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Dr. Robert A. Horowitz


The Placement of Implants in Challenged Sites

Course Title:

The Placement of Implants in Challenged Sites

Course Description:
After extraction, if no site preservation is performed, there is a loss of hard and soft tissue in the alveolar arch, compromising ideal placement of dental implants. The use of novel software will assist in patient education. Patients must understand the need for bone preservation at the time of extraction and sometimes the need for concomitant grafting at the time of implant insertion. This same software is part of a new hardware system that enables live, CT guided insertion of dental implants in precise prosthetic and aesthetic locations. At the same time, when the surgeon uses implants with a highly osteophilic surface, aggressive thread pattern and an easy to restore restorative platform, the surgical procedure becomes quite predictable. Add to this an attractive price point for the implant system and you have a win-win for both the surgeon and restorative dentist. Combining patient education with the latest in bone preservation and regenerative techniques, implant placement strategies will enable you to optimize your restorative results, satisfying your patients’ needs.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

  • The use of appropriate 3D analysis will increase case acceptance and make your surgical procedures more predictable.
  • Ideal implant designs will increase the predictability of proper implant placement in varied implant sites.
  • Combining guided surgery with advanced surgical techniques will assist you in successfully placing implants in more difficult areas of the mouth.

Dr. Robert A. Horowitz’s Bio

Dr. Robert A. Horowitz graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1982. After completion of a one-year GPR, he finished a 2 year specialty periodontics residency at NYU and the Manhattan VA. In 1996, he completed a 2 year fellowship program in Implant Surgery at New York University concentrating in bone grafting procedures. As a Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University since 1996 he teaches, lectures, performs and assists in surgeries and conducts research in bone grafting and other topics related to periodontics, biomaterials, oral surgery and implant dentistry. Dr. Horowitz teaches and supervises clinical treatments in the Departments of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery and conducts research in the Departments of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Oral Diagnosis/Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine. Dr. Horowitz also has faculty appointments as an assistant professor in Bucharest, Romania and in Chandigarh and Gurgaram, India.

Dr. Horowitz has published over 85 papers and 3 book chapters. He has lectured and taught hands-on courses in many regions of the US and internationally. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology, Quintessence, Compendium, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and other high impact peer reviewed journals in the US and around the world. Dr. Horowitz was guest editor for an issue of the Indian Clinical Dental Research Organization of which he was honorary chairman for one year. He has performed research (and authored manuscripts) in periodontal regeneration, perio-plastic surgery, bone grafting, extraction socket augmentation, growth factors/enhancers and the placement of dental implants in areas of limited available bone. Ongoing research is on a number of bone replacement techniques and materials, periodontal regenerative materials and procedures, growth factors/enhancers, minimally invasive surgical techniques, guided surgery and implant surfaces/designs and the use of surgical enhancements to both fixed and clear aligner orthodontic therapy.