CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair’s Lecture Series] The Symbiotic relationship between bone and soft tissue

May, 2020
04:00 PM-06:00 PM

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 4:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


Bone and soft tissue loss are a reality in implantology. Most cases require some form of tissue graft or another and there are very few that have the requisite structure in place for ideal treatment outcomes. Long term aesthetic stability and health of an implant is dependant on both bone and soft tissue. The symbiotic relationship between the two is crucial for long term success. This lecture series will go through the different protocols and share insight into achieving predictable results with both bone and soft tissue grafting. We will share hints and tips accumulated over years if practice including failures and successes with different treatment options.


  • identify key issues to achieve predictable bone grafting
  • Be able to choose the correct bone grafting technique for the correct defect.
  • Understand that minimalist treatment is not always the right protocol for bone and soft tissue grafting
  • Recognise when to use certain soft tissue grafting techniques over others.


Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD, completed his dental training at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in general practice, he completed a 4-year full time degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, which he completed with distinction(cum Laude) in 1998. He was intimately involved in the development of the postgraduate diploma in Implantology at both the University of Stellenbosch and later at the University of Western Cape. Dr Gluckman recently completed his PhD titled “Partial Extraction Therapy: Past, Present and Future” (Summa Cum Laude) at the University of Szeged in Hungary, under the supervision of Professor Katalin Nagy. He is currently in full time private practice in Cape Town. He is also the director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, which is a private post graduate training facility currently providing a complete postgraduate training program in Implantology and Aesthetic Dentistry in South Africa. The Academy is accredited by The University of Stony Brook University, New York and DentalXP. Dr Gluckman has been involved in Implantology training for over 20 years.

His special interests are immediate placement/ immediate load as well as soft tissue aesthetics and periodontal plastic surgery, autogenous bone augmentation especially bone harvested from the palate and three-dimensional bone augmentation.

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