ADE Seminars

Hands-On Basic Bone Grafting and Periodontal Surgery on Cadavers

Dates: August 28 – 29, 2009 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 to dentoalveolar surgery, 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 and surgical consent.

This course will expose the participant to a wide range of flap designs for biopsies, atraumatic extractions, periodontal surgery, and dental implant therapy. Participants will learn the available suture materials, surgical needles, surgical techniques and how they should be selected for various surgical procedures.

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.
  8. Describe and understand pertinent anatomy and vital anatomic structures encountered during soft and hard tissue dentoalveolar surgery.
  9. Describe flap design for a wide range of surgical procedures.
  10. Describe suture material and needle design and selection criteria
  11. Describe extraction socket grafting for implant and pontic site development.

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, email him at
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. To contact Dr. Shatz, email him at
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. To contact Dr. van Gennip, email him at

Course Schedule


8:00Anatomy pertinent to dental alveolar surgery and spread of infection
8:40Biology of periodontal and peri-implant tissues
9:15Pre and post-operative instructions, informed consent, bisphosphonates and their effect of surgery
9:30Discussion of complications from flap surgery and specific resolutions for these problems
10:00Suturing instrumentation, suture material, suture selection, suture designs and selection criteria
10:40Suturing hands-on exercise
1:00Periodontal and general surgical armenamentarium
1:15Osseous surgery, rationale and technique
2:00Socket preservation the how and why
2:40Crown lengthening versus gingivectomy
3:00Differential diagnosis of gummy smile and aesthetic crown lengthening
3:40Esthetic crown lengthening technique described and illustrated step by step


8:00Questions and answer session as a recap of Friday
8:30Discussion of appropriate age for esthetic crown lengthening versus gingivectomy procedures
9:00What is PRP and the rationale for the use of PRP
10:00Soft tissue ridge augmentation, rationale and therapeutic objectives
10:45Soft tissue ridge augmentation, rationale and therapeutic objectives continued
1:00Anatomy lab
5:00Thank you and have a safe trip home

Corporate Sponsors

BioHorizons     Salvin Dental Specialties

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
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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

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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

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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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