Soft Tissue Engineering for Optimal Esthetics
Lewis Cummings, M.S., D.D.S.
This lecture will discuss the rationale and practical application of soft tissue augmentation procedures. Principles of successful soft tissue augmentation, to include minimally invasive surgical techniques will be reviewed. Soft tissue grafting options and donor tissue resources, their advantages and disadvantages will be examined.
Clinicians will also learn how these techniques can be utilized to enhance socket grafting and implant site development procedures. Current research findings, clinical experience and scientific evidence will be presented to support the materials and techniques demonstrated throughout the course.
About Dr. Cummings
Dr. Lewis Cummings, a Houston native, graduated from dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He continued his education with a residency in periodontics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, where he earned a Masters of Science in Oral Biology. Throughout his residency, Dr. Cummings received advanced training in dental implants, hard tissue grafting and oral plastic surgery. While in Lincoln, Dr. Cummings began research in tissue engineering and now lectures internationally in this field. In conjunction with lecturing, Dr. Cummings teaches advanced surgical courses on hard and soft tissue regenerative techniques for oral rehabilitation utilizing both dental implants and natural teeth. Currently, he maintains a progressive periodontal practice in Kingwood, Texas, treating traditional periodontal disease with a special emphasis on minimally invasive techniques for oral rehabilitation and dental implant therapy.
Additionally, he holds associate clinical professor positions with both the University of Texas Dental School at Houston and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, teaching soft tissue graft and dental implant surgical techniques in the post-graduate programs. He is also an instructor for the American Institute of Implant Dentistry in Washington, DC, teaching advanced periodontal plastic surgery and dental implant procedures to dentists from around the world.
New Digital Technologies & Computer Guided Implant Therapy in the Daily Practice
Pedro M. Trejo, M.S., D.D.S.
Three-dimensional assessment of hard structures, particularly potential implant sites, is now possible due to the advent of Cone-Beam radiography. The course will examine how visual volumetric assessments improve the clinician’s diagnostic abilities, while also indicating or contra-indicating implants and implant related treatment.
The lecture will be divided in three major topics in which new digital technologies will be demonstrated:
At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:
About Dr. Trejo
Pedro M. Trejo DDS, MS is a dual specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics. He received his Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and his Certificate and Masters Degree in Periodontics from The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas. He has treated numerous cases involving virtual/guided implant surgeries and published on the subject. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and holds a Clinical Associate Professor position in the Department of Periodontology at The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. Dr. Trejo has extensive experience in both clinical and instructional implant surgical and restorative dentistry. Since 1995, he has maintained a private practice limited to Periodontics and Prosthodontics in Houston, Texas; owner of Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston.
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