This programme is aimed at practitioners who have experience of simple implant placement and who wish to further their knowledge of soft tissue management.
This two-day course provides an insight into all aspects of soft tissue management including suturing techniques, flap design and connective tissue grafts.
On completion of this course, delegates will have an understanding of aesthetic flap design for implant procedures. They will be able to raise split thickness flaps, and undertake palatal roll and connective tissue grafting techniques. Delegates will understand the principles of peri-implant aesthetics and pontic site development.
Twelve hours CPD
- Local anatomy of gingival tissues/biology of soft tissue graft healing
- Suturing techniques
- Aesthetic flap design
- Split thickness flaps
- Palatal roll technique
- Connective tissue grafting
- Hands-on soft tissue techniques using pigs' heads
- Principles of peri-implant aesthetics/implant positioning
- Pontic site development/soft tissue grooming
- Tunnel flaps/Rotational CT
Mr Robert Adams
BDS FDS RCS (Eng) MSurgDent RCS MSc (UCL Implant Dentistry) Specialist in Oral Surgery
Robert Adams is a part-time Clinical Lecturer in Dental Implantology at the Cardiff University School of Dentistry. In 2000 Robert undertook the MSc in Implant Dentistry at the Eastman Hospital.
Robert’s work is limited to dental implantology and specialist oral surgery procedures in multi-specialist practices. He is particularly interested in hard / soft tissue augmentation procedures for peri-implant aesthetics and grafting procedures. Robert is an Astra Tech PEERS member and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has lectured Nationally on the surgical aspects of dental implant treatment. Further details
Dr Adrian Binney
BDS FDS RCPS (Glas) MScD (Wales) Specialist in Periodontology
Adrian Binney is a part-time clinical lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Dentistry. He teaches on the Masters Degree course in Dental Implantology, and the Postgraduate Dental Implant Stepwise Course and Masters Degree Programme. He has also lectured on restorative dentistry at Bristol Dental School.
Adrian has completed dental implantology training in the UK, Europe and the USA. He undertakes a wide range of implant and bone regeneration work. His clinical practice, at The Parade Specialist Dental Centre in Cardiff, offers all aspects of restorative and aesthetic dentistry, and advanced periodontics.
Professor David Thomas
BDS MScD FDS RCS (Edin) FDS RCS (Eng) PhD Specialist in Oral Surgery
David Thomas is Professor of Oral Surgery and Programme Director of Implantology at Cardiff University, where he established the Implantology & Tissue Engineering MSc programmes. His main clinical interest is in implantology, specifically the use of soft and hard tissue grafting in the management of complex cases.
David is the elected President of the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Regional Faculty Advisor and SAC member in Oral Surgery and a visiting Professor in Trondheim Norway. His research group works in the development of novel nano-medicines to treat chronic infection and inflammation.
Professor Thomas took his PhD at Bristol University, where he was the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow.