Full Course Details

Course content

  • Wound healing biology of soft tissue grafting procedures.
  • Diagnosis and treatment decision tree for root coverage procedures.
  • Soft tissue defect classification around dental implants.
  • Timeline of soft tissue grafting around dental implants.
  • Utilizing soft tissue substitute materials and selection process.
  • Armamentarium and suturing.

Harvesting techniques:

  • Free gingival graft.
  • Connective tissue graft.
  • Tuberosity harvest.
  • Retromolar and edentulous ridge harvest.
  • Management of the donor sites.

Step by step techniques:

  • Apically positioned flap.
  • Coronally advanced flaps for root coverage.
  • Vestibuloplasty.
  • Lingually positioned flap.
  • Rotated palatal pedicle graft.
  • Roll flap and modifications
  • VISTA/tunnel techniques
  • Pinhole modifications for root coverage
  • Ridge augmentation and pontic site grafts.
  • Clinical case review.
  • Post-op management.
  • Avoiding and Management of complications.

Course objectives

  • Understand the determinants of mucogingival health and stability around teeth and implants.
  • Diagnose soft tissue deficiencies, when to intervene, and how to treatment plan accordingly.
  • Comprehend the importance of proper suturing techniques and utilizing microsurgical approaches to optimize soft tissue healing.
  • Harvest soft tissue grafts predictably.
  • Understand and visualize the step by step protocol for soft tissue techniques.
  • Avoid complications and protocols for their management.


  • Microsurgical suturing exercises
  • CTG harvest
  • FGG harvest
  • Apically positioned flaps
  • Free gingival graft
  • Rotated palatal pedicle
  • Tunneling techniques

Who is this event for? Be sure to join us if:

  • 1.

    You’ve faced indecisiveness about which technique or procedure to use to achieve your treatment goals in certain cases.

  • 2.

    You’ve attended CE in the past yet still face uncertainty with soft tissue management.

  • 3.

    You’re ready to replicate predictable results with soft tissues.

  • 4.

    Or even if you’ve had success in the past with soft tissue management but are looking to take your skills to the next level.

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The biggest advantage of this program is how each topic and technique are covered in a clear step-by-step approach. This makes this course a valuable resource to clinicians of varying levels of expertise in the field.

Meet the course presenters

  • Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/Paramus

    • 4 minute drive to the course venue
    • (201) 599-1414)
    • 41-01 Broadway (Route 208 North) Fair Lawn, New Jersey, 07410
    • This is the closest hotel to the course venue.
    • For booking , please find below a link for making reservations. Additionally, you may use the corporate ID 199438 when booking through Hyatt.com for discount.
    Book here 
  • Courtyard Paramus

    • 6 minute drive to the course venue
    • (201) 599-1414)
    • 320 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Book here 
  • Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook, an IHG Hotel

    • 8 minute drive to the course venue
    • (201) 880-8250)
    • 50 Kenny Pl, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

    Book here 
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Our promise to you is that you'll be able to confidently
choose the best technique to reach the treatment goals for the case at hand time and time again.

Ready to take your soft tissue skills to the next level?

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors!