Soft Tissue Grafting for Teeth and Implants (Lecture, Hands-on Workshop and Surgery on Patients)
Dates: September 8 – 10, 2023
CE credits: 24 hours
Tuition: $4500 CAD

This course is intended to provide dentists with the knowledge and training to diagnose and treat soft tissue defects, such as gingival recession, insufficient gingival thickness/height, vertical/horizontal soft tissue deficiencies, at teeth and implant sites. The participants will learn how to perform esthetic periodontal plastic surgery procedures utilizing the latest minimally invasive surgical and suturing techniques. This will be done through lectures and hands-on learning. We will be discussing the fundamentals of soft tissue grafting, microsurgical instrumentations, material selection and surgical techniques. There will also be an in-depth discussion of treatment planning, which includes case selection, treatment sequencing and selection of surgical techniques. The course will go over step-by-step of soft tissue grafting procedures and what to look for before and during surgery.

On Day 3, the participants will perform surgery on their own patients. The live surgery will allow the participants to apply what they have learned in the course and have their own surgical experience.

This course is intended for the participants to become familiar with the following:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning recession defects
  • Soft tissue harvesting techniques (free gingival graft and connective tissue graft harvesting)
  • Review of soft tissue grafting materials: autografts, allografts and xenografts
  • Detailed surgical technique for free gingival graft for teeth
  • Detailed surgical technique for tunnel technique utilizing autogenous or allogenic tissue for treatment of gingival recessions
  • Rationale and treatment planning for soft tissue grafting at implant sites
  • Esthetic management of per-implant soft tissue
  • Detailed surgical technique for free gingival graft at implant sites
  • Detailed surgical technique for connective tissue grafting at implant sites
  • Pre-op and post-op instructions
  • Management of complications during and following soft tissue grafting procedures
  • Hands-on workshop exercises on models, pig jaw


Course Schedule
Day 1
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Lecture and Hands-on
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Lecture and Hands-on
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Q&A


Day 2
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Lecture and Hands-on
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Lecture and Hands-on
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Case presentation, group discussion and Q&A


Day 3
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Patient preparation and consent
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Surgery
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Surgery
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Post-operative group discussion


Course Registration Policy
– Registration can be done online which will require payment in full.
– You can also call Clear Dental Education at 1-780-250-2728 for registration. A non-refundable deposit ($500 CAD) and a credit on file will be required to complete the registration. The remaining balance will be charged to the credit card on file 1 month prior to the start of the course.
– Tuition is fully refundable one month before the start of the course less the non-refundable portion.

Course Testimonials

“The best soft tissue course out there! Phenomenal instructors – willing to answer every question! Very approachable, very kind. This course pushes you to be a better dentist. I can’t thank you enough.”
– Dr. N.J.

“Wonderful course! Will definitely use this in clinical practice.”
– Dr. A.M.

“Great course! Most procedures makes you feel like can be done in our own office!”
– Dr. C.J.

“Best soft tissue grafting course I’ve taken”
– Dr. D.X.

“Excellent course with incredible content. Highly recommended.”
– Dr. H.S.

“AMAZING Course! I learned way more than I thought possible in 3 days. The information was well-organized and easy to follow – it made a complex topic manageable. All the lecturers were great and very patient. I can’t recommend this course enough. Will definitely take another one in the future. Completely changes my perspective on the topic.”
– Dr. H.M.