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London Study Club - 14 June 2017

Implants in the Aesthetic Zone – Pitfalls and Solutions

Presented by: Robert Oretti
Exhibitor: Osstem Implant, Henry Schein, Titan Care
Date: 14 June 2017
Time: 1830 Drinks Reception 1900 Lecture 2030 Dinner - Dress Code: Smart/Casual, no jeans or trainers - Attendance must be pre-booked.
Location: The Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London, W1K 4ER

The goal is to create a harmonious aesthetic outcome around dental implants that mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition. This is difficult to create and maintain long term. Bone remodelling and soft tissue recession are known adverse factors which can negatively impact upon the final long term outcome and the extent of these changes are often considered unpredictable when considering the immediate implant approach.

This presentation will discuss the critical factors associated with case selection; the relevance of the surgical techniques employed and a step by step surgical sequence demonstrating how post-operative changes can be significantly reduced on a predictable basis.

Nevertheless, despite careful planning and execution, adverse outcomes can still occur and this presentation will also highlight the procedures that are required to correct compromised outcomes. Key skills areas for optimizing aesthetic outcomes will also be discussed.

Educational Aims and Objectives:

  • To be familiar with the rationale for choosing differing implant treatment options with an emphasis on evidence based dentistry.
  • To appreciate the role of differing treatment strategies that are utilized (such as soft tissue grafting) to enhance the aesthetic outcome.
  • To be familiar with the procedural steps required to deal with and correct adverse aesthetic outcomes.


Robert qualified at Kings College, London in 1987. After working in an orthodontic practice in Colchester for four years he moved to Newbury, Berkshire.

Rob then spent the next 14 years working in a busy private practice where he built a reputation for treating complex cases involving cosmetic, implant and orthodontic treatments. At this time, Rob also became involved in teaching and mentoring and has taught many dentists on all aspects of cosmetic and dental implant therapies.

In 2006, Rob moved to Pentangle Dental Transformations – a purpose built centre for dentists to send their patients for cosmetic and complex treatments. Rob now spends his time between treating these referred patients and teaching.

Rob is currently a post graduate tutor for the Oxford and Berkshire deaneries, a mentor and faculty educator for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), a mentor and international speaker for the ITI (International team of Implantologists), a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the implant diploma (RCS Edin), as well as scientific director and president elect of BAAD (British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry).

He presents regularly at scientific meetings and has published several articles on implant therapy.

Location and Further Actions

Dr Zaki Kanaan