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April 9, 2020

Making the Right Choice: Material Selection in Implant Dentistry

Dr. Adam Hamilton of Harvard University will present on material selection for implant prosthetics.

The evolution of technology and restorative materials in implant dentistry is developing at a rapid pace.  This has led to the reduction in costs associated with fabrication of implant restorations as well as improved aesthetic and functional outcomes.  With this, we are often found asking ourselves several questions; which materials are strongest? Most esthetic? Longest lasting?

This lecture will examine the different types of materials available for implant restorations with a clinical and evidence-based approach of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss implant and restorative component options and choices for patients with esthetic demands
  • Discuss and describe currently available clinical techniques and materials for restoration of implants in the esthetic zone
  • Become familiar with CAD/CAM options for restoration of dental implants in the esthetic zone.


Adam Hamilton, B.D.Sc., D.C.D. is the director of the Division of Regenerative Sciences and Implant Dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, He completed his general dental education at the University of Western Australia and has a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in the specialty of Prosthodontics from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).  He was the recipient of an ITI scholarship through which he completed a Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s Center for Implant Dentistry.  He maintains a clinical practice focusing on prosthodontics and surgical implant treatment at the Harvard Dental Center.