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Dr. Thomas Wiedemann


Complications Management

Course Title:

Etiology and Clinical management of complications related to implant procedures

Course Description:
Although a high predictability and long-term success rate of dental implants is well documented in the literature, complications and failures do occur on a regular basis. Some complications may be relatively minor and easy to correct, while others will be major and result in the loss of the implant, permanent damage of adjacent anatomical structures or can even be life-threatening. Considering the number of implants placed or projected to be placed in the United States alone, it would mean more than one million implants will require therapy for implant and bone graft related complications.

This lecture is based on numerous clinical examples and cases and gives an overview about implant failures, typical intra- and postoperative complications with even severe adverse outcomes causing medical emergencies related to implant and bone graft procedures.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

  • Review and Awareness of potential implant complications
  • How to avoid implant failure and complications
  • Analysis of failures on clinical examples
  • Tips and tricks for troubleshooting

Dr. Thomas G. Wiedemann’s Bio

Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, DDS, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor is currently a full-time faculty member and Assistant Director for Advanced Programs in Oral Surgery / Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland at New York University (NYU), College of Dentistry, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Wiedemann´s career consists of more than 25 years of surgical and educational experience in an academic setting and successfully operating a private practice providing the full scope of Oral- & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Dentistry. He has special interests in dental emergency care and minimal invasive surgical techniques as well as in medico-legal aspects of dentistry.

His research projects are focused on etiology and treatment options of ailing implants. Dr. Wiedemann has acquired extensive expertise in implant surgery with multiple implant systems since 1995 and is very well versed in modern concepts of alveolar ridge augmentation and reconstruction (including intra- and extraoral autogenous bone grafts), maxillary sinus graft surgery, bone and tissue regeneration, CBCT guided- and piezo-surgery.

He is a Fellow of the European Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (EBOMFS) and has Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).