Dr. Mastrovich Lectures on Algorithms for Assessment, Treatment and Retrieval of Broken Implant Parts


Dr. Charles Mastrovich will be lecturing and training dentists in Chandler, Arizona on Thursday, March 28th. He will be presenting a lecture on the algorithms for assessment, treatment and retrieval of broken implant parts (IMR implant mechanical rescue).

Lecture Presentation: Applying lessons from implant mechanical rescue to improve case outcomes.

Dentsply Sirona Implants stated: For years we have all experienced the invaluable addition implant dentistry adds to a restorative outcome, either by providing a more conservative approach (avoidance of additional preparations for a fixed partial denture) or adding support and/or retention for a case. However, some cases present with complicating factors, either at construction or still worse, further in the future when mechanical correction is expensive and time-consuming to both the patient and practice.

How do we anticipate these potential challenges in order to keep patients happily restored, and the practice running smoothly and profitably? This presentation will address some of the “whys” and “hows” of failure. To avoid repeat failures, it’s important to understand why the failure occurred. Of course, equally important is how failure is efficiently resolved clinically. Both issues will be examined by reviewing multiple examples of implant mechanical rescue gathered from actual case histories.

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Better identify some of the issues predisposing a case for mechanical problems.
  • Recognize options in case construction which greatly influence force distribution, mechanical integrity and long-term robustness to minimize the probabilities of failure.
  • Describe the relationship between joint and screw mechanics and how to deal with mechanical failure if it presents clinically.


The lecture program was made possible by Dentsply Sirona Implants. They have a “commitment to empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental implant care is fueled by world-class Clinical Education programs.”

Dentsply Sirona Implants is a professional development partner and dedicated to helping dental industry professionals stay at the forefront of their field fueled by evidence-based educational resources and continuing education experiences. And believe “lifelong learning is a core value for dental professionals worldwide.”


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