CV / Bio
Degree in Dentistry, U.O.D. 1989. 1989-90 Certificate in Occlusal and Temporo-mandibular disorders. Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction (Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction), Mexico City. 1990-92 Certificate in Autonomous Restoration Dentistry of Nuevo León University, Monterrey, Mexico. 1993-96 Certificate in Prostodontics & Master of Science in Dentistry. University of Washington, Seattle WA – USA. 1993-96 Winner of the “Bolender Contest Award” for Academic and Clinical Excelence. Associate Professor at the University of Washington Dental School since 2001. Associate Professor (Clinical Associate Professor) at the Medical College of Georgia, Faculty of Dentistry. Active member of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, E.A.E.D.). International KOL and speaker at continuing education courses worldwide.
Importance of Soft Tissue Grafting around Implants: Slim Concept
The goal to create a harmonious “esthetic” outcome around dental implants that mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition as well as morphology is indeed difficult to create and maintain long term. The subepithelial connective tissue graft (CTG) is a favored option to treat and prevent gingival and peri-implant soft-tissue recessions. It is usually placed in combination with a coronally advanced flap or with an envelope flap or pouch. This lecture will focus on the different surgical and prosthetic criteria when it comes to treat anterior implants using as a volume maintainer only soft tissue grafting procedures. Techniques and tools will be discussed in order to reach such results around anterior implant treatments in a predictable way.