Soft Tissue Grafting For The Restorative Dentist
7:00am – 5:00pm
Daily Lunch provided at Birch featuring the award winning Executive Chef Jeffrey Kessenich
The first night of the course, attendees are invited to attend a “Welcome Reception” at Birch where they can better acquaint themselves with other classmates and the Kois Center Team.
Code 492, 5 Lecture Hours & 3 Participation Hours
Code 493, 5 Lecture Hours & 3 Participation Hours
This hands-on participation course is for restorative dentist interested in a deeper understanding or a desire to incorporate gingival soft tissue grafting for root coverage or augmentation purposes. We will start by working on the skills necessary (suturing, tissue management, surgical principles) then move into surgical techniques associated with tissue grafting. You will observe live patient surgical demonstrations. We will focus on connective tissue grafting techniques, including tunneling procedures and flap advancement techniques. Allograft grafting materials and techniques will be covered as well.
For those whom already perform these procedures, beyond the new pearls or techniques to which you will be exposed; there will be an opportunity to present your cases and discuss your challenges and successes.
Soft Tissue Grafting Learning Objectives:
- Flap management and suturing techniques
- Root coverage procedures including tunneling and flap mobility
- Materials for grafting: Connective Tissue and Allografts
- Platelet concentration: PRP indications and benefits
- Required instruments and suture selection
- Perform suturing techniques required connective grafting
- Have a rational for selecting preferred grafting material
- Perform connective tissue graft
- Describe treatment for surgical complications