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David A Gelb

Biography

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.

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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...

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Based on over 20 years of clinical experience with immediate implant placement and restoration, Dr Gelb reviews treatment options and benefits for this protocol in various clinical indications, and gives a glimpse of these procedures from his daily clinical practice. Immediate...
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Based on a 24 year long term experience with over 12.000 implants placed, 6.000 of them with immediate placement protocol, and almost 2.000 implant restored with immediate loading protocol over 12 years, Dr Gelb presents a review of success rates and the unique benefits when using...