Dr. Mark Lin, Toronto, ON


This presentation will focus to identify the differences between the natural dentition occlusion as compared to the various restored dental implant prosthetics required occlusion.

Dental implant occlusion can range from the single implant restoration to multiple quadrant or double arch fixed or removable implant prosthetics.  As such the implant protected occlusion concept for various types of implant prosthetic occlusion will be reviewed.

In addition, management of parafunctional habits will be reviewed to protect the natural dentition and implant restorations

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the differences between the natural dentition and implant prosthetic occlusion.
  2. Note the differences between various types of implant prosthetic restoration and the specific implant occlusion design requirements
  3. Management protocols for patients with parafunctional habit

Bio: Dr. Mark H.E. Lin received his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in which he was on the Dean’s list for 4 consecutive years and finished within the top 5% of the class. He practiced general dentistry for 13 years, then returned to complete his postgraduate training in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto. Currently, he is serving as a part-time instructor at UofT’s post-graduate prosthodontic clinic. He is a contributing editorial board member in Prosthodontics for the Oral Health Journal. He maintains a full-time specialty practice as a Prosthodontist with a focus on full mouth reconstructions, dental implant surgery, various grafting procedures, implant prosthetics and management of implant complications. Dr. Lin is a Fellow and Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and is a Fellow and serves as an Examiner with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Prosthodontics.