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Frank L. Higginbottom, D.D.S.

Frank L. Higginbottom, D.D.S.

Frank L. Higginbottom, D.D.S.

Clinical Professor
Department of Restorative Sciences

3302 Gaston Ave
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: 214-828-8370
Fax: 214-874-4544
Email: bottom@dallasesthetics.com
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • B.S., Oklahoma University, 1967
  • D.D.S., Baylor College of Dentistry, 1971

Teaching Assignments

  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery, Clinical Instructor, 1971
  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Department of Fixed Prosthetics, Guest Lecturer, 1980-84
  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Department of Operative Dentistry, Guest Lecturer, 1985
  • Texas Women’s University, Dental Hygiene School, Guest Lecturer, 1977-85
  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Associate Clinical Professor, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1995-Present
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, Dept of Periodontology, Associate Professor, 1996-Present
  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Associate Clinical Professor, Restorative Sciences and Graduate Prosthodontics, 1998-Present

Selected Publications

Wilson, T.G., Higginbottom, F.L., Lamberth, R.E., Adcock, J.E., Shoen, J.: “Rapidly Progressive Periodontitis in Young Adults: Two Case Studies with 10-Year Follow-up. The Role of Active Maintenance Therapy. International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry: Vol. 9, 106-121, 1989.

Wilson, T.G., Ed. Dental Maintenance for Patients with Periodontal Diseases, Quintessence Publishers, 1989. (Dr. Higginbottom authored the chapter entitled, “Maintenance for the Restorative Patient”).

Bates James D., Chiles Donald G., Higginbottom Frank L.: “Reconstruction of the Maxilla and Mandible with Osseointegrated Implants.” Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings: Vol. 3, No. 1, 29-37, January 1990.

Wilson, T.G., Higginbottom, F.L. ITI Dental Implants: Planning, Placement, Restorative, and Maintenance. Quintessence International, Sept., 1993.

Wilson, T.G., Jr., Higginbottom, F.L.: “Guided Tissue Regeneration Around Osseointegrated Dental Implants in Immediate and Recent Extraction Sites. The Quintessence (Japanese Edition): Vol. 11, No. 9, 38-46, September 1992.

Higginbottom, Frank L.: “An Implant Alternative—The Single-Stage Cylindrical Implant,” Dental Implantology Update, April 1992.

Higginbottom, F.L., Wilson, T.G.: “Three Dimensional Templates Placement of Root Form Dental Implants.”  Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants.Vol XI No. 6 Dec 1996. 

Higginbottom, Frank L.: "Restoration of Esthetic Areas Using Non-Submerged Dental Implants." Compendium Contin Educ Dent, Vol XV, No. 3, March, 1994.

Higginbottom, Frank L.: "Simplifying Restorative Options Using Angled Hollow-cylinder Implants." Compendium Contin Educ Dent, Vol XVI, No. 3 Sept, 1994

Higginbottom, Frank L.: "Quality Provisional Restorations, A must for successful
restorative dentistry." Compendium Contin Educ Dent, Vol XVI, No. 5 May, 1995.

Higginbottom, Frank L. "Restoration of the Single stage Non-submerged Dental Implant." J Calif Dent Assoc; 23(3):65-72, 1995.

Buser D, PD Dr Med Dent, Ruskin J, DMD, MD, Higginbottom F, DDS, Hardwick WR, MS, Dahlin C, DDS, PhD, Schenk RK, MD, Prof Dr Med
"Osseointegration of Titanium Implants in Bone Regenerated in Membrane-protected Defects. A Histologic Study in the Canine Mandible" Int J Oral maxillofac Implants, 10(6):666-691,1995.

Cochran D, Nummikoski V, Higginbottom F, Hermann J, Makins S, Buser D. Evaluation of an Endosseous Titanium Implant with a Sandblasted and Acid-Etched Surface in the Canine Mandible: Radiographic Results. Clinical Oral Implants Research 7(3): 240-252, 1996.

Higginbottom F.  "The Anterior All Porcelain Resin Bonded Restoration."   Compendium Contin Educ Dent, Vol  , No. 1 Jan, 1996.

Higginbottom FL.  "Transfer System for Cement-Retained Restorations on Nonsubmerged Dental Implants." QDT(Quintessence of Dental Technology)  20: 55-62,1997.

Cochran DL,Hermann JS,Schenk RK, Higginbottom FL, Buser D. "Biologic Width Around Titanium Implants. A Histometric Analysis of the Implanto-Gingival Junction Around Unloaded and Loaded Nonsubmerged Implants in the Canine Mandible." J Periodontol 68(2): 186-197, 1997.

Kornman KS, Crane A,Wang H,Giovine F, Newman M, Pirk F, Wilson TG, Higginbottom FL, Duff. "The Interleukin-1 Genotype as a Severity Factor in Adult Periodontal Disease."  J of Clin Periodontol 24: 72-77, 1997

Hermann JS, Buser D, Schenk RK, Higginbottom FL, Cochran DL. (2000) Biologic width around titanium implants.  A physiologically formed and stable dimension over time.  Clinical Oral Implants Research II: I-II.

Higginbottom FL.  An Alternate Abutment for Deep Implant Placements in the Esthetic Zone Utilizing the synOcta® Meso Abutment.  Implant Realities 2004; 2(3): 18-21

Higginbottom FL.  The Transitional Hybrid Prosthesis.  Implant Realities  2003; 2(1):  26-28

Higginbottom FL.  Anatomic Soft Tissue Model.  Implant Realities.  2003; 1(4): 15-17

Higginbottom FL.  Interim Restorations in Areas of Esthetic Concern.  Implant Realities.  2006; 1(1):  24-29

Higginbottom FL, Wilson TG.  Restoration of Minimal Spaces with Root Form Dental Implants: The Narrow Neck Implant and Standard Applications.  Implant Realities.  2007; 1(1): 14-21

Cochran DL, Schenk RK, Lussi A, Higginbottom FL, Buser D.  Bone response to unloaded and loaded titanium implant with a sandblasted and acid etehed surface:  A histometric study in the canine mandible.  J Biomed Mater Res 1998;40:1-11.

Higginbottom FL.  Implants as an Option in the Esthetic Zone: J Oral Surg 2005; 63: 33-44 Suppl 2.

Higginbottom FL, Wilson TG.  Replacement of Multiple Teeth in a Partially Dentate Posterior maxilla with a Fixed Dental Prosthesis and a Crown Using Conventional Loading Protocols.  ITI Treatment Guide 2: 2007; 51-58.

Higginbottom FL, Belser U, Jones JD, Keith SE.  Prosthetic Management of Implants in the Esthetic Zone.   Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants.Vol XIX Suppliment 2004; 62-72.

“Rapidly Advancing Periodontitis in Young Adults: Two Case Studies with 10-Year Follow-Up,” Thomas G. Wilson, Jr., Frank L. Higginbottom, and Robert E. Lamberth. Int. J. Periodontal. and Rest. Dent., 9(2), 1989, p. 107.

“Interaction of Dental and Medical Teams During Oral Reconstructive Surgery,” Thomas G. Wilson, Jr., Frank L. Higginbottom, Steve H. Byrd, P. Craig Hobar, Periodontal Insights, 1:11-14, 1994.

“The Interleukin –1 Genotype as a Severity Factor in Adult Periodontal Disease,” Thomas G. Wilson Jr. with A. Crane, G W Duff, F.S. di Giovone, F. L. Higginbottom, K.S. Kornman, M.G. Newman, F. W. Pirk, H.Y. Wang, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, January 1997.

“Periodontal Diseases and Dental Implants in Older Adults,” Thomas G. Wilson Jr. with Frank L. Higginbottom, Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, February 1998.

“Periodontal Considerations in Restorative and Implant Therapy,” Perry V. Goldberg, Frank L. Higginbottom, Thomas G. Wilson, Jr. Periodontology, 25:100-109, 2000.

“Successful Implants in the Esthetic Zone,” Thomas G. Wilson Jr., Frank L. Higginbottom, Texas Dental Journal, October 2002.

National Service/Recognition

  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • Texas Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration the "AO"
  • International Team for Implantology: "The ITI"
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
  • Fellow American College of Dentists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Honorary Member American College of Prosthodontics
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • Texas Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration the "AO"
  • International Team for Implantology: "The ITI"
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
  • Fellow American College of Dentists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Honorary Member American College of Prosthodontics