Hands-on Soft Tissue Grafting, Root Coverage & Socket Preservation on Cadavers

Oct 25-26, 2014

This two-day hands-on course includes lecture, discussion, videos of periodontal soft tissues procedures and a unique, hands-on training with freshly frozen cadavers (1). This lecture provides an overview of head and neck anatomy pertinent to each respective procedure, biology of wound healing, advanced surgical techniques and related periodontal plastic procedures. These surgical procedures will be taught with clinically proven step-by-step teaching procedural surgical guides.

Topics Covered:

-Anatomy & biology of periodontal tissues around teeth & implants

-Indications & applications for different soft tissue grafting materials and their techniques Surgical Consent

-Pre- & post-operative patient instructions; medical considerations, management of post-operative complications

-Surgical principles for successful soft tissue grafting

-Harvesting of masticatory mucosa

-Soft tissue grafting with palatal tissue

-Pedicle & transpositional grafting

-Techniques for use of acellular dermis around teeth & dental implants

-Acellular dermis for predictable root coverage

-Coronally repositioned pedicle graft

-Socket preservation using hard & soft tissue allograft material

-Cadaver Surgery

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

-Describe anatomy and biology of periodontal tissues around natural teeth and dental implants

-Describe the procurement and processing of allogenic tissue for dentoalveolar surgery Identify indications and the application for acellular dermis grafting, palatal gingival grafting, subepithelial connective tissue grafting, soft tissue adjunctive procedures and socket preservation procedures

-Describe the types of soft tissue allogenic material available, harvesting of masticatory mucosa, and the various surgical closure materials and techniques

-Understand the most up to date techniques for successful placement of soft tissue allografts and autografts, and autogenous & allogenic root coverage

-Learn the rationale and use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as an adjunct to soft tissue grafting

-Describe the management post-operative complications


Lee Silverstein
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Peter Shatz
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Raymond Van Gennip
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