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Otto Zuhr - Lecture and Workshop - Implant Related Soft Tissue Management - Contemporary Strategies for Biological and Esthetic long-term Success -

  • Sofitel 12 Darling Drive Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

The structural composition and esthetic 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 predestinated 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 course is mainly dedicated to practical hands on exercises. By using different training models, current surgical techniques to successfully establish peri- implant mucosal conditions fulfilling up to date requirements are demonstrated step by step and in detail. The low number of participants guarantees the best possible learning effect by allowing intensive supervision and mentoring by the instructor.

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning in terms of possibilities and limitations

  • Application of microsurgical principles and its effect on treatment outcome

  • Techniques to achieve repeatedly predictable results

  • Management of complications and failures

Why Take This Course

  • Refine your treatment through the potential of minimally invasive microsurgery

  • Significant improvement of your results

  • Receive one-on-one mentoring and clear guidelines for your specific questions


 Sunday, October 13th 2019


Hitting hurdles in oral soft tissue reconstruction – why do things go wrong?

Exploring the human palate – soft tissue autografts and their substitutes

The peri-implant mucosa and its impact on peri-implant disease prevention

Gingival recession therapy – about what we learned in plastic periodontal surgery

Anterior implants – immediate or delayed?

Clinical scenarios and further indications


Monday, October 14th 2019

9:00 – 10:30 am

Hands on

Pig-ears: Microsurgical training – incision designs, flap preparations and suturing techniques

11:00 – 12:30 pm

Hands on & video session

Pig-jaws: Implant uncoverage in non-esthetic sites - free gingival graft

01.30 – 03.00 pm

Hands on & video session

Pig-jaws: Root coverage with a tunnelling flap procedure and a subepithelial connective tissue graft from the lateral palate

03.30 – 05.00 pm

Hands on & video session

Pig-jaws: Implant uncoverage in esthetic sites – saloon door technique with a palatal island flap and a connective tissue graft from the tuberosity area



Presenter Bio

Dr. Otto Zuhr (Germany)
med. dent

Dr. Otto Zuhr studied dentistry at the University of Aachen from 1986 until 1992. After finishing his studies in 1992 he received his DMD from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Aachen and started his work as a dentist in Munich.

Several educational programs led him to Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA during the following two years. In 1994 he started to work at the Institute of Periodontology and Implantology (IPI) with Drs. Bolz and Wachtel. In 1996 he opened his own office focusing on periodontal surgery and aesthetic dentistry in Munich. In 1999 he founded a new clinic together with Drs. Bolz, Wachtel, and Hürzeler and became an associate member in the Institute of Periodontology and Implantology (IPI) in Munich.

In 2001 he received his Specialist in Periodontology of the German Society of Periodontology (DGP).

Otto Zuhr has written several articles in the field of periodontology and aesthetic dentistry and is lecturing nationally and internationally. In 2012 he published his book “Plastic-Aesthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery” with Quintessence.

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Lecture Only (13th October) - $990.00 Inc GST

Lecture AND Workshop (13-14th October)- $3,600.00 Inc GST


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