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Cardiff Study Club - 09 May 2017

What I’ve Learned From 20 Years of Making Mistakes With Implants

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Presented by: Bill Schaeffer
Sponsor: The Dental Imaging Company, Dentsply Sirona, Panadent
Date: 09 May 2017
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales, NP18 1HQ

I placed my first implant in 1996 and have placed many thousands of implants since then, placing them full-time for the past 14 years.

In that time, I have probably made every mistake there is to make. Frequently I would make the same mistake many times over before finally learning how to avoid it happening.

This lecture brings together all of my huge experience of messing things up over two decades of doing so with implants.

I will show why we all make mistakes and why almost all of them are our own fault.

I will use the huge wealth of information on human error available from other critical industries such as aviation, to illustrate some of the approaches we can all make to cut down the risks to our patients.

I will demonstrate the most annoyingly common mistakes I have made and I will show you how to avoid them - you just don’t need to make the same mistakes that I have.


Bill Schaeffer is qualified in dentistry and medicine, has post-graduate qualifications in both dental and general surgery and is recognised as a specialist Oral Surgeon. He has been placing dental implants since 1996 and is experienced in a number of different implant systems. He is co-owner of two implant centres in Sussex, which focus purely on dental implant treatments. Bill has been a past South East England Committee representative and was Director of Education for the Association of Dental Implantology (2009-2011).

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