This course is offered to all dentists who want to learn from Dr. Lewis Cummings about minimally invasive grafting techniques for receding gums, thin biotypes around dental implants and soft tissue augmentation through lecture and hands on learning.
Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting and the “Texas Two-Step”
This lecture will discuss the rationale and practical application of soft tissue augmentation procedures. Principles of successful soft tissue augmentation, to include minimally invasive surgical techniques will be reviewed. Soft tissue grafting options and donor tissue resources, their advantages and disadvantages will be examined. Dr. Cummings will discuss the multitude of soft tissue grafting techniques being marketed to dental professionals and the general public. Addressing their advantages and disadvantages and how to discuss all the options with your patients. Attendees will be introduced to Dr. Cummings latest soft tissue grafting approach (Texas Two-Step) that minimizes surgical trauma and expedites procedural time along with the instruments needed to perform these cases on a daily basis. Clinicians will also learn how these techniques can be utilized to enhance socket grafting and implant site development procedures. Current research findings, clinical experience and scientific evidence will be presented to support the materials and techniques demonstrated throughout the course.