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Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli

New frontiers for esthetic soft tissue coverage around teeth and implants

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Closing Lecture: 12:45-13:15
Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli


New knowledge in soft tissue surgical management permits to achieve esthetic coverage in gingival recession with minimally invasive connective tissue grafts. The recession of the buccal soft tissue margin is a frequent complication of well integrated dental implants. The appearance of metallic structure or even their transparency through the thin buccal soft tissues are common reasons for patient aesthetic complains. Moreover, bad implant installation frequently results in excessive apical dislocation of the buccal soft tissue margin of the implant supported crown. Soft tissue plastic surgical procedures and bilaminar techniques in particular, can be successfully used in combination with a pre and postsurgical prostethic approaches to increase the volume of the interdental soft tissue, to treat buccal gingival recessions and soft tissue dehiscence around dental implants and to provide the new implant supported crown with an esthetic transmucosal emergency profile.


Doctor in Dentistry
Professor of Periodontology Bologna University
PHD in Medical Biotecnology applied to Dentistry
Active member of Italian Society of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology
Member of the Editorial Bord  of the European Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry and International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Member of the International Committee of Regenartion (ICR)
Winner of scientific prizes for the research  in periodontology in Italy, USA and Europe
Authors of more than 100 scientific publications in the fields of Periodontology
Co-author of  an atlas text book on soft tissue plastic surgery (Ed. Martina) and of the chapter "Mucogingival therapy – periodontal plastic surgery" in the Jan Lindhe text-book "Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry", 5th edition - (Ed. Wiley-Blackwell)
Author of a book on esthetic mucogingival surgery (Ed. Quintessence)

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