Live-Patient Soft Tissue Surgery Program


  • Understand the principles of soft tissue grafting techniques
  • Diagnostic skills to know when to graft
  • Understand specific techniques covered that include
    • autologous epithelial graft (“free gingival”) graft,
    • sub-epithelial graft connective tissue graft,
    • dermal matrix grafting,
    • tunneling vs. pouch approach vs. vestibular incision for access,
    • incision flap designs,
    • various suturing techniques
  • Using regenerative platelet rich fibrin in papilla regrowth and blood supply enhancement
  • Learn multiple ways to regrow interproximal papillae vertically where appropriate
  • Learn remote incision bone and soft tissue grafting for root surface coverage
  • Patient management protocol in soft tissue grafting