Curriculum

International Courses

Dr. Allen and his staff present surgical technique courses including hands-on workshops by special arrangement. To date courses have been presented in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, UAE and as well as within the United States. If you are interested in a special course for your group, please contact us or register for a course listed below.

Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting for Teeth and Implants

International Courses

For each course a deposit 50% deposit is required upon registration and the balance is due 60 days prior to the course.
16 Accredited Continuing Education hours.
Sydney, Australia
Aug 17-18, 2018 5 spaces left
Queenstown, New Zealand
Aug 24-25, 2018

This interactive limited attendance course is intended for periodontists and general dentists with surgical experience who wish to learn more about esthetic periodontal plastic surgical procedures for treatment of soft tissue defects at teeth and implant sites. The treatment concepts presented are based on current clinical and biologic research. All aspects of treatment planning and step-by-step surgical procedures will be presented and discussed. Case presentations, practical hands-on exercises and an unedited video surgical demonstration 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. A complete color handout is provided that includes all lecture material, forms, and references.


  • 10 Keys for successful soft tissue surgery
  • Microsurgical instrumentation and specialized suturing techniques
  • Classification of recession defects
  • Anatomical factors affecting grafting outcome
  • Palatal harvesting technique
  • Critical evaluation of allografts and xenografts used in soft tissue grafting
  • Detailed surgical technique for the lateral pedicle flap
  • Detailed surgical technique for the tunnel procedure for treatment of single and multiple gingival recessions
  • Modifications of the tunnel technique for deep recession sites
  • Rationale and technique for use of PRP
  • Presentation of long-term results following soft tissue grafting
  • Critical review of outcome parameters
  • Evidence-based selection of the optimal grafting method
  • Treatment planning and case presentations
  • Interdisciplinary management of cervical lesions
  • Treatment of soft tissue defects at implant sites
  • Detailed pre-op and post-op instructions
  • Management of complications following soft tissue grafting surgery
  • Critical review of current clinical research findings
  • Hands-on workshop exercises on realistic custom models with authentic recession defects
  • Illustrated step-by-step surgical procedural manual
  • Surgical video presentations demonstrating predictable techniques for coverage of soft tissue defects at both teeth and implant sites

Special Courses