Peri-Implant Plastic Surgery

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Tuition: $595

  • 5 hours of on-demand online education
  • Recorded lectures
  • Recorded hands-on workshops
  • 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 aesthetics of implant-supported restorations. However, recent evidence has demonstrated the significance of the quantity and quality 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 workshop will provide participants with practical experiences with protocols used for peri-implant soft tissue augmentation. The live surgery demonstration will illustrate the complete protocol.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identification of peri-implant mucosal deficiencies and relationship to outcome
  • Risk Assessment: Patient and site characteristics
  • Management of patient/site risks
  • Aesthetic assessment and planning
  • Evidence of 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
  • Interdental papilla management and augmentation
  • Pontic contour augmentation
  • Mucosal augmentation around extraction sockets
  • Material selection:
  • Autogenous: Methods and location of harvesting
    Xenogeneic collagen matrix
    Allogenic acellular dermal matrix
  • Platelet rich fibrin (PRF):
  • Biology, protocol
    Liquid and solid matrix PRF
    Functionalization of tissue substitutes with PRF
  • Flap design for various soft tissue augmentation techniques
  • Suture techniques to stabilize tissue
  • Soft tissue management:
  • Vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA)
    Connective tissue graft
    Free gingival graft
  • Significance of vestibular depth:
  • Fibrin immobilization vestibular extension (FIVE)
  • Complications
  • Pre- and post-operative care:
  • Antibiotics and antiseptics
    Anti-inflammatory agents

On-Demand Simulated Workshop and Live Surgery

  • VISTA treatment of peri-implant mucosal deficiencies
  • Contour augmentation
  • Donor tissue harvesting techniques
  • Lateral palate tissue harvesting
    Tuberosity tissue harvesting and processing
    Fibrin/collagen immobilization vestibular extension (FIVE)

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