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NYU College of Dentistry, USA
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Dent and Oral Res
The increased esthetic and functional demands require peri-implant soft tissue contours that are in harmony with the adjacent dentition. It is difficult, however, to maintain soft tissue quality and volume due to the multiple surgeries involved in implant placement and the physiological resorption of alveolar ridge. Oftentimes soft tissue augmentation is necessary to improve tissue contour, which can be performed in different stages through the whole implant treatment. Various surgical techniques have been described to augment the peri-implant soft tissue. In This presentation, the rationale, timing and surgical techniques of soft tissue augmentation will be discussed and demonstrated by clinical cases in order to guide clinician to achieve optimal esthetic result.
Dr. Ye Shi received her DDS degree from Nanjing University in China, 2011. She completed post-graduate residency and accomplished her Master degree in Prosthodontics from Pecking Union Medical College, China in 2014. Afterward, she accomplished the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Implant Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry in 2016 and stayed as a clinical fellow for another year. Currently she is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), member of the Academy of Osseo integration (AO) and member of the American Association of Periodontology (AAP). She has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 10 scientific posters both in the US and internationally