into clinical aspects, the lecture highlights preoperative assessments, patient screening, meticulous treatment planning, and advanced techniques aimed at averting surgical and prosthetic complications. This lecture aims to equip dental professionals with proactive strategies to prevent complications, promoting patient trust and safeguarding against legal challenges in the dynamic field of dental implantology.

Course Content

• Avoiding potential legal complications
• Dealing with stripped screw inside Implants
• Implant fracture during placement and after: How to avoid and a how to treat
• Informed Consent and Reducing Liability
• Endo vs Implant
• CBCT. Is it standard of care? Value? Need and use?
• Restoratively driven implant placement – start with the restorative end in mind
• How to restore challenging cases
• Know what you are working with. Different systems, Different techniques
• Immediate Implant placement
• In-office 3D printed surgical guide
• Implant placement preference
• Ecchymosis and hematomas.
• Implant restoration cosmetic nightmares
• Combining orthodontic and implant treatment
• Immediate vs delayed loading
• Intra-Operative Complications. Complications during placement
• Spongy bone
• Implant restorative options
• Implants and bruxism
• Implants and sleep apnea
• Emphysema
• Short Implants
• Patient current medications and medical history – effect on Implant healing & Complications
• Implant Surgical Complications
• Bone Grafting Complications
• Sinus Grafting Complications
• All-On-X Complications
• Neurosensory Impairment
• Immediate Loading Complications
• Flap design

Learning Objectives

This lecture aims to provide comprehensive insights into the complications associated with dental implants and strategies for avoiding it and its management. Understanding these complications is crucial for dental professionals to ensure the long-term success and satisfaction of their patients. The course is showing examples of real cases illustrating various complications and their management.

1. Introduction
– Importance of understanding and managing dental implants complications.
– Ethical and Legal Considerations.
– Significance of Recognizing and Managing Complications

2. Prevention of Complications
– Comprehensive treatment planning
– Use of advanced imaging techniques; CBCT
– Proper surgical techniques
– Maintenance and follow-up protocols
– Patient Communication and Informed Consent

3. Preoperative Complications
– Patient assessment and selection
– Medical history evaluation
– Anatomical considerations (bone quality, quantity, and anatomy)
– Informed consent process. Addressing Patient Concerns and Expectations.

4. Intraoperative Complications
– Surgical complications (nerve injury, perforation of vital structures, hemorrhage, swelling)
– Restorative space and Implant mal-positioning
– Inadequate bone quality or quantity.
– Graft complications
– Flap Design and Soft Tissue Management
– Use of Guided Surgery

5. Postoperative Complications
– Implant Fracture
– Oral Hygiene and peri-implantitis
– Implant overload and mechanical complications
– Prosthetic complications
– Failure of Osseointegration

6. Management of Complications
– Early prevention and diagnosis
– Treatment strategies for different complications
– Reconstructive options

7. Q&A Session
– Opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss specific cases


Dr. Attia is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI Diplomate), a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and also a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI).

Upon graduating in 2002, he completed three years of post-graduate general practice residency programs GPR which honed his skills and experience. Dr. Attia is dedicated to continuing education and always seeks excellence in dentistry. He enjoys providing his patients with the utmost treatment using the latest dental technology available such as same day crowns through the CEREC machine and precise planned surgery through the CT scan/CBCT and 3D printer technology and many more.

5 690 Implants
3 610 Fixed Prosthodontics
3 780 Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry
1 750 Special Patient Care


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