Pikos Implant Institute Dr. Michael A. Pikos
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Contemporary Soft Tissue Grafting
For Implant Reconstruction
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September 16-18, 2010
Contemporary Soft Tissue Grafting for Implant Reconstruction-Registration
This course is designed for clinicians with foundational implant experience who desire to improve their knowledge and surgical skill sets in soft tissue grafting for implant dentistry. The focus will be the application of the Pikos Institute Philosophy to optimize soft tissue architecture for implant site development, surgical implant placement and periimplant maintenance. The entire spectrum of basic and advanced surgical techniques will be presented, including soft tissue reconstruction and related periodontal plastic surgical procedures. A dedicated section of this course will address esthetic zone reconstruction. Application of interactive CT to site development, Hands-On soft tissue model surgery and LIVE Surgical demonstration of soft tissue procedures for implant dentistry will be featured.
Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

Implement the Pikos Institute Philosophy of oral implant rehabilitation for soft tissue diagnosis and treatment sequencing for implant procedures – “Think Outside the Bone” ™

Describe the anatomy, biology and wound healing of periimplant tissues.

Utilize appropriate soft tissue manipulation, incisions and flap design for predictable bone grafting.

Interpret clinically significant anatomic variables for soft tissue grafting utilizing interactive CT.

Optimally sequence soft tissue procedures for successful implant surgery and bone grafting.

Understand and utilize the six key principles for predictable soft tissue grafting.

Describe the guidelines, indications and surgical protocols for the following:

Gingival grafts, subepithelial connective tissue grafts and acellular dermis matrix allografts.

Developing optimal periimplant soft tissue architecture.

Understand and utilize the eight most commonly used suturing techniques in implant surgical reconstruction.

Understand and utilize the synergy of soft and hard tissue grafting for esthetic zone reconstruction.

Utilize proven, predictable surgical protocols for extraction site development with and without simultaneous implant placement.

Describe and utilize the indications and protocols for immediate provisionalization.

Utilize growth factor technology (PRGF, PDGF) in conjunction with soft tissue grafting protocols.

Recognize, manage and prevent soft tissue grafting complications.

Tuition: $3900
21 Credit Hours*
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* The Pikos Implant Institute is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 8/1/2008 to 7/31/2011.

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