Soft Tissue Grafting 2017 - Restoring Excellence

Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Dental Practice

Have you ever felt like your beautiful restorative work was let down by the soft tissue framing it?

Start your Soft Tissue Grafting journey with an experienced mentor to smooth the way

  • Learn to Soft Tissue Graft with confidence
  • Get comfortable with taking on more complex cases by understanding how to add management of damaged, receded or unattached soft tissue to your treatment plans
  • Add an invaluable new tool to your restorative dentistry skill-set and improve patient outcomes

September  15th & 16th 2017

Stockholm, Sweden

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Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Practice

Using these 3 learning methods will more firmly ingrain the concepts into your thinking.


A recorded surgery (Sweden) demonstration will be viewed during the course.

Please note: Participants will NOT treat a patient during this course. All hands-on will be performed on soft tissue models.


All of the various suturing techniques will be practiced in hands-on sessions using soft tissue models.

Multiple flap designs, graft harvests and closure techniques will be also be practiced on the soft tissue models.

Case presentations and treatment planning of actual cases will be prepared. You will learn each stage of the planning process. 


Because of the small size of our group, discussion will tend to continue during meals, breaks and into the evening. It is easy to get your questions answered since there is no need to contend with a large number of other people.

We think it's more enjoyable to learn on a full stomach... so we will eat very well too! Look forward to delicious food!

Here is what you will learn... 

Different Grafting Techniques - and when to use them

Free Gingival Grafts

- Pre-orthodontics.

- Recession prevention.

Sub-Epithelial Connective Tissue Grafts

- Recession repair

- Biologic shaping (combined perio-restorative)


- Soft tissue aesthetics around implants

- Two stage implants

- Tissue bulk for fixed partial denture pontics

Treatment Planning Principles

The Patient’s Goal

- Controlling expectations

The Clinical Goal

- Which technique is best?

- Balancing finer outcomes against predictability

Sequencing With Multiple Procedures

- Which procedures to do before grafting and which after?

-How long should you wait before the next procedure?

-When can you do simultaneous procedures?

Harvesting Grafts

- Opportunistic implant harvests

- Sub-epithelial connective tissue

- Keratinized gingiva

- Harvest site coverage

​- Open sites

​- Closed sites

- Non palatal harvest sites

- What to do if you get a big bleed on the palate


Suturing techniques

- Interrupted with flat and locked knot

- Vertical mattress

- Sling sutures

Gut Versus Teflon

-When you want a non-resorbable suture and when you don’t

Suture Anchorage

-Palatal anchorage

-Tooth anchorage

-Periosteal anchorage

Flap Design

- Complete split thickness flap

- Complete full thickness flaps

- Partial full thickness and split flaps

- Tunneling procedures​

- Tension free closure


Expectation Management

What can go wrong?

- Common surgical errors

- Known risk factors

Planning for poor outcomes

- Techniques to recover from poor outcomes

Aspect of informed consent

-Palatal anchorage

-Tooth anchorage

-Periosteal anchorage

Pain Management

- Anxiolysis

- Analgesics

- Steroidal versus Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatories

- Dressings and packs

Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Dental Practice

Stockholm, Sweden.

soft tissue sweden

Venue: DAB City Showroom

Location: Nybrogatan 69 Stockholm, Sweden.

Course Dates: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September 2017.

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm daily.

Cost:  Early Bird Price $2990 AUD

Limited to 20 dentists

CE: 16 hours+

All courses are in Australian dollars.
E$2099.67(as at 15.11.16) 

Anterior Dentistry

Presenting Soft Tissue Grafting is Dr Lincoln Harris 

Dr Lincoln Harris has been completely focused on excellence and quality from the beginning of his career as a dentist. He established the first private dental practice in Bargara – Harris Dental Boutique in 2000. Since graduation he has trained extensively in Aesthetic Implant Techniques and Full Mouth Rehabilitation to attain immense skill and knowledge.

With his vast dental knowledge Dr Harris coaches and trains dentists from all over the world on complex aesthetic dentistry, surgical techniques and business management. Dr Harris has also lectured in multiple cities throughout Australia, North America, Asia, Singapore, United Kingdom and Europe.