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Peter Hunt

Dr Peter Hunt trained as a dentist at Guy’s Hospital (University of London) in Great Britain. After residencies in Maxillo-Facial Surgery he received an MSc In Advanced Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman in London. He then received an Annenberg Fellowship to study at the University of Pennsylvania, USA where he received Certificates in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis.

Peter later became Clinical Professor of Periodontics at Penn and then Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Post-Graduate Director and Director of Periodontal Prosthesis and Implantology at Nova SouthEastern University in Florida. He has had a Private Practice in Philadelphia for more than thirty years.

Peter is the Publisher and Editor of ImplantsConnect.com

Recent Case Studies

Seven requirements for a hybrid reconstruction case

By Dr. Peter Hunt

This review article outlines some of the basic requirements that need to be taken into consideration with large scale cases where there is alveolar loss. Should we provide long pontics or connections to implants? Perhaps gum work or a flange is needed? Should alveolar reduction be considered? Perhaps alveolar reconstruction is a better way to go

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Staged/Immediate transition of a maxillary arch

By Dr. Peter Hunt

This case shows how a failing maxillary dentition was managed by switching out the supporting teeth for implants on a section-by-section basis

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Immediate transition for a young anorexic patient

By Dr. Peter Hunt

Anorexics can have multiple dental complications and tend to avoid therapy. This case shows the treatment of a recovering anorexic using an “Immediate Transition Protocol” where extractions, implants, bone regeneration and placement of provisional restorations were provided in a single session

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Harmonizing implant-to-natural tooth gingival margins

By Dr. Peter Hunt

Gingival margins around implants are often higher than those on adjacent natural teeth which can make for compromised aesthetics. This is a case where four implants were placed in a maxillary arch with tooth irregularity and gingival hyperplasia. By careful management of the gingival tissues about the natural teeth and the implant abutments an aesthetic result was developed

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Implant therapy for a case of localized juvenile periodontitis

By Dr. Peter Hunt

Localized Juvenile Periodontitis produces profound deformities which are difficult if not impossible to treat. This case is of a very attractive young lady who rarely smiles because of her dental deformity. She has an extensive malocclusion secondary to her periodontal problems. Extensive multi-disciplinary therapy was required prior to implant placement and restorative therapy

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Managing a failing implant in the posterior maxilla

By Dr. Peter Hunt

After many years of function, an implant and the region where it is located appeared to be failing. The implant was removed and replaced with another while at the same time performing an internal sinus lift and vertical bone augmentation

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A bizarre root canal complication

By Dr. Peter Hunt

A patient presented with diffuse pains, the origin of which was difficult to diagnose because there were several potential sources of the pain. Eventually, the situation resolved when the teeth in the region were removed and replaced with dental implants

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Replacing failing bridgework with implant supported restorations

By Dr. Peter Hunt

This case shows how a complex aesthetic situation was managed by replacing not only the existing bridgework but also the healthy supporting teeth with implants

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