Achieving appropriate esthetic results for the natural dentition mandates careful evaluation of several factors. A decision tree for soft tissue grafting was developed to guide clinicians in selecting the most appropriate treatment modality. The purpose of this presentation is to address the factors that may affect the decision making and the results of soft tissue root coverage procedures. Techniques and materials used in conjunction with coronally advanced flaps for soft tissue enhancement will be demonstrated. Soft tissue grafting procedures to be discussed in the presentation include but are not limited to subepithelial connective tissue grafting, dental matrix, guided tissue regeneration, guided bone regeneration, and coronally advanced flaps.
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, is collegiate professor of periodontology as well as professor and director of graduate periodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has published 20 books or book chapters and more than 200 scientific articles. Dr Wang currently serves as a co-chair, director, and diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, is president-elect and board director of the International College of Oral Implantologists, and is a fellow of American College of Dentists. He is a former consultant for the American Dental Associationís Commission on Dental Accreditation. An editor-in-chief of the Open Dentistry Journal and an associate editor of The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants and the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research, he is also an editorial board member of many other journals. Dr Wang is the recipient of many awards, most recently the Morton L. Perel Annual Award for Dental Implant Educator.
Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes