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London Study Club

9 September 2019
Soft Tissue Management of Implants

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Presented by: Boota Singh Ubhi
Host: Zaki Kanaan
Date: 9 September 2019
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS

Soft tissues around dental implants have been described by various researchers and clinicians as the key to long term success. This session will explore the importance of key concepts soft tissue preservation and augmentation. Techniques which have a long term clinical and scientific basis will be presented along with management of problems. The attendees will have an overview of various surgical techniques and materials available for the clinician on a daily basis.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand when and how to augment soft tissues around dental implants
  • To be aware of different techniques of soft tissue augmentation
  • To understand prevention of soft tissue problems


Boota graduated from Liverpool University in 1992 and after working as a general dentist for 18 months, he started a 2 year postgraduate Masters degree in Periodontology at Liverpool University. This was completed in 1997 and subsequently he became a part time lecturer in the Periodontal Department.

In 2000, after passing the Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) he was entered onto the General Dental Council’s specialist register in Periodontics.

Boota has taught at both Liverpool University and Birmingham University Dental Schools. Between 2006 and 2012 he was the clinical lead in a modular 10-day dental implant training programme in conjunction with Dentsply AstraTech.

He is the clinical director of a large multi specialist referral practice, working closely with other specialists, general dental practitioners and hygienists/therapists providing a comprehensive referral service for advanced dental problems.

Boota has worked at the same practice for 20 years and for the past 15 years, his work has been limited to periodontics and implantology. He has placed over 4000 implants over the past 22 years, with a high success rate.

He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Association of Dental Implantology.


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