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Sunday, June 9

Session I: Periodontal Plastic Surgery for the Treatment of Recession Defects

Enhancing Clinical Outcomes in Esthetic Sites

Ion Zabalegui
Sunday, June 9
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon G-K)

The purpose of this clinical presentation is to show the treatment and final outcome of large soft tissue deficiencies around teeth, edentulous sites, and mistreated implants with large amounts of palatal autogenous soft tissue grafts. Factors related to predictability of the procedure will be discussed, and step-by-step clinical cases including long-term results will be presented. Objectives include learning technique tips to enhance predictability with connective tissue grafts in esthetic sites and reviewing different applications of autogenous grafts in the treatment of tissue deficiencies around teeth, edentulous ridges, and implants.

Ion Zabalegui, MD, DDS, maintains a private practice at the Albia Clínica Dental in Bilbao, Spain, and is currently a visiting professor in the Postgraduate Program in Periodontology at the Complutense University of Madrid. He received his MD from the University of the Basque Country in Spain and his certificate in periodontology from the University of Southern California. He is a member of several international societies, including the Spanish Society of Periodontology, the American Academy of Periodontology, the European Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Osseointegration, and the International College of Dentistry.