June 2019 General Meeting

Dental Implant Esthetics

Speaker:  Frank L. Higginbottom DDS

Date:  June 18, 2019   

Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm  

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

          Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit

Cost: $40 member dentist/$50 members with late registration (if available)

$50 guest of member dentist; $70 nonmember dentist

RSVP: By 10:00am FRIDAY, JUNE 14

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to www.capitalareadental.org

To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call 512.335.1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy

when making your reservation.  Reservations are released at 6:30pm

Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, June 14 will be billed

This program will review the necessary pre-requisites for success in the Esthetic Zone.  It is important to evaluate the patient’s “Esthetic Risk” for a given situation. A prescription for success will be presented.  It is important to: have an acceptable site, place the implant properly in all three dimensions, position and design of the microgap, have a stable abutment connection, and create an acceptable ceramic outcome.  The final restorative result will not be successful unless the transition zone is managed with an emergence profile provisional restoration.

Participants will learn:

  • Evaluation of Esthetic Risk
  • Pre-requisites for success
  • The Importance of Provisional Restorations to create emergence profile restorations
  • The Importance of Treatment Planning

Frank L. Higginbottom DDS

Frank L. Higginbottom is a 1971 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry.  He has a private practice of Esthetic, Restorative, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.  He is a Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences and Graduate Prosthodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry as well as the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at University of Texas San Antonio.  He lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of Dental Implants, Restorative Dentistry, Provisional Restorations and Treatment Planning. He has authored numerous articles and contributed to textbooks on these subjects. He is active in basic research in the field of dental implant systems and is a member of the ITI, a world education group.  Other memberships include the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry where he just finished service as President, Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Osseointegration in which he is a Fellow and where he served as a Director. Dr. Higginbottom was awarded Fellowship in both the American and International College of Dentists.  He was awarded Honorary membership in the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Higginbottom served as Director and Vice-President of the Texas Dental Association. He was the 2009 Dallas County Dental Society’s Dentist of the Year, was awarded Baylor College of Dentistry’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2010 and University of Oklahoma’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2019.


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