Dr. Burak Demiralp, was graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 1996 and obtained his PhD degree from Health Science Institute of Hacettepe University in 2000. He was awarded by The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) as a science fellow and studied at the “Center for Craniofacial Regeneration” at the University of Michigan, U.S.A between 1999 and 2001. His research was focused on “Hormonal controls of bone remodeling”. During this period he also taught periodontics at the undergraduate clinics of the University of Michigan. He got the third place at the Warner Lambert Hatton Award at the 30th Annual Meeting of the AADR in Chicago, U.S.A in 2001. He has been awarded for “ASBMR Young Investigator Award”, which was given by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in 2001. Recently he is working as a professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology. He also has Advanced Implant Training Certificate from Misch Implant Institute. Professionally his practice and teaching is focused mainly in advanced implant surgery, treatment of peri-implantitis, implant treatment for periodontally compromised patients and perioplastic surgery.

The Importance of the Timing of Implantation at the Esthetic Zone

In the anterior maxilla, the esthetic outcome and its long term stability is of paramount importance. This is the most important goal of implant therapy, followed by proper function and phonetics. An optimal esthetic outcome requires a thorough understanding of the underlying biological processes of bone and soft tissue healing following tooth extraction. With the knowledge of tissue biology in postextraction sites, well defined selection criteria are available today. Choosing the right timing of implant placement directly affects the outcome of the treatment. Not only the timing of implant placement but also the management and manipulation of the soft tissue and also working as a team is important. In this lecture; the audience can learn the selection criteria for the timing of the implant placement, how to do the soft tissue managements during, before or after the implant placement, how this soft tissue managements affect the outcomes of the treatment and the importance of working as a team.