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ELC20-GS4: Periodontal Plastic Surgery with the Masters

ELC20-GS4: Periodontal Plastic Surgery with the Masters

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ELC20-GS4: Periodontal Plastic Surgery with the Masters

Moderator(s): Nick Caplanis, DMD, MS and Fernando Suarez Lopez del Amo, DDS, MS

Speakers(s): Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD. Director, Center for Advanced Dental Education, Dallas, Texas; Private Practice, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Allen has disclosed that he is an officer for the Oral Reconstruction Foundation, a consultant for PerioSciences, and a speaker for BioHorizons and Hu-Friedy.


Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PhD. Bologna University, Bologna, Italy, Professor of Periodontology. Dr. Zucchelli has disclosed that he is a speaker for Geistlich Biomaterials and Botiss Biomaterials and is a research grant recipient from Geistlich Biomaterials and Botiss Biomaterials.


Program Track: Periodontal Plastic and Soft Tissue Surgery

Course Description: The field of periodontal plastic surgery has witnessed major advancements over the last decades. Today, there are a great variety of techniques and biomaterials that have been developed to enhance soft tissues around teeth and dental implants. This presentation will discuss the utilization of the tunneling technique and alternative grafting materials such as allografts and xenografts for the treatment of various clinical scenarios. Similarly, the soft tissue management of post-extraction immediate implant placement as well as the mucogingival procedures performed to improve vestibular problems, keratinization, and thin gingival phenotype in the anterior aesthetic zone will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:

• Discuss the tunnel grafting procedures, their indications and modifications for the anterior mandible

• Appreciate the role of the soft tissues during immediate implant placement and the importance of adequate guided implant positioning

• Recognize the criteria for correct implant placement and identify the proper grafting protocol for increasing keratinized tissue and tissue thickness


Course length: 73 minutes

Original release date: December 15, 2021

Expiration date: December 15, 2024


The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1.25 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


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.
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