MidSouth Dental Congress

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Friday, March 8, 2013

David M. Rubin, DDS
Associate Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

David M. Rubin, DDS, is a 1988 graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. In 1993, he received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. His is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry where he trains both pre-doctoral dental students and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents. He has lectured regionally and internationally on maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction. For almost 20 years, Dr. Rubin has been actively involved in covering Level I trauma centers and dealing with the devastating injuries that accompany maxillofacial trauma. This includes autologous bone grafting and dental implant reconstruction into the grafted defects.

Preparing the Site for Dental Implants.


  • Atraumatic extractions
  • Socket preservation
  • Soft tissue management
  • Immediate implant placement

The lecture will include discussions on conservative dental extractions with forceps and with a hand piece. He will discuss the need for socket preservation and soft tissue management at the time of extractions. He will also discuss the variety of materials that can be used for socket preservation. Finally, he will talk about the indications for immediate implant placement.

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