Nadim Z Baba, DMD, MSD, FACP



Prevention and management of surgical complications
in implant dentistry


Even though implant treatment is considered safe with high rates of clinical success, surgical and prosthodontic complications in implant dentistry are a common phenomenon in a daily prosthodontist office. Many complications have been identified in the literature. However, surgical complications can have a devastating effect on the final outcome of treatment. This presentation reviews the current literature dealing with the most common surgical, anatomical, and prosthodontic complications.


  1. To provide an overview of the most common complications in implant dentistry.
  2. To review the latest evidence reported in the literature regarding the surgical complications in implant dentistry.
  3. To review the anatomy pertinent to minimizing these complications.


Dr. Baba received his DMD degree from the University of Montreal.  He completed a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics and a Masters degree in Restorative Sciences in Prosthodontics from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr Baba currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, and an active member of various professional organizations. Dr. Baba has received several honors and awards during his career including: The David J. Baraban Award from Boston University, the Claude R. Baker Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching Predoctoral Fixed prosthodontics in 2009 from the AAFP, and the California dental Association Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty award in 2010. He is also the Regional Director Pacific of the American College of Prosthodontics.