Ronald Jung


Ronald Jung is trained in oral surgery, prosthodontics and implant therapy. He is a full professor of Implantology and vice chairman at the Center of Dental Medicine of the University of Zurich Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science.

In 2006, he became a visiting associate professor at the Department of Periodontic of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 2008, he finalized his “Habilitation” (venia legendi) in dental medicine and was appointed at the University of Amsterdam, ACTA Dental School, The Netherlands. In 2013, Dr. Jung was appointed visiting associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston.

Dr. Jung is an accomplished and internationally renowned lecturer and researcher, best known for his work in the field of hard and soft tissue management and his research on new technologies in implant dentistry.



From Tooth Extraction to the Final Implant Reconstruction: Decisions and Timing

Goal for the Course: This course will review and compare options in treatment techniques, timing, and materials that are available to help the clinician better predict the final outcome of dental implant placement. 

Course Details: Successful and predictable implant therapy for replacing missing teeth in the esthetic zone starts with a locally and systemically related risk assessment. Strategies for the handling of extraction sockets may either try to preserve hard and soft tissue or optimize it by grafting procedures. By comparing the techniques for tissue preservation, clinical treatment planning for various situations will be defined.

Timing of the implant placement is of great importance and should be based on the morphologic, dimensional, and histologic changes that follow tooth extraction as well as on common practice derived from clinical experience. Decision criteria regarding the selection of all-ceramic abutments and crowns or titanium abutments and porcelain fused-to-metal crowns will be formulated.

In the past decade, the use of guided bone regeneration (GBR) in conjunction with the placement of dental implants has become a well-documented, successful procedure. Its predictability is based on a better understanding of the factors critical for success or failure and on the possibilities and limitations of GBR materials.