Dr. Mastrovich Lecture at CDS Midwinter Meeting


Dr. Charles Mastrovich will be at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting presenting to dentists in his area of expertise.

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On Thursday, February 21st, Dr. Charles Mastrovich will be at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting presenting a lecture, and hands-on-training, for dentists in his area of expertise in retrieving fractured dental implant components in the world-class city of Chicago. The Mastrovich Dental team is excited and honored to have one of their own team members presenting at such a prestigious event.

This lecture and workshop course with speakers: Dr. Mastrovich, Robert Friedstat DDS, Edie Gibson MS, will focus on Prosthetic Implant Complications & Failures. Even the highest quality surgically placed implants and prosthetic dentistry can still result in peri-mucositis, peri-implantitis, and screw-loosening and fracture.

Their session will be divided into three parts:

  • Peri-implantitis and Peri-mucositis recognition and treatment using state-of-the-art devices
  • Protocol for different types of screw retrieval
  • All aspects of restorative implant prosthetics from the removal of healing abutment to properly torquing abutment screws and cementation

Mastrovich, Friedstat, and Gibson’s implant complications course will clarify the clinical dilemma of clearing fractured components from otherwise usable implants. The mechanical algorithm discussed will clearly allow the clinician to effectively evaluate the difficulty of a case to avoid common clinical errors which can rapidly escalate into a difficult iatrogenic problem, or worse, create a non-usable implant.

Dr. Mastrovich will also teach how to evaluate the difficulty in retrieving a fractured dental abutment or screw, and retrieval techniques to apply to different clinical situations. Participants learn what to do and what not to do in various scenarios. After completing this course, participants will have a basic understanding of the specialized tooling necessary for success in difficult cases. They will also be able to recognize and treat peri-implantitis and cover or replace fractured implant screws.

The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) annual Midwinter Meeting is one of the top three dental meetings in the United States and has been helping keep Chicago smiling for over 150 years. It was established in 1864 and incorporated in 1878 and represents the interests of dentists, promotes the science and art of dentistry and advocates for improving oral health for all. Their mission statement is: “to encourage the improvement of public oral health, promote the art and science of dentistry, and represent the interests of the members of the profession and the public that they serve.”

2019’s Mardi Gras themed event, titled “A Midwinter Mardi Gras: Celebrating Innovation, Camaraderie and Diversity) marks the 154th event in Chicago’s Dental Society history and will showcase one of the largest exhibits of dental products and manufacturers in the U.S. The celebration will include more than 140 speakers (including Dr. Charles Mastrovich), is well-known for showcasing new products and techniques, and draws nearly 30,000 attendees (including more than 6,000 dentists). This 154th annual dental event has something for nearly everyone with a profession in the dental industry.


Together with Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and American Dental Association (ADA), the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) form a tripartite association for dentists in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.

Their society is divided further into nine branches. The branch organization gives members the opportunity to network with colleagues who live and practice in their own neighborhood. The nine branches are: Englewood, Kenwood/Hyde Park, North Side, North Suburban, Northwest Side, Northwest Suburban, South Suburban, West Side, West Suburban.