Advanced Applications of VISTA for Oral Plastic Surgery

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Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD

Educational Format

This course offers flexible educational format to accommodate all clinicians.

All participants will have access to all online course resources, which can be accessed on-demand, including:

  • Lectures on background, scientific evidence and clinical case management
  • Clinical videos demonstrating surgical and prosthetic protocols
  • References: PDF files of publications and manuals
  • Material list

Live In-Person Education:

We have taken extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of all participants:

  • Attendance is strictly limited to allow physical distancing
  • Surgically clean air filtration system
  • Masks will be required
  • No food or beverage consumption will be allowed within the institute
  • All breaks will take place outside

Remote Live Synchronous Education: Lectures and Hands-On Workshop

Participants will have access to all online educational resources and will participate in all live sessions. Recordings of live lectures will be made available for later reference.

All instruments and workshop material will be shipped to participants to allow completion of all simulated exercises at participants’ home or office. The workshops can be completed synchronously during live sessions, where live feedback can be requested from the instructor. Alternatively, recordings can be watched on-demand for completion or repeat of workshop exercises.

Remote Live Synchronous Education: Lecture Only

Participants will have access to all educational material, including live participation in lectures, live surgeries and watching the hands-on exercises.

Remote Asynchronous Education: Lectures and Hands-On Workshop

Participants will have access to all online educational material and can access the material on an on-demand basis.

All instruments and workshop material will be shipped to participants to allow completion of all simulated exercises at participants’ homes or offices.

Remote Live Asynchronous Education: Lecture Only

Participants will have access to all online educational material and can access the material (lectures, live surgeries and watching the hand-on exercises) on an on-demand basis.

Tuition

$995 Live In-Person: Lecture + Workshop

$795 Remote Learning: Lecture + Workshop

$495 Remote Learning: Lectures Only

  • 4 hours of on-demand online education
  • 8 hours of live lecture + hands-on workshop and live surgery demonstration
  • Live event: Saturday, January 9, 2021

Course bundle:

Introduction (Jan. 9, 2021) and Advanced (Jan. 10, 2021)  VISTA courses: save 20% off of combined tuition.

 

Course Description

Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) can be used in Oral Plastic Surgery (OPS) to address a variety of soft tissue and bone deficiencies around teeth and implants. The concept of VISTA is very well-aligned with plastic surgical principles, offering many surgical advantages, including 1) ease of release of tissues for tension-free mobilization of mucosal tissues to be repositioned 2) access for placement of a variety of graft material directly over deficient sites, 3) avoidance of the need for papilla incision  and 4) stabilization of tissues with bonded sutures for effective regeneration.  In addition, there are  biologic advantages, such as preservation of the blood supply and enhanced healing.  This course will offers practical technical and clinical experience with advanced applications of VISTA for periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue reconstruction.

 

Educational Objectives

Diagnosis:

  • Case selection

Risk Assessment: 

  • Patient and site characteristics
  • Management of patient/site risks
  • Anatomic considerations and risks

Applications of VISTA: 

  • Periodontal root coverage for the treatment of gingival recession
  • Peri-implant mucosal recession coverage
  • Implant placement through VISTA

Material Selection:

  • Sources of autogenous tissue:
  • Subepithelial connective tissue graft
  • Palate vs tuberosity
  • Allogenic grafts: ADM-acellular dermal matrix (Alloderm)
  • Xenograft:
    • Form-stable cross-linked collagen matrix (FibroGide)
    • Native collagen matrix (Mucograft)
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
    • Biology and rationale
    • Solid matrix PRF
    • iPRF injectable liquid PRF
    • Centrifugation protocol

Surgery:

  • Treatment of advanced and generalized gingival recession defects with VISTA
  • VISTA protocol for guided tissue regeneration
  • Applications of VISTA for peri-implant tissue augmentation
  • Contour augmentation of peri-implant and pontic sites
  • Phenotype conversion therapy with VISTA

Orthodontic therapy:

  • Adjunctive orthodontic for gingival margin and interdental embrasure space management
  • Conventional orthodontic vs clear aligner therapy

Complications:

  • Prevention and management

Pre- and post-operative Care:

  • Antibiotics and antiseptics
  • Anti-inflammatory agents & Supplements

Hands-on Workshop on Porcine Specimen

  • Step-by-step protocol for Vestibular Incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA) for the treatment of gingival recession defect
    • Incision location
    • Subperiosteal tunnel protocol
    • Coronally anchored suturing technique
  • Donor tissue harvesting: tuberosity and palate
  • Biomaterial use: xenograft & allograft

Live Surgery Demonstration

  • VISTA for periodontal root coverage
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) preparation and application
  • Donor tissue harvesting and application

Schedule for Live Synchronous Participation

Sunday, January 10, 2021
7:00 to 8:00 AM ……………………………….. Registration and Breakfast (Served Outside)
8:00 to 10:00 AM …………………………..….. Lecture
10:00 to 10:30 AM ………………………..…… Break
10:30 to 12:00 PM ……………………………… Lecture
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM ………………………..… Lunch
1:30 to 3:30 PM ………………………………… Hands-On Workshop
3:30 to 5:00 PM ……………………..…….…… Live Surgery Demo

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