“The dark side of the screw: Complication Management in Implant Prosthodontics”
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

The high success outcomes and patient satisfaction rates that are achieved with implant-supported restorations have led to an increased number of patients receiving dental implant therapy worldwide. But, how can implant dentistry look like in real life? The more a clinician is involved in restoring dental implants, the more likely they are to encounter prosthetic-related complications that require proper diagnosis and effective management. This presentation will provide an overview of the most commonly observed restorative complications of fixed and removable implant prostheses. Risk factors, prevention and diagnosis as well as management options based on current evidence will be discussed. Specific focus will be given in providing clinical tips for diagnosing and managing the most commonly encountered prosthesis-related complications in implant dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List the most common technical complications that can affect implant prostheses;
  2. Identify risk factors that may increase the complication rate of implant prostheses;
  3. Use techniques that can minimize prosthetic-related complications; and
  4. Select the appropriate management protocol for implant complications that are encountered in clinical practice.

Meet the Speaker: Despoina Bompolaki, DDS, MS, FACP

Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry, OHSU School of Dentistry

Dr. Despoina Bompolaki is a Prosthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. She holds a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. In 2014, she received a Certificate in Prosthodontics and completed a Master’s in Oral Biology from Texas A&M University (Baylor College of Dentistry). During this 3-year training program, she received extensive experience with complex case management, including full mouth reconstructions on teeth and dental implants. In 2015, she joined Oregon Health & Science University, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. She is the Course Director for several Restorative courses, supervises predoctoral students during their clinical training, and lectures to the Periodontology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and General Practice postgraduate residents. Dr. Bompolaki’s clinical research in Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics has been funded by the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics as well as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation, and her published work has been recognized nationally and internationally. She is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and a member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the American Academy of Dental Research (AADR) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and serves on several committees at a national level, within these organizations. Dr. Bompolaki has maintained an active clinical practice throughout her academic career, focused on fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.5 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $59

Hosting University

  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • CE contact name & email: Alex Case deweya@ohsu.edu
  • Speaker name & contact info: Despoina Bompolaki, DDS, MS, FACP

Zoom Webinar

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

8PM (EST), 7PM (CST), 5PM (PST)
Course# 220192

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to ce@dental.ufl.edu.