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VSOP 2023 Annual Meeting

  • 02/24/2023
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Westin Hotel Old Town Alexandria, VA


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The Virginia Society of Periodontists Presents:

2023 Annual Meeting

February 24, 2023


The Westin Old Town Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314


Room Block for 2023 Meeting featuring Ricardo Kern 

Soft Tissue Management and Aesthetics with Implants

Featuring: Dr. Ricardo Kern

 Course Description:

The quality and design of the tissues surrounding implants are not only important for long-term maintenance, but fundamental for aesthetic purposes. Delivering “pink-free” restorative solutions over implants requires the full presence of the gingival contour, natural emergence profile, and respect for the aesthetic proportion ratio of crowns and bridges. Achieving the perfect balance  between pink and white contour is a key point.

Immediate extractions can present an outstanding initial situation of tissue contour. In these cases, the preservation of the gingival “frame” is the goal of our treatment. Atraumatic extraction, proper 3D position of the implant, primary  stability, gap grafting, and soft-tissue phenotype modification are essential for the protocol of immediate implant placement in fresh sockets. But beyond the basics, the knowledge of peri-implant remodeling after extraction, abutment/provisional design, and small surgical maneuvers can boost the aesthetic results and long-term tissue stability.

This lecture addresses the workflow for immediate implant cases in the aesthetic zone, from favorable situations to the most compromised sites.

Learning objectives:

1.      Workflow for Immediate Implant Cases in the Aesthetic Zone
2.     To Understand How Quality and Design of Tissues around Implants affect Treatment Outcomes


Members and Member Invited Guests: $189.00

Non- Members: $449.00 and includes a VSOP membership

Perio Residents and VSOP Board Members: Complimentary


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kern graduated from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil. He obtained a Postgraduate degree in Periodontology in 2003 and a Master’s Degree in Oral Rehabilitation from the Univesidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa in 2007.

Firmly entrenched within the high aesthetic requirements of Brazilian dentistry, Dr. Ricardo Kern focuses his work on the demanding disciplines of soft tissue design and reconstruction. He has vast experience in immediate implant placement with temporization, from single tooth cases to full arch rehabilitations. He has presented both didactic programs and hands-on workshops on soft tissue design, preservation and reconstruction at numerous seminars and congresses.

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 4/1/2020 to 3/31/2024. Provider ID#216663

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