Ron Bamber Memorial Alumni Day - 23/06/19

23/06/19 at the Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

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Lecturer - Dr.Jin Y. Kim, DDS, BScDent, MPH, MS, FACD At the Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

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The Dr. Ron Bamber Memorial Alumni Day lecture - 23/06/2019

Venue:The Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour, 70-100 Murray St. Pyrmont commencing at 8.30am



Implants for Life – Catchy Phrase or Reality?

7 factors that determine long-term clinical success


Today, dental implants have the potential to be incredibly predictable. Do they really have better prognosis than natural teeth?  When do you “give up,” and remove and replace the periodontally or endodontically compromised teeth with dental implant restorations? Is maintenance of dental implant similar to maintaining teeth? How do we utilize “dental implant therapy” or “tooth replacement therapy” in contemporary clinical practice so that they are free of complications in the long run? Where is the art and science in this topic of the life-long implants and “zero bone loss” concept?

Predictable soft and hard tissue regeneration, so crucial to the clinical success of each case is highly dependent on the appropriate selection of material as well as the technique and approach. With an abundance of newer materials on the market, the clinician is given the task to marry the right material and technique, often without much scientific guidance. This presentation will review the existing evidence on the science of osseointegration, and clinical studies that validate long-term health of dental implant restorations. What factors, if any, play a role in the breakdown of dental implant support? What should the home care, and professional maintenance protocol be? Do the materials, techniques, and implant systems that a clinician chooses have any bearing on these factors? The presenter will highlight various innovations in soft and hard tissue handling techniques in recent years. Dr. Kim will also review the essence of implant maintenance protocols, diagnosis and recognition of peri-implant diseases, together with a systemic review as to how peri-implant break down can be prevented.

About the presenter:

Dr.Jin Y. Kim, DDS, BScDent, MPH, MS, FACD

  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Past President, Western Society of Periodontology
  • Board Member. World Congress of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Bone Surgery
  • Member, Peer Review Committee, California Dental Association
  • Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Director, Global Dental Implant Academy
  • Private Practice in Diamond Bar, CA


Dr. Jin Y. Kim is a 1986 graduate of Faculty of Dentistry at University of Sydney, Australia. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Science with Honors in pathology under professor John Gibbins, also at University of Sydney. He received specialty training in periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry in 1998. Jin is board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology, and the American Board of Oral Implantology, making him a unique and rare dual board-certified specialist in the United States.

Apart from operating two specialty private practices in Diamond Bar, and West Garden Grove, California, Jin is currently engaged in teaching of dental students, residents and fellow dental professionals, as a part-time lecturer at UCLA and other dental schools and as a sought-out international speaker. He has spoken at national and international academic and clinical podiums including the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), European Federation of Periodontology (EuroPerio), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), California Society of Periodontists (CSP), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Korean Academy of Maxillofacial Implants, World Academy of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Bone Surgery (WAUPS), Columbia Society of Periodontology, and at a number of universities including New York University, USC, UCSF, Loma Linda University, University of Miami, Seoul National University, Wonkwang University, Chosun University, Chung San University, University of Hong Kong, and UCLA. Dr. Kim’s international lecture appearances span over 37 countries worldwide.

Jin Kim has been a consultant to a number of dental implant and device manufacturers. His research has been published in respected scientific journals such as Journal of Periodontology, Annals of Periodontology, Dental Implantology Update, Journal of Dental Research, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and in several dental textbooks. He has translated a popular implant textbook into Korean language, and has contributed to a book chapter in a textbook. He has served as a past president of Western Society of Periodontology (WSP). He is the founder of West Coast Dental Implant Study Club, and is co-director of Global Digital Implant Academy (GDIA). He continuously serves on various capacities AAP, AO,  ICOI, and AAID.

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