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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez

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Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association

The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.


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Westchester Shore Dental Forum

  • Thu, Mar 04, 2021 | 7:00 PM - Thu, Mar 04, 2021 | 9:00 PM
  • Contact: Dr. Helen Chiao
  • Phone: 206-972-8777

Optimizing Implant Restoration 2021 and Avoiding Peri-Implant Diseases

Implant dentistry continues to evolve, however more issues are coming to the forefront especially problems that dentists have never encountered previously.

The lecture will explain why issues such as peri-implant disease are on the increase and how an improved understanding of biology, chemistry and physics and improve implant outcome.

For example, few dentists understand the intricacies of properly monitoring implant health through radiography, or soft tissue probing. Screw loosening remains the number 1 implant issue for single-crown restoration. Titanium can corrode with many materials commonly used- knowledge of which ones and how the metal reacts is vital to success.

Finally, how to optimize the restoration through anodization, what cells prefer and how the clinician has the ability to improve cell adhesion with very simple techniques.

Dr Wadhwani has extensively researched these issues at several universities and published widely on this subject. He was awarded “distinguished Lecturer 2018” by the ACP (American college of prosthodontists) their highest honor, for his research contributions involving dental implants.

Learning objectives

1. What are the new AAP (American academy of periodontics 2018) guidelines on monitoring for peri-implant disease- and why they are incorrect.

2. Understanding why screw loosening is so prominent, from biological and physics based perspectives

3. Titanium and Zirconia implants- get a better understanding of these materials and how they interreact.

4. Why our understanding of osseointegration related to long term success may be wrong- a paradigm shift.

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