Periodontal Surgery Series For The GP

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Periodontal Surgery Series For The GP

Type: Lecture | Hands-on | Clinical
Course Duration: Call for New Date
Credits: 32CE Lecture
Instructed by: TBA

If you have to delay restorative treatment until periodontal surgical treatment is completed, this course is for you. Many common everyday periodontal procedures can be performed by a general dentist if they attain a “comfort zone” through comprehensive hand-on lab and clinical training. The purpose of this periodontal workshop will be to provide the foundation of knowledge and experience necessary to perform a comprehensive diagnosis and basic periodontal surgical procedures on Monday.

Module 1: TBA, 2018

Everyday Surgical Procedures


  • Rational for periodontal surgery
  • Indications for periodontal surgery
  • Periodontal flap surgery
  • Crown lengthening
  • Osseous contouring
  • Bone grafting
  • Disease management and control
  • Simplifying restorative procedures
  • Implant site enhancement
  • Flab design
  • Suturing (what to use and when)
  • Anesthesia and pain management
  • Managing post-operative complications

Hands-On Procedures: (on pig jaws)

  • Full thickness flap
  • Split thickness flap
  • Distal wedge
  • Crown elongation
  • Osseous contouring & grafting
  • Suturing workshop

Module 2: TBA, 2018

Optimizing Esthetic Results

Esthetic restorative results are often compromised by less than optimal periodontal morphology or gingival recession. The ability to identify and correct esthetic problems by the treating dentist allows for greater control of results and the advantage of coordinating restorative and periodontal procedures in the most efficient way possible. Thus the restorative dentist can provide optimal results, patient convenience with an improved bottom line. Building upon module I by providing a foundation of fundamental esthetic periodontal knowledge that is necessary to develop a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment plan and surgical plan. Pre-surgical esthetic planning is the key for optimal esthetic results. The majority of this program will be devoted to covering several common esthetic driven surgical techniques and how to perform them with predictable results.


  • Diagnosing and planning esthetic driven surgery
  • Gingivectomies vs mucogingival surgery
  • Gingivectomy techniques
  • Rational for muccogingival surgery
  • Indications for conventional muccogingival surgery
  • Mucogingival surgical techniques
  • Selecting the optimal gingival graft
  • Free gingival grafting technique
  • Post extraction grafting
  • Connective tissue grafting techniques
  • Predictable root coverage techniques
  • Deficient edentulous ridge management
  • Creating ovate pontic sites
  • Pain management, managing complications, post-op care
  • Post extraction grafting
  • Suturing exercises
  • Lip mobility reduction
  • Tunneling techniques

Hands-On Procedures: (on pig jaws)

  • Gingival contouring
  • Free gingival graft to augment attached gingiva
  • Connective tissue graft for root coverage
  • Ridge augmentation and contouring

Module 3

Clinical Experience (TBA- 2018)

This is the culmination of our Periodontal Surgery Series For The GP. In these clinical sessions you will be treating a live patient perio case under the guidance of Dr. Ziv Simon and the EP Faculty.



Tuition and Incentives

  • Enroll in Module 1 & 2 for $1995
  • Group (2 or more dentists) 5% discount each.
  •  Day 1- $495 Friday lecture
  •  Day 3- $495 Friday lecture
  • Days 1 & 2 $1195 Friday/Saturday hands-on
  • Days 3 & 4 $1195 Friday/Saturday hands-on
  • $1195 Optional Clinic Session (TBA 2019)

To Register

Download the registration form. This form is available in PDF format and is best viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Registration form submitted to Esthetic Professionals must be clear, legible, and on good quality 8.5-inch by 11-inch white paper.

If you have difficulty downloading or printing the registration form, you may also request it by mail or by phone (877) EP4-DDS1 (374-3371).

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, signed, and are dated when received at EP. If cancellations are made 30-60 days before the start of the program, 25% of the total tuition must still be paid. 100% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year with no penalties. If cancellations are made 0-30 days before the start of the program, 50% of the total tuition must still be paid. 75% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. If cancellations are made after the start of the program, 100% of the total tuition must still be paid. 50% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. Esthetic Professionals reserves the right to cancel any program seven days prior to the starting date. 100% refunds will be given or transferred to another program.

max_width_extra_small_agdEsthetic Professionals is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends until 2020. Provider ID# 218987



Esthetic Professionals, located in Tarzana, California, is a unique dental practice. In addition to offering a comprehensive selection of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry treatments for the benefit of our patients, we provide fellow dentists with hands-on education and laboratory services. With 30 employees, over 18 faculty members, and a 16,000 square foot facility, we are well-equipped to offer patients and professionals alike unparalleled service and care. Esthetic Professionals serves Los Angeles, California and the surrounding communities.


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