Chandur Wadhwani: Restorative-driven implant health – what you need to know. Healing abutment to final restoration.
- Understand why the clinical selection of the healing abutment is so important for optimal healing
- Learn how abutment material and design can adversely impact health
- Identify why the screw-retained restoration is advantageous for soft-tissue health; cement-free implant dentistry
- Las Vegas 2015 symposium presentation
The success of the dental implant is intimately related to how the soft tissues respond prior to, during, and after restoration. The restoring clinician is involved with all these aspects and must fully understand the consequences of his or her choices and actions. Soft-tissue healing is promoted by the healing abutment; correctly dealing with this will enhance the end result. Likewise poor decisions can compromise tissue healing. Choice of abutment material, restoration type, and understanding follow-up protocols are all essential requirements that the advanced restorative dentist must understand. Dr. Chandur Wadhwani received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University College London School of Dentistry. He received his specialty certificate in prosthodontics as well as a master’s degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Wadhwani is an affiliate instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington, past president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, and past president of the Tucker 60th Study Club. Dr. Wadhwani is primary author of several publications in peer-reviewed dental journals and is involved in several aspects of implant research with the University of Washington. He has written the first-ever evidence-based textbook dedicated to implant cementation to help clinicians as they work on implants.