october, 2021

This is a repeating event

202116oct9:00 am4:30 pmSoft and Hard Tissue Management Around Teeth and Implants9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my timeADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:Oral Surgery,Periodontics,ProsthodonticsFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

Soft and Hard Tissue Management Around Teeth and Implants

Event Details

A Hands-On and Roundtable Discussion Course

This two-day hands-on course is designed for clinicians who would like to learn and incorporate soft tissue management into their daily practice. Basic surgical skills are a prerequisite to the course. The didactic component starts with educating delegates on periodontal anatomy, fundamentals of wound healing and different types of soft tissue defects. 

It then proceeds with techniques to harvest grafts for different indications and explains alternatives to autogenous grafts. New and advanced techniques and indications for soft tissue grafting around implants will also be covered. Delegates will get to practice the techniques on pig jaws. Q & A session and breaks provide the opportunity to ask questions and get engaged in discussions.

Topics include

  • Basic surgical instrumentations and armamentarium
  • Suturing techniques
  • Soft tissue grafting indications on teeth and implants
  • Connective tissue and free gingival grafts harvesting and stabilisation techniques
  • Clinical applications of enamel matrix derivative
  • Alternatives to autogenous grafts
  • Management of complications

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding indications for soft tissue grafting around teeth and Implants
  • Learning different incisions and flap designs
  • Learning graft harvesting and management of the recipient and donor sites
  • Learning soft tissue handling and tension free closure
  • Learning different suturing techniques
  • Learning about alternatives to autogenous grafts


Speakers for this event

  • A/Professor Tino Mercado

    A/Professor Tino Mercado


    Dr Mercado has been a Periodontist for more than 20 years with private practices in Penrith and Blue Mountains (Specialist Periodontal and Implant Centre). Tino holds an A/Prof position at the Periodontal Post-Graduate Department at the University of Queensland. His PhD topic and latest publications in peer-reviewed high impact journals are on predictable management of peri-implantitis and management of periodontal recession on teeth and implants using autologous and alternative tissues. He is the NSW Councilorfor the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and a Periodontal examiner at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). He is the Director for Western Sydney and Greater Blue Mountains International Team of Implantology (ITI) Study Club. He is twice recipient of the prestigious National and Health Medical Research Council Scholarship (1998 for MDSc and 2011 for PhD).


  • Dr Nirushan Raveendiran

    Dr Nirushan Raveendiran

    Specialist Periodontist

    Born and raised in Sydney, Nirushan completed his undergraduate training in Queensland, before returning to commence private practice in Sydney, spending numerous years working in both the CBD and Castle Hill. Having always had a keen in interest in Periodontics, Nirushan went on to pursue specialty training at the University of Melbourne in 2014, graduating with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics). Nirushan has published numerous articles focused on periodontal pathogens, occlusal issues in periodontitis and implants, and bone grafts/ridge preservation Nirushan carries out all aspects of periodontal management, and has a particular interest in the management of anxious patients as well as dental implants, and hard and soft tissue grafting. Nirushan is also a member of numerous professional associations: Australian Dental Association (ADA), International team for implantology (ITI), Australian and New Zealand.

    Specialist Periodontist

  • Dr Patrick Tseng

    Dr Patrick Tseng

    Specialist Periodontist

    Patrick has been a Periodontist for almost 30 years. He also teaches as a Senior Clinical lecturer at Sydney University . He is an examiner for the RACDS in the Specialist Stream (Periodontics), an examiner for the Diploma of Oral implants , for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program in Periodontics at Sydney University. He was the first Periodontist to present the use of CT graft in implant treatment, at the Inaugural Australasian Osseointegration Society meeting in Sydney in 1998. He has given over 100 presentations on Periodontics and Implant treatment in Australia and overseas,

    Specialist Periodontist

  • Dr. Ehsan Mellati

    Dr. Ehsan Mellati

    Specialist Periodontist

    Ehsan is a periodontist in private practice in Sydney and founder of the state-of-the-art Precision Periodontics in Chatswood. His practice is restricted to periodontics and implant dentistry. He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University and is also involved in mentorship at LaTrobe University and Charles Sturt University. Ehsan is the recipient of the prestigious ITI grant for his postgraduate thesis focusing on the healing of hard and soft tissues around immediate implants. He has published several articles in well-respected international journals and has been actively involved in presenting lectures, running CPD events, and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and overseas trained dentists. He is an active member of International Team for Implantology, Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Periodontology, and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists.

    URL https://www.adansw.com.au/CPD/CPD-Presenters/Ehsan-Mellati

    Specialist Periodontist


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(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

february 18, 2022 9:00 am - february 18, 2022 4:30 pmjune 10, 2022 9:00 am - june 10, 2022 4:30 pm

CPD Hours



Non-Member Dentist $1740.00, ADA Member Dentist $1450.00, Member of another ADA State – $1450.00, Recent Grads – $1160.00 and Post Graduate Student Member – $942.50

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