Soft-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 soft 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. The hands-on component (plastic model) will offer the participants the opportunity to practice incision design, flap management and suturing materials and technique. Sign-up today and join us for valuable information packed with practical pearls that you and your patients will benefit from.

This course will utilize presentations, clinical case examples, videos and a hands-on portion to highlight the following topics:

  • Diagnosis and classification of soft tissue defects
  • Biology and anatomy of the oral soft tissue
  • Wound healing
  • Soft tissue augmentation techniques
  • Contra indications and complications


  • To recognize factors of significance in the soft tissue assessment
  • Present different soft tissue defects and how predictable the regeneration/enhancement can be for each one
  • Become familiar with the varying philosophies for soft tissue graft regeneration and when they can be better indicated
  • Understand the timing for tissue grafts
  • Became familiar with free gingival graft and subepithelial connective tissue graft


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

*Early Bird expires 1mo prior to course

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


Contact Hours: 12 CEU (Lecture & Participation)

AGD# 490

19 Participant Limit

Upcoming Course Dates

Gainesville, FL

Soft Tissue Grafting

Fall 2023 – Date TBD

Gainesville, FL

Hard Tissue Grafting

June 2-3, 2023

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

Course#: 230468

Thank you

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

Interested in Practice Based Research?

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