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Total Tissue Hands-on Training: Bone Augmentation and Soft Tissue in Implant Dentistry

Total Tissue Hands-on Training: Bone Augmentation and Soft Tissue in Implant Dentistry

This is EM Academy’s most complete course ever! Enroll in this 3-day event to learn how to grow bone predictably as well as to gain the knowledge to replicate predictable results with soft tissues.

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Bone Augmentation Course Details (Days 1 and 2)


Understand the factors necessary for the success of any bone grafting procedure

How to diagnose and classify bone defects based on a proposed classification 

How to manage buccal and lingual flaps for predictable primary closure

How to harvest particulate autogenous bone and autogenous bone blocks

How to manage vertical and horizontal defects based on presented decision trees

How to avoid complications and protocols for their management


Course content:

Principles of bone augmentation

Defect classification

Flap management and suturing

Decision trees for vertical and horizontal bone augmentation

Autogenous bone harvest from tuberosity, ramus, and atypical sites

Step by step techniques: Ridge preservation for compromised sockets, Ridge expansion, Ridge splitting, GBR with resorbable barriers stabilized with tacks, GBR with resorbable barriers stabilized with sutures, Titanium mesh, Khoury technique

Clinical case review

Post-op management


Hands-on excersice

Ridge splitting with implant placement and veneer grafting

GBR with resrobable barrier stabilized with tacks

GBR with resorbable barriers stabilized with sutures

Titanium mesh for vertical augmentation

Ramus block harvest

Khoury technique

Labial and lingual flap release

Soft Tissue Workshop Full Details (Day 3)


Understand the determinants of mucogingival health and stability around implants

How to diagnose soft tissue deficiencies, when to intervene, and how to treatment plan accordingly

Comprehend the importance of proper suturing technique and microsurgery

How to harvest soft tissue grafts predictably

Understand and visualize the step by step protocol for soft tissue techniques



Anatomy and terminology

Literature review

Defect classification

Timeline of grafting



Harvesting techniques: Free gingival graft, Connective tissue graft, Tuberosity harvest

Step by step techniques: Apically positioned flap, Vestibuloplasty, Rotated palatal pedicle, Roll flap and modifications, VISTA/tunnel techniques

Clinical case review

Post-op management

Hands-on Training

Microsurgical suturing exercises

Harvest of autogenous tissue

Apically positioned flaps

Free gingival graft

Rotated palatal pedicle

Tunneling with CTG