Soft Tissue Grafting Workshop for Functional and Esthetic Needs

Soft Tissue Grafting Workshop for Functional and Esthetic Needs

Lecture and Workshop

In person at UCLA School of Dentistry

Course Fee: $1,100        30-day Early Registration: $990

CDE Credits: 8           at UCLA Dentistry

June 15, 2024
Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gingival recession is a common clinical problem for which patients often consult with the dental practitioner. Soft tissue grafts are highly predictable procedures to correct mucogingival deficiencies around natural teeth and dental implants. This hands-on workshop uses pig jaw models where participants will be able to perform conventional free gingival grafts as well as subepithelial connective grafts for root coverage. Additionally, participants will practice edentulous ridge augmentation with soft tissue for ovate pontic development on tooth and implant-supported restorations.

Course Faculty

Paulo Camargo, DDS, MS, MBA
Professor, Associate Dean for Clinical Dental Sciences, UCLA School of Dentistry

Philip R. Melnick, DMD
Lecturer, Section of Periodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry and private practitioner specializing in periodontics

Plus other UCLA faculty for the workshop
Excellent instructor/participant ratio

Soft Tissue Surgery 1

Course Topics

  • Diagnosis of mucogingival problems
  • Rational for mucogingival surgery
  • Indications for conventional mucogingival surgery
  • Free gingival graft technique
  • Procedures for predictable root coverage
  • Connective tissue graft technique
  • Management of the deficient edentulous ridge with connective tissue grafts
  • Ovate pontics
  • Anesthesia, pain management, and post-op care

Workshop Exercises 

(exercises will be performed on pig jaws or models)

  • Full thickness flap preparation
  • Free gingival graft to increase the dimensions of attached gingiva
  • Connective tissue graft for root coverage
  • Ridge augmentation with connective tissue graft
  • Participants may need to bring some hand instruments and supplies for the workshop

speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice


Policies - Cancellation and Refund

UCLA School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Soft Tissue Surgery 2