2020 Speaker Series

Friday, January 31, 2020

8:30 - 4:30

Maritime Conference Center

692 Maritime Boulevard

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Implant Esthetics: A Surgical/Restorative Approach & Managing Complications

7L CE credts - AGD 690 Implants


Keith Progebin, DDS

Course Description:

The use of dental implants to restore function and esthetics following the loss of teeth has been well documented.

As high implant survival and success rates have been reported, the esthetic outcome has become the main focus of interest in esthetically sensitive areas. After 30 years in implant dentistry our treatment protocols have evolved and are ever-changing based on scientific evidence and literature along with clinical experience. Innovation and evolution has kept us striving for ideal treatment outcomes. The prosthetic reconstruction should imitate the appearance of the natural teeth. This presentation will illustrate classic concepts and techniques in a modern world. The team approach utilizing interdisciplinary treatment with long term outcomes will be demonstrated.

Course Objectives:

Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:


  1. Advancements in machined abutment design – precontoured versus CAD/CAM, and metal versus ceramic abutments will be discussed.

  2. Decision criteria will be formulated in order to choose between all ceramic abutments and crowns, as well as titanium, gold abutments, and ceramo-metal crowns.

  3. The clinician will have a better understanding of abutment selections to achieve the ultimate esthetic integration. Over 30 years of case successes and failures will be demonstrated.

  4. The clinician will be able to balance research and corporate pressure in order to make sound clinical decisions

About the Speaker:

Dr. Keith Progebin earned his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.  He then served as a General Practice Resident at the Booth Memorial Medical Center, Department of Dentistry, in Flushing, NY.  Subsequently, he attended the New York University (NYU) Dental School in New York City (NYC) and earned his Certification in Prosthodontics.  Dr. Progebin has been Private Practitioner in Washington, DC specializing in advanced restorative dentistry and implant prosthodontist since 1990.  Academically Dr. Progebin was an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in Baltimore, MD, and as an Associate Clinical Instructor, Department of Prosthodontic and Occlusion at the NYU College of Dentistry in NYC.  He has made numerous presentations on his area of specialization and participated in the writing of various articles on the subject. 

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