Geistlich Kurse & Kongresse

Soft-tissue Regeneration in Focus

Thursday 26 March 2020
A/Prof Mauricio Araújo

The Alternative to Connective Tissue Grafts
Soft-tissue grafting procedures are considered an integral part of implant dentistry, with various techniques and materials applied at different time-points. Although autogenous transplants are still
widely used and are still considered the gold-standard, they are associated with major disadvantages and most prominently the associated morbidity. Therefore, more recently, collagen-based soft-tissue substitutes have been developed and demonstrate favourable clinical success and less morbidity. The lecture will include a review of the relevant data relating to soft-tissue regeneration in a clinical setting,whilst the hands-on component will include:
• Connective tissue harvesting techniques
• Use of soft-tissue substitutes for recession coverage & suturing technique to coronally advance the flap
• Suturing technique to fix the connective tissue graft or collagen matrices
• Techniques to accommodate the gain of keratinised tissue
• Soft-tissue augmentation with a volume-stable collagen matrix

This hands-on course is designed for practitioners with an interest in expanding their treatment options for soft-tissue regeneration.