Provisionalization of Single Implants in the Esthetic Zone

Sul Ki Hong, DDS and Yen-Wei Chen DDS, MSD
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
D-209 and the D-1 Simulation Lab
Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for dentists.

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Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Morning Lecture: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch: 12pm – 1pm
Afternoon Lab: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until November 12, 2014 (after, $25 more)

CREDITS: 7 hours

This course is limited to 25 participants

The University of Washington gratefully acknowledges Straumann, Komet, and 3M ESPE for their generous equipment grants in support of this program.

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The University of Washington also gratefully acknowledges Garfield Refining for their generous educational grant in support of this program.
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Course Description

There are three fundamental phases that are of paramount importance to an optimal esthetic outcome in the contemporary implant dentistry: (1) adequate treatment plan based on a rigorous diagnostic protocol, (2) surgically precisioned placement in relation to the prospective restoration, and (3) restoratively creating the desired soft tissue profile with an implant provisional restoration. Successful osseointegration does not necessarily lead to an optimally esthetic outcome.

The use and fabrication of the implant supported provisional for immediate tooth replacement, maintenance or creation of ideal soft tissue profile and accurate transfer of peri-implant soft tissue profile will be discussed followed by hands on exercise.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance and role of the implant supported provisional to achieve optimal esthetics
  • Demonstrate step–by-step fabrication of the provisional restoration (direct technique)
  • Explain how the provisional can help to optimize esthetic treatment outcomes
  • Outline the accurate transfer of peri-implant soft tissue emergency profile from the provisional to the final crown


Sul Ki Hong emigrated from Korea to Brazil at the age of six. After receiving a dental degree at the University of Sao Paulo, Dr. Hong entered the University’s postgraduate program in Prosthodontics and taught both Prosthodontics and Periodontics.  Dr. Hong then moved to the United States and practiced General Dentistry for five years before deciding to focus on Periodontics, completing a postdoctoral program in Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University.  Dr. Hong is a full time faculty at University of Washington Department of Periodontics, teaching graduate residents with special interest in implant esthetics, regenerative procedures using resorbable space-maintaining material and guided surgery research.

Yen-Wei Chen received his Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Washington. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Chen’s clinical interests focus on esthetics and implant restorative dentistry. His research interests are in the area of all ceramic systems and the application of CAD/CAM technology in restorative dentistry. Dr. Chen has presented his research and clinical work at several scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. He has authored numerous articles in various peer reviewed journals and coauthored a book chapter.

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ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.

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