Speaker: Edward P. Allen, Director, International Center for Advanced Dental Education,
Dallas, TX; Private Practice, Dallas, TX. Dr. Allen has disclosed he is the Founder of and has a financial interest with the Center for Advanced Dental Education, serves on the board of directors for Oral Reconstruction Foundation, and is President of the International Interdisciplinary Dental Study Group. He is a speaker and consultant for Hu-Friedy and Biohorizons; a consultant for PerioSciences; has a direct research contract with Biohorizons, PerioSciences, Guidor USA, and WL Gore; and, is a research grant recipient of Guidor USA.
Program Track: Periodontal Plastic and Soft Tissue Surgery
Course Description: The most popular discussion regarding mucogingival procedures revolves around minimally invasive techniques and alternative tissue sources as substitutes for palatal autografts. This presentation will focus on the state-of-the-art in minimally invasive techniques and provide an evidence basis for using autogenous and non-autogenous graft materials. The practical application of these techniques will be shown around teeth and implants. The presenter will use clinical documentation to demonstrate technique and long-term results. An emphasis will be placed on treating mucogingival defects with a favorable esthetic outcome.
· Explain the difference of the execution of the tunneling technique around teeth.
· Recognize the different features of autogenous connective tissue grafts harvested from different sites in the mouth.
· Improve your understanding of minimally invasive mucogingival surgery and alternative materials selection.
Course length: 33 mins
Original release date: September 5, 2019
Expiration date: September 5, 2022
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 0.50 continuing education credits.
The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.