Program Track: Periodontal Plastic/Oral Reconstructive Surgery
Moderator: Jeanne M. Salcetti
Speakers: Edward P. Allen, Michael K. McGuire, Kirk L. Pasquinelli
This program will highlight three different treatment options for augmenting the band of attached and keratinized tissues around teeth and dental implants. The course will begin by discussing the utilization of autogenous connective tissue grafts, harvesting techniques and recipient site management. Next, practical applications of matrices, bioactive molecules and cell-based therapies will be addressed. In closing, the use of acellular dermis and the advantages of a minimally invasive tunneling technique for treating soft tissue deficiencies will be presented.