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Fall Dinner and Meeting with Dr. Robert A. Levine

  • 11/22/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virginia Museum of History and Culture


  • For all current VSOP members

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The Virginia Society of Periodontists and Geistlich Biomaterials present:

Clinical and patient benefits of collagen-based soft and hard tissue substitutes for “biotype conversion.” A periodontal plastic surgeon’s perspective.

Robert A. Levine DDS, FCPP, FISPPS

 Friday, November 22, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Virginia Museum of History and Culture
(428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220)
2.5 CEU's

Course Details:

 There is growing evidence of the importance of soft and hard tissue dimensions around dental implants and teeth in preventing long term complications. Patients also desire fewer surgical appointments and less morbidity without sacrificing functional and esthetic results. A growing number of soft tissue substitutes have flooded the market. This clinically oriented presentation will focus on the benefits of using evidence-based collagen matrices as alternatives to autogenous soft tissue grafts. Its usage comes with less patient morbidity and satisfies patients’ desire to have complex treatments completed in fewer visits. In addition, the use of bone-grafting substitutes to fulfill the “10 Keys for Successful Esthetic-Zone Immediate Implants: Importance of Biotype Conversion for Lasting Success” (RA Levine, J Ganeles, JY Kan, P Fava. Compendium of Cont Ed Dent 2018) will be reviewed as it relates to long term success and the importance of the buccal gap dimension. Lastly, 3 future publications that Dr. Levine is coauthoring with Dr. Mauricio Araujo (University of Maringa, Brazil) on a series of 40 single tooth immediate central incisor implants placed in Dr. Levine’s private practice with CBCT and clinical analysis with initial data will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the indications for the use of a new volume-stable collagen matrix to augment soft tissue thickness around dental implants and its important role in “biotype conversion” with review of short to medium term cases.
  • Recognize the benefits of the use of a unique collagen matrix to increase the zone and thickness of attached keratinized gingiva in one visit. Long-term documented cases will be reviewed.
  • Apply the key surgical steps in each procedure for your practice to help insure clinical success
  • Recognize and apply the “10 Keys for Successful Esthetic-Zone Immediate Implants” as it relates to the importance of soft and hard tissue augmentation for usage in both esthetic and non-esthetic areas for long-term success from single tooth to full arch.
  • Distinguish the surgical and prosthetic “keys to success” for immediately placed maxillary central incisor implants in a well-maintained patient population

About Dr. Levine

Dr. Robert A. Levine maintains a full time private practice in Northeast Philadelphia focusing on Surgical Implant Placement, Cosmetic Oral Plastic Surgery Procedures and Reconstructive and Regenerative Therapy. He is presently a Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia and a Fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous international scientific dental journals and has authored approximately 70 articles and 4 book chapters. He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) of Basel, Switzerland and was one of 100 representatives from around the world invited to participate in the ITI 4th and 5th Consensus Conferences in Stuttgart, Germany (2008) and in Bern, Switzerland (2013) to establish treatment protocols for implant dentistry worldwide. In June 2010, he was honored as the Distinguished Speaker at the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Periodontology’s 13th Annual Straumann Lecture Series and was again chosen as the guest lecturer in October, 2011 for the 1st Annual Straumann Distinguished Speaker Lecture by the Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry. In 2010, Dr. Levine was inducted to Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry’s Gallery of Success and was chosen by his peers as “Top Doc in Periodontics” in Philadelphia Magazine (2010, 2012, 2014). Since 1984, Dr. Levine has been President, founder and Program Chairman of the NE Phila. Dental Implant Study Club and in 2009, he founded the Greater Phila.Dental Hygiene Study Club. He has been Director & Program Chairman of the Philadelphia Tri-State ITI Study Club since 2007.

Virginia Society of Periodontists is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.   The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2020. Provider ID#216663

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