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43rd Annual Arthur H. Merritt Memorial Lectureship 

Course Summary:

This lecture addresses common implant complications, both biologic and biomechanical aspect as well as the approaches to avoid these problems before they occur. A decision tree of how to manage these complications will be presented. The pros and cons of techniques used to treat implant diseases/complications such as chemotherapeutic agents, apically positioned flap, implant surface detoxification, implantoplasty, guided bone regeneration, soft tissue grafts, implant removal as well as re-implantation will be discussed.

Course Presenter:

Dr. WangDr. Hom-Lay Wang is a Collegiate Professor of Periodontics, Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. He received his BDS from Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, his DDS and MSD from Case Western Reserve University, and PhD from Hiroshima University, Japan. He has published more than 22 book chapters/invited reviews and more than 300 scientific articles. Dr. Wang is a Diplomate and a former Co-Chair and Director of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He has served as a Consultant for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, past Editor-in-Chief for the Open Dentistry Journal and serves as an Associate Editor for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants.

Dr. Wang is the recipient of the AADS clinical research fellowship award, the Charles E. English award in Clinical Science and Techniques, the Morton L. Perel award for Dental Implant Educator, the AAP University of Michigan Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics and the 2013 AAP special citation award among other honors.

Course Information:
    • Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
    • Time: 7:30 am - 8:15 am – Registration/continental breakfast 8:15 am - 1:30 pm – Presentation
    • Location: Beasley Auditorium, BUMC
    • Questions: Please contact: or call 1-214-828-8140
    • Credit: 5.25 Hours Lecture
    • AGD Codes: 697 Implant Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, 695 Implant Reconstruction, 693 Implant Maintenance

Continental breakfast/Late Morning refreshments

Course Topics and Objectives:
    • Understand decision tree used to select treatment modalities for the management of implant complications
    • Know how to properly manage peri-implantitis
    • Recognize etiologic factors that may contribute to implant complications
    • Learn how to prevent future implant complications

Dr. MerrittArthur H. Merritt, D.D.S. (1870- 1961) was one of the early pioneers in periodontics. In his later years, he was known as the “Dean of Periodontists.” His office was located on 5th Avenue in New York for many years.

The Arthur H. Merritt Lecturers

1972 Dr. Helmut Zander *     1994 Dr. William Becker
1973 Dr. Donald A. Kerr*     1995 Dr. Michael G. Newman
1974 Dr. John F. Prichard*     1996 Dr. Jay S. Seibert*
1975 Dr. Sigurd P. Ramfjord*     1997 Prof. Giovan Paolo Pini Prato
1976 Dr. S. Sigmund Stahl*     1998 Dr. J. Gary Maynard*
1977 Dr. Harald Löe*     1999 Dr. Niklaus Lang
1978 Dr. Sigmund S. Socransky*     2000 Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow
1979 Dr. Jan T. Lindhe     2001 Dr. Sebastian G. Ciancio
1980 Dr. Robert G. Schallhorn     2002 Dr. Maurizio S. Tonetti
1981 Dr. Knut A. Selig     2003 Dr. Louis F. Rose
1982 Dr. Timothy J. O'Leary*     2004 Dr. Gary C. Armitage
1983 Dr. William K. Bottomley*     2005 Dr. Terry D. Rees
1984 Dr. Robert J. Genco     2006 Dr. Daniel Buser
1985 Dr. Max A. Listgarten     2007 Dr. Raymond A. Yukna
1986 Dr. Sture A. Nyman*     2008 Dr. Brian A. Mealey
1987 Dr. Roy C. Page     2009 Dr. Edward P. Allen
1988 Dr. Burton Langer     2010 Dr. Michael K. McGuire
1989 Dr. Alan M. Polson     2011 Dr. Maurice A. Salama
1990 Dr. Myron Nevins     2012 Dr. Stuart J. Froum
1991 Dr. Gerald M. Bowers     2013 Dr. Anton Sculean
1992 Dr. Jens J. Pindborg*        
1993 Dr. Ray C. Williams      

 * Deceased

 Course Organizer:

 Dr. RossmanDr. Jeffrey A. Rossmann is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. He completed periodontal training at the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Washington, DC and earned his Master’s degree from George Washington University.  Much of the success of the Arthur Merritt Lectureship can be attributed to the efforts of Dr. Rossmann as he brings world-class speakers to BCD and reconnects alumni, faculty, and residents for this special annual program. He has organized this program for the last five years.

Currently he is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX.  Prior to coming to Dallas, he has held positions as the Clinical Director for Graduate Periodontics at the University of Texas, Health Science Center, Dental Branch, Houston, and as the Assistant Director for Graduate Periodontics in the United States Army, Dental Corps. He is a retired Colonel in the U. S. Army.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. He is currently a Director on the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Rossmann has lectured both nationally and internationally on many topics, including tissue regeneration and dental esthetics. He has become well known for his work using lasers in periodontal therapy. Dr. Rossmann has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Rossmann is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and actively participates in community service projects. He is on the dental staff of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He has a part-time private practice limited to periodontics and implants and is married with two daughters and one granddaughter.

TAMBCD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quickly response please email your questions through the online registration website

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.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s).

CONFIRMATIONS: Will be sent by e-mail to the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION:Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by the Office of CE. A $50 fee will be assessed for any course cancellation. All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account and CANNOT be refunded. “No Shows” for a course forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail.The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable airline ticket.

Have questions about 43rd Annual Arthur H. Merritt Memorial Lectureship? Contact Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry.

Last edited by: aupton 11/18/2014

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