Continuing Dental Education

Immediate Extraction Socket Management In the Esthetic Zone

Dennis Tarnow, DDS

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This course is offered in partnership with the Washington Academy of General Dentistry.

The University of Washington and Washington Academy of General Dentistry gratefully acknowledge

for their generous educational grant in support of this program.


Course Description

(Morning Session) Immediate Extraction Socket Management In the Esthetic Zone & Molars, “What we know, what we think we know, and what we don’t know about”

Immediate placements of implants into extraction sockets is an exciting treatment alternative for our patients. However, there are many potential short and particularly long term risks which the practitioner must be fully aware of. This presentation will focus on the potential problems and benefits both clinically and biologically when the choice of immediate socket placement is made for single and multiple sites. This will be an evidence based presentation that will be objective about the best and simplest way to treat these types of cases.

Upon completion of this presentation participants should be able to:

  • Identify what type of healing takes place against the implant in immediate socket placement
  • Know how to minimize recession with immediate provisionalization
  • Know the proper crown contour for immediate provisionals
  • Know if the gap distance really matters
  • Know if primary closure should be attempted or should it be left open?
  • Know if membranes should be utilized?
  • Know what type of graft material if any should be utilized?
  • Identify what are the potential short and long term risks involved with immediate placement of implants?

(Afternoon Session) Interdisciplinary Approach for Treating the Esthetically Compromised Patient Synopsis:

The treatment planning of complex cases requires the highest level of knowledge and skill of the treating team. It is an orchestration of procedures including proper sequencing and timing that makes the difference. An envisionment of the final case before starting is required to know where the goal of treatment will be directed. This, in conjunction with the patients needs and clinical situation comprise the decision-making process for what is the best treatment for the patient.

Problems facing the team such as:

  • Which teeth to save or extract?
  • Should implants be placed immediately or in a delayed protocol?
  • Should multiple implants be placed in the aesthetic zone?
  • When and how to include orthodontics if needed for sight development
  • Should pink ceramic be used or should ridge augmentation be performed?
  • Should the case be splinted or broken up into separate bridges or individual teeth?
  • How to provisionalize the case throughout treatment
  • When to immediate load cases versus do a serial extraction case

These concerns will be addressed in this interdisciplinary approach to our most challenging cases.


Dr. Tarnow is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a certificate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, Teacher of the Year Award from New York University and Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2015. Dr. Tarnow has a private practice in New York City, and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry. He has published over one hundred seventy-five articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has co-authored three textbooks including one titled Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over forty-five countries.


  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education and Washington Academy of General Dentistry have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, September 13, 2019

Rainier Golf & Country Club
11133 Des Moines Memorial Dr S
Seattle, Washington 98168-1708

This course is designed for dentists, but staff are welcome to attend.

Please register through Washington Academy of General Dentistry through this link.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:00am
Course: 8:00am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Note: Prices listed for registration before June 30 – after, $100 increase in tuition:
$595/AGD Member Dentist
$795/Non-AGD Member Dentist – note – use special code UWCDE to receive $100 off for Non-AGD Member Dentists!
$299/Staff with AGD Dentist
$399/Staff with Non-AGD Dentist

8 hours


Due to the High Demand of this course – There will be no refunds if cancelled 14 days or less prior to the event date.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and the Washington Academy of General Dentistry.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits.