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Site-Specific Approaches for Treating Gingival Recession Part 2: The Maxilla and Posterior Mandible

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: August 1, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: August 1, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
Method: Self-instructed
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Course Description

Surgical correction of gingival recession and other mucogingival deformities around natural teeth has been shown to be a predictable therapeutic modality. There are numerous techniques with variations which can be used to obtain root coverage and increase gingival thickness however, we cannot always apply the same techniques in all areas of the mouth as different areas have their own unique nuances. Hence, a site-specific approach must be employed to optimize surgical outcomes. While Part 1 focused on the anterior mandible, this lecture will focus on the remaining areas, i.e the maxilla and posterior mandible. Various surgical approaches for treating gingival recession in these areas will be presented along with a critical evaluation of the pertinent literature.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss different therapeutic modalities for root coverage procedures in the maxilla and posterior mandible.
  • Critically evaluate the literature with respect to root coverage procedures in the maxilla and posterior mandible
  • To understand the critical factors which can affect the success and predictability of root coverage outcomes in the maxilla and posterior mandible
  • Learn about alternatives to autogenous tissue for achieving root coverage in the aforementioned areas.


Vinay M. Bhide, DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C), is a board certified Periodontist who provides the full scope of surgical periodontal and dental implant therapy. Dr. Bhide has a special interest in esthetic and reconstructive periodontics. Dr. Bhide earned his DDS from the University of Toronto in 2001, and subsequently completed a one-year internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He completed his Master of Science and specialty training in Periodontology at the University of Toronto in 2005.

Dr. Bhide is an Examiner and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. In addition to private practice, Dr. Bhide is a clinical instructor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Toronto where he is involved in didactic and clinical teaching of periodontics at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He has lectured nationally and internationally and published on various topics related to periodontics and implantology. In his spare time, Dr. Bhide enjoys spending time with this family, running, playing tennis, and of course, reading anything!

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Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

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