Live online hands-on workshop: VISTA Peri-implant Plastic Surgery

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Tuition: $995

  • 4 hours of online education accessed on-demand
  • 2 hours of live interactive lecture: July 17
  • 2 hours of live interactive hands-on workshops: July 18
  • Recorded surgery demonstration

Peri-implant bone has been long considered the most critical factor for long-term maintenance of dental implant health. Peri-implant soft tissues have frequently been regarded to be important for esthetics of implant-supported restorations. However, recent evidence has demonstrated the significance of the quantity & quality of peri-implant mucosa for the long-term health of peri-implant tissues. A decision tree will be presented for soft tissue augmentation needs. A variety of soft tissue augmentation procedures have been employed for augmentation of peri-implant mucosal deficiencies. The “vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access” (VISTA) is suited for peri-implant soft tissue augmentation. The hands-on work-shop will provide participants with practical experience with protocols used for peri-implant soft tissue augmentation. The live surgery demonstration will illustrate the complete protocol

Educational Objectives of live interactive lecture-July 17:

  • Identification of peri-implant mucosal deficiencies and relationship to outcome
  • Risk Assessment: Patient and site characteristics
  • Management of patient/site risks
  • Esthetic assessment and planning
  • Evidence on efficacy of soft tissue augmentation in promoting peri-implant tissue stability
  • Keratinized mucosa vs mucosal thickness: which is more important?
  • Biology of wound healing of peri-implant mucosa
  • Peri-implant mucosal recession: prevention and treatment
  • Interndental papilla management & augmentation
  • Pontic contour augmentation
  • Mucosal augmentation around extraction sockets
  • Material Selection:
    • Autogenous: methods &location of harvesting
    • Xenogenic collagen matrix
    • Allogenic acellular dermal matrix
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF):
    • biology, protocol,
    • Liquid PRF
    • solid matrix PRF
    • Functionalization of tissue substities with PRF
  • Flap design for various soft tissue aug techniques
  • Suture techniques: to stablize tissue
  • Soft tissue management:
    • Vestibular Incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA)
    • connective tissue graft;
    • Free gingival graft
  • Significance of Vestibular depth
    • Fibrin Immobilization Vestibular Extention (FIVE)
  • Complications: Prevention and management

July 18: Live Interactive Simulated hand-on workshop:

  • VISTA for treatment of gingival recession
    • VISTA Tunnel elevation: step-by-step
    • Coronally anchored suture technique
  • Donor tissue harvesting techniques:
    • Lateral palate tissue harvesting
    • Tuberosity tissue harvesting & processing

Video surgery demonstration

  • VISTA for treatment of gingival recession defect
  • Donor tissue harvesting
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF): Prepation,
    • Liquid PRF
    • Solid matrix PRF
    • PRF-functionalized tissue graftts

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