Hard-tissue Grafting Options for the Single or Adjacent Missing Tooth Site


This 1.5-day course offers a great opportunity for gaining exposure to varying hard tissue grafting options and is ideal for clinicians that already place dental implants or clinicians that want to understand more about the topic for better patient and team communication. Sign-up today and join us for valuable information packed with practical pearls that you and your patients can benefit from.

The treatment of missing teeth with implant-supported restorations has had a lasting impact in dentistry. Today, the modern implant surface has made achieving osseointegration more predictable, thus shifting our focus towards materials and techniques that maintain or create hard and soft tissue. The ultimate goal is to allow for ideal implant positioning and restoration in an effort to maximize esthetic results.

The majority of clinical scenarios call for varying approaches in techniques and materials to maximize the bone regeneration. It is therefore important to be able to identify these situations and understand the procedures and materials that will have the best chance at maximizing the clinical result. This course will utilize presentations, clinical case examples and videos to highlight the following topics:

  • Diagnosis and classification of soft-tissue and hard-tissue defects
  • Bone biology and anatomy
  • Healing process and bone remodeling
  • Bone graft material and biologics
  • Indications, techniques and complications

The hands-on component (pig jaw) will offer the participants the opportunity to practice incision design, flap management, guided-bone regeneration, contour graft (patch), autogenous graft, ridge preservation and suturing techniques.


After attending this program the attendee should be able to:

  • To recognize factors of significance in the soft/hard tissue assessment.
  • Present different bone defects and how predictable the regeneration can be for each one.
  • Become familiar with the varying philosophies for bone graft regeneration and when they can be better indicated.
  • Understand the timing for bone grafts.
  • Become familiar with lateral ridge graft and ridge preservation.


Luiz H Gonzaga

Luiz H Gonzaga D.D.S.,M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Wagner Duarte

Wagner Duarte DDS, PhD

Interim Department Chair, Program Director & Clinical Associate Professor

Registration Information


Early Bird*: $1,350
Regular: $1,499

With Dentist: $99

Dentists get a $500 discount when attending both Hard Tissue and Soft Tissue Grafting courses.

*Early Bird expires 1mo prior to course


Contact Hours: 12 CEU (Lecture & Participation)

AGD# 490

19 Participant Limit

Upcoming Course

Gainesville, FL

Soft Tissue Grafting

April 14-15, 2023

Friday: 8AM -5PM
(Breakfast and Networking Lunch Included)
Saturday: 8AM-12PM
(Breakfast Included)

Course#: 23467

Sponsor Appreciation

Continuing Education at UFCD wishes to express its appreciation to Geistlich Biomaterials for an unrestricted grant, which helped, in part, to make this course possible.

The National dental practice-based research network

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The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN) is a consortium of practices and clinics whose members, while principally dedicated to the oral health care of patients, also investigate research questions with practical impact that will improve the quality of dental care. Funded by NIH/NIDCR #U19-DE028717

Cancellation policy effective January 1, 2019