Tissue Preservation and Development
Contemporary Strategies in Crestal Bone and Soft Tissue Preservation
Day & Time:
Saturday, January 19, 2019 • 4:15-5:00pm
Lecture Description & Objectives:
Preservation of the crestal bone and soft tissue is paramount to the long term maintenance of function and esthetics.
The main focus in implant dentistry has been on the hardware such as implant connections, implant surface and platform switching. However, little attention is given to the instrumentation and its impact on the maintenance of health, function and esthetics. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss new strategies in merging concept of biology (preservation of buccal plate and increasing vascularization) and the concept of biomechanics (platforms, surfaces and instrumentation)
Dr. Alina Krivitsky Aalam graduated with a BS in Dental Hygiene, DDS and a Certificate in Advanced Periodontics from the USC School of Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Western Society of Periodontology and USC Research Committee awarded Dr. Krivitsky Aalam for her outstanding achievement and contribution to the field of Periodontics. Dr. Krivitsky Aalam is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the USC School of Dentistry in the department of Advanced Periodontics and a lecturer for the Dental Hygiene program. She is on a committee for Friends of Dentistry and Peer Review. Dr. Krivitsky serves as an expert advisor for the “Surviving Beautifully” book and online source dedicated to helping others with beauty issues during and after a cancer fight.
Dr. Krivitsky maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics and Reconstructive Implant Dentistry in Brentwood, California and lectures nationally and internationally of advancements in soft tissue grafting.