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Challenges & Perspectives in Peri-implant
Soft Tissue Reconstruction


Dr. O. Zuhr

Munich, Germany

29 - 30 June 2023


What to expect?

Challenges and Perspectives in Peri-implant Soft Tissue Reconstruction – Paving the way to biological and esthetic long-term success

The structural composition and aesthetic appearance of the peri-implant mucosa emerges continuously as one of the key points in modern implant dentistry. While in the posterior area biological aspects with a keratinized, thick and attached peri-implant mucosa are clearly in the center of interest, it is in the esthetic zone its harmonic and natural look.


Precise planning of the initial incisions, the surgical flap preparation, the flap mobilization and the final suturing technique for flap stabilization becomes essential to consider these aforementioned factors, presently acknowledged as significant and indisputable parameters of success. Furthermore, understanding the histologic composition of the palatal mucosa as the predestined donor site for soft tissue autograft harvesting as well as understanding their biological interactions around teeth and implants in the course of early wound healing becomes fundamental for up to date soft tissue management and for addressing higher patients' expectations.

This 2-day practical workshop goes deep into the details of contemporary clinical concepts with regard to the handling and reconstruction of the soft tissues surrounding implants. Alongside the theoretical and practical foundations, the most innovative clinical strategies will be covered and debated extensively. To this end, participants will carry out a series of practical exercises with the aid of magnifying lenses and under the careful supervision of Dr. Otto Zuhr.


9.00–10.00 Lecture Microsurgical principles in plastic periodontal and implant surgery – scientific data and their clinical relevance.

10.00–11.30 Lecture Exploring the human palate – soft tissue autografts and their substitutes.

11.30–12.00 Coffee break

12.00–13.00 Hands-on & video session Pig-jaws: soft tissue auto-graft harvesting/SCTG – single incision technique. 13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.30 Lecture The composition of the peri-implant mucosa and its impact on peri-implant disease prevention. 15.30–17.00 Hands-on & video session Pig-jaws: implant uncovering in non-esthetic sites – FGG.



9.00–10.30 Lecture Anterior implants – immediate or delayed?

10.30–11.30 Lecture Gingival recession therapy – from what we learned in plastic periodontal surgery.

11.30–12.00 Coffee break

12.00–13.00 Hands-on & video session Pig-jaws: multiple gingival recession therapy: the modified tunneling technique/SCTG – deepithelailized FGG.

13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.00 Lecture Further indications...

15.00–17.00 Hands-on & video session Pig-jaws: implant uncovering in esthetics sites – modified pouch technique and palatal island FLAP/SCTG


Dental practice of Drs. Hürzeler/Zuhr

Rosenkavalierplatz 18, 81925 Munich               


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