Carl F. Driscoll, DMD

Title:  A Review of the Edentulous Patient Restored with Implants: A Retrospective and Prospective Look



We have seen the evolution of complete dentures relying on the intimate fit of the denture to the soft tissues of the mouth to a denture that is completely retained by implants.  This presentation will discuss current and potential future problems that may arise, as we restore the completely edentulous mouth with implant prostheses.


Course Objectives:

1.      To present current complications with our implant prostheses.

2.      To present potential complications with our implant prostheses.

3.      To look to the future as a guide to the implant restoration of today.


Bio:  Dr. Driscoll received his DMD from Tufts University in 1977. He completed a General Practice Residency at Ft. Meade, MD in 1978 and received his prosthodontic training at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco in 1986. In 1990, he completed a Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the National Naval Dental School in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Driscoll currently serves as a Professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and as Director of the Prosthodontic Residency. He previously held the same position with the United States Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC from 1994-1997. Dr. Driscoll retired from the U.S. Army in 1997 with the rank of Colonel. Dr. Driscoll is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Driscoll is a Director of the American Board of Prosthodontics and of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Driscoll has given over 200 presentations nationally and internationally to include Sweden, Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Poland, Israel, Mexico, Canada, and the Marshall Islands. He has authored numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters.