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Implants in The Esthetic Zone: Management and Avoidance of Complications

Friday, August 17th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

San Francisco Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94062

7 CE Units   |   Course Fee: $299

When a dental implant is needed in the esthetic zone, several challenges exist, both for the restorative dentist and for the surgeon. Once the initial surgery is completed and the crown is in place, special care and monitoring must be performed which is different from that required for teeth. Effective maintenance with the dental hygienist is key for long-term success. This course is designed for the whole dental team and will cover what makes esthetic zone implants uniquely challenging and how to best care for them.

Who this course is for: Restorative dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and staff who are in practices that place, restore, or maintain dental implants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand complications that can arise with implant treatment and restoration
  • Learn techniques to minimize potential complications
  • Understand how complications can be managed in your office and with the periodontist
  • Understand effective communication with the patient and interdisciplinary team
Your Instructors:
Jodi Deming, RDH


As a clinical research associate Jodi was involved with biofilm growth and therapeutic product development evaluating the effect on dental biofilms. She currently works in both periodontic and prosthodontic practices. Jodi is a national and international educator, clinician, and lecturer. She has presented over a 150 lectures and workshops on advanced integration of ultrasonic and hand instrumentation. Jodi has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry Department of Dental Hygiene and at Spear Education. She is nationally recognized as an expert in endoscope and ultrasonic instrumentation.
Dr. Nicole Olivares


Dr. Nicole Olivares is board certified in periodontics and implant surgery. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed a three-year surgical residency in periodontics at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Olivares has intimate knowledge and extensive skill in oral implantology and related surgeries including advanced hard and soft tissue augmentation procedures such as sinus augmentation and bone regeneration. She has trained extensively in periodontal plastic surgery, procedures such as esthetic soft tissue grafting, and crown lengthening.
Dr. Kirk Pasquinelli


Dr. Kirk Pasquinelli received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF). He completed a general practice hospital-based residency at Mount Zion Medical Center and remained on the hospital dental and training staff while also practicing restorative dentistry in San Francisco. He received his periodontal training at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Pasquinelli continues to teach select groups nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles in periodontal and restorative dentistry literature. He is a consultant for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at 415-781-7147
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