The Soft Tissue Course

Dr. Israel Puterman

The Soft Tissue Course

Matthew J. Fien DDS | Israel Puterman DMD, MSD

2-day Hands-on skill development

Time: Day 1: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Day 2:  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

CE Credits: 16

AGD Subject Code: 490

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Course Description

This intensive and comprehensive 2-day workshop is meticulously designed to provide participants with an immersive hands-on training experience combined with interactive lectures. The primary objective of this workshop is to elevate participants' proficiency in managing soft tissues around teeth and dental implants. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, participants will develop the expertise needed to achieve superior clinical outcomes in soft tissue management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for?

General practitioners and specialists enhancing soft tissue skills for teeth and implants.

What do i need to bring?

All materials and instruments will be provided.  We encourage you to bring your loupes and wear scrubs.  Digital handouts are sometimes given.  Your laptop may want to make the trip with you.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email with any questions.

what must be completed prior to the event?

A questionnaire will be sent at registration. Please complete it prior to the event.

Additional questions?

We would be happy to answer them. Please email or call 954-546-2090.

Why Surgical Influence?

With small class sizes and 1:1 attention, all skill levels are welcome. You’ll learn practical and predictable methods to approach a case while learning advanced treatment planning. #GetYourExpertOn

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Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Address soft tissue deficiencies around teeth and implants effectively.
  • Master techniques for treating gingival recession on natural teeth.
  • Acquire skills to manage recession effectively.
  • Safely harvest autogenous tissue with expertise.
  • Grasp principles for maintaining implant-associated soft tissues.
  • Learn techniques for regenerating soft tissues around implants.
  • Navigate decision-making pathways for root coverage, augmentation, and implant procedures.
  • Compare autogenous and allograft options for coverage.
  • Competently manage post-op complications.
  • Enhance patient acceptance of surgical plans.
  • Investigate mucogingival defect biology, diagnosis, and planning.
  • Apply evidence-based techniques for soft tissue management.
  • Gain hands-on grafting and suturing experience.