top of page

Soft Tissue Grafting & Root Coverage - Workshop




2 days


About the Course

Why Should Every General Dentist Attend This Course?

The Soft Tissue Grafting course is designed for clinicians who wish to sharpen and expand their surgical skill set to a more advanced level, as well as for clinicians who simply wish to stay abreast of all the new approaches and current philosophies on soft tissue management during implant site preparation, at time of implant placement, as part of peri-implant maintenance, as well as around exposed roots of natural teeth.

This advanced surgical hands-on workshop is centered on our teaching philosophy and approach; to merge evidence based scientific literatures and deliver it in a practical hands-on manner, making it useful and applicable to everyday practice for the general dentist.

The full spectrum of soft tissue surgical techniques will be discussed and presented, including periodontal plastic surgical procedures. All course participants will be provided the opportunity to perform the hands-on practicum exercises on pig jaws covering all the discussed techniques.

Esthetic zone reconstruction as well as soft tissue complications will be addressed.

This course will also include a hands-on soft tissue grafting workshop.

Top Reasons to Attend Soft Tissue Grafting:

In this course, you will:

  1. Understand the key principles of soft tissue grafting procedures with predictable outcomes.

  2. Describe the science and art of soft tissue grafting via unique interactive lecture discussions, video clips, hands on workshops and surgical demonstrations.

  3. Experience a welcoming and unique environment for increasing diagnostic and surgical skill sets.

  4. Learn not just the “how to”, but the “do’s” and “don’ts”

  5. Build confidence and develop your skill set with the most utilized soft tissue grafting procedures in implant dentistry.

  6. Increase predictability and long-term stability of your gum graft cases.

Course Topics:

  • Key principles for evidence based predictable soft tissue grafting.

  • Site specific soft tissue anatomy and wound healing of peri-implant tissues.

  • Soft tissue manipulation and incision flap design for predictable gum grafting.

  • Optimal sequencing of soft tissue procedures for successful implant surgery and bone grafting.

  • Gingival grafts, subepithelial connective tissue grafts and acellular dermis matrix allografts.

  • Development of optimal peri-implant soft tissue architecture.

  • Most commonly used suturing techniques for implant surgical reconstruction and soft tissue grafting.

  • Soft tissue grafting protocols for esthetic zone reconstruction.

  • Growth factor technology (L-PRF, PRGF, PDGF) in conjunction with soft tissue grafting protocols.

  • Risk management issues/ informed consent for advanced soft tissue grafting.

  • Recognition, management and prevention of complications associated with soft tissue grafting.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe our method and philosophy for soft tissue grafting and gain confidence in clinical assessment of their cases.

  2. Comprehend the indications, guidelines and surgical protocols for different methods of soft tissue grafting: FGG, CTG, Alloderm, Pinhole, CPF, VIPCTG, PRF

  3. Have a better understanding of the anatomy and the biology of wound healing and soft tissue graft maturation. As well as the peri-implant tissues.

  4. Improve their skills in diagnosis, prevention, and management of intraoperative and post-operative complications associated with advanced soft tissue grafting.

  5. Perform implant related advanced soft tissue augmentation procedures.

Your Instructor

Dr. Omid Kiarash

Dr. Kiarash is the President of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology. He is also the former director of the department of periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. Dr. Kiarash has received the prestigious American Academy of Periodontology Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also the founder of the "Centre des Spécialistes Dentaires Zeeba" located on the south shore of Montreal in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, where he maintains his private practice.

Dr. Kiarash is a board certified specialist. He received his Postgraduate specialty training in Periodontics, as well as his masters in Periodontics and Dental Implantology at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kiarash has had extensive training in full mouth rehabilitation utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques in bone grafting and dental implantology under intravenous sedation.

Dr.Kiarash has presented at many national and international conferences. His field of interest is the treatment and management of advanced periodontal diseases and recession defects. Dr. Kiarash regularly teaches live hands-on courses to other dentists on the use of more advanced surgical techniques and protocols for the management of these conditions as well as the placement of dental implants.

Dr. Kiarash is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is the Immediate Past Chairman for the Predoctoral Directors Organization of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kiarash is the Study Club Director for the “Montreal Rive-Sud” ITI Study Club.

Dr. Omid Kiarash
bottom of page