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Session I: The Next Generation of Implant Dentistry


What Are the Best Clinical Practices for Integrating Implant Therapy in Smile Design?


Ernesto A. Lee
Thursday, June 6
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E, F)

Contemporary implant therapy aims to provide highly esthetic treatment outcomes while decreasing treatment duration and complexity. The clinician must therefore become cognizant of circumstances that predispose the patient to suboptimal esthetic outcomes and treatment plan accordingly, including scenarios where tooth preservation may be the preferred alternative. This presentation will discuss current treatment methodologies and identify the best clinical practices for achieving predictable implant esthetics in smile design, ranging from dentofacial to peri-implant esthetic considerations.


Ernesto A. Lee, DMD, is a clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he serves as director of the Postgraduate Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics Program, clinical director of Postgraduate Periodontics, and director of the Postdoctoral Implant Fellowship. Dr Lee is a native of Panama, where he attended dental school, subsequently earning dual specialty degrees in periodontics and fixed prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Lee has delivered over 75 lectures, has approximately 25 publications to his credit, and is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry, with an emphasis on esthetic dentistry, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.