Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Soft-Tissue Grafting and Suturing Workshop

Course Code: W19
Speaker: Dr. James Kohner, DDS
CE Hours: 3.50
Start: Friday, June 30, 2023, 1:30 PM
End: Friday, June 30, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 



$449 $479


$449 $499 $529


$189 $199 $219


Frustrated by recession around recently placed crowns or unsightly recession in the aesthetic zone? Learn practical techniques for placing the two different soft-tissue grafts that were discussed in the Dr. Kohner’s lecture “Soft- and Hard-Tissue Grafting That Will Improve Your Restorative Results” (C38). See how gingival grafts can predictably stop or prevent that recession, and how connective tissue grafts can be used to cover exposed roots. Both grafts will be discussed and illustrated to show how they will directly enhance your restorative results. After step-by-step techniques are shown, participants will do the two grafts, including practicing stable suturing methods, on pig jaws. Two surgical videos will be shown to illustrate the technique before the exercise. The lecture, Soft- and Hard-tissue Grafting that Will Improve Your Restorative Results (C38), is a prerequisite for this workshop. You must register and pay for both courses for the full-day experience. Attendance is limited to 30.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • practice preparing recipient sites and obtaining donor tissue for each graft.
  • learn specific suturing for stability and predictable results.
  • use specialized instruments.
  • understand medications and post-op considerations.

Participant Requirements:


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.
Workshop prerequisite: C38: Soft-Tissue Grafting That WILL Enhance Restorative Results

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