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Aesthetic improvement vs optimising aesthetics vs achieving the ultimate cosmetic result. A multi-dimensional balancing act - delivering a result that meets patient expectation with the fabric (tooth structure and soft tissues) that they, the patient gives you to work with. 15 years as a dentist and 23 years as a periodontist. Let me help you! Through the day, using cases to illustrate points, we will develop a systematised approach to soft tissue management around teeth and implants. • The patient examination, what information do you need to collect? • Presenting a plan and consent. o Phasing treatment. o A “start to finish approach” or “stabilisation, re-confirm the plan and then proceed to restore”. • It’s much easier starting with a “clean slate” and soft tissue health but how do you approach treatment where there is significant soft tissue disease? • What can you as the restoring dentist do and when do you need a periodontist? • Aesthetic crown lengthening, where and when is it relevant in the anterior segment? • What are the indications and limitations?

Learning outcomes

1. Recognise what influence the soft tissues have on an aesthetic outcome. 2. Develop skills recognising contributory factors and formulating a plan. 3. Develop confidence communicating and discussing phased treatment. 4. Managing heathy soft tissues – treatment options. 5. Recognise the contribution of pathologic change and how this alters your approach to soft tissue treatment.


Dr Nick Cole

Nicholas Cole graduated BDS from the University of Otago in 1981. After 3 years in general practice in New Zealand he went to London and completed a MSc in Periodontology graduating in 1987. Returning to New Zealand he went into a group practice in Takapuna, where he maintained a general practice with a special interest in Periodontology. In 1997, he retired from general practice and went back to the University of Otago to gain an MDS with distinction in Periodontology. Since 2000 he has been in a specialist practice at 5 St Marks Road in Remuera Auckland. He now practices in group practice with two other periodontists, James Dawson & Poppy Horne. Since entering specialist practice in 2000 his clinical practice is limited to surgical aspects of care, 50 / 50 spread between periodontology & implantology. His 15 years in general practice gave him a broad vision of the periodontal and implant surgical / restorative interface. His implant experience spans from 1991 to the present day, initially with a focus on restorative aspects then in 1995 doing his first surgical training.

NZACD Aesthetic Dentistry Mini Internship - Module 2

Dr Nick Cole
Friday 27th Sep 2024
8:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: NZDA House
195 Main Highway
Region: Auckland
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Brought to you by New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
PO Box 159
New Zealand