Connective tissue grafting gum replacement allografts and xenografts

March 20, 2014

Dr Jonathan Lack

Soft Tissue Grafting: For Aesthetics and Health who, what, where, when and why?
Thursday March 20th

Jonathan Lack

Dr. Jonathan Lack qualified In Dentistry from McGill University in Montreal 1990 and as a Specialist in Periodontology from Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 1994.

He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the College Of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, Canada. Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. He is past Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

He currently holds a joint appointment, part-time, as a clinical lecturer at the Eastman Dental Institute, and Associate Specialist Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London. Dr Lack is registered with the GDC as a specialist Periodontist and spends most of his time in private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Surgery in London’s West End. Dr Lack is on the editorial boards of both Aesthetic Dentistry Today, and Implant Dentistry Today and is an examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Diploma in Implant Dentistry. Besides managing all aspect of Periodontics Dr Lack has a special interest in Periodontal Plastic Surgical procedures and Implant Surgery.

He is of course as well, a past chairman of the London Chapter of Alpha Omega.

Lecture Summary:

This lecture will review the most common types of soft tissue grafting and compare them to some alternative materials available today, which may help us to avoid painful palatal harvesting.

Aims and Objectives

  • To review the use of connective tissue grafts and free gingival grafts.
  • To provide and update on techniques and uses of free gingival grafts and connective tissue grafts for both aesthetic procedures and functional health.
  • To review the use of alternative “off the shelf” gingival replacement/improvment products including, Alloderm®, Mucograft®, and Emdogain®.

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