Key Surgical & Prosthetic Considerations for Soft-Tissue Integrity

Taught By:

Dr. Iñaki Gamborena

Course Date:

Saturday, April 2, 2022 to Sunday, April 3, 2022


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Key Surgical & Prosthetic Considerations for Soft-Tissue Integrity

Course Details:

Live Surgery: Immediate Implant Placement
Prosthetic Hands On: Video Demonstration
Surgical Hands On: Pigs CTG Harvesting, Flap Designs & Suturing Techniques
Saturday, April 2, 2022 to Sunday, April 3, 2022
8am - 5pm

Dr. Gamborena is back on popular demand

Key Surgical & Prosthetic Considerations for Soft-Tissue Integrity to Achieve Optimal Esthetic Outcomes – ON IMMEDIATE IMPLANT PLACEMENT

The objective of this 2 days course, is to provide the attendees with a deep theoretical knowledge but more important with a deep management of the periodontal surgery around implants as well as the prosthetic concepts for single tooth immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone in order to maximize the peri-implant soft tissue esthetics around the final restorations – critical element for achieving gingival integration and esthetic success long term.

In this course a live surgery will be performed applying the concept proposed besides a quantity of videos allowing the participants to have a clear overview of the concept.

On the contrary we will also focus, on the recessions around dental implants specially on the anterior implants that have been performed without any CTG. We will discuss the different treatment alternatives to fixing them as well as a classification to visualize the difficulty taking into account the prosthetic and surgical considerations.

Attendees will learn through a surgical workshop on pigs to harvest tissue for connective tissue grafts as well as different suture techniques to propel their knowledge while grafting around implants.


  • Key elements for advance esthetics
  • Critical thinking, the importance of CTG
  • Evolution of the concept & long term results
  • Contemporary protocol – the 8 steps –
  • Type 2&3 socket treatment alternatives
  • All at once concept
  • Recessions around implants
  • Proposed classification
  • Treatment alternatives
  • Surgical & prosthetic implications
  • Take home message

Cancellation Policy:

We understand situations arise in which you may need to cancel a course. Course cancellations must be made at least 30 days before the course to receive a full refund; otherwise, a 50% credit will be given for a future IHDS course.

Who Should Attend:


Dr. Iñaki Gamborena

Dr. Iñaki Gamborena


Dr. Gamborena graduated as a dentist from the Dominican Dental University, UOD in 1989.

Dr. Gamborena holds several certifications in dentistry:

  • Certificate in Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders from the Mexican Association of Occlusal Rehabilitation in Mexico City, 1989-90.
  • Certificate of Rehabilitation Dentistry from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico, 1990-92.
  • Certificate in prosthodontics and Master of Dentistry at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA), 1993-96, where he was awarded the Bolender Contest Award for clinical and academic excellence.
  • Certificate in oral and craniofacial implants from the University of Texas Scholarship Program, Houston (USA), 1996-97.

Dr. Gamborena has been an affiliate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington, since 2001.

He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Prevention and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia School of Dentistry, since 2007 and is an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Periodontics at georgia School of Medicine, Augusta, since 2009.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Spanish version of Quintessence Técnica.

He is an active member of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry since 2002. He has been a member of the American Academy of Dental Rehabilitation since 2011.

He is a founding member of the "Ponti Group", Chicago 2012.

He is the author of the book "EVOLUTION: Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single Tooth Implants" I. Gamborena/ M.B. Blatz, Quintessence Publishing Co Inc., 2014.

Dr. Gamborena is the inventor of the "thin temporary abutment concept: how to maximize space to enable soft tissue growth" Nobel Biocare, November 2014.

He has a private practice in San Sebastián, Spain, dedicated to cosmetic, rehabilitation and implant dentistry.

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