Columbia Study Club Meeting: Interdisciplinary Approach for Treating the Esthetically Compromised Patient

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 Columbia University CDM and New York County Dental Society.

Course Description 

The treatment planning of complex cases requires the highest level of knowledge and skill of the treating team. Practitioners must envision the final case before starting in order to know where the goal of treatment will be directed. The orchestration of procedures, including proper sequencing and timing, makes all the difference.

  • 1.5 CE Credits
  • Course: T1021

Learning Objectives

This talk will explore questions facing the team, including:

  • 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 site development.
  • 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 vs. serial extraction.

Course Director

Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Director, Implant Education
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Dr. Tarnow is currently clinical professor of Periodontology and director of Implant Education at Columbia University College 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 the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontics.

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 150 articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has co-authored three textbooks. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in over thirty countries.


  • Wed, Sept. 21, 2016
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (lecture starts at 6:30 p.m.; reception to follow)


New York County Dental Society Headquarters
6 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017


Registration fee includes lecture and reception.

  • $139
  • $59 CDM Recent Grads/NYCDS Members 1-5 years out
  • $99 CDM Alumni/NYCDS Members 6-10 years out


Register for course online

  • By Fax: Submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179
  • By Mail: Please make checks payable to: Columbia University and mail to: 

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Continuing Education
630 West 168th Street, Box 20
New York NY 10032.

  • By Phone: Call us at 212-305-7124
  • Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of workshop courses will incur an administration fee. Cancellation of a 1/2 day or full day CE course will result in a refund or credit to your CE account. Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 hours prior to the course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

Continuing Education Credit

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/01/2013 to 12/31/2017.

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 the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

Participants: Continuing Education credits awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her licensing board(s) and to report credits to the appropriate authority. *Some states such as PA and NY do not accept credits for practice management courses. For the convenience of practitioners living in those states, Columbia will provide a certificate for partial credit for the portion of the course eligible for CE credits.

College Policy

Sponsorship of a course by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy of the College or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty at any time.


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