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André P. Saadoun

André P. Saadoun

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The creation of an aesthetic smile with a gingival architecture in harmony with the adjacent dentition remains the final objective in dentistry.  The challenge in perio-implantology is to manage the hard/soft tissue complex and to be as close as possible to the natural smile appearance of the patient in the aesthetic zone.  The process of soft and hard tissue healing must be understood and incorporated into a carefully coordinated sequence of therapy.

The soft tissue aspect following implant treatment in the anterior zone called the “Pink Esthetic” is the most sensitive point and the one that presents the most challenges. Therefore the preservation or the reconstruction of a natural aesthetic gingival presents a major task in implantology.

The essential prerequisites in order to establish an optimal harmonious aesthetic result should always remain a precise, comprehensive biological and prosthetic diagnosis as well as the choice of the most conservative, appropriate, and least traumatic treatment for the patient to achieve a successful aesthetic outcome, always based on scientific evidence.

A major evolution in perio-implantology has taken place with less invasive surgery, and more sophisticated approaches. The utilisation of new bio-engineering materials, and new strategies using digital flow, have modified the surgical approaches.

The final aesthetic predictability to obtain an optimal PES and WES in all clinical gingival and implant procedures involves a delicate surgical approach and precise restorative dexterity to achieve an optimal aesthetic for tooth or implant restoration surrounded by its natural gingival environment in harmony with the adjacent teeth.

Learning Objectives

At the end of Dr Saadoun’s lecture, delegates will have enhanced their knowledge of the following:

  • Implant biological parameters
  • Hard and soft tissues after tooth extraction
  • Alveolar socket types classification/implant placement timing
  • Immediate implant placement after extraction
  • Forced eruption
  • 3D implant position
  • Root submergence and immediate implant placement
  • Root shield technique and immediate implant placement
  • Connective tissue graft timing
  • Implant abutment, temporary final restoration
  • Digital flow approach in immediate implant placemen


Dr Saadoun received his Degree in Dental Surgery from the Faculty of Paris, and completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Periodontology at the University of Pennsylvania and Post-Graduate Certificate in Implantology at University of California in Los Angeles. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Southern California. He is also Visiting Professor at the Hadassah, Faculty of Dental Medicine of Jerusalem University.

He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodonology, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology with a special Award of 25 years contribution for The American Board of Periodontology, a Member of Honor of the American Dental Implant. He has received the French Medal of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite”.

An internationally renowned lecturer in Aesthetic Periodontology and Implantology, Dr Saadoun has written over 150 articles and several book chapters. He was recently a contributing author in the books entitled: The Art of the Smile, The Art of Treatment Planning and recently Ridge Preservation—Updates and Innovations.

He was also Associate Editor of Implant Site Development published in May 2012.

His book on Soft Tissue Management on Teeth and Implants has been published in December 2012 and translated into Russian in August 2013 and into Italian in July 2014.

He is also on the Editorial Board of scientific journals including Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Dental Implantology Update, Journal of Periodontology, European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, European Journal of General Dentistry, Journal de Paro-Implantologie Orale. In addition, Dr Saadoun is a Faculty member of the Global Institute of Dental Education (Los Angeles) and a Faculty member of the Dental XP Program of Education (Atlanta).

Dr Saadoun maintains a private practice in Paris, which is limited to Aesthetic Periodontics and Implant Surgery.

Qualifications: DDS MS