The surgical placement and maintenance of a dental implant requires preoperative requirements as well as postoperative maintenance. The surgical aspect is dependent on a variety of factors. These include the preoperative assessment of the im¬plant site, surrounding anatomy, occlusion, implant type and placement position, among others. In addition, proper mainte¬nance is a primary determinant of the longevity of the implant and prosthesis. This course will demonstrate the assessment, preparation, placement and maintenance of a dental implant.