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Advances and Innovations in Clinical Implantology and Aesthetics, NYU – China, Shenzen

March 25 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 25, 2017   9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.   Update on Current Periodontal Therapy – Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

A healthy periodontium is the foundation of a healthy mouth and hence all dentistry.  A comprehensive examination is the sine qua non in the performance of ideal dental care. Getting a patient to say yes to treatment involves more than just a report of findings.  A relationship must be established in which the patient trusts in the decision that he or she makes regarding their own health.   Dr Sonick will review the important patient communication techniques that have allowed him to build a successful practice where over 90% of his patients say yes to comprehensive dental treatment (His practice is routinely booked 2-3 months in advance).

Additionally, a review of the variety of essential supportive surgical therapies will be presented and reviewed including, but not limited to: CT grafting, esthetic crown lengthening, periodontal surgical regeneration,  extractions and bone grafting, ridge augmentations, and the esthetic placement of dental implants. The thought process which leads to predictable decisions will be elucidated. 

At the end of this day participants will know:   

Around Teeth and Implants

  • A 15 minute comprehensive examination
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the various forms of periodontal disease
  • Achieve greater patient acceptance of comprehensive treatment
  • When to save teeth and when to extract and replace
  • Understand supportive periodontal therapy including CT grafts, esthetic crown lengthening, bone grafting, and esthetic implant placement

HANDS-ON PIG JAW SESSION   –   (1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


Sunday, March 26, 2017   9:00 a.m.  –  4:00 p.m.   Soft Tissue Challenges and Solutions for Predictable Results

The multiplicity of manners to address the discrepancies of dental gingival anatomy will be addressed. Advances in plastic surgical techniques have given us the ability to predictably regenerate lost gingival tissues. Techniques for connective tissue and free gingival grafting will be demonstrated and shown.

Regeneration of the lost periodontium is not only possible but also predictable. Techniques for augmenting gingival tissue around the teeth and implants will be shown. The technique and indications for the free gingival graft and subepithelial graft will be elucidated. The timing of gingival grafting around implants will be discussed.

 Topics to be discussed:

• Ideal gingival esthetics
• Gingival augmentation techniques for root coverage
• Subepithelial connective tissue graft
• Tunneling procedures
• Free gingival graft
• Soft tissue grafting with ADM (acellular dermal matrix)
• Ridge augmentation procedures
• Sequence and timing of grafting procedures


March 25 @ 9:00 am
March 26 @ 4:00 pm