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Soft Tissue Grafting for Implant Site Preparation, Reconstruction & Root Coverage for General Dentists

Soft Tissue Grafting for Implant Site Preparation, Reconstruction & Root Coverage for General Dentists

2 Full-Day Hands-on Course

April 3-4, 2020

at McGill University

Speakers: Dr. Omid Kiarash & Dr. Sara Behmanesh

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 course is centered on ourteaching 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 implant site development and a hands-on soft tissue grafting workshop around both teeth and implants. 

Top Reasons to Attend Soft Tissue Grafting for Implant Reconstruction

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 bone 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 bone grafting.

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

  • Guidelines, indications and surgical protocols for:

  • 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.

  • Predictable protocols for extraction site management with and without simultaneous implant placement.

  • 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.


Time:   8:00am - 5:00pm (breakfast & lunch included)

Cost:    $1,499 **(NO TAXES)

                ** You will be invoiced by McGill University directly,

                      once you have completed registration below.

CE:        4.5hrs lecture & 7.5hrs hands-on pig-jaw practicum

            *** don't forget to bring your loupes ***

EXTRA: Optional Live Surgery on Your OWN Patient(s)!!!*
Additional $950 per surgery (Saturday - April 18th, 2020)

* = available only in Montreal for ODQ licensed dentists

after the completion of the 2 full day hands-on course.

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Lingual CTG Before and After


Dr. Omid Kiarash

DMD, MSD, Dip. Perio., ABP., FRCD(C)

Dr. Kiarash is the President-Elect for 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 Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is the 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. Sara Behmanesh

DDS, MS, Dip. Perio., ABP. 

Dr. Behmanesh is the current President of the Montreal Dental Club, the largest English dental association in Quebec. She is also on the Executive board of the Federation of Dental Societies of Greater Montreal.


Dr. Behmanesh attended University of Maryland School of Dentistry and finished her dental training in 2008. She then pursued a 3-year post-doctoral residency program in Periodontology at the same institution. She received a certificate in Periodontology and a Master of Science in Dentistry in 2011. As a resident, she was ambassador to the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Dr. Behmanesh is a board certified periodontist with an advanced training in bone grafting techniques, implant dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. She joined "Centre de Spécialistes Dentaires Zeeba” in 2013.


Dr. Behmanesh joined McGill University in 2014 as a clinical instructor, faculty lecturer and course director in the Department of Periodontics. She has received the prestigious American Academy of Periodontology Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Behmanesh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the International Team of Implantology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology PDO committee. Dr. Behmanesh has a passion for teaching and is involved in hands-on Continuing Dental Education courses teaching advanced surgical techniques. She is also the director of 3 Spear Study Clubs in Saint Lambert.


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