Dr. George Priest

Topic: Integration of Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone

Dr. George Priest maintains a private prosthodontic practice on Hilton Head Island, SC. He lectures nationally and abroad on topics including implant dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and esthetic excellence and has published over 60 articles in many acclaimed dental journals and textbooks. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and many other dental organizations. Dr. Priest is a former professor in graduate prosthodontics at Emory University.


Outline

The challenge of integrating dental implants in esthetic treatment is demonstrated with techniques that optimize hard and soft tissue balance. Proper treatment planning and collaboration between members of the implant team, including the periodontist, oral surgeon, restorative dentist, prosthodontist and orthodontist, resulting in predictably long-term esthetic outcomes is illustrated. Step-by-step clinical examples and videos demonstrate provisional and definitive restoration techniques. Results are examined from initiation of treatment to long- term follow-up for periods of over 20 years. This course is designed for dental teams who wish to explore a methodical and integrated approach to restoration techniques that simplify the process of esthetic implant rehabilitation and increase patient satisfaction with the overall dental experience.

Objectives

  • Simplify complex interdisciplinary treatment plans for optimal anterior implant esthetics

  • Collaborate between dentists and key specialty team members

  • Develop anatomical soft tissue profiles around single and multiple implants in the esthetic zone

  • Adopt impression and intraoral scanning techniques that accurately capture soft tissue profiles

  • Integrate crowns, veneers and implants for esthetic rehabilitation