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Best Practices for Working with Soft Tissues in Implant Therapy


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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.


Learning Objectives

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