2016 Winter Meeting - Speakers

Dr. Kirk Pasquinelli


Optimizing Periodontal and Implant Surgery Outcomes in the Esthetic Zone

Dental therapy in the esthetic zone is rarely simple. Esthetic problems often are multifaceted and cannot be satisfactorily resolved by restorative treatment alone. An excellent outcome often requires a well planned, sequential inter-and intra-disciplinary treatment plan involving multiple practitioners and multiple procedures. As periodontists, we are uniquely positioned to aid our referral doctors in their quest for the best esthetic outcomes.

This presentation will present the periodontal surgical procedures available for maximizing the esthetic and biological outcomes for teeth and implants in the esthetic zone. Dr. Pasquinelli will illustrate several cases from start to finish, highlighting the coordination and performance of several surgical modalities within one operation or in sequential operations over time.

Key topics presented are:

  • Periodontal anatomy and surgery as they relate to restorative dentistry and dental implants.
  • Esthetic improvements possible with periodontal plastic surgery around teeth as well as pontic areas.
  • The utilization of implants in the esthetic zone

Dr. David Yu

Dr. David H. Yu is board-certified in Periodontics. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Studio Art. Following graduation from Indiana University, he entered Dental School at the Indiana School of Dentistry, then a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He received his specialty training in periodontics also at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. He was in private practice in Dallas for three years before moving to Austin, Texas where he maintains a private practice focusing on aesthetic periodontal and implant therapy and full-arch implant therapy. He continues to lecture on those topics.


3D Printing for Full Arch Cases and Implant Guides

Digital workflow is not the future. It is now. Dr. Yu will illustrate how he utilizes the technology with the final result of being able to 3D print implant guides and stereolithographic models.


  • Step-by-step methods from digitization of the impression to 3D planning and printing
  • Learn how to implement 3D printing for full-arch implant therapy
  • Understand the limitation as well as the benefits in relying on these technologies

Dr. Stephen K. Harrel, DDS


Videoscope Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (V-MIS) 

Periodontal minimally invasive regenerative surgery has evolved in the twenty years since it was introduced and multiple studies showing long-term favorable results have been published.  The most current approach is Videoscope Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (V-MIS).  This procedure integrates the use of a videoscope into the surgical technique.  The videoscope allows for much smaller incisions than used in the past and the more complete removal of calculus and root roughness.  The results of a large university study of V-MIS will be reviewed and the use of V-MIS with bioengineered materials will be detailed. 

Objective – The purpose of this presentation will be to review the most recent application of minimally invasive surgery (V-MIS) and detail the clinical use of this technique.


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