Stephen Chu


Stephen J. Chu maintains an academic appointment in the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry as a Clinical Associate Professor. He also has a private practice in fixed prosthodontics, aesthetic, and implant dentistry in New York City.

Dr. Chu has published over 40 articles in the dental literature and has given lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of esthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry.

Dr. Chu is on the editorial review board of several peer-reviewed dental journals.

He is the recipient of the Peter Scharer distinguished lecturer award from the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Lloyd L. Miller distinguished lecturer award from the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry.


Current Knowledge in Managing the Single Tooth Immediate Implant in the Aesthetic Zone


Implant dentistry is continuously evolving offering new and more predictable forms of therapy with minimally invasive protocols. Innovative techniques now allow for better esthetics, decreased treatment times, and greater patient comfort. However, these new techniques and therapies continue to raise questions and concerns regarding the risk and rewards of each. Specifically, controversial issues regarding immediate postextraction socket implant placement in relationship to survival and esthetic outcomes. Immediate provisional restoration of immediate implants placed into healed [delayed] or augmented sites will be presented.

In addition, this lecture will address current concepts [i.e. platform switching], techniques, clinical research, histologic evidence, and innovations in immediate implant placement and provisional restoration and how they can enhance treatment procedures, time, and clinical outcomes for greater patient comfort, care, and satisfaction.

 Learning Objectives

After this presentation, the attendee should be able to understand the following concepts associated with immediate implant placement and provisional restoration:

  1. Understand the treatment time and survival rates associate with immediate protocols
  2. Treatment objectives of immediate versus delayed provisional restorations
  3. The prosthetic and biologic impact on hard tissue buccal contour change and peri-implant soft tissue thickness
  4. Understand potential complications associated with immediate implants

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