Connective Tissue Graft Stabilization by Subperiosteal Sling Suture

Connective Tissue Graft Stabilization by Subperiosteal Sling Suture

Lecture and Workshop

UCLA School of Dentistry

Course Fee: $1,500     30-day early registration: $1,350       Limited Enrollment
CDE Credits: 7

Saturday, September 30, 2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course teaches a minimally invasive surgical approach utilizing the vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA) and a novel suturing technique called the subperiosteal sling (SPS) suture to stabilize the connective tissue graft (CTG) in root coverage and phenotype modification.

Didactic Topics

  • Etiologies of Gingival Recession
  • Treatment of Gingival Recession
  • CTG Stabilization by SPS Suture Rationale and Technique
  • Complications

Pig Jaw Hands-on Workshop

  • Subperiosteal tunnel preparation
  • CTG procurement
  • CTG stabilization by SPS suture

Learning Objectives

  • Know why soft tissue augmentation is indicated
  • Know why CTG may be used in lieu of free gingival graft
  • Know the different techniques to procure CTG
  • Utilize SPS sutures to stabilize CTG in root coverage and phenotype modification of single-tooth and multiple-teeth
  • Manage potential complications


Speaker and topics subject to change without prior notice


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