Basic Surgical Incisions, Flap Management, and Suturing Techniques

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 605SH
  • Cost: $375
  • Credits: 4 CE Hours
Timothy Hempton, DDS is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award. He maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA.

Utilizing pig jaws, this course will review incisions utilized for surgical access around the natural dentition and for harvesting and recipient bed development in gingival augmentation procedures. Attendees will learn techniques for flap elevation, flap positioning, and suturing for closure. Anatomical considerations associated with flap elevation, periosteal fenestration, and incision closure will be reviewed. Attendees will learn how to coronally advance a flap, reposition a flap, apically position a flap and harvest and prepare a recipient bed for a gingival graft. Surgical instrumentation and various suture materials will also be discussed.

In this course attendees will:
  • Practice surgical techniques on a pig jaw
  • Review the rationale for surgical access
  • Identify how to make incisions for surgical access and how to elevate a flap
  • Examine the technique for periosteal fenestration for flap advancement
  • Assess suturing techniques for flap closure and stabilization of a soft-tissue graft
Recommended Audience: Dentist
Supplies Needed: Surgical loupes