Spring Meeting

April 16, 2024 at 6pm at UCL


Dr. Young K. Kim, DMD DMSc FACP

Transdisciplinary-guided implant surgery (TGIS) concept

As a Diplomate in the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. Kim has concurrently held the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, while actively maintaining a private practice in Manhattan. His primary clinical focus involves the treatment of complex cases related to both tooth-supported and implant-supported full-mouth rehabilitation. With numerous publications and patent applications to his credit, Dr. Kim actively participates as a reviewer for several journals such as “Dentistry Review (Elsevier),” “BMC Oral Health,” “Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio),” and “Journal of Prosthodontics.” In his editorial capacity, he co-led and edited the NYU implant project in 2020/21, resulting in the publication of the new NYU implant restorative manual, which has been disseminated to 12 countries, 13 states, and 27 institutions. Presently, he serves as a co-leader/editor of the YOMI robotic surgical project at NYUCD, pioneering the establishment of the first predoctoral robotic implant surgical curriculum in the United States.

Currently, Dr. Kim serves as a guest editor for Dentistry Review (Elsevier), overseeing a special edition issue on “Surgical Prosthodontics – What, When, and How.” As an originator of the innovative geometric concept in implant dentistry – “prosthesis-implant arch area ratio (PIAAR)” – his current research project, titled “auto-distribution of implant fixtures (ADIF) for computer-guided implant surgery software,” involves the development of a plug-in module platform using advanced artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools, collaborating with NYU’s AI for Scientific Research (AIfSR) and Tandon School of Engineering. His multifaceted academic, clinical, and innovative expertise converge within the field of surgical and reconstructive Prosthodontics.

Lecture Objectives

• Define sub-crestal/surgical prosthodontics
• Explore prosthetically driven implant surgery and contemporary advancements, including robotics
• Introduce the concept of transdisciplinary-governed implant surgery (TGIS)
• Demonstrate case studies

Lecture Description

Digital transformation in dentistry, particularly computer-guided implantology, has catalyzed the infused principles of subcrestal- or surgical-prosthodontics, with inaugural institutions of the implant surgery section in the American Board of Prosthodontics. This dynamic transition in the present curriculum significantly impacted the following generation of prosthodontists, emerging as leaders in prosthetically-driven implant surgery (PDIS) and streaming through robust expansion with arrays of systematic concepts and innovations.

In full-arch implant rehabilitation, PDIS has emerged as a pivotal domain, an essential discipline in computer-guided implantology. This transformation signifies a shift from conventional multi-disciplinary approaches to a trans-disciplinary paradigm. This lecture delineates comprehensive, step-by-step instructions and articulates the foundational rationale behind the transdisciplinary-guided implant surgery (TGIS) concept and its surgical and prosthetic innovations, as well as various advancements including robotics.

Cancellations: Attendee must notify ACPNYS in writing via “acpnys@gmail.com”. A $50 processing fee may be retained by ACP for all cancellations. Refunds will be processed in the same manner in which the original payment was made, i.e., registrations paid with a credit card will be refunded to that credit card. Refunds will not be issued in the event of a no show. Refunds requested 48 before the meeting will be refunded. Substitutions are gladly accepted! Substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to the virtual event start date by submitting a written request to “acpnys@gmail.com”. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.