November 13, 2020


The Single Tooth Implant in the Anterior and Posterior: From Extraction to Restoration



Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Seminar Schedule:

7:30am: Registration & Breakfast
8:15am – 3:30pm: Lecture
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Q & A

Break Down

Immediate tooth replacement therapy has become a mainstream treatment modality for single and multiple tooth implants in the esthetic zone. However, esthetic risks and complications exist such as socket perforation, loss of labial plate thickness over time, and loss of the interdental papilla due to proximity issues with tooth-to-implant distance following placement.

Consequently, an inventive macro design concept based upon biologic principles that combines hybrid strategies in implant diameter, shape, and thread pattern has been designed and developed to address these problems. This inverted body-shift design concept will be supported by pre-clinical [animal histology] and clinical [human] studies that scientifically supports, validates, and reinforces the biologic principles in design that ultimately enhances esthetic outcomes in modern day implantology.

Learning Objectives:

From this lecture you will learn:

  • Understand the implant complications and risks in the esthetic zone
  • Understand the inverted body-shift concept in macro implant design
  • Understand the biology behind circumferential bone volume for long term maintenance to prevent ridge collapse, recession, and papillae loss

About the Speaker

Stephen J. Chu is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the departments of periodontology, implant dentistry, and prosthodontics. He maintains a private practice in fixed prosthodontics, esthetic, and implant dentistry in New York City.

Dr. Chu has contributed over 80 publications including 6 textbooks in the dental literature and has given lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of esthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry.

Dr. Chu is the executive editor of Compendium and is the recipient of several awards from professional dental organizations.