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Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Saturday, October 20

Surgical & Prosthetic Strategies to Avoid Tissue Discoloration Around Implants

Lecture Description: 

Recent studies have identified a high rate of incidence of tissue discoloration around dental implants. Etiologies of tissue discoloration will be discussed and techniques presented to avoid this problem, especially with implants placed in the esthetic zone. Clinical research will be presented on the e ects of bone grafting and provisional restoration on soft tissue color change with immediate tooth replacement therapy.


• Understand tissue discolorations:
• Etiology
• Incidence
• Techniques for correcting.

About presenter: 

Dr. Chu, received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Master’s of Science degree in Restorative Dentistry and completed the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Wash- ington, in Seattle. Dr. Chu subsequently became a board-certi ed dental technician in ceramics and obtained a Master’s degree in Dental Technology from the New York Uni- versity College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He is the former Director of the Continuing Education Program in Advanced Aesthetic Dentist- ry at NYUCD. He is also presently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Prost- hodontics and is the Director of Aesthetic Education at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Chu has authored two textbooks on color and aesthetic/cosmetic restorative dentistry and has contributed chapters to several others. He has published numerous articles in the dental literature and is the section editor for one dental journal and on the editorial board of four others. He is a much sought-after teacher and a world- wide lecturer in aesthetic/cosmetic restorative dentistry and implant dentistry.