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Module 3: Soft Tissue Management around Dental Implants

Soft Tissue Management around Dental Implants

Welcome to Module 3 of our comprehensive training program on Soft Tissue Management. In this module, we shift our focus to the critical aspect of soft tissue management around dental implants. Led by our renowned faculty, you will explore advanced techniques for autogenous tissue harvesting, and for the augmentation of keratinized mucosa and soft tissue thickness, together with the management of implant esthetic complications, a recent specialized field addressing soft tissue deficiencies around dental implants. By mastering these techniques, you will be equipped to provide optimal care and esthetic outcomes for patients undergoing implant treatments.


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Course Highlights

• Autogenous Tissue Harvesting: Explore techniques for free gingival graft harvest from the palate, retromolar area, and edentulous ridges.
• Keratinized mucosa width augmentation: Explore conventional and novel, minimally invasive strategies for reestablish an adequate band of keratinized and adherent mucosa at implant sites.
• Soft tissue thickness augmentation: Learn how to use different techniques and biomaterials to increase soft tissue thickness, which is a key factor for the stability of the soft tissue margin and the esthetic outcomes in the long-term.
• Implant esthetic complications: Learn how to prevent and how to manage these conditions with adequate diagnosis and use of soft tissue grafting.
• Soft Tissue Phenotype Modification and conditioning at immediate implant placement: Familiarize yourself with soft tissue augmentation techniques for stable soft tissue over time and optimal esthetic outcomes.

Course Objectives

• Practice precise autogenous tissue harvesting techniques, including free gingival graft harvest from the palate, retromolar area, and edentulous ridges.
• Apply free gingival graft techniques and strip grafts for keratinized mucosa augmentation.
• Master surgical and combined prosthetic-surgical techniques for addressing esthetic complications and soft tissue deficiencies around dental implants.
• Demonstrate proficiency in soft tissue augmentation procedures for optimal esthetic outcomes.

Hands-on Practice

• Hands-on exercises for free gingival graft harvest from artificial palate models and retromolar areas.
• Practice free gingival graft and strip graft techniques on artificial tissue models simulating dental implants.
• Soft tissue augmentation simulations using dermal matrices and collagen matrices.
• Application of prosthetic surgical approaches for the management of peri-implant soft tissue dehiscences in the esthetic region.

Join us in expanding your knowledge and skills in soft tissue management with our comprehensive program and earn the prestigious M.I.A.M.I. Certificate in Soft Tissue Management.

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who will teach
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Our team

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this course

Introduction to Lorenzo

Introducing Dr. Lorenzo Tavelli, DDS, MS, PhD, a distinguished full-time Assistant Professor and the Director of the Advanced Graduate Education program in Periodontology at the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Tavelli's journey in dentistry began with his graduation from the esteemed University of Milan. He further honed his skills and knowledge by completing a comprehensive three-year residency in Periodontics and earning his Master of Science degree at the renowned University of Michigan. His dedication to excellence led him to become a diplomate of the esteemed American Board of Periodontology.

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At the forefront of clinical research and daily practice, Dr. Tavelli's main focus lies in microsurgical and minimally invasive soft tissue grafting procedures around teeth and dental implants. A true pioneer in his field, he combines cutting-edge techniques, including High Frequency Doppler Ultrasonography and wound healing biomarkers, to assess graft perfusion and surgical outcomes. Dr. Tavelli's groundbreaking research has been widely recognized, with more than 100 scholarly publications featured in major international peer-reviewed journals.

A sought-after lecturer, Dr. Tavelli has graced scientific symposia worldwide, sharing his expertise on microsurgical and minimally invasive soft tissue grafting procedures. His dedication to advancing the field of dentistry extends to his role as an Associate Editor for Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, where he contributes to shaping the future of the discipline.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to research, Dr. Tavelli has been honored with numerous prestigious awards, including the 2023 American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Earl Robinson Regeneration Award, the 2022 AAP Foundation Nevins Clinical Research Fellowship, and the 2021 Goldman Clinical Research Award from the Italian Society of Periodontology. Additionally, he was the recipient of the 2020 AAP Balint Orban Research Award, among other notable achievements.

Dr. Lorenzo Tavelli's unwavering commitment to advancing the field of Periodontology, paired with his passion for teaching, makes him an invaluable asset to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a leading figure in the world of dental research and practice.

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Dr. Lorenzo Tavelli, DDS, MS, PhD

Director of the Advanced Graduate Education program in Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
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Supporting Faculty


Dr. Ismael Khouly DDS, MS, PhD

Implant Dentistry
Former Associate Director of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
New York University

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Introduction to Ismael

Dr. Ismael Khouly is a renowned leader in the field of implant dentistry, known for his expertise and dedication to advancing dental education. As the founder and clinical director of the Multidisciplinary Implant and Aesthetic Miami Institute (M.I.A.M.I.), Dr. Khouly has established a global platform to share his extensive knowledge and experience with dentists worldwide.

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With an impressive background as the Associate Director of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry at the prestigious Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and as a full-time Clinical Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Khouly's commitment to excellence is unmatched. His board certification by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry is a testament to his expertise.

Dr. Khouly's exclusive focus on implant dentistry, including surgical and restorative phases, as well as bone and soft tissue grafting procedures, has made him highly sought after in the industry. Through training from renowned institutions such as New York University, London University, and Oslo University, he has developed a unique patient care approach. His pursuit of knowledge led him to earn his DDS and master's degree in tissue engineering, followed by advanced training in implant and comprehensive dentistry under the mentorship of Dr. Dennis Tarnow at NYU. Additionally, he holds a PhD in biomedicine, specializing in sinus bone grafts, with summa cum laude honors and an International Doctorate Certification.

Dr. Khouly's significant contributions to clinical research in periodontics, implant dentistry, and biomaterials have advanced the field. With over 50 peer-reviewed articles, national and international presentations, and invited talks at prestigious venues, he continues to push the boundaries of implant dentistry. Driven by his dedication to staying at the forefront of the field, he incorporates cutting-edge techniques and advancements into his clinical practice.

As a respected academic and educator, Dr. Khouly inspires and educates fellow professionals. Through his leadership at the M.I.A.M.I. Institute and his ongoing contributions to the field, he is raising the standard of care in implant dentistry and making a lasting impact on the global dental community.



Date: December 14-15, 2024
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  • 2. Engaging Workshops: Put your newfound knowledge into practice with our hands-on, interactive workshops. These practical sessions are designed to reinforce your learning and provide you with valuable real-world skills.
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