Root Shield: What Have We Learned Over the Past 12 Years?
Joseph Kan, DDS, MS
Loma Linda University
Friday, Nov. 4
10:40 – 11:20 a.m. CT
Leaving a fragment of root (root shield) during esthetic immediate implant placement has risen in popularity recently. The question remains is it a safe procedure? Does the benefit outweigh any possible risk? This presentation will show what was learned over the past 12 years on this procedure.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Recognize the benefits and drawbacks of root shield.
- Identify complications of root shield procedures.
- Assess the long-term outcome of root shield procedures.
Biography: Dr. Joseph Kan received his prosthodontic and implant dentistry training from Loma Linda University. He is a professor and maintains a private practice.