How Soft Tissue Grafting Will Enhance Your Restorative Results: Lecture and Workshop

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Embarrassed by recession around a recently placed crown in the aesthetic zone? Faced with exposed roots that are aesthetically undesirable or sensitive? Learn evidence-based solutions for the soft tissue challenges you face on a daily basis, how to cover exposed roots and predictably stop recession. In this workshop, methods are illustrated to solve those problems and enhance your restorative results. Gain peace of mind knowing the gingiva stays in place by the margins of newly placed aesthetic crowns.


Participants will experience an in-depth look at the concepts and practical applications for both free gingival and connective tissue grafts.

  • Gingival grafts create zones of attached gingiva where neither root coverage nor aesthetics are factors. They provide a predictable way to stop recession from progressing.
  • Connective tissue grafts are useful for total root coverage in cases of severe recession, especially in the maxilla where aesthetics are important.

The full-day lecture and workshop offer the opportunity to practice both procedures on pig jaws. This workshop is for dentists who want to offer soft tissue grafting or learn more about enhancing aesthetic restorative results. The course includes hands-on exercises and many case illustrations, plus two surgical videos of the grafting procedure will be shown. Workshop participants will receive a workbook detailing the procedures.



Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all dentists interested in learning about soft tissue grafting.


You Will Learn

  • Diagnostic criteria for each graft
  • How to gain root coverage
  • To predictably stop recession, or to prevent it in the aesthetic zone
  • Step-by-step harvesting, placing and suturing techniques
  • Step-by-step use of specialized instruments


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



Course is limited to 25 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6.5

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $495* (for registrations received by January 24)

Regular Tuition: $545*

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.


James Kohner, DDS, is a leading specialist in the periodontal world of dental health.  He is an expert in the management of periodontal infection using non-surgical methods, as well as understanding specific ways surgical therapy can help enhance restorative results.  He has presented lectures at the American Academy of Periodontology meetings and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  He now teaches for the Perio Institute and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the National Speakers Association.  


Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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