Dr. Richard Akin, Baton Rouge, LA


In this lecture, the speaker will discuss his unique perspective on preserving emergence profile while providing a highly esthetic provisional in the immediate anterior implant site.

The speaker will also describe his published technique, the ‘Anatomic Harmony Abutment’, which allows for safe and predictable creation of emergence profile at all sites using in vivo fabricated custom chairside healing abutments. Clinical photography and video will be used throughout the lecture to convey principles clearly and, at the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will have the information necessary to implement these principles in their practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The audience will learn an expedited approach to a highly esthetic immediate anterior implant provisional.
  2. Provisionalization strategies, materials and design will be discussed.
  3. Participants will also learn immediate implant socket management in all areas of the mouth.

Biography: Richard Akin, DDS, MD, earned his doctorate degrees from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed his residency training, also at LSU, in 2004. He lectures frequently on the topics of immediate implant placement and provisionalization techniques from a surgical perspective. One of his techniques, the Anatomic Harmony Abutment, was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in December 2016. He is proud to be an alumni and faculty lecturer at the Pankey Institute and embraces the L. D. Pankey philosophy in his life and practice. He is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and proud to be a 2nd generation Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Akin’s hobbies include music, photography, and cooking. He lives and practices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA with his wife and children.