Recession defects frequently involve multiple teeth in an arch or even in both arches. The clinician treating these defects with autogenous connective tissue will usually resort to multiple surgeries because of a belief that enough connective tissue material cannot be harvested from the palate. This program will introduce the attendees to surgical modalities that allow them to harvest greater amounts of autogenous connective tissue, which will thus allow them to reduce the number of surgical visits for their patients. Objectives include understanding the possibilities and techniques for harvesting larger connective tissue grafts, understanding recipient site flap design to utilize these grafts, and understanding the potential risks for these procedures.
Kirk L. Pasquinelli, DDS, received his DDS from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry, where he is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Graduate Prosthodontic Department. He received his periodontal training at the University of Washington in Seattle, taught continuing dental education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry from 1988 to 2000, and was on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy in Foster City, California, from 2004 to 2010. Dr Pasquinelli continues to teach select groups nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles in the periodontal and restorative dentistry literature. He is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Periodontics, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Francisco Dental Society. Since 1988, Dr Pasquinelli has maintained a private practice in downtown San Francisco dedicated to periodontics, esthetic and preprosthetic oral surgery, and dental implants.
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