Joseph Kan, DDS, MS



Tissue Management for Anterior Implant Esthetics: Science, Art & Limitations


Achieving anterior implant esthetics is a challenging and demanding procedure.  To create peri-implant gingiva that emulates nature is a fusion of science and art.  Understanding the biologic and physiologic limitations of the soft and hard tissue will facilitate predictability in simple to complex esthetic situations. 

This presentation will focus on current implant treatment philosophies and methodologies for peri-implant tissue management.  Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical and prosthetic management of soft and hard tissue. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify prognostic variables for predictable anterior implant esthetics.
  2. Current evidence based methods for esthetic soft tissue management .
  3. Delay vs. immediate implant placement and it?s effect on soft tissue outcome.


Dr. Kan completed Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  He is a Professor and maintains a private practice.