CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair's Lecture Series] Gingival Recession: Considerations in Diagnosis and Treatment

Sep, 2020
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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


Gingival recession is the apical migration of the ginigval margin to the cementoenamel junction. This is a fairly common clinical condition for which patients often seek treatment for. Fortunately, soft tissue grafting procedures are highly predictable in correcting these mucoginigval deficiencies around natural teeth. However, a good understanding of the diagnosis, etiology, and technique choice are required for the successful management in treating gingival recession.


  • Understand the etiology of gingival recession.
  • Discuss the multiple classification systems of gingival recession.
  • Describe the decision making process in addressing the gingival recession.
  • Understand the various treatment options for gingival recession.


Dr. John Kim began his education by receiving his undergraduate degree with honors in Biology from the University of Virginia in 1999. He earned his D.M.D. degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2003. In 2006, Dr. Kim earned his Masters of Science in Periodontology as well as his 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 also 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. At Harvard, his research focused on implant survival and risk factors. At the UNC School of Dentistry, he collaborated with the late Dr. Stephen Offenbacher and Dr. David Paquette on the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease. In 2007, he became board-certified and was awarded Diplomate status after being examined by a panel of internationally respected peers.

When not in the office, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Dr. Heather Kim since 2006. They have 2 boys and 1 Japanese Spitz. Dr. Kim’s hobbies include exercising, traveling, following sports, and playing poker. Growing up in Virginia, he is an avid Washington pro football fan as he has not missed watching a single game in 35+ years!

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