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Howard Gluckman

The Changing Digital face of dentistry 

The utilization of CBCT in dentistry has been met with resistance in the past. With the popularity of digital dentistry , CBCT has now become the standard of care because of its many applications into all aspects of our treatment workflow. Societies demand for Facial aesthetics has pushed us to raise the bar in diagnostics and treatment planning, leading to more exact and precise results.   


This lecture will deal with the use of CBCT in facial aesthetics especially related to immediate implant placement, socket shield technique and altered passive eruption.  

Dr Gluckman completed his dental training at the university of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in a general practice he completed a 4-year full time degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, which he completed with distinction (cum Laude) in 1998. He was intimately involved in the development of the postgraduate diploma in Implantology at both the University of Stellenbosch and later at the University of Western Cape. He is currently in full time private practice in Cape Town. He is the director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, which is a private post graduate training facility in South Africa currently providing a complete postgraduate training program in Implantology in South Africa. The Academy is accredited by The University of Frankfurt. He has been involved in Implantology training for 18 years.


Dr Gluckman was the author of a monthly Implantology corner for the South African Dental Journal and is the immediate past president of the South African Society for dental Implantology and on the board of the Southern African Association of Osseointegration (SAAO). He has served as the secretary of the South African society of Periodontics. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and is a member of Dentsply / Friadent's Master Speakers Program. He is on the expert’s panel of the international educational website Dental XP and is on the Dental XP scientific board.


His special interests are immediate placement/ immediate load as well as soft tissue aesthetics and periodontal plastic surgery. autogenous bone augmentation especially bone harvested from the palate and three- dimensional bone augmentation.

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