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EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Postdoctoral Specialty Certificate in Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics.  1987.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Postdoctoral Specialty Certificate in Periodontology.  1986.

Temple University School of Dentistry.  Doctor of Dental Medicine.  1989.

University of Panama School of Dentistry.  Doctor en Cirugia Dental (Doctor of Dental Surgery)  1982.  Class Rank: 01.

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Director.  Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis and Fixed Prosthodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  2007-Present.

Clinical Professor.  Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis and Fixed Prosthodontics. Department of Periodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  2006-Present.

Associate Clinical Professor.  Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis and Fixed Prosthodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  2004-2006.

Member – Advisory Board for Continuing Dental Education.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  2004-Present.

Member – Editorial Board.  Dental Dialogue.  Spanish Language Edition.  Puesta al Dia Publicaciones.  Vitoria, Spain.  2003-Present.

Member – Advisory Board.  Collaborative Techniques in Restorative Dentistry.

Montage Media Publications.  Mahwah, NY.  2002-Present.

Visiting Professor.  Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Program.  New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, NY.  2001-Present.

Member – Editorial Board.  The Journal of Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry.  Montage Media Publications.  Mahwah, NY.  2001-Present.

Assistant Clinical Professor.  Postdoctoral Fixed Prosthodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  1994-2002.

Director - Dental Implantology Center.  Temple University School of Dentistry.1988-1991.

Course Director.  Basic Periodontology.  Postdoctoral Periodontics Program.  Temple University School of Dentistry.  1988-1991.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Predictable Elastomeric Impressions in Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics:  A Comprehensive Review.  J Pract Perio Aesthet Dent 2007; 19(9):529-536..

Lee, E.: Laser-Assisted Crown Lengthening Procedures in the Esthetic Zone: Contemporary Guidelines and Techniques. J Contemp Esthetics.  March 2007; 42-29

Lee, E.: Laser-Assisted Gingival Tissue Procedures in Esthetic Dentistry.  Clinical Forum.  Pract Proc Aesthet Dent. 2006 October: 18(9).

Terry, D; Leinfelder, K; Lee, E.: The Impression: A Blueprint to Restorative Success. Inside Dentistry. June 2006: 66-71. 

Atraumatic Ridge Expansion and Implant Site Preparation With Motorized Bone Expanders.  J Pract Proc Aesthet Dent.  February 2006; 18(1): 17-22.

Impression Material Selection in Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics: Technique, Rationale, and Indications.  Compend Cont Educ In Dent.  Nov 2005.  Vol 26(11):780-789.

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening: Classification, Biologic Rationale, and Treatment Planning Considerations.  J Pract Proc Aesthet Dent.  Nov/Dec. 2004; 16(10): 769-778.

Impression Materials for Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics: Selection Rationale and Techniques.  Collaborative Techniques.  Fall 2004.

Guest Editorial.  Dental Dialogue.  Spanish Language Edition.  Puesta al Dia Publicaciones.  Vitoria, Spain.  October 2004.

Impression –Taking Considerations for Predictable Indirect Restorations.  Editorial Commentary.  J Pract Proc Aesthet Dent.  July 2003.

Outcome-Based Tooth Reduction: A Commentary on the Current Literature. Pract Proc Aesthet Dent. 2003 Jan-Feb: 15(1): 28.

The Laboratory Role in the Implant Team: Principles and Practices.  Collaborative Techniques.  Winter 2002.

Aesthetic Design Preservation in Multidisciplinary Therapy:  Philosophy and Clinical Execution.  J Pract Proc Aesthet Dent.  September 2002; 14(7): 561-569.

An In-Depth Investigation Into the Workings of a Successful Restorative Team.  Behind the Scenes.  Collaborative Techniques.  Summer 2002.

Management of Complex Implant Aesthetics:  Ensuring Restorative Design Continuity with a Comprehensive Outcome-Based Strategy.  J Pract Proc Aesthet Dent.  Oct. 2001.

Effective Use of the Diagnostic Waxup for Clinical and Laboratory Communication.  Collaborative Techniques.  Summer 2001.

Achieving Aesthetic Excellence Through an Outcome-Based Restorative Treatment Approach.  J Pract Perio Aesthet Dent.  September, 2000.

Transitional Custom Abutments: Optimizing Aesthetic Treatment in Implant Supported Restorations.  J Pract Perio Aesthet Dent.  Nov/Dec 1999.

Predictable Elastomeric Impressions in Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics:  A Comprehensive Review.  J Pract Perio Aesthet Dent.  May, 1999.

 

TEXTBOOKS

Contributor.  Chapter: Impressions and Soft Tissue Management.  In “Essentials of Fixed Prosthodontics”.  By Drs. Stephen Chu, Dennis Tarnow, et al.  Montage Media Publications. Mahwah, New Jersey 20067

Associate Editor.  English Language Edition.  “Plasma Rich in Growth Factors: Principles and Surgical Applications”.  By Dr. Eduardo Anitua.  Puesta Al Dia Publicaciones.  Vitoria, Spain 2000.

Associate Editor.  English Language Edition.  “Implant Surgery and Prosthesis: A New Perspective”. By Dr. Eduardo Anitua.  Puesta Al Dia Publicaciones. Vitoria, Spain 1998.

 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Laser-Enhanced Crown Lengthening in the Esthetic Zone. Loma Linda International Laser Symposium. Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  Loma Linda, California.  November 9, 2008.

Esthetic Profiles in the Maxillary Anterior Region.  P.I. Branemark International Implant Congress.  Colombian Society of Implant Dentistry.  Bogota, Colombia.  October 25, 2008.

Tooth Supported vs. Implant Supported Prosthesis in the Esthetic Zone.  P.I. Branemark International Implant Congress.  Colombian Society of Implant Dentistry.  Bogota, Colombia.  October 24, 2008.

Gingival Margin Predictability Around Natural Teeth and Implants.  Northeast Philadelphia Dental Study Group.  Philadelphia, PA.  September 17, 2008.

Tooth Supported vs. Implant Supported Prosthesis: Evidence Based Decision Making in the Esthetic Zone.  Prime Study Group (Periodontal, Restorative and Implant Methods for Excellence).  Florida Institute for Periodontics and Dental Implants.  Boca Raton, Florida.  March 25, 2008.

Re-Assessing the Role of Tooth-Supported Prosthesis in the Implant Era: Indications and Prognosis.  2008 Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting.  Boston, MA.  February 28 - March 1, 2008.

Ultimate Esthetic Solutions: Perio-Restorative Protocols to Optimize Gingival Margin Predictability.  Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto Rico.  2008 Puerto Rico Scientific Conference and Dental Exhibit.  San Juan, Puerto Rico.  February 6-9, 2008.

Predictable Management of the Advanced Case: Esthetics and Biocompatibility.  XXXIX Congreso Istmeno de Odontologia.  Panama Dental Association.  Panama City, Panama.  January 23-26, 2008.

Contemporary Periodontal Prosthesis.  Division of Continuing Dental Education.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, PA.  December 1-3, 2007.

Strategies for the Management of Gingival Tissue Deficits.  Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Spring Meeting.  New York, NY.  June 1, 2007.

Esthetic Considerations in the Interdisciplinary Treatment of Young Adults.  Sociedad Espanola de Odontopediatria.  Sevilla, Spain.  May 24-25, 2007.

Predictable Dento-Gingival Aesthetics in Complex and Interdisciplinary Therapy: A Diagnosis-Driven Endeavor.  D.E.A.L. Seattle Study Group.  Dr. Steven Rimer.  Boca Raton, Florida.  January 12, 2007. 

Achieving Periodontal-Restorative Harmony in Aesthetic Dentistry.  Northeast Philadelphia Dental Study Group.  Dr. Joseph Gian-Grasso.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  December 12, 2006. 

Development and Preservation of Periodontal-Restorative Harmony in Aesthetic Dentistry. Current Concepts in American Dentistry: Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation.  International Aesthetic Week.  Continuing Dental Education Programs.  New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, New York.  November 30, 2006. 

Achieving Predictable Aesthetic Outcomes in Periodontal-Prosthesis.  French International Program.  Department of Periodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  November 26, 2006.   

Predictable Aesthetic Management of the Complex Case: A Harmony of Form and Function.  Atlantic and Cape May County Dental Society.  Sommers Point, New Jersey.  November 1, 2006. 

Predictable Aesthetic Management of the Restorative-Gingival Interface. New York University Continuing Dental Education International Programs.  Department of Continuing Education.  New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, NY.  October 2, 2006. 

Ridge Expansion and Implant Site Preparation Utilizing Motorized Bone Expanders. Clinical Innovations.  American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  September 18, 2006.

Motor Driven Bone Expanders: The New Standard in Atraumatic Ridge Expansion and Implant Site Preparation. Corporate Forum.  American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  September 16, 2006.

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening: Biologic Rationale and Evolving Treatment Concepts. American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Annual Meeting.  Grand Cayman. August 3-5 2006. 

Preserving Aesthetics in Interdisciplinary Therapy: A Harmony of Form and Function. French International Program.  Department of Periodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  July 24, 2006. 

Interdisciplinary Management of Pre-Prosthetic Gingival Tissue Discrepancies. Taiwanese International Program.  Department of Periodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  June 16, 2006. 

Predictable Aesthetics in Clinical Practice: A Diagnosis Driven Endeavor.  Northeast Philadelphia Dental Implant-Periodontal Prosthesis Study Club.  Pennsylvania Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants.  Philadelphia, PA.  June 7, 2006.

Predictable Aesthetic Management of the Complex Case: A Harmony of Form and Function.  International Aesthetic Symposium.   New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, NY.  May 19, 2006.

Integration of Biologic and Biomechanical Rationales in Implant Surgery: Use of Atraumatic Motor Driven Bone Expansion in Conjunction With Evolutionary Implant Designs.  BTI Corporate Forum.  American Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting.  Seattle, WA.  March 16, 2006.

The PRGF Technique: Tissue Engineering Strategies Utilizing Autologous Growth Factors.  BTI Corporate Forum.  American Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting.  Seattle, WA.  March 16, 2006.

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening and Gingival Margin Predictability.  Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Program.  New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, NY.   January 3, 2006.

Interdisciplinary Management of Pre-Prosthetic Gingival Tissue Discrepancies. French International Program.  Department of Periodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  December 2, 2005. 

Evolving Paradigms in Contemporary Implant Therapy: Achieving Harmony of Form and Function.  Departments of Periodontics and Prosthodontics.  Bethesda Naval Hospital.  Bethesda, MD.  September 1, 2005. 

Esthetic Implant Restorations.  Department of Continuing Dental Education.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  November 4, 2005. 

A Harmony of Form and Function: Contemporary Paradigms for the Achievement of Predictable Aesthetics in Clinical Practice.  Northeast Philadelphia Dental Study Group.  Dr. Joseph Gian-Grasso.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  October 18, 2005. 

A Harmony of Form and Function: Contemporary Paradigms for the Achievement of Predictable Aesthetics in Clinical Practice.  The Cosmetic Consortium.  Dr. I. Stephen Brown.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  October 17, 2005. 

Predictability of the Implant-Gingival-Restorative Complex: Influence of Surgical Technique and Implant Design.  BTI International Implant Symposium.  Vitoria, Spain.  September 30, 2005. 

Innovations in Surgical Implant Site Preparation.  BTI Corporate Forum.  American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO.  September 24, 2005.

Strategies for the Esthetic Management of Pre-Prosthetic Soft-Tissue Discrepancies.  Department of Continuing Dental Education and International Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Program.  New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, NY.  June 7, 2005.

First Impressions Matter: Contemporary Alternatives in Pre-Prosthetic Soft Tissue Management and Impression Techniques.  Delaware State Dental Society.  Wilmington, Delaware.  May 13, 2005.

 Driven By Design:  Essential Aesthetic Dentistry Concepts and Techniques. Department of Continuing Dental Education.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  April 15, 2005. 

Optimizing Anterior Aesthetics:  Interdisciplinary and Laboratory Partners.  Wilmington Country Club.  Wilmington, Delaware.  March 18, 2005. 

Implant Dentistry:  A Restorative Discipline with a Surgical Component.  Biotechnology Institute Continuing Education.  Advanced Restorative Module.  Leon, Mexico.  December 10, 11, 2004.

Strategies for Achieving Predictable Aesthetics in Complex Implant Therapy.  Biotechnology Institute Continuing Education.  Advanced Restorative Module.  Monterrey, Mexico.  December 3, 4, 2004.

The BTI Implant System:  A Comprehensive Approach to Implant Dentistry.  Corporate Forum.  American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting.  Orlando, Florida.  November 15, 2004.

Aesthetic Design Preservation in Interdisciplinary and Implant Therapy.  International Continuing Education Program.  Department of Periodontics.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  October 26, 2004.

Contemporary Paradigms for Aesthetic Design Preservation in Interdisciplinary Therapy.  First International Symposium of Esthetic and Robotic Dentistry.  Bogota, Colombia.  October 15-18, 2004.

Complex Anterior Aesthetics:  A Harmony of Form and Function.  LMT Lab Day West.  Irvine, California.  April 30, 2004.

Complex Anterior Aesthetics:  A Harmony of Form and Function.  LMT Lab Day.  Chicago Mid-Winter Dental Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois.  February 20, 2004.

Aesthetic Design Preservation in Multidisciplinary Therapy.  Congreso Odontologico Metropolitano.  Caracas, Venezuela.  February 13 and 14, 2004.

Complex Anterior Aesthetics: Aesthetic Proposals and Aesthetic Blueprints. 2nd Internacional Oral Implantology Symposium.  Vitoria, Spain.  September 26 & 27, 2003.

Anterior Tooth Display as a Functional Determinant.  Advanced Program in Esthetic Dentistry.  New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, NY.  September 2002.

Aesthetics in Periodontal Prosthesis:  The Blending of Form and Function.  Post-doctoral Programs in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Philadelphia, PA.  September 2002.

Preserving Aesthetic Design Continuity Through an Outcome-Based Treatment Rationale.  Bay Dental Study Club.  Monterey, CA.  June 18, 2002.

Ensuring Restorative Design Continuity Through an Outcome-Based Treatment Rationale.  Downtown Seattle Study Group.  Philadelphia, PA.  January 16, 2002.

Restorative Blueprint Concepts and Their Application to Aesthetic Dentistry.  Advanced Program in Esthetic Dentistry.  New York University College of Dentistry.  New York, NY.  November 20, 2001.

Enhancing Predictability in Implant Prosthodontics with Outcome-Based Treatment Strategies.  Main Line Dental Study Club.  Wayne, PA.  February 12, 2001.

Predicting Aesthetic Success with Outcome-Based Strategies.  Valley Forge Dental Forum.  Valley Forge, PA.  October 4, 2000.

Predicting Aesthetic Success Through a Vertically Integrated Outcome-Based Treatment Rationale.  Wilmington Dental Study Club.  Wilmington, DE.  September 18, 2000.

Predicting Aesthetic Success Through the Utilization of the Full Shade Wax-Up Technique.  Main Line Dental Study Group.  Wayne, PA.  April 22, 2000.

A Clinical Approach to Enhancing Predictability and Treatment Outcomes in Fixed Prosthodontics.  St. Clare’s Hospital Dental Club Continuing Education Program.  Denville, NJ.  March 15, 2000.

Enhancing Predictability and Treatment Outcomes in Fixed Prosthodontics.  University of Panama School of Dentistry Annual International Symposium.  Panama City, Panama.  July 2 and 3, 1999.

 

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