The presentation will review essential anatomical, biologic, surgical, and prosthetic concepts related to avoiding complications and achieving predictable outcomes when single and multiple adjacent teeth are replaced with implant restorations in areas of high esthetic concern. The importance of patient evaluation and identification of individual risk factors, associated esthetic complications, and failures will be emphasized. Case-based clinical presentations will be used to elucidate the biologically acceptable and scientifically valid treatment protocols used to achieve predictable esthetic outcomes as well as protocols used for the management of esthetic complications.
Anthony G. Sclar, DMD, is considered a leader around the world in reconstructive and esthetic dental implant surgery. Dr Sclar has been in private practice in southern Florida since 1989. He founded Integrated Seminars and the Sclar Center for Empowered Dental Implant Learning, where he conducts limited attendance courses for his colleagues using unique teaching methodologies. In addition to publishing numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, Dr Sclar authored the hallmark, multilanguage textbook Soft Tissue and Esthetic Considerations in Implant Therapy (Quintessence, 2003). He also serves as an editor for the dental implant section of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is an adjunct professor and director of clinical research and postgraduate dental implant surgery in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.