The evidence in the scientific literature supports that Implant Dentistry obtains a success rate of greater than 90%. With an increasing trend for number and acceptance of dental implants used as a viable tooth replacement therapy, complications and failures rates have increased proportionally.
Complications and failures in implant dentistry can range from minor to major, reversible to irreversible and problematic to detrimental. As a result, these clinical problems will cause frustrations and disappointments for our patients and the dental professionals. These problems can have many different levels of undesirable consequences that can lead to compromised or less than optimal clinical results for our patients, nonproductive wasted clinical chair time, extra financial burden to the patient and dentist, create antagonistic tension with our patients and ultimately affect the reputation for the dentist and the profession.
The documentation in the scientific literature has provided long terms follow up and evidence for the different classifications of complications and failures in implant dentistry. Understanding the various modes of complications and failures in implant dentistry can lead to prevention, early detections and management of these implant cases. An emphasis will focus on “Treatment Planning” flaws leading to compromise or complications in the final clinical outcomes.
Course Learning Objectives:
Course participants will have the following learning objectives:
CDHBC QAP Competency – NA
Dr. Mark H.E. Lin graduated from the University Of Toronto in the Biochemistry Specialists honours program. He received his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in which he was on the Dean’s list for 4 consecutive years and finished within the top 5% of the class. As a senior dental student, he was selected to participate in the world-renowned Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Externship program at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He then completed a 1-year General Practice Residency program at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where he received his training in hospital dentistry, intravenous sedation, and advanced surgical procedures.
He practiced general dentistry for 13 years, then returned to complete his postgraduate training in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the University Of Toronto. He served as an associate in dentistry surgical demonstrator in the postgraduate periodontics discipline, at the Implant Prosthodontic Unit (IPU) and Surgical/Prosthodontic demonstrator in the graduate Prosthodontics discipline. He was a former assistant professor at the faculty of dentistry and a former codirector of the postgraduate Prosthodontics program and the implant Prosthodontics unit (IPU), the discipline of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto. Currently, he serves as a part-time instructor at the post-graduate prosthodontic clinic, continuing to provide surgical and prosthodontic training to the prosthodontic residents.
He conducted clinical research on the topic of “Advanced Anterior Implant Aesthetics” for his Master of Science thesis. He is also a coinvestigator for three additional scientific studies at the Faculty of Dentistry Prosthodontics discipline. He has authored and published articles in highly acclaimed peer review scientific journals. He is currently a contributing editorial board member in Prosthodontics for the Oral Health Journal. He also reviews the submitted articles to the International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants (IJOMI). He maintains a full-time specialty practice as a Prosthodontist at the multidisciplinary dental specialist center (M.D.D.S.) with a focus on full mouth reconstructions, dental implant surgery, various grafting procedures, implant prosthetics and management of implant complications. Within his specialty private practice, Dr. Lin provides mentoring to dentists for live-patient procedures performed under his direct supervision.
He is a Fellow and Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and an Associate Fellow and Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and also a graduate and Fellow with the Misch Implant Institute. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI). He is a faculty member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) in Canada and co-director of the University of Toronto’s Aesthetics residency program. He is a Fellow and serves as an Examiner with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Prosthodontics. He is the founder and the director of T.I.D.E.
Dr. Lin has given numerous lectures, presentations and courses on the topics of Implant Dentistry (Surgical/ Prosthetics), live surgical and prosthetic demonstrations with patient treatment, human cadaver surgical and implant courses, anterior implant aesthetics, implant complications and practice management. Over the past 35 years, he has given more than 500 lectures at various different professional and scientific meetings in Canada, U.S.A, Taiwan, Germany, India, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Korea, Japan and over 10 different cities in China.