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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
11:30AM - 1:30PM


(C) 201A


Esthetic Soft Tissue Management A to Z

Daniel R Cullum, DDS
Private Practice
Coeur d'Alene, ID


Soft tissue management is a critical component of implant reconstruction. As surgeons, our ability to predictably develop soft tissue quality and quantity at implant sites is critical for a successful outcome. We will discuss patient assessment and planning for a continuum of treatment challenges from using a minimally invasive perspective with; extraction site management, recession defects through more complex bone and soft tissue defects. We will focus on procedural details and patient care that will enhance results with; modified flap design for apical or lateral repositioning, free connective tissue grafting with closed donor site harvest, split thickness and full thickness recipient preparation, pedicle flap design and modifications, vestibular flap fixation, and combination procedures. Attendees will be challenged to advance their soft tissue management with progressive skill development, in situations that present routinely in our practices.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify clinical defects at high risk for successful management.
  2. Discuss the use of different approaches to solve quality and quantity soft tissue challenges.
  3. Apply progressive soft tissue skill sets to advance patient care.

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