Dennis Tarnow

CV / Bio

Dr Dennis 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, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a private multispecialty interdisciplinary 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 two hundred twenty-five articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has coauthored four textbooks including one titled The Single Tooth Implant. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over forty-five countries.

Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic Problem Cases

Interdisciplinary Management of Aesthetic Problem Cases
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.