CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair's Lecture Series] Site-Specific Approaches for Treating Gingival Recession Part 1: The Anterior Mandible

Jul, 2020
05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


Perhaps no other subject has been more popular in the discipline of Periodontology over the past two decades than periodontal plastic surgery. Indeed, surgical correction of gingival recession and other mucogingival deformities around natural teeth has been shown to be a predictable therapeutic modality. While there are numerous techniques with variations which can be used to obtain root coverage and increase tissue thickness, we cannot always apply the same technique in all areas of the mouth as different areas have their own unique challenges and considerations. Hence, a site-specific approach must be applied to optimize surgical outcomes.

This lecture will focus specifically on the mandibular anterior region as it is very unique and the implications for root coverage are different than other areas of the mouth. Various surgical approaches for treating gingival recession in this region which have been reported in the literature will be presented and critically evaluated.


  • Review relevant terminology and anatomy of the mucogingival complex.
  • Review existing classifications of gingival recession and their predictive abilities along with their limitations.
  • Discuss different therapeutic modalities for root coverage procedures in the anterior mandible.
  • Critically evaluate the literature with respect to root coverage procedures in the anterior mandible.
  • To understand the critical factors for optimizing root coverage outcomes in the anterior mandible.


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