53rd  Annual


Friday, December 10, 2021 8:15-4:30


This course has been approved for 7 hours of NYS and AGD credit.


  • Surgical and Prosthetic Considerations for Single Unit and Full-Arch Implant Restorations
  • Implant Supported REMOVABLE Overdentures
  • “I thought this implant stuff was supposed to be easy.” Common implant mistakes


Dr. Carlo Ercoli graduated from the “Enrico Berlinguer” Dental Technology Institute in Rome in 1987 and obtained his dental degree from the University of Siena, Italy in 1993. He specialized in Prosthodontics in 1996 at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, where he also completed a one-year training in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders in 1997. In 2012, he achieved specialty certification in Periodontology at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health. In 2019, he obtained his MBA from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester. He is currently Professor of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, and Chairman of the Prosthodontic Specialty Training Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

Dr. Ercoli is a diplomat of the American Boards of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, an ITI Fellow and holds memberships in several dental organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and American Prosthodontic Society. He is a Past President of the American Prosthodontic Society, Executive Council Member of the Academy of Prosthodontics, and an Honorary Member of the Italian Academy of Prosthodontics.

Dr. James Soltys is a 1981 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  He subsequently completed a 1-year GPR at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY.  After 10 years of private practice, he went back to the Eastman Dental Center to receive his Certificate in Prosthodontics.  He had a private practice in Victor, NY, from 1994-2019, and is currently retired from clinical practice.

Dr. Soltys is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics; a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, an ADA member, and a member and past president of the Boucher Conference at the Ohio State University.   He taught one day a week at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health Department of Prosthodontics from 1996-2019, and has lectured extensively about implants, ceramics, partial dentures, and mandibular motion, at the local, national, and international level.


Surgical and Prosthetic Considerations for Single Unit and Full-Arch Implant Restorations

It has been said that the clinician is the greatest risk factor for implant success….

Indeed, while it is well established that implant treatment success relies on sound, evidence-based, surgical and restorative treatment planning and execution, it is unfortunately often due to improper diagnosis and treatment planning that “hard-to-treat”, preventable complications occur, especially at the soft tissue level. While the development of appropriate protocols for implant digital planning and placement, hard and soft tissue grafting, loading protocols, and adequate surgical-prosthodontic management can generally predict the final esthetics and function of most cases, the clinician is often faced with complex, expensive and multi-level choices on which surgical and prosthetic solutions to adopt.

This talk will describe several single unit and full-arch cases where practical and cost-effective solutions have allowed the clinician to provide high patient satisfaction with an evidence-based, pragmatic and clinically convenient approach.

Implant Supported REMOVABLE Overdentures

This lecture will cover a treatment that everybody encounters and offers, but few know why their efforts produce less than ideal outcomes, and consequently less than satisfied patients.  Topics that will be covered are space requirements, implant placement, attachment choices, and bar designs.  Designs for fully edentulous and partially edentulous patients will be covered as well.

“I thought this implant stuff was supposed to be easy.” Common implant mistakes.

These little pieces of titanium really integrate well in the bone, below the gingiva. What happens when we restore these implants ABOVE the gingiva – what the patient sees. Implants can, and should be easy, and they are if all goes as we had hoped.  This lecture covers the “why’s” of imperfect implant outcome. 



Due to COVID restrictions, this will be a virtual event. Appropriately, screened, masked and distanced Rochester Regional Medical Staff may attend in person in the Twig Auditorium at Rochester General Hospital.


Parking for RGH Medical Staff is available in the hospital garage off Portland Avenue. Parking will be validated.

To Register:

Please call: 585-922-5465 or

Register online under CME Events tab:   https://events.rochesterregional.org/

Dentist                                  $175
Resident                                $60
Auxiliary Staff                       $95

Registration and payment must be made 1 week prior. No refunds will be made for cancellations after that date.

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