Modification of gingival phenotype around teeth and implants
This presentation will look at whether gingiva, as opposed to mucosal tissue, is needed around natural teeth, implants, and whether it should be augmented prior to orthodontic treatment.
Lloyd M. Tucker, DMD, MSD
Dr. Tucker received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania. During his 8 years at Penn, he was initiated into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Dental Honor Society, and the Matthew Cryer Honor Society, the highest scholastic award granted by the U. of Penn Dental School. He furthered his knowledge by completing a general practice residency at the Jewish General Hospital of Montréal. After returning home to Pittsburgh and practicing general dentistry with his father for 2 years, he moved to Seattle and received both his Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontics and his Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Washington. Dr. Tucker was the Clinical Editor of the Seattle Study Club Journal from 1997-2003. Dr. Tucker has co-authored several studies published in the periodontal and implant literature, he contributed a chapter in the textbook Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning published by Quintessence and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Tucker has been on faculty at the Pikos Implant Institute in Trinity, Florida since 2012.