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Periodontal Plastic Surgery: to Graft or not to Graft | Safe Distance Learning Webinar Series

April 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Course Description:
Developmental or acquired soft tissue deformities represented by soft tissue recession and minimal or lack of keratinized tissue around teeth or implants are very prevalent conditions. This lecture will describe in detail the prevalence, etiology, prognosis, classification and how to treat (if necessary) these conditions.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understanding and learning the etiology and diagnosis of mucogingival defects
  2. Know the indications and contraindications of soft tissue augmentation and root coverage procedures
  3. Be aware of the old and new surgical techniques to treat those conditions
  4. Be familiar with the peri-implant mucosa and how to treat its deficiencies

Dr. Carlos Parra Carrasquer
Dallas, TX

Dr. Carlos Parra was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He graduated from dental school (2009) at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain. After his graduation, he got enrolled in a Clinical Residency in Periodontology at UIC (2009-2010). He also served as pre-doctoral clinical instructor (2011 – 2012) at UIC.

During that period he was also involved in researches relating oropharyngeal dysphagia and oral hygiene. Dr. Parra practiced dentistry in Barcelona, Spain, for 3 years (2009-2012) prior to coming to Boston, USA. In 2012 he continued his studies for a Certificate in Periodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts (2012-2015). In November of 2015 he became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas. In September 2016, during the 102 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), he received the Leslie M. Salkin Award for the highest-scoring candidate on the 2016 American Board of Periodontology (ABP) Oral Examination.

On January 2019, Dr. Parra was appointed Assistant Program Director of the Department of Periodontolgy, at Texas A&M University. Dr. Parra has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontics. His main areas of interest are soft tissue enhancement and dental implants. P


  • AAP – American Academy of Periodontology
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • TDA – Texas Dental Association
  • DCDS – Dallas County Dental Society
  • ITI – International Team of Implantology
  • HDA – Hispanic Dental Association
  • NTHDA – North Texas Hispanic Dental Association


April 17, 2020
2:00 pm