Soft Tissue Grafting 2018 - Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Dental Practice

With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

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 experience 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
Learning Objectives:
  • Incisions and flap design. When, Why and How
  • Graft harvest, Graft site management
  • Flap and Soft tissue manipulation
  • Case presentations for perfect exemplification
Hands-on sessions:
  • Practice all suturing techniques on soft tissue models
  • Multiple flap designs, graft harvests and closure techniques will be practiced on models
  • Case presentations and treatment planning of actual cases done in office.

We begin by showing a live surgery for your viewing pleasure. (Participants will work on soft tissue models not a live patient!)

Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Practice

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


A recorded surgery 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 Hands-On group, discussion will tend to continue during meals, breaks. It is easy to get your questions answered since there is no need to contend with a large number of other people.

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

Lectures: Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

Soft Tissue Grafting Lectures: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, June 2018

Venue: Pullman Hyde Park at 36 College Street Sydney NSW 2010

Time: 8am Sign-in 8:30am Sharp Start till 5pm Daily

Cost: AUD$1489 inc gst. 

CE: 8 Hours per day

Limited to 40 Dentists

Hands-On: Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

Soft Tissue Grafting Hands-On: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th, June 2018

Venue: Pullman Hyde Park at 36 College Street Sydney NSW 2010

Time: 8am Sign-in 8:30am Sharp Start till 5pm Daily

Price: AUD$5400 inc gst (Includes 2 days lecture and 2 days hands-on)

Payment Plan: $1350 deposit + $1350 per month for 3 months. (Available before May 15,  2018)

CE: 8 Hours per day

Limited to 30 Dentists. ONE place remaining

Florin Bobia

We are excited to have Dr Florin Bobia from Romania as guest lecturer!

Dr Bobia earned his degree in Oral Surgery in 2005, at the University of UMF Craiova after a 3 year residency at the Regional Hospital. Since then Dr Bobia has completed a number of postgraduate courses and programmes in Europe including:  

  • An internship in Oral Surgery and Implantology at Bern University, Switzerland, with Professor. Daniel Buser
  • An intensive course in bone and soft tissue augmentations with Dr. Istvan Urban, Budapest, Hungary
  • A complete 6 module programme focused exclusively on soft tissue management at Steigmann Institute, Heildelberg, Germany.

Dr Bobia opened his first private practice in 2003 and in 2012 opened a new dental clinic, Perfect32, focused on bone and soft tissue reconstructions, dental implants and complex dental rehabilitations.

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What people are saying about Soft Tissue Grafting Course...

A well-run course by a very talented and approachable clinician. Wonderful hospitality and a tight nit group of participants. Had a great time and learnt a lot.


Excellent course- the clarity of explanations blew my mind

Dr Michael Melkers

Great course on soft tissue grafting and suture techniques for different situations. Thanks....

Dr Saif Hayek ... Dentist

I do quite a bit of surgery but I wanted to do better. I believe this course allows me to do just that.

Dr Alvin Lee

I found the course extremely informative and eye-opening. It makes you look at soft tissues in a different way and increases your ability to manage soft tissues a lot more appropriately. Overall, I am definitely a better clinician for it.

Dr Arun Gnanachelvan