Anton Sculean, DMD, Dr. med. dent., MS, PhD, Dr. h.c. mult. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology and currently the Head of the Dental Research Center (DRC) of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. Prof. Sculean has authored more than 480 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 30 chapters in periodontal textbooks and has delivered more than 600 lectures at national and international meetings. He is Editor in Chief of Periodontology 2000, one of the top 2 ranked journals in dentistry. Prof. Sculean has been the recipient of many research awards including the Distinguished Scientist Award of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the Anthony Rizzo Young Investigator Award of the Periodontal Research Group (PRG) of the IADR, the IADR/PRG Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine, and the Distinguished Teacher Award of the European Orthodontic Society. He is currently listed as the top-rated expert in periodontics in the world (https://www.expertscape.com/ex/periodontics). Prof. Sculean is the Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR, the Swiss Society of Periodontology, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP). He is board member of the Osteology Foundation, the Oral Reconstruction Foundation and the Continental European Division (CED) of the IADR. His research interests focus on periodontal wound healing and regeneration, regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, use of antibiotics, antiseptics and novel approaches such as lasers and photodynamic therapy in the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections.
Peri-implant mucosal recessions are a common complication in implant dentistry and usually occur at later stages following implant placement thus negatively affecting oral hygiene measures, esthetics and subsequently patient satisfaction. Despite its increasing prevalence, the scientific evidence for the treatment possibilities for peri-implant mucosal recessions is still extremely limited.
Implant restorations in the esthetic zone remain one of the most challenging restorative procedures in dental medicine. Objective parameters have been proposed for clinicians’ esthetic evaluation. This article provides a general overview and recommendations for use reflecting the current status of the assessment of the esthetic outcome of dental implant restorations.
For several years, the need for keratinized mucosa (KM) to reduce the risk of peri-implant biological complications has been a controversial topic. Recently, several studies and systematic reviews have confirmed that adequate KM may favorably impact peri-implant health and stability in the long-term.