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Please join us at Nobel Biocare in Yorba Linda for our Quarterly Dinner Meetings.
Nobel Biocare
22715 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, CA 92887



October 10th, 2018 (Wednesday evening dinner seminar)


Periodontal Considerations in Managing Implant Complications



Implants have been considered one of the greatest advancements in modern dentistry. Through the years however, it has become increasingly apparent that they are not without complications. As a broader field of clinicians place, restore and maintain implants the complication rate and severity has been increasing.

Multiple implant companies have arrived on the scene with approximately 200 companies putting over 3 million implants into the US market. The clinician is many times left attempting to manage a patient with malposed implants, complications of inadequate soft tissue thickness, peri-implantitis. While these biologic complications are difficult to correct, it is frequently the periodontist who is called upon to engage their regenerative expertise in an effort to at least mitigate these problems. Peridontists are in a unique position to support their restorative colleagues not only because of regeneration but also because of their ability to manage patients long term.

This presentation will review the team approach to managing implant complications through an evidenced based consideration of options and demonstration through case studies. We will review materials, current concepts regarding bone graft materials as well as advances in instrumentation.



The participant will learn:

Risk assessment for implants in the esthetic zone

Long term outcome of GBR

Differences in the most common grafting materials used; is there a difference in allografts and xenografts

The current status of growth factors and biologics

How the perio/restorative team can work together to avoid complications and work to correct ones that occur.

The most current management of peri-implantitis lesions


Don Clem, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.




Dr. Donald S. Clem received his certificate in Periodontics from the University of Texas at San Antonio and still serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

He is the recipient of numerous awards in his field including recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Periodontics by the California Society of Periodontists and was co-recipient of the Clinical Research Award by the American Academy of Periodontology for his publication on implant function in regenerated bone. He is also a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fuchard Academy, and the Academy of Osseointegration.

His published over 20 articles and 2 textbook chapters. He is the 2017 recipient of the R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award for the outstanding manuscript published on periodontal regeneration.

Dr. Clem is currently in full-time practice in the fields of periodontics and dental implant surgery in Southern California.

He served as President of the American Academy of Periodontology in 2011 and is currently a Director for the American Board of Periodontology.


22715 Savi Ranch Parkway
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Light Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Continuing Education Meeting: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No charge to members
$150 for non-members
Become a Member - Over $200 Savings!
12 CE ~ $600 VALUE for Annual Membership Dues of $395
(Non Member Individual meeting Fee $150)

To reserve your seat click the link below to register online or
e-mail: or call: 714-818-7193
A light dinner will be served. Limited attendance, please reserve early.

OCACD Event Schedule
Mentoring study workshops will be scheduled on a demand basis.
* Dates and speakers subject to change