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GS4: Management of Surgical Complications Via Soft Tissue Grafts
November 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Program Track: Periodontal Plastic and Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue manipulation requires a unique set of knowledge, psycho-motor skills, and vision to help prevent adverse outcomes, achieve desired results, and correct complications when encountered. This presentation is set up to deliver an unparalleled learning experience by exposing the audience to novel minimally-invasive flap advancement techniques, identifying phenotype modification strategies, addressing the role of the periodontist in regulating healing patterns, and demonstrating how to deal with soft tissue deficiencies around natural teeth and dental implants.
- Recognize how to diagnose and manage soft tissue complications.
- Explain the rationale for phenotype modification.
- Review the surgical principles, optimal timing, and choice of soft tissue graft of the reconstruction of the vestibule and keratinized tissue after ridge augmentation.
- Describe why a microsurgical approach can improve and accelerate wound healing.