Soft Tissue Augmentation Around Teeth and Dental Implants

Learning Objectives

To understand the nature of oral soft tissue healing or soft tissue dehiscence coverage around implants.

To learn the principles of soft tissue management.

To apply soft tissue augmentation in implant dentistry.

To treat soft tissue defects with adequate clinical procedures.

To incorporate soft tissue considerations into implant therapy.

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Dr. David Kim received his dental degree (DDS) from the University of Maryland Dental School, and completed his periodontology training and Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Currently, as an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he serves as the Division Head of Periodontology, the Director of the Advanced Graduate Program in Periodontology and the Director of Continuing Professional Education.

Dr. Kim is a past recipient of both Distinguished Junior and Senior Faculty awards from Harvard.

In addition, he received Balint Orban Research Award, Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, and Teaching Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests have been on the use of innovative concepts, technologies and biomaterials to enhance intraoral soft and hard tissue formation, especially by incorporating the tissue engineering concept to repair and regenerate soft and hard tissue volume for patients requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth.

He has published 101 manuscripts and 25 book chapters. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, and maintains a clinical practice in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Jerry C. Lin received his certificate in periodontology and Doctor of Medical Science in Oral Biology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Lin is currently teaching as an assistant professor in School of Dentistry, Taipei Medical University and as a clinical instructor in National Taiwan University Hospital.

He is also involved in the periodontal literature review course at School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University. Dr. Lin is also the board director of Academy of Dental Implantology, ROC.

In addition to his commitment to dental education, Dr. Lin has an ongoing career path as a periodontist in his own private practice in Taipei and as a mentor in several private dental training courses.

He is also the founder and director of the Institute for Advanced Dental Education (iADE) in Taipei. He has been invited as a guess speaker in numerous dental conferences.

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