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Best Practices for Working with Soft Tissues in Implant Therapy
James E. Ference, DMD, MBA, AFAAID
James E. Ference, DMD, MBA, AFAAID, DABOI/ID
• Associate Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
• Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
• Editor-in-Chief, AAID News
• Private practice, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Soft tissue grafting can be a significant factor in retaining dentition or preparing a site for implant placement. Variations in the method of grafting can enhance or diminish the result. Tips acquired from years of experience can make this a simple and predictable procedure with dependable outcomes that can be integrated into any practice.
At completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Determine whether there is justification for soft tissue grafting
2. Perform expedited procedures that have a very low risk of failure
3. Make small alterations that improve the appearance of the grafted site
4. Learn methods of making the procedure relatively pain-free.
AGD Subject Code 692
Topics: Ference, Soft Tissue, Implant Therapy