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Modern Aesthetic Dental Concepts: Implantology andOral Rehabilitation Advances

A week in New York


Program with various speakers, including Dr. Galip GUREL, Prof. Dimitar FILTCHEV, Dr. INAKI GAMBORENA, Dr. Richard SMITH, Dr. Paul FLETCHER, Dr. Ziad JALBOUT and Dr. Guido SARNACHIARO

Price: 2300 EUR without VAT

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon



Dr. Gurel is the founder and the honorary president of the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic
Dentistry). He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) for
2011 and 2012. Dr. Gurel is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics
(ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and honorary diplomat of
the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD). He is a visiting professor at the New
York University (USA), Marseille Dental University (France) and Istanbul Yeditepe
University (Turkey). He is the author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate
Veneers” published by Quintessence publications in 2003 translated into 12 different
languages. Since 1984 Dr. Gurel has maintained his private practice in Istanbul, Turkey
limited to aesthetic dentistry.


Creating the precision in terms of the preparation, fit and the aesthetic outcome needs a serious treatment planning which is different for each case… Designing a new smile consists of many steps which are so very important and if followed correctly, produces predictable success. In today’s dentistry success depends on an interdisciplinary team work. Every member of the team (including the specialists, lab technicians and the patient) should be aware of the treatment planning and the end result from the beginning. Every effort should be spent to bring the teeth to their natural position on the dental arch, hence creating enough space for the restoration to be received so that the aim should be minimum tooth preparation. After that stage, in order to achieve a very precise and predictable tooth preparation, wax-up, silicon indexes and related techniques such as APR (Aesthetic Pre Recontouring), APT (Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporaries) and preparation through the APTs are extremely crucial. This eliminates all the possible mistakes and destruction of the depth cutters that could have been done if the tooth was to be prepared without realizing the aging effects on the enamel (volumetric enamel loss) or their inappropriate teeth positions on the dental arch…

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m



Prof. Dimitar Filtchev obtained his degree in dental medicine from the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Sofia in 1998 and is now a full-time Professor at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry at FDM-Sofia. In 2000, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry. From 2007-2015, prof. Filtchev served as President of the Sofia Dental Meeting Association, and was the co-founder of the Implant Dental Center at the Medical University in Sofia. Specialization in Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry in Munster, Germany. Participated at trainings in Prosthodontics with N. Bichacho, M. Fradeani, in Implantology- H. Salama, in Perio – A. Saadoun, M.Hurzeller. In 2020, prof. Filtchev graduated from the Soft Tissue Managements around Teeth and Implants Masters at the University of Bologna, directed by Prof. G. Zuchelli. Prof. Filtchev was then elected in the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry in 2022. HonoraryMember of Style Italiano Group, the Bulgarian Society of Esthetic Dentistry, Bulgarian Scientific Dental Association, Affiliate of the EAED, and Instructor at the ZimVie Institute in Switzerland.


The lecture will go through a new way of digital planning. Based upon the planning, there are different treatment options. How predictable are the different protocols? What are the positives and negatives of the digital planning, based on our clinical experience? Can we trust 100% the contemporary digital imaging systems, optical scanners? How predictable is the digital approach to restore teeth and implants and where are the limits? Can we treat worn dentition with aligners and what is role of the orthodontic treatment on complex esthetic rehabilitation? The lecture will answer some of these questions and show how the digital tools changed our thinking in the recent years. A full digital protocol will be presented with a new biological concept for creating and keeping a stable emergence profile. The thin soft tissues lead to increased marginal bone loss compared to thick soft tissues. A new perio-prosthetic way of increasing the biotype will be introduced to increase the soft tissue level around teeth and implants. A new multidisciplinary approach will be presented on treating complex functional and esthetic compromised patients.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

“Current Clinical and Technical Protocols for Predictable Implant Esthetic Dentistry”


Graduated in Dentistry at the University Odontológica Dominicana, UOD 1989. Certificate in Occlusion and Temporo-Mandibular Disorders at the Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction in México City, 1989 90. Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the Autonoma of Nuevo León University in Monterey, México, 1990-92. Certificate in Prosthodontics & Master of Science in Dentistry. University of Washington-Seattle (USA), 1993-96 was awarded with the Bolender Contest Award for clinical and academic excellence Certificate in Oral & Craneofacial Implant Fellowship Program. Author of the book “EVOLUTION : Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single Tooth Implants” I. Gamborena/ M. B. Blatz by Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, 2014.


The goal to create a harmonious “esthetic” outcome around dental implants and teeth that mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition as well as morphology is indeed difficult to create and maintain long term. In this presentation a comprehensive approach to optimize functional and esthetic results with immediate and delayed implant placement will be discussed by blending surgical, technical, and restorative steps into one successful protocol will be presented thoroughly. Immediate surgical and restorative protocols facilitate superior esthetic and functional success.Digital planning plays a fundamental role to achieve such a desired result. On the other hand, the subepithelial connective tissue graft (CTG) is a favored option to treat and prevent gingival and peri-implant soft-tissue recessions. It is usually placed in combination with a coronally advanced flap or with an envelope flap or pouch. This lecture will focus on the difference on protocols when it comes to surgical and prosthetic criteria to treat anterior implants using as a volume maintainer only soft tissue grafting procedures. Techniques and tools will be discussed in order to reach such results around anterior implant treatments.

 Wednesday, March 13, 2024

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
“Immediate Molar Implants: New Surgical and Restorative Protocols for Predictable Success”

Dr. Richard SMITH

Dr. Smith received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. After completing a general practice residency at Booth Memorial Medical Center, he earned a specialty certificate in prosthodontics from NYUCD’s Postgraduate Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. He is a former Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at NYUCD, and the former director of the Periodontal-Prosthetics residency program at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Smith is also a former Associate Clinical Professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in the Department of Prosthodontics, where he taught postgraduate Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry.


Immediate placement of molar implants has been gaining in popularity as an accepted procedure. However, until now, there has been no evidence-based protocol for either the surgical or the restorative aspects of this treatment. Placing implants into wide sockets requires an entirely different approach than single-rooted tooth sockets. New research shows that molar implant placement affects the health of adjacent teeth and we need to reconsider our treatment options. New treatment protocols will be presented based upon existing literature, biologic rationale, and the newly acquired research data. The implications of these new protocols are far- reaching and should affect the way we all practice. Concepts that will be examined include: extraction techniques, socket classification, immediate versus delayed placement, to graft the socket or not, tooth-implant space distribution strategies, how to manage “the gap” and immediate provisionalization. The immediate molar implant, done well, can be a game-changer for any practice.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Therapeutic Options and Protocols for the Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease”


Paul Fletcher DDS, is a periodontist who practices in New York City and is a member of Specialized Dentistry of New York, a group implant, cosmetic specialty practice. After receiving his dental degree from the University of Maryland and spending two years in a Veterans Administration Hospital residency in Portland Oregon, Dr. Fletcher received specialty certificates in periodontics from both the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York City and New York University. An Associate Clinical Professor in postgraduate periodontics in the department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry for more than 30 years, and at Columbia University College for 8 years, Dr. Fletcher is now an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.


As the number of implants that have been placed worldwide increases and as the number of years implants have been in place increases, the incidence and prevalence of inflammatory peri- implant disease has been rising. Because of this, it’s imperative all practitioners have an understanding of the factors involved in the initiation of peri-implant disease, are able to diagnose the problem in its incipiency, and can then take the proper steps to arrest its progression. At the end of this presentation, the participant will:

1) have an understanding of the etiology, microbiology and histopathology of peri-implant disease, and its progression from mucositis to peri-implantitis.

2) understand which instruments and chemical agents are best suited to debride, detoxify and decontaminate an affected implant.

3) understand the indications for non-surgical and surgical therapy, and the specific implant surgical techniques utilized to optimize the results of treatment.

4) know how to establish an evidenced based in office and at home therapeutic regimen for the early recognition and diagnosis of peri-implant disease as well institute Cumulative Interceptive Supportive Therapy (CIST) to stop mucositis before it progresses to peri-implantitis.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

“Minimally Invasive Atraumatic Surgical Extraction and Socket Preservation”


Former Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry; Former Director of the Implant Honors Program, and Former Director of the Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry Course, at New York University College of Dentistry; Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists; Author of Numerous Articles on Aesthetics and Implants including the Glossary of Implant Dentistry; Private Practice in New York City.


This lecture will detail the biological principles, instruments, armamentaria, and surgical techniques to successfully perform minimally invasive atraumatic surgical extractions. A detailed step by step management of type I and type II sockets will be discussed. Grafting material and healing time will be discussed to obtain best outcome.

Learning objectives:

  • What is atraumatic extraction?
  • • Biological principles of socket healing
  • • Surgical technique effect on healing of surgical extractions
  • • Grafting material selection for socket preservation
  • • Type I socket management
  • • Type II socket management
  • • Outcome evaluation of socket preservation for implant placement

Thursday, March 14, 2024

  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Immediate Implants in the Aesthetic Zone”


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry; Clinical Assistant Professor, Implant Program, Department of Prosthodontics and Clinical Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Member, International Congress of Oral Implantology and Academy of Osseointegration; Private Practice in New York City.


The improvement of implant design has enabled us to place immediate implants and a provisional restoration predictably when treatment is done in the esthetic zone. Moreover, the fabrication of an immediate provisional is becoming a key factor for tissue management. Tissue support, emergence profile and the provisional restoration phase of implant therapy has become one of the most critical steps in immediate or delayed placement for several reasons. A step-by-step protocol will be presented in how to fabricate the proper screw-retained provisional restoration from the fabrication of the acrylic shell to managing and capturing the proper supportive subgingival contour.

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Mar 11 - 14 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm