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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
10:00AM - 12:00PM


(C) 201A


Periodontal Plastic Surgery for the Implant Patient

Anthony Sclar, DMD
Director of Clinical Research and Dental Implant Surgery, Department of OMS
Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine
Miami, FL


This presentation will review principles and details of performing contemporary soft tissue grafting and periodontal plastic techniques around natural dentition and dental implants. Clinical examples will demonstrate the application of biologically acceptable and scientifically valid surgical and prosthetic treatment protocols for the most common case scenarios in esthetic implant therapy.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Understand the anatomic basis and principles of oral soft tissue grafting as well as the clinical relevance of biologic width in implant dentistry.
  2. Become familiar with the indications, surgical technique, and limitations of the following oral soft tissue grafting techniques: gingival grafts, subepithelial connective tissue grafts, onlay-interpositional grafts and pedicle flaps performed around
  3. Become familiar with: The interdisciplinary treatment planning process and pre-treatment esthetic risk assessment, classification of esthetic ridge defects, indications, sequencing and precise execution of biologically acceptable and scientifically

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