Free Gingival and Connective Tissue Grafting (HANDS-ON)
with Dr. Jon Suzuki
November 4, 2017
3 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Presenter: Dr. Jon B. Suzuki D.D.S., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D. (9-2015) Sign-in: 8:30am – 9am Lecture: 9am – 5pm CE Credits: 7
Increasing clinical recognition of mucogingival defects including gingival recession may require Periodontal Plastic Surgery (Mucogingival soft tissue surgery). Free Gingival Grafts (Autogenous and Allograft) are used to augment existing lack of keratinized gingival or enhance a pre-implant or pre-prosthetic site.
Connective Tissue (Autogenous and Allograft) are used for root coverage or to enhance a thin biotype for prosthetic or esthetic improvements of soft tissue. This course includes lecture, video, and hands-on (pig jaws) opportunities to understand these concepts and apply them to clinical practice.
1. Diagnose mucogingival defects.
2. Recognize pre-implant and pre-prosthetic clinical sites requiring plastic surgery
3. Know how to harvest soft tissue autografts for mucogingival graft surgery.
4. Know how to use soft tissue allografts for mucogingival surgery.
5. Know how to apply these procedures for free gingival graft and connective
tissue graft surgery.
The HANDS-ON portion of the program will be performed on maxillary AND mandibular pig jaws and include:
• How to perform incisions, flap elevation and flap positioning
• Free gingival grafts using harvested autogenous tissue
• Free gingival grafts using soft tissue allografts
• Connective tissue surgery using harvested autogenous tissue
• Connective tissue surgery using soft tissue allografts
• Suturing techniques