David Gelb: Winners with immediate implant solutions
- Patient benefits of immediate implant placement and provisionalization protocols
- Long-term aesthetic and functional results
- Immediate implant placement and provisional restorations general session
- Nobel Biocare New York Global Symposium 2016
Each and every day patients present with teeth that are fractured and non-restorable, endodontic failures, non-restorable caries and periodontally hopeless teeth. Traditional treatment options, such as delayed protocols and site grafting, create great uncertainty and expense for patients, who very often visit multiple practitioners in order to find a treatment option that better suits their needs. Immediate implant placement and Function represents a predictable, definitive and reliable solution leading to high levels of patient satisfaction.
This lecture will focus on key factors related to immediate implant placement and Function in single-tooth to multiple-tooth cases. Long-term functional and esthetic results, as well as data supporting these, will be reviewed.
Dr. David A. Gelb has received global recognition for his pioneering publications and worldwide presentations on immediate implant surgery, immediate loading and bone regeneration around implants. He received the DDS degree in 1973, a certificate in periodontics from Columbia University in 1975, a certificate in implant surgery from the University of Toronto in 1986 and a certificate in implant prosthetics, OSI in 1989. He served as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, United States Navy in Bethesda, Columbia University and at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Gelb is a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and of the American Academy Osseointegration. He is also a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, and of the Pierre Fouchard Academy. In addition to being a pioneer in immediate implant surgery, he is the developer of the Gelb Depth Gauge and Implant Tracker. His private practice in West Hartford, Connecticut, focuses on esthetics in implant dentistry, immediate implant surgery and immediate loading.