Julian Osorio DMD MScD
Achieving Ideal Aesthetics and Function with Patient-Specific Abutments
In the early days of implant dentistry, the focus was on osseointegration of the implant to the bone structure. As implant therapy continues to evolve and increase, it is now recognised that implants must be placed and restored with the shape and position of the final restoration in mind. In other words, thinking from the tooth down and not from the implant up is necessary for achieving the best functional and aesthetic outcomes possible.
As a trained Prosthodontist and having worked as a Laboratory Technician, Dr Osorio realised that the restorative components available in the marketplace, although functional, were not ideal for achieving optimal aesthetic and biological results. Many components that claimed to make treatment “simple” disregarded aesthetic and biological considerations.
With this in mind he began to work with the help of a team of engineers to create a computerised design process by which the best possible patient-specific restorative components could be fabricated.
This program will present on how this process has helped to revise the standards of success in implant dentistry to not only consider osseointegration, but also aesthetics and biologically-sound outcomes. These outcomes become more and more predictable when using implants and abutments designed with sound biological and biomechanical principles in mind and confirmation of this will be presented with extensive clinical and radiographic evidence.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognise the options available for the replacement of a single tooth or multiple teeth predictably and aesthetically.
- Simplify implant treatment protocols while providing optimal aesthetic results and increasing profitability.
- Integrate patient-specific abutments into any implant protocol.
- Improve the clinical outcome of even the most complicated implant cases.
Dr Julian Osorio, originally from Colombia, South America, received his DMD in 1979. He completed his post-graduate training in Prosthodontics in 1983 and received a Master of Science in Dentistry in 1984 from Boston University.
Currently Dr Osorio holds a position as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he has been on the faculty since 1984.
As a partner of Watkin Osorio Dental Associates DDS, PC in Boston and Parsi Osorio, PLLC in Exeter, NH he is devoted to Prosthodontics, Restorative and Implant Dentistry. He also pioneered the concept of ATLANTIS™, patient-specific abutments utilising the latest computer technology.
Dr Osorio gives numerous lectures around the world. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society and is the Past President of the Massachusetts section of the American College of Prosthodontics. He also currently serves in the Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.