August 28, 2014
Thursday, 6:30- 9:00pm

Embassy Suites - Brea

August 28, 2014


6:30pm - 9:00pm

2.5 CEU

Immediate Function on Tilted Implants: The SmartFix™ Concept

Clinical Advantages and Case Studies from a Periodontist’s View


Jin Y. Kim, DDS, MPH, MS, FACD

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantologists/Implant Dentistry

Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Recently popularized "All-on-4" concept is a trademarked, proprietary protocol. This concept, though, does have some historical roots, and scientific rationale. This approach is not well understood by the dental community. It is sometimes criticized, and even mocked as "none-on-3," for very good reasons. Othertimes, this method of therapy was associated with poor quality "implant centers" method, making the true worth very vague and many times, devalued. The truth is that this protocol, when utilized ideally, can allow fixed prostheses can be loaded immediately on implants, as few as 4, in tilted configuration. This maximizes bone configuration, and it may allow avoiding traditional graft procedures. This protocol affords the patient, and the provider considerable comfort and ease, so long as case selection is done appropriately.

Ankylos system - now in existence for for over 20 years - is known to be superior in retention of crestal bone, and in the integrity of the connection. The advent of SmartFix, a system that allows tilting of implants in full arch cases does allow versatility in many aspects. The presenter will review the concepts, history, and rationale for the use of tilted implant protocol. He will also cover the clinical indications, and the step by step restorative and surgical preparations in order to achieve predictable and successful outcome.

Dr. Jin Y. Kim attended the dental school at University of Sydney, Australia, where he grew up. He furthered his education with an advanced degree in pathology at the Medical School of University of Sydney, graduating with honors in 1988. From 1989-1991, he served as a Christian missionary in his native Korea, having been deployed by the Uniting Church of Australia. Dr. Kim then settled in California, where he completed master degrees in public health and oral biology, and a three-year specialty residency training program in periodontics and implant surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 1999 he became board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), and in 2001, became Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry was earned in 2007, and Dr. Kim also became board-certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), in 2006, and in 2012 he was inducted as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists. 

2.5 CE Units
$60 registration for this event only.


This program is sponsored by Dentsply Implants

Meeting held at:

TAPS Fish House and Brewery

101 East Imperial Highway, Brea, CA 92821-4924
(714) 257-0101

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101 East Imperial Highway
Brea CA 92821-4924