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Clinical Discussion - Improving Hard and Soft Tissue Contours Around Dental Implants by Dr. Matthew J. Fien & Dr. John Kim
In this session, Dr. Fien and Dr. Kim will present a variety of cases that illustrate the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment planning prior to surgical intervention. They will also review specific techniques and materials that have the potential to simplify treatment, increase predictability, and improve long term treatment outcomes.

1. To understand the factors that must be considered prior to Guided Bone Regeneration and Soft Tissue Grafting in preparation for dental implant placement
2. To understand specific techniques and protocols for perform Guided Bone Regeneration at the time of tooth extraction
3. To understand specific techniques and protocols to perform Guided Bone Regeneration at edentulous sites
4. To understand the factors that drive the decision making process with regards to material selection and technique options

Duration: 90 minutes (including 15 minutes of Q&A)

Aug 12, 2021 02:00 AM in Amsterdam

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Dr. Matthew Fien DDS
Dr. Matthew J. Fien graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2006. He received his specialty training in periodontics from Nova Southeastern University and his diplomate status from the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in 2009. He has published articles in various dental journals, including the Journal of Periodontology, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and more. He lectures throughout the country on bone grafting techniques and all aspects of implant dentistry. He teaches a hands-on guided bone regeneration course, which he developed. Dr. Fien enjoys lecturing at Nova Southeastern University and several other post graduate dental programs. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration and maintains a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
John Kim, DMD, MS, PA
Undergraduate degree (honors) in Biology - University of Virginia in 1999. D.M.D. degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2003. 2006 - earned his M.Sc. in Periodontology as well as Certificate of Advanced Study in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kim’s three year residency emphasized dental implants, bone grafting, gum grafting, periodontal regeneration, sinus grafting and cosmetic surgery. The UNC School of Dentistry has awarded him the Elsie & Baxter Sapp Fellowship and nominated him as a candidate for the Kramer Award for Excellence in Periodontics. During his studies and training in dental school, Dr. Kim was actively involved in research (Harvard - collaborated with Dr. Carpio on implant survival and risk factors. UNC - collaborated with Dr. Offenbacher and Dr. Paquette on the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease). In 2007, he became board-certified and awarded Diplomate status.