Periodontal Surgery Bootcamp:

Empowering Clinicians to Advance to the Next Level of Comprehensive Care

Type:  Live Surgery I Lecture | Hands On | Remote

Date: TBD

Credits: 48 CE


Improving patient outcomes in the general practice can benefit both patients and the dentist. Clinicians who possess knowledge and skills in more clinical disciplines are able to provide improved care with higher efficiency. In today’s competitive market, clinicians with greater knowledge and skills are able to gain an edge.
Periodontal therapy is an important aspect of comprehensive care, which is often underutilized. In particular, periodontal therapy is often limited to non-surgical care. The primary reason for this underutilization is deficiencies in knowledge and skills to deliver surgical periodontal therapy. This can sometimes leads to sub-optimal results. For example, in sites with deep subgingival caries, it is hard to obtain an accurate impression. Moreover, the restorative margin is placed in violation of the biologic width (supracrestal periodontal attachment), leading to chronic inflammation, pain and marginal bone loss.
General practitioners can be empowered to successfully perform many periodontal procedure. This can improve efficiency of care. At a minimum, clinicians have more in-depth understanding when collaborating with periodontal colleagues.

The objective of this periodontal surgical bootcamp is to elevate the practical knowledge and skills of clinicians to improve overall patient care. The goal is not to train general dentists to become periodontists. Upon successful completion of this bootcamp, clinicians should acquire the basic knowledge and skills to provide select periodontal surgical therapies.

Course Director: Dr. Homa Zadeh
Dr. Zadeh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. He has served as tenured associate professor, Director of the post-doctoral periodontology (2012 to 2019), as well as Chair of Periodontology Section (2003-2006) at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. He completed post-doctoral clinical training in periodontology, as well as a PhD degree in immunology, at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Zadeh has lectured nationally and internationally in over 30 countries at prestigious conferences on topics ranging from aesthetics to minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgery, as well as tissue engineering.Dr Zadeh served as president of the Western Society of Periodontology (WSP) in 2017, which is the largest regional periodontology society spanning the 16 western US states and Canadian provinces.

Session I: May 19th-21st, 2022
Session II: June 16th-18th, 2022
A. Lectures
B. Hands-on workshop simulated exercises
C. Live surgery demonstration
D. In-person or remote participation of lectures and hands-on workshops

Remote participants will receive all course material to be able to conduct hands-on workshop exercises at their own location.


• Periodontal disease Classification and diagnosis
• Osseous defect morphology and effects on outcome

Risk Assessment:
• Systemic and local risk factors

Periodontal Prognosis:
• Parameters that influence prognosis
• Prognostic systems
• Practical application of prognosis in decision making

Control of inflammation:
• Mechanical initial periodontal therapy
• Local and systemic antimicrobial therapy

Periodontal – restorative interactions:
• Supracrestal periodontal attachment (Biologic width)
• Effects of restorative contours on periodontal tissues
• Effects of restorative material on periodontal tissues
• Rationale for functional crown lengthening
• Esthetic criteria: role of periodontal tissues
• Pontic design and tissue contour management

Periodontal – Orthodontic interactions:
• Rationale for orthodontic therapy in optimizing periodontal health

• Therapeutic approaches
• Flap design: minimally invasive flap design
• Suture material and techniques
Crown lengthening
• Rationale
• Flap management
• Osseous recontouring: ostectomy and osteoplasty
• Suturing
Pocket reduction surgery
• Rationale for resective surgery
• Flap management
• Osseous recontouring: ostectomy and osteoplasty
• Suturing

Periodontal regenerative therapies
• Treatment of class II furcation involvement
• Treatment of intra-osseous defects
• Material selection
• Bone grafts
• Membranes
• Growth factors
Treatment of gingival recession defects
• Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA)
• Technique and rationale
• Material selection
• Tissue scaffolds
• Growth factors

• Prevention and management

Pre- and post-operative Care:
• Antibiotics and antiseptics
• Anti-inflammatory agents & Supplements

Periodontal maintenance therapy


Hands on workshop exercises:

Root instrumentation:
• Hand instruments
• Ultrasonic: Magnetostrictive and Piezoelectric
• Rotary instrumentation
• Air-powder abrasion: Abrasive powder selection
• Dental implant decontamination and implantoplasty

Flap design:
• Incision design
• Periodontal flap surgery

• Interrupted, horizontal and vertical mattress
• Continuous sling suturing

Crown lengthening:
• Functional crown lengthening
• Esthetic crown lengthening

Resective Periodontal osseous surgery:
• Flap management
• Osseous resection
• Rotary and piezosurgery

Regenerative Periodontal surgery:
• Bone grafts
• Membranes

Concentrated blood products:
• Blood drawl
• Platelet rich fibrin preparation

Treatment of gingival recession defects:
• Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA)
• Autogenous tissue harvesting: palatal and tuberosity connective tissue graft


Live surgery demonstration:
• Functional crown lengthening
• Esthetic crown lengthening
• Resective Periodontal osseous surgery:
• Regenerative Periodontal surgery
• Concentrated blood products: Platelet rich fibrin preparation
• Treatment of gingival recession defects with VISTA

  • Entire Program: $5995
  • Off site viewing inquire
    • Group Discounts – 10% – 25%

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