Soft Tissue Grafting – The Principles

Soft Tissue Grafting - The Principles

60 Minute lecture with Dr Lincoln Harris.

Soft Tissue Grafting Lecture

Soft tissue grafting is part of restorative and implant dentistry.

You restore the gum tissue that's receded and you restore the tooth that's damaged.

It's part of restorative and implant dentistry and you can't do one without a knowledge of the other.

Even if you don't do the treatment you need to understand it so you can refer it out. It's very difficult to do crowns when the soft tissue is flimsy when there is no attached tissue.

It opens your practice up so much to a new field of treatment that you can give your patients great benefits and great for your practice to build extra procedures, extra busyness without having to attract new people.

Soft Tissue Grafting makes your restorative cases look more beautiful and it makes them easier. 

Soft Tissue Grafting gives you the confidence knowing that your implant surgeries are going to give you more predictable outcomes, knowing the foundation is acceptable increasing the success and understanding the failures.

This recording is taken from our full 2-Day lecture on Soft Tissue Grafting.

In this sixty minute introductory lecture Dr Lincoln Harris will discuss:


  • Treatment Planning
  • Paternalism vs Autonomy
  • Patient Language
  • Cost and No regrets
  • Face, Forces and Function
  • Warning - Know the signs
  • Aesthetics, Crowding, Wear and Comfort
  • Inter Proximal + Time
  • Occluso-Osseous Space
  • Occluso - Pulpal Dimension
  • Vertical Dimension
  • Wear, Pulps and Long Term Goals
  • Resistance, Retention and Ferrule
  • Occluding Parafunction
  • Caries
  • Periodontitis, biotype
  • Warnings - RCT, Cracks, Financial Loss

Watch a sample of the content from the 60 minute Lecture

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Dr Lincoln Harris says:

"Dentistry is HARD! What I share on the Online Dental Academy are the things I wish someone had shared with me when I was starting out.

...Over the last 20 years I have learned by trial and error what works and what doesn't. My team and I have compiled a database of clinical, practice management and patient communication videos, tips and tricks that will assist in your development as a dentist.”

“Every practicing dentist I’ve spoken with agrees that our university grad skillset barely scratched the surface of what we need to know to do high end dentistry.

It’s actually really hard to prioritize all the possible continuing education topics. So after years of learning the hard way myself, I have developed a series of lectures to pave the way for others.

In real life clinical timeframes, efficiency is key. Which is why we tackle Posterior Quadrant Dentistry first, and then move on to aesthetics with Anterior Dentistry.

With the skills that you have gained during the first two modules, you will be ready to venture into Full Arch Dentistry. And then Soft Tissue Grafting techniques, which perfect the frame of your restorative artistry.

This sequence of courses will help prepare you for Full Mouth Rehabilitation.”