Soft Tissue Grafting with Techniques

1 Hour 24 Minutes

Monday Session

Program Track: Periodontal Plastic/Oral Reconstructive Surgery

Moderator: Barry D. Wagenberg

Speakers: Laureen Langer, Kevin G. Murphy, Kirk L. Pasquinelli, Homayoun H. Zadeh

Various techniques have been utilized successfully in soft tissue grafting. This team of experts will discuss the technical aspects of their particular approaches for tissue augmentation, covering the specific indications for each technique. Topics addressed include free tissue grafts and the sub-epithelial connective tissue graft, the tunnel flap technique, living cellular construct in mucogingival and alveolar ridge deficiencies and the subperiosteal tunnel (VISTA) technique.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand when to utilize free tissue grafts vs. subepithelial grafts.
  • Be better prepared to perform a tunnel flap.
  • Recognize the ideal clinical indications for the use of cellular constructs.
  • Familiarity with the VISTA technique and applications of autogenous tissue, allograft, xenograft and growth factors for soft tissue augmentation.
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