Surgical Technique Course
This interactive limited attendance course is intended for periodontists and general dentists with surgical experience who wish to learn more about esthetic periodontal plastic surgery procedures for treatment of soft tissue defects at teeth and implant sites. You will learn microsurgical instrumentation and the latest minimally invasive surgical and suturing techniques developed by Dr. Allen using allografts and xenografts. The treatment concepts presented are based on current clinical and biologic research. Step-by-step surgical procedures will be presented and discussed. Case presentations, practical hands-on exercises and surgical demonstrations provide in-depth knowledge about the use of soft tissue grafting techniques to achieve predictable coverage of single and multiple recessions, increase in tissue thickness, and extension of the vestibule. Other significant outcome parameters including gain of keratinized tissue will be presented and discussed.

Course Information

This two- day course is on Friday from 8:00am to approximately 5:30pm. We conclude at 5:00pm Saturday.

Big Texas breakfast and lunch will be served at the conference center each day. A group dinner will be held Friday evening. You are welcome to bring a guest to the dinner for an additional charge of $125.00 a person. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary needs.

Flight reservations - Flights to Dallas can be made to DFW international airport or Dallas Love Field. You are encouraged to make your flight reservations well in advance. The course concludes at 5:00pm. If departing Saturday evening, please arrange your flight at 7:30pm or later.

Ground Transportation - We provide ground transportation to and from the course venue for course registrants staying at the Westin Galleria.  

Hotel Information - We have reserved a block of rooms at a group discount at the Westin Galleria. We encourage you to stay at the Westin Galleria so that our ground transportation will drive you to the course site from the Westin.

  • 10 Keys for successful soft tissue grafting surgery
  • Microsurgical instrumentation and specialized suturing techniques
  • Critical evaluation of allografts and xenografts used in soft tissue grafting.
  • Detailed description of the tunnel technique for treatment of single and multiple gingival recessions.
  • Anatomical factors affecting grafting outcome.
  • Modifications of the tunnel technique for mandibular anterior sites
  • Critical review of outcome parameters.
  • Evidence-based selection of the optimal grafting method
  • Interdisciplinary management of cervical lesions
  • Indications for use of the tunnel technique for soft tissue defects at implant sites
  • Detailed pre-op and post-op instructions
  • Management of complications during and following soft tissue grafting surgery
  • Hands-on workshop exercises on realistic custom models with authentic recession defects.
  • Illustrated step-by-step surgical procedural manual.
  • Live surgical demonstration of current root coverage procedure.
What makes our hands-on workshop unique?
  • Our workshop is a simulation lab format
  • We use custom models that simulate clinical problems for our exercises
  • Illustrated step-by-step procedural manual to guide you through grafting exercises during the workshop and afterwards in your surgery in your office
  • This activity on realistic models is critical to understanding the surgical protocol and allows you to easily translate the surgical steps in a clinical setting