Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Tuition: $1495

  • 14 hours of on-demand online education
  • 14 hours of live lecture + hands-on workshop
  • Live event: Saturday, Jan 11, 2020

Soft tissue deficiencies around teeth and implants are often first noted, because they compromise esthetics. However, soft tissue deficiencies are also associated with progressive periodontal and peri-implant attachment loss. Periodontal plastic surgery has flourished as an approach to address periodontal soft tissue deficiencies that pose esthetic and functional concerns. One of the major objectives of periodontal plastic surgery is to treat gingival recession defects, through an array of classic and novel approaches. This presentation will review the risk factors that influence disease progression and predict therapeutic outcomes. The rationale, scientific evidence and material selection for various therapeutic approaches will be discussed. In particular, Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) will be introduced as a predictable technique for periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue regeneration.

Educational Objectives:

  • Diagnosis: Classification of gingival recession and relationship to outcome
  • Risk Assessment: Patient and site characteristics and risk management
  • Material Selection:
  • Autogenous tissue: Palate vs tuberosity; Epithelialized graft; connective tissue graft
  • Allogenic grafts (acellular dermis); Xenograft: form-stable and native grafts
  • Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF)
  • Enamel matrix derivative (Embdogain)
  • Pontic contour augmentation
  • Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) protocol

Simulated workshop and live surgery:

  • Treatment of gingival recession with VISTA
  • Autogenous tissue harvesting: Palate, tuberosity
  • L-PRF preparation & application

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