New Opportunities for Enhancement in the Esthetic Zone

Dr. Eric Van Dooren

Dr Eric Van Dooren attended the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he received his degree in dentistry in 1982. After graduating, he opened a private practice in Antwerp, which specializes in periodontics, fixed prosthodontics and dental implantology.

Currently, Dr Van Dooren is a visiting professor at the University of Liege, Belgium, and at the University of Marseille, France. He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr Van Dooren holds lectures on a national and international basis, mainly in the fields of esthetic implantology and esthetic periodontal surgery.

He has published several articles in national and international trade journals.

The esthetic implant rehabilitation of patients with esthetically and functionally compromised dentition frequently involves a multidisciplinary approach. The achieving of esthetic objectives in multidisciplinary cases represents a considerable clinical challenge.

During recent years , treatment modalities and options have changed . From a surgical point of view , less invasive procedures are used in order to preserve soft tissue anatomy and minimize recession. Also the design of implants and prosthetic components

has changed in order to minimize bone resorption and soft tissue alterations .This lecture will focus on a new surgical and prosthetic approach in difficult esthetic implant rehabilitations.