Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Soft-Tissue Grafting That WILL Enhance Restorative Results

Course Code: C38
Speaker: Dr. James Kohner, DDS
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 30, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Friday, June 30, 2023, 12:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Laboratory Technician


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 














Learn evidence-based solutions for the types of soft-tissue challenges that you face on a daily basis, such as how to cover those exposed roots and predictably stop, or prevent, recession. In this course, methods will be illustrated to solve those problems and enhance your restorative results by using both free-gingival and connective-tissue grafts. Gain peace of mind knowing the gingiva stays in place at the margins of newly placed aesthetic crowns. The grafting of extraction sockets also presents an opportunity for improved restorative options and will be touched on as an augmentation option. This course also is appropriate for hygienists so they can better understand the potential for root coverage options. This is a two-part course (C38 and W19) that is best attended as a full-day experience for comprehensive learning. You must register and pay for both courses for the full-day experience. However, attendees may choose to take the lecture course only.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand diagnostic criteria for each soft-tissue graft.
  • know indications and limitations for soft-tissue grafting.
  • learn to predictably stop recession, or to prevent it, in the aesthetic zone.
  • learn when to graft or not graft.
  • understand potential for predictable bone grafting in extraction sockets.

Speaker: Dr. James Kohner, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, Case Western Reserve University Dental School; certificate in periodontics, Boston University School of Dental Medicine; instructor, Perio Institute N. Miami Beach, FL.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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