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Monthly Meetings

The D.C. Dental Society (DCDS) offers regular, complimentary CE programming to its members each year between September and May, in the format of in-person monthly meetings and webinars.

In-person monthly meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month (depending on holidays and other events). All in-person monthly meetings are in the evening, from 5pm to 9pm. A complimentary dinner is provided. 

In addition to learning the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry from world-renowned speakers from across the country, DCDS monthly meetings give attendees an opportunity to share ideas, information and network with one another. Nonmembers may attend by paying a registration fee. 

For important information regarding registration fees, cancellation policy, course length and credit hours information, click here
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January CE Event: Periimplant soft-tissue development and preservation for optimal long-term esthetics

  • Tue, Jan 08, 2019 | 5:00 PM - Tue, Jan 08, 2019 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 2350 M St. NW, Washington, DC

Location: Westin Georgtown
Address: 2350 M St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Contact: ​Andres Bachelet
Phone: (202) 367-1163

Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

6pm – 7pm Session 1
7:30pm – 9pm Session 2

Please note pricing:

  • Members: $0
  • Non-Members: $110

 You may register for one session or both. 

Topic: Periimplant soft-tissue development and preservation for optimal long-term esthetics
Instructor: George F. Priest, DMD
Dr. Priest does not have any financial relationships to disclose for this continuing education program. 

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Course Description
Esthetic implant restorations require a sound understanding of peri-implant profiles and a technical foundation of appropriate implant components. As a critical member of the implant team, the general dentist or prosthodontist is primarily seen as the clinician providing the definitive implant restoration. That role, however, extends beyond hard tissue esthetics and includes a significant responsibility in soft tissue development which is necessary for optimal esthetic outcomes.

Session I of the presentation will include step-by-step images and videos to clearly delineate the restorative technique of preservation and development of soft tissue profiles, primarily in a sequence of immediate placement and restoration. This session will also examine implant surgeon, orthodontic and restorative collaboration that sets the stage for ideal implant placement.

Session 2 will highlight scenarios from single to multiple implant examples in the esthetic zone, including more complex patients with combinations of teeth, crowns, veneers and implants. Dr. Priest will illustrate anatomically contoured provisional restorations and methods to transfer these contours to definitive abutment and crown contours that maintain long-term soft tissue stability. The use of digital dentistry to facilitate procedures will also be explored. Results are examined from initial treatment to long-term follow-up for periods of over 20 years.

Session 1: Learning objectives

  1. Adopt surgical and restorative protocols that maximize soft tissue potential of single and multiple implants
  2. Create esthetic chairside implant provisional restorations
  3. Optimize implant sulcular profiles in the esthetic zone

Session 2: Learning objectives:

  1. Use expedited impression/scanning techniques to capture periimplant soft tissue detail.
  2. Communicate tissue contours to the laboratory via accurate impression and scanning techniques
  3. Develop anatomical periimplant esthetics for single and multiple edentulous spaces

About the Speaker

George Priest

Dr. George Priest maintains a private prosthodontic practice devoted to esthetic, advanced restorative and implant dentistry on Hilton Head Island, SC. He lectures nationally and abroad on topics including implant dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and esthetic excellence. He has contributed over 60 publications to many acclaimed dental journals including The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, The Journal of Prosthodontics, The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and others. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a member of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and many other dental organizations. For the past 12 years, Dr. Priest has been included as one of Dentistry Today's Top Clinicians in Continuing Education. Dr. Priest is a former professor in graduate prosthodontics at Emory University and an innovator and teacher of implant and esthetic dentistry for more than 30 years.