Treatment Planning Single Maxillary Anterior Implants for Dentists

Treatment Planning Single Maxillary Anterior Implants for Dentists

Dr. Nkem Obiechina


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The goal of this book is to identify esthetic factors such as smile line, biotype and smile width as well as anatomic and functional factors and that can contribute to esthetics, function and overall success of dental implants in the anterior zone and evaluate ways of achieving successful outcomes. An additional objective of the book is also to look at potential complications that could occur in the anterior maxilla and ways of averting them by looking at results from a number of current studies on anterior dental implants. As a general dentist or specialist that is placing or restoring dental implants, this book would provide a valuable resource for treatment planning and replacing single anterior teeth with dental implants.


Dr. Nkem Obiechina:
Dr. Obiechina completed her training in periodontics and implant dentistry from Columbia University. She received her doctor of dental medicine degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1998. She is the recipient of the Melvin Morris award for clinical excellence from Columbia University as well as the Northeast Regional Board Student award for excellence in periodontics from University of Pittsburgh Dental School. Dr. Obiechina has extensive training in periodontal regeneration procedures, soft tissue grafting as well as partial and full mouth reconstruction utilizing dental implants, and all phases of periodontics. She is also skilled with grafting procedures utilizing ramus, chin grafts, and freeze dried cortical bone to prepare implant sites by increasing bone height, as well as sinus elevation utilizing osteotome and lateral window techniques. She has been practicing all scopes of periodontics and implant dentistry for over years, and has active licenses in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and California. She has published a book released 2011 entitled: Essential Implant therapy: A patients guide Understanding dental implant therapy and Understanding Periodontitis also published in the same year. She also published an article in September 2000 edition of Dentistry Today on treatment of drug-induced gingival overgrowth. She is also a co-author of a paper published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences October 2002 titled Periodontal microbiota and clinical periodontal status in a rural sample in southern Thailand. She has also given a presentation for the April 2001 ADA meeting in Washington D.C. on Periodontal and Prosthetic approach to dental implants. She remains active within the field of periodontics offering continuing education courses and seminars to general dentists.