Hands on Workshop: Soft Tissue Plastic Techniques

Prof., Dr. Mariano Sanz

This workshop is aimed to acquire surgical skills in soft tissue plastic techniques. Two surgical indications will be covered, soft tissue augmentation techniques for augmenting the width of keratinised tissue and root coverage techniques the treatment of localized gingival/mucosal recessions. As introduction the objectives and detailed description of these techniques will be reviewed and illustrative cases will be presented. Then the workshop participants will perform these surgical techniques step by step on a pig mandible model. Both autografts (connective tissue grafts) and soft tissue substitutes (collagen matrixes) will be used in both surgical indications.