9th Annual Straumann Distinguished Speaker Lecture: Perio-Prosthetic Procedures to Optimize Dental Implant Esthetics

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

Office of Continuing Education


9th Annual Straumann Distinguished Speaker Lecture:

Perio-Prosthetic Procedures to Optimize Dental Implant Esthetics

Date:           Friday, November 8, 2019                     

Time:                      9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                                             

Registration:         8:30 a.m.                                                                   

Location:               The HUB Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Huntington Room, Philadelphia, PA  19104

Tuition:          Dentist $295            Dental Team $125

Refund Policy: Full refunds are granted, less a $50 administrative fee per person,  if we receive your written cancellation five business days prior to the start of a course; no refunds are granted after that time.

Questions? https://dentistry.temple.edu/continuing-ed, 215-707-7541, ncarreno@temple.edu

Credits:         6 (L)

Register:                https://dentistry.temple.edu/continuing-ed/registration-form

Successful surgical and restorative practices in general are well-versed in each other’s disciplines in order to facilitate communication and deliver high-quality restorative treatment. So as the everyday world’s expectations of implant-based reconstructions reflect our own desires for the illusion of what is natural, additional demands are placed on the restorative and surgical team’s diagnostic and clinical talents. In the esthetic zone, the periodontal and peri-implant tissues are an intimate component of any implant-based reconstruction, since overall gingival display, soft tissue position and volume, and papilla quantity and quality can impact the implant fixture position as well as the overall esthetic outcome. Periodontal/oral plastic surgery has developed as a discipline within Periodontics to offer the surgical and restorative team a number of techniques to create and enhance implant soft tissue outcomes. However, this is not to say that these techniques exist in a vacuum of their own; in fact the Venn diagram of implant dentistry requires an overlapping familiarity with surgical, restorative, and laboratory concepts perhaps more accurately described as perio-prosthetic plastic surgery. This course will illustrate the “perio-prosthetic concept” as it is applied daily in our private practice community; from risk assessment, to clinical applications, to the management of complications.

Upon course completion, you will:

  • Incorporate recently updated esthetic risk assessment concepts into daily practice.

  • Understand how soft tissue phenotype impacts implant treatment planning in the esthetic zone, including when to employ Type 1 (immediate) placement.

  • Confidently utilize periodontal/oral plastic surgery concepts and techniques to enhance implant esthetics.

  • Understand the importance of emergence profile and peri-implant soft-tissue sculpting to the overall esthetic outcome.

  • Identify situations that can compromise esthetic outcomes and implant survival.


Eduardo R. Lorenzana, DDS, MS

Dr. Lorenzana established his private practice in San Antonio, Texas, focused on Periodontics, Oral Plastic Surgery, and Dental Implant Aesthetics. Dr. Lorenzana earned his certificate in Periodontics and Masters in Oral Biology from Texas A&M - Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate Periodontics Department at Texas A&M - Baylor College of Dentistry and Faculty in the Implant Preceptorship in Dental Implantology continuum at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Lorenzana shares his work and clinical perspectives through national and international lecturing, clinical research, and publications. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). He is Past-President of the Texas Society of Periodontists (2008-2010) and the Southwest Society of Periodontists (2016-2017). Dr. Lorenzana is also a Fellow in the International Team for Implantology (ITI), currently serving as Study Clubs Coordinator for the US Section.

Dr. Eduardo R. Lorenzana: Consultant fees from Straumann.  CE Planning Committee: Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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. Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry designates this activity for said number of continuing education credit.  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider at http://dentistry.temple.edu/continuing-ed or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/goto/cerp.