Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetically Compromised Patients


Wednesday, October 27
7:15 – 7:45 p.m. CT
Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetically Compromised Patients
Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Columbia University

The treatment planning of complex cases requires the highest level of knowledge and skill of the treating team. It is an orchestration of procedures including proper sequencing and timing that makes the difference. To envision the final case before starting, it is required to know where the goal of treatment will be directed. This, in conjunction with the patients’ needs and clinical situation comprise the decision-making process for what is the best treatment for the patient.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify which teeth to save or extract.
  • Assess if implants should be placed immediately or in a delayed protocol.
  • Justify when to use pink ceramic or perform ridge augmentation.

Biography: Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He has a certificate in periodontics and prosthodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2015 and has received accolades from several dental organizations. Dr. Tarnow has a private practice in New York City, and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry. He has published over 200 articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has coauthored four. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over forty-five countries.