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Implants, abutments and crowns can fail for any number of reasons. Many failures can be eliminated with proper planning, utilizing CBCT & surgical guides, digital impression techniques and making good restorative choices.
The goal of this presentation is to examine these implant failures and corresponding research to establish protocols for clinical practice. An attempt will be made to help the dentists understand the limitations of current techniques and introduce a digital workflow to overcome potential problems. It is hoped that this lecture will change the way implants are planned, placed and restored thus reducing iatrogenic failures.
Dr. Tim Hess is a graduate of the University of Alberta and completed his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1994. He is an Affiliate Instructor in Restorative Dentistry, Affiliate Faculty in Oral Medicine and the Director of the Tucker Institute at the UW School of Dentistry. He currently lectures on implant failures due to restorative techniques, zirconia restorations as well as facial aesthetics including the topics of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. He has a solo general practice and shares a practice, reStōr Dental Implant Center, that focuses on fixed removable prosthetics with Dr. Keith Phillips in Auburn, WA.
Dr. Hess has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants and Operative Dentistry. He has presented at the ADA Annual Meeting, the AGD Annual Meeting, Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, International Academy of Gnathology, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and has received his Life Long Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry.