Soft Tissue Management for Bone Augmentation

Date: Friday-Saturday, October 28-29, 2022
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Registration: 7:30am - 8:00am
  • Lecture: 8:00am - 5:00pm each day
  • Lunch provided
Venue: New York University College of Dentistry
City: New York, New York
Country: USA
Tuiton: $1,995
Number of Credits:

16 CE Credit Hours

Language: EN

Course Description

Modern grafting materials and techniques have significantly increased the number of bone augmentation procedures taking place in order to prepare for implant placement. However, specific skills are required to achieve an ideal soft tissue response in implant therapy. Each patient's individual anatomy and biotype must be taken into account. Achieving soft tissue closure for high volume bone augmentation can be challenging, especially in the posterior mandible and posterior maxilla. In this course, Dr. Steigmann will demonstrate special flap designs and suturing techniques specific to the tooth location in order to solve this ongoing soft tissue management problem. Participants will learn and how to address specific soft tissue closure challenges and practice these techniques in a hands on workshop.

Learning Objectives

Day 1 objectives:

  • Soft tissue tension free closure – step by step
  • Tension free flap adaptation – multiple options
  • Suturing techniques with and against tension
  • Soft tissue manipulation for thin and thick biotype
  • Methods to improve soft tissue thickness and gain soft tissue elasticity
  • How to create keratinized gingiva

Day 2 objectives:

  • Principles of sinus lift
  • Soft tissue management for sinus lift procedures
  • Bone augmentation in the mandible: PPF, VBF or Steipod
  • Bone augmentation in the maxilla: palatal sliding flap


Dr. Marius Steigmann

Dr. Marius Steigmann is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Periodontics, Adjunct Assistant Professor at both Boston University and the University of Pennsylvania, Honorary Professor of the Carol Davila University Bucharest, and Invited Senior Guest and Visiting Professor at the University of Szeged. He received his Ph D from the University of Neumarkt and is a board member of the DGOI. Dr. Steigmann is the founder and scientific chairman of Update Implantologie Heidelberg and the founder and director of the Steigmann Institute, where he presents educational courses focused on soft tissue management with dental implants. Dr. Steigmann lectures and publishes extensively and maintains a private practice in Neckargemund, Germany.

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