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Carlo Ercoli

Title: Anterior Implants: the intersection of esthetics, biology and technology

Synopsis: Peri-implant soft tissue are the ultimate area where biology meets technology. It is in this anatomical and functional area that most processes of health and disease are actually initiated, maintained or compromised with short and long term effect on the prognosis of the dental implant and its surrounding hard and soft tissues. It is in this area where implant and prosthetic restoration design, materials chemistry and micro-nano-characteristics, and hard and soft phenotype interact and become relevant for long-term biomimetic behavior of our restorations. This presentation will review the relevant known factors that affect the behavior of this critical anatomical area and highlight both the changes that have occurred in the last decade as well as identify relevant areas for future research for the next one.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the relevant known anatomical, functional and prosthetic material characteristics affecting peri-implant tissues.
  • To learn how soft tissue characteristics and relevant grafting procedures may affect site preparation, before, during and after implant placement.
  • To appreciate that the ultimate long-term prognosis of our implant prostheses rests on an adequate understanding of the known biologic behaviors of the tissues surrounding our restorations and on a humble appreciation of what remains to be elucidated.

Dr. Carlo Ercoli graduated from the “Enrico Berlinguer” Dental Technology Institute in Rome in 1987 and obtained his dental degree from the University of Siena, Italy in 1993. He specialized in Prosthodontics in 1996 at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York and completed a specialty training in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders in 1997. In 2012, he achieved specialty certification in Periodontology. In 2019, he obtained his MBA from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester. He is Professor and Chairman of the Prosthodontic Department at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health and a faculty member of the Periodontology Program.

Dr. Ercoli is a diplomate of the American Boards of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, an ITI Fellow and holds memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and American Prosthodontic Society. He is a Past President of the American Prosthodontic Society, Executive Council Member of the Academy of Prosthodontics, Honorary Member of the Italian Academy of Prosthodontics and Founding Member of the Italian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He was recently named Education and Research Director of the American College of Prosthodontists. 



Carlo Ercoli