Optimizing the “Transition Zone” in Esthetic and Implant Therapy: A 3-Dimensional Approach
Creating an esthetic and pleasing result in restorative dentistry requires a thorough understanding of the many interfaces, shapes and tissue types that must come together just right to be successful. The “Transition Zone” is where all these critical factors interact to ensure the desired esthetic goal. This presentation will highlight the 3-dimensional and multi-disciplinary management of the “Transition zone” in the challenging patient.
Dr. Salama received separate post-doctoral specialty certificates in both periodontics and periodontal-prosthesis, fixed prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former director of the Implant Research Center and Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Salama is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. The practice is limited to advanced restorative, esthetic and implant therapy. Dr. Salama lectures extensively nationally and internationally and has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals over the past 30 years. His clinical research activities focus on long-term stability of bone and soft tissue enhancement therapies, as well as minimally invasive techniques in esthetics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Salama is a member of the Scientific Committee of the leading Web based Dental Education website www.DentalXP.com.