Periodontal soft tissue surgery and collagen membranes in the dental practice

Sat 15 October 2022 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Periodontal soft tissue surgery and collagen membranes in the dental practice

Learn about hard and soft tissue defects that are common around both teeth and dental implants, and practise the surgical techniques for soft and hard tissue grafting.

In this event, first view on online lecture, 'Periodontal soft tissue surgery and collagen membranes in the dental practice' in your own time to prepare for a hands-on workshop, 'Advanced grafting'.

Learn about each session below.

Periodontal soft tissue surgery and collagen membranes in the dental practice

Online lecture: 1.5 hours

Hard and soft tissue defects are a common occurrence around both teeth and dental implants. Examine the possible aetiological factors behind soft tissue defects, and be introduced to management techniques for these defects using autogenous tissue as well as the range of xenogenic membranes and regeneration products used in dentistry. Takeaway an understanding of the role of various membranes in dental practice and their practical application.

You will learn about:

  • Periodontal hard and soft tissue defects
  • Peri-implant hard and soft tissue defects
  • The history of periodontal regeneration
  • The advancement in membranes used in dentistry
  • The practical application of different membranes available.

Advanced grafting

Hands-on workshop: 3.5 hours, Saturday 15 October 2022

Receive an introduction to grafting techniques (using a pig jaw model), with a specific focus on the flap design and surgical technique for soft and hard tissue grafting. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different suture materials, and appreciate the different knots available and the indications for each one.

You will:

  • Undertake benchtop exercises on a pig-jaw model with a focus on surgical technique for soft and hard tissue grafting  
  • Undertake exercises using grafting material to allow an understanding of material-handling and placement technique
  • Be given the opportunity to practice and refine your suturing technique for different flap designs and suture materials
  • Have the opportunity to ask Dr Luan Ngo questions at the end of the session.

Presented by Dr Luan Ngo

CPD hours: 5 clinical hours

RSVP by Friday 1 October, limited to 15 participants.

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This event is a two-part blended model. Once registered, you will receive confirmation for the workshop held on Saturday 15 October 2022. Within two business days, you will receive an email with a link to a 1.5-hour lecture, which you must view prior to the workshop. 


Dr Luan Ngo 

Graduating with honours from The University of Melbourne in 1999, Luan worked in both public and private practice until 2003 when he commenced a Ph.D. in the field of periodontics looking at biomarkers for periodontal disease. Luan completed the didactic component of his specialist training in periodontics in 2009, and since then has been working in both private practice and as an academic at The University of Melbourne.

Luan has travelled to Vietnam with the Rotary Australia-Vietnam Dental Health Project. He volunteered his time in both the education of periodontists (in training) at the National Hospital of Odontostomatology in Ho Chi Minh City as well as the provision of much needed dental care for rural school children in the south of Vietnam.

Luan is currently the Lecturer in Periodontics and Convenor of the undergraduate (now graduate entry) periodontics program at the Melbourne Dental School. Luan is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the specialist field of periodontics.


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