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Achieving anterior implant esthetics is challenging and demanding. To create implant restorations with harmonious gingival contour that emulate nature is a fusion of science and art. Understanding the biologic and
physiologic limitations of the soft and hard tissue will facilitate predictability in
simple to complex esthetic situations.
This presentation will encompass Orthodontics, Periodontics and
Restorative concepts which focus on implant treatment philosophies and methodologies for replacing missing teeth and the management of patients who will be losing a tooth or teeth in the esthetic zone. Emphasis will be on diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical and prosthetic management of soft and hard tissue for optimal implant esthetics.
Learning objectives
1. Immediate tooth replacement vs delayed implant placement
2. Root shield: Does it work ?
3. Soft and hard tissue grafting
4. Prosthetic contouring for implant esthetics
5. Prognostic variables for implant esthetics
6. Complication managements


Joseph Kan


Dr. Kan completed Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery from Loma Linda University. He is currently a Professor for Implant Dentistry and Periodontics. He also maintains a private practice. 

Dr. Kan received 1997 Best Research Award from the Academy of Osseointegration, 2003 Judson C. Hinckey Scientific Award from Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 2005 Robert James Implant Dentistry Achievement Award, 2019 Honorary Membership from Association of Dental Implantology, United Kingdom, 2020 Distinguished Research Award from Loma Linda University, and 2020 Distinguished Speaker Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontist. In 2021, Dr. Kan received Honorary Membership for Outstanding contribution to the field of Periodontology and Clinical Research Award from American Academy of Periodontology. 

Dr. Kan is on Editorial Board of International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, and Journal of Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry. He was Program Chairman for the 2018 Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, and is currently on the AO Board. In 2018, Dr. Kan performed live patient surgery on immediate implant placement and provisionalization with connective tissue graft at the 104th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology in Vancouver BC, Canada.

In 2017, Fardi et al (Int J Maxillofac Implants), listed 4 of Dr. Kan’s publication as the 100 Top cited articles in Implant Dentistry. Then in 2020, Praveen G et al (J Prosthet Dent), cited 2 of Dr. Kan’s publications as the top 100 most cited articles in Prosthodontics. 

Besides lecturing nationally and internationally, Dr. Kan has published over 120 referenced articles and book chapters on interdisciplinary treatment planning, periodontal peri-implant tissue management, and immediate tooth replacement concepts.

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