Dental Implants: What, Where and Why…

Cost: $19.00
ADA Credits: 1

AGD Credits: 1

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the development of dental implants and currently available options for implants and abutments
  • Review the rationale for using CBCT during implant treatment planning and compare this with two-dimensional imaging
  • Describe the hazards associated with lack of isolation and the use of an isolation device during dental implant treatment
  • List and describe considerations when determining whether immediate or delayed implant placement will be selected for an implant patient
  • Describe the steps involved for a delayed placement, immediate loading implant case


This webinar addresses the history and fundamentals of dental implants. The basic types of Implants, surgical protocols, abutments, and treatment options will be discussed, together with indications and considerations for these. The role of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) vs. two-dimensional radiography during treatment planning is addressed. In addition, the hazards of lack of adequate isolation during dental procedures is shown and an isolation device that can be used during dental implant procedures. Using clinical cases, examples will be shown of successful implant therapy including single implant immediate and delayed placement, immediate placement and provisionalization for a full-arch fixed prosthesis, and placement of small diameter implants for an overdenture patient.

About the Author

Dr. Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI, an internationally renowned implant educator for the past 9 years, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1996. After completing a General Practice Residency at the VAMC San Diego, he went on to become the Chief Resident of the GPR Program at the VAMC West Los Angeles. During his time in L.A., he received extensive training in oral surgery, implantology and complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Schlesinger maintained a thriving practice in San Diego for 14 years before he relocated with his family to Albuquerque to become the Director of Education and Clinical Affairs for OCO Biomedical. In 2013, he became the Chief Operating Officer in addition to his clinical duties at OCO.


SPONSOR/PROVIDER: This is a Dental Learning, LLC continuing education activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from SS White.

 DESIGNATION STATEMENTS: Dental Learning, LLC is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Learning, LLC designates this activity for 1 CE credit. Dental Learning, LLC is also designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 2/1/2016 - 1/31/2020. Provider ID: # 346890. 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity. Information shared in this course is based on current information and evidence.

REGISTRATION: The cost of this CE course is $19.00 for 1 CE credit.



REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: To obtain 1 CE credit for this educational activity, participants must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation and obtain a score of at least 70%.

AUTHENTICITY STATEMENT: The images in this course have not been altered.

SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT: Information shared in this continuing education activity is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

KNOWN BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS: Information in this continuing education activity is derived from data and information obtained from the reference section.

EDUCATIONAL DISCLAIMER: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

PROVIDER DISCLOSURE: Dental Learning does not have a leadership position or a commercial interest in any products that are mentioned in this article. No manufacturer or third party has had any input into the development of course content.

CE PLANNER DISCLOSURE: The planner of this course, Adelaide Starmer, does not have a leadership or commercial interest in any products or services discussed in this educational activity. She can be reached at

TARGET AUDIENCE: This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and assistants, from novice to skilled.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Dental Learning, LLC, in writing. Please direct all questions pertaining to Dental Learning, LLC or the administration of this course to

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