January 18, 2013
Gingival and Connective Tissue Grafting
James Kohner, D.D.S.
This course discusses and evaluates the use of two different soft tissue grafts. It includes detailed indications, contra-indications and multiple case examples of Free Gingival and Connective Tissue Grafts. The surgical exercises use pig jaws to allow participants the opportunity of harvesting, placing and suturing both types of grafts. Gingival Grafts are excellent for creating zones of attached gingiva where neither root coverage nor esthetics are factors. They provide a predictable way to stop recession from progressing. Connective Tissue Grafts are very useful for total root coverage in cases of severe recession, especially in the maxilla where esthetics is important.
This workshop is for the dentist who wants to offer soft tissue grafting to their patients or to someone who just wants to learn more about enhancing esthetic restorative results. Two video demonstrations of surgical techniques are included.
A workbook detailing the procedures is included.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
• Learn diagnostic criteria for graft selection
• Understand indications for each type of graft
• Understand limitations of each type of graft
• Step-by-step harvesting, placing and suturing
• Step-by-step use of specialized instruments
James Kohner, D.D.S., received hi dental degree from The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University Dental School, and obtained his certification in Periodontics from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Kohner is an experienced teacher who has presented courses on Soft Tissue Grafting to a wide range of audiences, including many state associations all over the US and in 8 foreign countries, and has presented at the American Academy of Periodontology meetings for many years. He has been teaching for the Perio Institute since 2003.
Check-in & Breakfast: D.S. Cafeteria, 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio, Dental School
Dentist: $695.00 - 20% = $556.00
Dentist: $695.00 - 15% = $598.00
CREDIT (Course Code: 152486A)
AGD Code: 492/499 Hours: 7
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Register before November 19, 2012 to receive a 20% discount.
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