ADE Seminars

Hands-On Aesthetic Crown Lengthening, Frenectomy, Smile Design and Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation Cadaver Course

Dates: April 25 – 26, 2008  Register Now!
Location: Baltimore, MD
Academy of General Dentistry Approved

1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010

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Course Objective

This two-day hands-on course includes lecture, discussion, videos of periodontal soft and hard tissue procedures followed by hands-on training with freshly frozen cadavers. This lecture provides an overview of pertinent head and neck anatomy, biology of healing, surgical closure, advanced soft tissue surgical techniques for restoring three dimensional soft tissue topography and sculpting gingival tissues to enhance patients’ smiles. These procedures are taught with unique and clinician proven step-by-step teaching procedural surgical guides.

Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe and understand pertinent anatomy and vital anatomic structures encountered during soft and hard tissue periodontal surgery.
  2. Describe how to perform an esthetic periodontal evaluation with emphasis on total hard and soft tissue management especially as it relates to the placement of dental implants.
  3. Describe the importance of soft tissue management and the biological basis for attached keratinized tissues at the soft tissue implant interface and around conventional prosthetic gingival interfaces.
  4. Be able to evaluate the soft tissue environment and three dimensional soft tissue topography prior to implant surgery and be able to apply appropriate surgical techniques to augment soft tissue.
  5. Describe the use of PRP to enhance results with soft tissue grafting.
  6. Describe what a frenum is and why and when it should be removed when performing orthodontic, dental implant or conventional fixed prosthetic therapy.
  7. Understand when and how to apply specific soft tissue surgical techniques in the management of the edentulous and partially edentulous patient with an emphasis on gingival smile line and prosthetic excellence.

About the Speakers

Lee Silverstein Lee Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD is an Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of periodontics, dental implantology, bone grafting and suturing. Having had over 100 journal articles and 8 textbook chapters published, he has contributed extensively to the literature available on these topics. Dr. Silverstein is privileged to be on the Editorial Board of Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, Collaborative Dental Techniques, and Academy of General Dentistry Scientific Magazine. Additionally, he has been granted Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Silverstein is the author of the highly acclaimed textbook entitled “Principles of Dental Suturing: A Complete Guide to Surgical Closure.” and has just completed his new book entitled “Principles of Soft Tissue Surgery: A Complete Step-by-Step Procedural Guide” available in 2007. Dr. Silverstein maintains a private practice at Kennestone Periodontics in Marietta, Georgia. To contact Dr. Silverstein, call 770-952-5432 or email
Peter Shatz Peter Shatz, DDS is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics of periodontics and dental implantology. He has had numerous journal articles and textbook chapters published, and has contributed extensively to the literature available on these topics. Dr. Shatz is the past President of the Atlanta Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and is the editor for the Northwestern District Dental Society. He is also a consultant to the Georgia Board of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to periodontal care and dental implants in Atlanta, Georgia at Kennestone Periodontics, P.C.
Raymond van Gennip, DDS, MSD Raymond van Gennip, DDS, MSD was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where he received his first dental degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1984. He attained his second Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his Masters in Periodontics in 1997, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the European Federation of Periodontists and the Dutch Society of Periodontists. He maintains a private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Course Schedule


8:30Anatomy and biology of periodontal and peri-implant tissues
9:15Pre and post-operative considerations, instructions and informed consent
9:45Osseous surgery, rationale and technique
10:40Frenectomy procedure, rationale, and timing with various therapies
11:30Differential diagnosis of gummy smile and aesthetic crown lengthening versus gingivectomy
1:00Esthetic crown lengthening and gingivectomy procedures
3:00Discussion of appropriate age for esthetic crown lengthening and relationship to implant surgery ; when and why.
3:30Socket preservation
4:00Rationale for use of PRP for improved soft tissue results


8:00Coffee and get charged up
8:15Soft tissue ridge augmentation, rationale, and therapeutic objectives
9:15Recipient site surgical design and provisional restoration design
10:00Soft tissue ridge augmentation technique with palatal tissue
10:30Donor site harvest technique
11:00Soft tissue ridge augmentation with acellular dermis
5:00Thank you and have a safe ride home!

Corporate Sponsors

Salvin Dental Specialties     BioHorizons

Location Information

Hotel & Lecture

Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Local Phone: 410-962-0202
Toll Free: 1-800-228-9290
Web Rates & Reservations

Labs & Hands-On Surgery

Anatomy Board
University of Maryland

Air Travel

Nearest airport is Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

How to Register

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Clip and mail the registration form below to:
Dr. Emma Galvan
10635 Gramercy Place Ste 339
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 301-332-4889
Fax: 301-862-1981

Register Early!

This course is limited to 30 participants in order to maximize personal attention and keep a high caliber of education. Program includes course materials, hands- on model, cadaver dissection, refreshments, and lunch each day.
16 CE credits.
Academy of General Dentistry Approved

1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010

Hands-On Aesthetic Crown Lengthening, Frenectomy, Smile Design and Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation Course

Please fax registration form to 301-862-1981

Course Dates:  April 25 – 26, 2008
Course Fee:  $2,200.00
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In case of cancellation by registrant, refunds will be made if received NO LATER than four weeks prior to start of course date. A $50 processing fee is charged on refunds. In the rare event that attendance is insufficient, participants will be notified of cancellation or reschedule one month prior to course date and a full refund will be given. In such circumstance, organizers will not be held liable for any expenses already incurred by any participant. Advanced Dental Education Seminars, LLC is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of ADE Seminars, LLC are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010.

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