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The presentation will focus on surgical techniques to correct mucogingival defects around teeth and dental implants. The course will cover root coverage and non-root coverage procedures using free gingival grafts, connective tissue grafts, allodermic grafts, and pediculated grafts.
The definition of success for dental implants has evolved over the years, but the basic tenants remain the same - to ensure long term integration, maintain bone levels and an absence of peri-implant disease. Although most clinicians are aware of risk factors involved in implant failure few deem the restorative technique as a major culprit.
The main goal of periodontal therapy is to treat the infection caused by periodontal pathogenic biofilm and to arrest or slow down further attachment and bone loss, ultimately preventing tooth loss. In recent years, many research and clinical protocols have been shown the improvement of clinical outcome, including gain of clinical attachment level and radiographic bone fill, by periodontal regeneration while maintaining the esthetic of infected teeth compared to conventional respective periodontal surgery.