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

Soft Tissue Grafting Refresher

With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia


REFRESHER: 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$1239 inc gst 2-day course - Lectures [SAVE $250]

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

Cost: AUD$4950 inc gst 4-day course - Lectures + Hands-On [SAVE $450]

CE: 8 Hours per day

Limited to 30 Dentists. Limited places 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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