Grand Rounds

Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning for the Partially Edentulous Patient

Key Information

Thursday, May 17,  2018

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Center for Clinical Science
Research (CCSR), Room 0001b
269 Campus Drive
Stanford University

limited to 24

1 CE unit



In this one-hour presentation, Dr. Sadowsky will discuss the growing body of longitudinal studies which has illuminated the comparative prognoses of various implant and conventional restorative options for our patients.  When should we restore a space with a tooth-borne fixed dental prosthesis and when with an implant?  Are fixed dental prostheses on implants predictable?  Are cantilever implant prostheses recommended? Do multiple implant restorations need to be splinted?  Are short implant crowns viable?  What are the considerations for cement- and screw-retained prostheses?  Finally, what are the indications for immediate placement of implants?   

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the difference between teeth and implants.
  2. Become familiar with evidence-based implant treatment planning.
  3. Develop more comprehensive informed consent for patients considering implant restorations.


Steve Sadowsky, DDS, is a professor and director of implant education at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He was in full-time private practice limited to prosthodontics for 35 years.  Dr. Sadowsky is past president of the American Prosthodontic Society and president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, as well as fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and the American College of Prosthodontics.  Dr. Sadowsky has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the topic of implant dentistry. He has edited a book titled, Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols.

Bruce Fogel, DDS, is an Adjuct Professor, Division of Clinical Anatomy, at Stanford University, and a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.  He develops and teaches undergraduate classes in human anatomy through the School of Medicine at Stanford, and teaches clinical endodontics at Pacific.  He was in private practice limited to endodontics in Mountain View and Menlo Park, CA, and is a member of MPDS.