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2024 Speaker Series


Creating Smile Design & Emergence Profile: Extraction & Grafting for Ideal Surgical Placement of Implants

7L CE | AGD 690 Implants

with Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS

Friday, May 17, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Drive | Rockville
Building 4 | Teaching Theatre

Lunch is provided

Course Description:

Patients often present to our dental practices with serious concerns and dental complications. Problems in the aesthetic zone can complicate our treatment options when we’re trying to provide a proper emergence profile and smile design in the front of the mouth. Patient satisfaction in regard to form and function is a challenge. But, with proper protocol and treatment planning, we can achieve a high degree of aesthetics without preparing the adjacent teeth. Conventional dental procedures such as bridges and removable appliances have served us well over the years. However, as the design and prosthetic applications of our most modern dental implants have improved, dental implants provide an outstanding alternative to conventional techniques.

Implants are, and should be, prosthetically driven. This concept means that there must be an understanding or visualization of the final product prior to any surgical intervention. In the past, this was an art that was learned through experience by the most seasoned clinicians. As technology has advanced, and CAD/CAM design has become mainstream, dentists have become proficient in providing outstanding final prosthetic outcomes.

Course Objectives:

Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Techniques for proper atraumatic extractions for future implant sites;

  2. Socket grafting: a simple but essential tool for general dentists;

  3. Review surgical applications for post-extraction grafting including filling interproximal and facial gaps;

  4. Learn novel techniques for successful sinus elevation and bone grafting for immediate implant placement;

  5. Diagnose and treatment plan single-unit cases;

  6. Understand posterior, single-unit implant prosthetics: the two appointment implant restoration; and

  7. Considerations for anterior implant placement: what are the rules.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Timothy Kosinski is an Affiliated Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of  Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and serves on the editorial review board of Reality, the information source for esthetic dentistry and is the past editor of the Michigan Academy of General Dentistry. He is currently the Editor of the AGD journals General Dentistry and AGD Impact,  and was named editor of IMPLANTS TODAY,  the implant publications of DENTISTRY TODAY. He is a Past-President of the Michigan Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kosinski received his DDS from the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School and his Mastership in Biochemistry from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Society of Osseointegration.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Kosinski has received many honors including Fellowship in the American and International Colleges of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International.


In 2017 he received the Academy of Dentistry International’s  Humanitarian Award “in recognition of significant contributions to the enhancement of the quality of life and the human condition.” He is a member of OKU and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Kosinski was the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Alumni Association’s “Alumnus of the Year,” and in 2009, 2014 and 2020 received the Academy of General Dentistry’s “Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition.” Dr. Kosinski has placed over 16,000 dental implants and published over 220 articles on the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry and was a contributor to the textbooks, Principles and Practices of Implant Dentistry, and 2010’s Dental Implantation and Technology.





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