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Ye Lin


Prof. Ye Lin graduated from Xi’an Medical University in 1983 and received his training in maxillofacial surgery at the West China University of Medical Sciences in Chengdu from 1983 to 1990. From 1991 to 1995, he worked as a resident in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery in Cologne, Germany, where he completed specialist training in orthognathic surgery and traumatology.

Prof. Ye Lin is past President of the Asian Association of Oral Implantology and was twice Chairman of the Chinese Stomatological Association’s Oral Implant Committee. He is a fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chairman of the Chinese Stomatological Association’s Implant Academy, and Director of the Chinese Stomatological Association. Since 2007, he has also been on the editorial board of the European Journal of Oral Implantology. Prof Ye Lin is a pioneer of Orthognathic surgery and Implantology in China and has authored numerous papers on implant dentistry. He is a frequent international guest speaker on the topic of oral implantology.

Resources from this author



Ye Lin: Immediate implant restoration in Chinese patients with severe periodontitis

Chinese oral health surveys reveal, that over 90 % of edentulous Chinese patients loose their teeth because of long-term severe periodontitis. Chinese patient do not or a not able to seek regular dental check up's and treatment due to time, cost or cultural reasons. Dr Lin is...
Immediate implant placement
Edentulous treatments
Prosthetic materials


Ye Lin: The epidemiology of edentulism and the challenge of meeting the needs of edentulous patients in China

The lecture gives insight in the demographic and oral health situation and preferred treatment options for edentulous patients in China. Highlighted by several patient cases, Dr Lin presents suitable treatment concepts such as implant supported overdentures on two or more implants...
Edentulous treatments
Implant prosthetics
Immediate loading / provisionalization

Patient cases

Single anterior tooth replacement

A 21-year-old female patient presented with a fractured anterior incisor #11 FDI (#8 US). Pre-operative 3D-CT showed an intact buccal bone plate. The incisor had to be extracted, an immediate implant and an immediate provisional restoration were placed the same day.

Immediate implant placement
Anterior implants
Minimally invasive procedures