Master Course in Regenerative and Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal Surgery
This course addresses general dentists and periodontists who intend to learn more about the use of regenerative and plastic esthetic procedures in Periodontology. Furthermore, the course will also provide a concept for the treatment of peri-implant infections and treatment of soft tissue defects at implants. A concept based on comprehensive biological research of the last decades is presented. Case presentations and discussions as well as practical exercises and live surgeries help to acquire in-depth knowledge about the use of various surgical techniques aiming to regenerate the lost periodontal structures and/or to achieve predictable coverage of single and multiple recessions. The biological background for the application of biologic active factors, different types of grafting materials, guided tissue regeneration or various combinations thereof will be presented and discussed. Innovative surgical techniques such as the Modified Coronally Advanced Tunnel (MCAT) and the Laterally Moved Double Tunnel (LMDT) with adjunctive connective tissue grafts, biologically active factors and soft tissue replacement grafts aiming at achieving predictable recession coverage and increase in soft tissue thickness will be presented. Furthermore, the course will also provide a concept for the treatment of peri-implant infections and of soft tissue defects at implants.