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Soft Tissue Contour on the Aesthetic Zone. Planning, Grafting, and Conditioning Implant Cases

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: November 5, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: November 5, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
Method: Self-instructed
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Course Description
Gingival design and conditioning in the aesthetic zone.
Delivering a restorative work over implants and achieve a natural contour of the soft tissue requires handling and control of many steps during the surgical treatment.
Mastering bone reconstruction, implant placement, and soft tissue graft techniques sometimes are not enough…. We need also to control how to customize and modify the shape of the tissues previously grafted.
This lecture brings step by step techniques on how to perform controlled and precise modification of the “Pink” anatomy, giving shape to pontics, papillae and emergence profile, in order to obtain the gingival “frame” for our crowns.
Learning Objectives

  • Learn the importance of the digital design on surgical cases on the aesthetic zone
  • Impression for conditioned tissue


Ricardo Kern, M.Sc., is firmly entrenched within the high aesthetic requirements of Brazilian dentistry, I am having focus my work on the demanding disciplines of soft tissue design and reconstruction. Vast experience in immediate implant placement with temporization, from single tooth to full arch rehabilitation. Have been invited to lecturing and to do training about the soft tissue (design, preservation and reconstruction) on several posgraduating courses as also congress and seminars from Latin America to overseas

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

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