Predictable Soft Tissue Grafting Around Implants and Treatment of Implant Esthetic Complications

Date: Friday - Saturday, December 2-3, 2022
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Registration: 7:30am - 8:00am
  • Lecture: 8:00am - 5:00pm both days
  • Breakfast & lunch provided

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Venue: Precision One Medical
City: Oceanside, CA
Country: USA
Tuiton: $2,450
Number of Credits:

16 CE Credit Hours

Language: EN

Course Description

This course is designed to help dentists incorporate a range of soft tissue grafts into their daily practice for treatment of soft tissue deformities and esthetic complications around dental implants. Soft tissue plays a large role in esthetics, health, and longevity of dental implants, but this aspect is often underestimated. The concept of peri-implant phenotype and providing guidance and treatment recommendation for successful dental implants will be discussed in detail. The importance of keratinized mucosa on peri-implant health will be reviewed together with the various approaches to regenerate keratinized and attached peri-implant mucosa. The key role of tissue thickness for esthetics and bone level stability, as well as surgical approaches and materials for mucosal thickness augmentation, will be discussed. The course will also focus on management of simple and advanced implant esthetic complications using soft tissue grafting. Participants will learn an evidence-based rationale for choosing the most appropriate surgical technique for each scenario.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concept of peri-implant phenotype and its relevance to health and esthetic outcome with dental implants
  • Learn how to augment or recreate an adequate band of keratinized and attached mucosa around dental implants
  • Learn how to manage and augment soft tissue in case of peri-implant disease
  • Understand the rationale and the techniques for mucosal thickness augmentation at implant sites
  • Learn how to choose the most appropriate soft tissue graft material (connective tissue graft, acellular dermal matrix, collagen matrix, with or without biologic agents) for each case scenario
  • Learn methods to prevent implant esthetic complications
  • Know why, when, where and how to perform different surgical techniques (coronally advanced flap, tunnel techniques, prosthetic-surgical approach, vertical soft tissue augmentation with submerged healing) for the treatment of implant esthetic complications
  • Master palatal harvesting techniques and donor site management
  • Master flap management (design, elevation, releasing, and suturing) and graft stabilization

**This course combines didactic lectures and hands-on workshops with models designed by Drs. Barootchi, Tavelli and Wang specifically for this course to cover a variety of soft tissue grafts.


Dr. Shayan Barootchi

Shayan Barootchi, DDS., MS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine. He completed his Periodontal residency training program at the same department after finishing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the same institute. Dr. Barootchi has conducted numerous research projects in the field of periodontal and peri-implant plastic surgery and root coverage procedures, ranging from human randomized clinical trials, cross-sectional studies, animal, in-vitro, and translational research, many of which have been published in well-known peer-reviewed journals. His work in this field had led to more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles and his Research and publications have been the recipient of numerous national and international prestigious awards. He also serves as the associate editor for the Journal of Clinical implant Dentistry and related Research, as well as on the editorial board and as an ad-hoc reviewer for many other internally renowned journals in Dentistry and Periodontology, such as the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Lorenzo Tavelli

Lorenzo Tavelli, DDS, MS graduated from the University of Milan in 2017. He completed his three-year residency in Periodontics and his Master of Science in 2020 at the University of Michigan. His main focus has been to conduct clinical research in periodontal and peri-implant plastic surgery, publishing more than 80 scholarly publications in the main international peer-reviewed journals while serving as a reviewer for several well-known journals in periodontics and implant dentistry. He was the recipient of several research awards, such as the 2021 Goldman Clinical Research award from the Italian Society of Periodontology, the 2020 American Academy of Periodontology Balint Orban Research Competition, the 2019 AAP Foundation School Research Award, first prize at the research competition at the 2020 National Osteology Virtual Symposium and first prize at the research competition at the 3rd International Symposium on Soft Tissue Management in Florence. After completing his residency, Dr. Tavelli joined the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at University of Michigan as a clinical lecturer. Since August 2021, he has been a Member of the Faculty of Medicine at the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity, Division of Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston.

Dr. Hom-Lay Wang

Dr. Hom-Lay Wang is a Professor and the Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. He received his DDS from Taipei Medical College in Taiwan, his MSD from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and Ph D from Hiroshima University, Japan. He has co-edited two textbooks, published more than 50 book chapters and reviewed more than 720 scientific articles. Dr. Wang currently serves on the Task Force for Future Science Strategy for the American Academy of Periodontology, the Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship Selection Committee, and as Vice President of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is a Diplomate and a Former Chair and Director of the American Board of Periodontology, and a Diplomate and Former President and Board Director of the ICOI. Dr. Wang is the recipient of awards and honors to numerous to mention, but include the AAP Outstanding Educator Award, Distinguished Service Award and Clinical Research Award.

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