Essentials in Aesthetic Soft Tissue Management and Dental Suturing: Principles and Practice
Hands-on course
21 Jan 2013, 09:00 - 16:00 New York City, USA Area of interest: General Dentistry, Dental Lab

Establishing primary wound closure of various soft tissue flaps is paramount for optimal post-surgical wound healing. Surgical procedures that require clinical flap manipulation such as those used with traditional periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic cosmetic surgery, hard- and soft-tissue regeneration also require excellence in execution and thorough understanding of the various techniques of surgery, suturing, and the materials currently available to ensure the desired clinical results. This lecture will discuss the rationale of specific suturing techniques and suture materials to aid the clinician in obtaining optimal wound closure and the optimal management of soft tissue manipulation in highly aesthetic areas. A "hands-on" laboratory session will follow allowing the participant to execute some of the techniques reviewed in the didactical part.