ADE Seminars

Hands-On Periodontal Surgery Course I:
Allogenic Soft Tissue Grafting, Root Coverage & Socket Preservation

Dates: August 22 – 23, 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 tissues procedures and a unique, hands-on training with freshly frozen cadavers. This lecture provides an overview of head and neck anatomy pertinent to each respective procedure, biology of wound healing, advanced surgical techniques and related periodontal plastic procedures. These surgical procedures will be taught with clinically proven step-by-step teaching procedural surgical guides.

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Describe anatomy and biology of periodontal tissues around natural teeth and dental implants
  • Describe the procurement and processing of allogenic tissue for dentoalveolar surgery
  • Identify indications and the application for acellular dermis grafting, palatal gingival grafting, subepithelial connective tissue grafting, soft tissue adjunctive procedures and socket preservation procedures
  • Describe the types of soft tissue allogenic material available, harvesting of masticatory mucosa, and the various surgical closure materials and techniques
  • Understand the most up to date techniques for successful placement of soft tissue allografts and autografts, and autogenous & allogenic root coverage
  • Learn the rationale and use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as an adjunct to soft tissue grafting
  • Describe the management post-operative complications
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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


8:00Anatomy & biology of periodontal tissues around teeth & implants
9:00Indications & applications for different soft tissue grafting materials and their techniques
10:00Surgical Consent
10:45Pre- & post-operative patient instructions; medical considerations, management of post-operative complications
1:00Surgical principles for successful soft tissue grafting
2:00Harvesting of masticatory mucosa
2:30Soft tissue grafting with palatal tissue
3:40Pedicle & transpositional grafting
4:00Techniques for use of acellular dermis around teeth & dental implants


8:00Acellular dermis for predictable root coverage
9:00Acellular dermis tunnel grafting
10:00Coronally repositioned pedicle graft
10:40Socket preservation using Hard & soft tissue allograft material
1:00Cadaver Surgery

Corporate Sponsors

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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
655 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Air Travel

Nearest airport is Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

How to Register

Register online at
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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 Periodontal Surgery Course I:
Soft Tissue Grafting & Root Coverage Techniques

Please fax registration form to 301-862-1981

Course Dates:   August 22 – 23, 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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