CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair’s Lecture Series] ft. Brian Kasten, DMD

May, 2021
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Virtually presented via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
**Payment is made following the program.**

Contour and Emergence Profile: Concepts and Techniques in the Digital Era

Course Description

One of the most important factors in achieving ideal outcomes with implant restorations in the esthetic zone is management of the peri-implant soft tissue architecture. As restorative dentists, the way that we can control the peri-implant soft tissues is through management of the emergence profile contours. While it is possible to achieve successful results with traditional techniques, digital technology can greatly improve predictability.

Learning Objectives

The objective of this lecture is to have participants understand the effects of emergence profile contours on the peri-implant soft tissues, how to use implant provisionals to develop the correct contour and how to transfer the contour to the laboratory using different impression techniques.


Dr. Brian Kasten, received his DMD from Penn Dental Medicine and went on to complete a 4-year combined residency in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis. In addition to being an Associate Clinical Professor in the department of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis at Penn, he is also a Clinical Affiliate in the Division of Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), treating children with advanced dental issues. Dr. Kasten’s focus is on multidisciplinary approaches to treating complex esthetic problems and the use of digital technology in dental implant and esthetic dentistry.

Disclosure: Dr. Kasten has no relevant financial disclosures.

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