CE5: Evolution of Soft Tissue Grafting as Told by the Masters

Sunday, Sept. 10
2:30 – 5 p.m.

Program Track: Periodontal Plastic/Oral Reconstructive SurgeryAM2017-SNP.gif
Moderators: Joan Otomo-Corgel
Speakers: Burton Langer, Michael K. McGuire, Preston D. Miller, Jr.
2.5 CE

Join this “must-attend” course to see from whence we came, where we are now, and where are we going. Three masters of soft tissue grafting, who developed many of the current soft tissue grafting procedures, will present concept to design and clinical application to precision modifications. They will expound on the development of the subepithelial connective tissue autograft to current modifications. A 30+ year retrospective view of how the Miller Classification of marginal tissue recession has changed will be provided. Also, innovations in “traditional” soft tissue grafting that have been refined and modified to become less invasive and more esthetic will be discussed. A contrast and review of alternatives for autogenous grafts in relation to clinical outcomes, patient based outcomes, root surface attachment, and long-term stability will be reviewed.

Educational Objectives:
• Review the objectives and goals for gingival augmentation.
• Recognize the development of the subepithelial connective tissue graft to current modifications of the original technique to treat severe recession defects.
• Illustrate the changes over 30 years of the Miller Classification, plus clinical application.
• Present the advantages of live-cell devices, growth factors,
and biologically-based devices.

The AAP is an ADA CERP® recognized education 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP. The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.