CURRICULUM VITAE DR. GAMBORENA
. Graduated in Dentistry at the University Odontológica Dominicana, UOD 1989
. Certificate in Occlusion and Temporo-Mandibular Disorders at the Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction in México City, 1989-90
. Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the Autonoma of Nuevo León University in Monterey, México, 1990-92
. Certificate in Prosthodontics & Master of Science in Dentistry. University of Washington-Seattle (USA), 1993-96 was awarded with the Bolender Contest Award for clinical and academic excellence
. Certificate in Oral & Craneofacial Implant Fellowship Program. University of Texas, Houston (USA), 1996-97
. Affiliate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Washington Dental School, Seattle (Washington) since 2001
. Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) since 2007
. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta (Georgia) since 2009
. Editor in Chief of Quintessence Técnica Journal (Spanish version)
. Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetics Dentistry, since 2002.
. Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, since 2011,
. Founder member of “the Ponti Group”, Chicago 2012
. Author of the book “EVOLUTION : Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single Tooth Implants” I. Gamborena/ M. B. Blatz by Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, 2014.
Inventor of the “slim temporary abutment concept : maximizing space for soft tissue growth” Nobelbiocare, November 2014.
Restorative Dentistry and Implants
Paradigm shift in implant dentistry : the importance of soft tissue grafting
The goal to create a harmonious “esthetic” outcome around dental implants that mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition as well as morphology is indeed difficult to create and maintain long term. The subepithelial connective tissue graft (CTG) is a favored option to treat and prevent gingival and peri-implant soft-tissue recessions. It is usually placed in combination with a coronally advanced flap or with an envelope flap or pouch. This lecture will focus on the difference on protocols when it comes to surgical and prosthetic criteria to treat anterior implants using as a volume maintainer only soft tissue grafting procedures. Techniques and tools will be discussed in order to reach the best consistent results around anterior implant treatments.