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Two Novel Techniques Utilizing Pediculated Connective Tissue Graft

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: January 14, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: January 14, 2022
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00
Method: Self-instructed
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Course Description

The pedicle connective tissue graft (PCTG) has its own blood supply maintained, therefore, allowing graft survival on the poorly vascularized and nonvascularized recipient site. A palatal pedicle connective tissue graft is an essential element of mIVAN technique (modified Interpositional Vascularized Augmentation Neogenesis). mIVAN technique is the technique for simultaneous hard and soft tissue grafting used for (1) flap-less hard and soft tissue augmentation in extraction sockets with missing labial bone or (2) hard/soft tissue augmentations with simultaneous implant placement for ridges demonstrating horizontal atrophy in the esthetic zone.

Buccal sliding palatal pedicle flap (BSPPF) In the maxilla, a buccal sliding palatal flap can be applied for primary wound closure after ridge augmentation. The dissected part of the palatal connective tissue is left exposed thus eliminating or reducing the amount of the coronal flap advancement respectively and increasing the amount of keratinized gingiva. In combination with guided soft tissue augmentation, this flap design enables a three-dimensional peri-implant soft tissue augmentation

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn principles of two novel, published, surgical techniques based on the utilization of pedicle flaps.
  • Procedures are going to be shown step by step and experienced clinicians will be able to apply them after this lecture.


Snjezana Pohl, Dr. med., Dr. med. dent. is both doctor of human and dental medicine. She is a specialist in oral surgery and EDA certificated specialist for periodontology and implantology. Currently, she is head of the Department for Oral Surgery in the private clinic Rident, Croatia. Designated as an assistant professor, she additionally is giving lectures at the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology at the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Rijeka. Since 2015, she is a DentalXP expert and a worldwide lecturer in dental meetings. As an active lecturer and author of scientific papers, in the fields of implantology and periodontology, she underlines the importance of minimally invasive techniques, especially in a comprehensive treatment methodology, based upon the preservation of tissues. These techniques include Partial Extraction Therapies, Autogenous Tissue Utilization, Osseodensification, and others.

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

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