CDE:[Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Mastering Implant Esthetics

Oct, 2020
05:00 PM-06:30 PM

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm; this virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:00 pm via BlueJeans.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits:
1.5 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00

Course Description

Planning for aesthetic predictability and success in implant dentistry represents a great challenge for the dental team. The aesthetic outcome and natural appearance of the implant restoration depends ultimately on the execution and understanding of the team participating in the different treatment phases. The goal to create a harmonious “esthetic” outcome around dental implants that mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition as well as morphology is indeed difficult to create and maintain long term. The presentation focuses on the different clinical criteria and current surgical-prosthetic techniques for maximizing optimal aesthetics in conjunction with orthodontics a critical element for achieving gingival integration and aesthetic success in complex implant failures.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of CTG around dental implants for long term results
  • Learn basic concepts of timing and sequencing with orthodontic treatments
  • Techniques and tools to ensure predictable surgical & prosthetic results


Dr. Inaki Gamborena received his dental degree from Universidad Odontológica Dominicana in 1989, a certificate in Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders from the Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction in 1990, and a certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the Autónoma Nuevo León University in México in 1992. He then pursued his post graduating training in the US with a certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree in Dentistry from the University of Washington in 1996, were he was awarded with the Bolender contest award for clinical and academic excellence. He received a certificate in Oral and Craniofacial Implants from the University of Texas in 1997.

Dr. Gamborena has been an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington since 2001, assistant professor at the department of preventive and restorative sciences at the University of Pennsylvania since 2007, and clinical assistant professor at the department of periodontics at Medical College of Georgia since 2009. He is the Editor in Chief of Quintessence Técnica Journal (Spanish version). He has been a member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry since 2002, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry since 2011, and he lectures worldwide. He is founding member of “the Ponti Group”, Chicago 2012, and author of the book “EVOLUTION : Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single Tooth Implants” I. Gamborena/ M. B. Blatz by Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, 2014. He is inventor of the “slim temporary abutment concept : maximizing space for soft tissue growth” Nobelbiocare, November 2014. His private practice in San Sebastián is dedicated to esthetics, restorative dentistry and implants.


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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.