ELC20-NCE6: Palatal-Pedicle Graft and Alternative Techniques - Annual Meeting 2020

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ELC20-NCE6: Palatal-Pedicle Graft and Alternative Techniques

November 2, 2021 @ 9:15 am CDT


W. Peter Nordland

Edward Shih-Chang Tseng

Program Track: Periodontal Plastic and Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue augmentation procedures have been widely used to enhance esthetic and treatment outcomes around natural dentition and dental implants. Rotated split vascularized pedicle connective tissue graft has been introduced to increase soft tissue volume, to augment keratinized tissue, to correct oro-antral fistula, and to manage implant complications. This course will introduce the biologic classifications of soft tissue graft, highlighting the needs of blood supply. The principles and techniques of rotating pedicle graft will be elaborated. Along with a series of case presentation, the course will also discuss an “ARK” principle for predictable pedicle flap/graft developed to address the fundamental factors affecting the outcome and demonstrate possible solutions to achieve predictable results.

Educational Objectives:

  • Explore the concept of vascularized palatal pedicle connective tissue graft and be familiar with the indications, clinical procedures and technique notes.
  • Realize the key factors influencing the outcome of pedicle grafts.
  • Discuss how to enhance the predictability of pedicle graft by optimal donor site modifications and recipient site manipulations.


November 2, 2021
9:15 am
Program Track:


American Academy of Periodontology