Advanced Oral Surgery: Hard and Soft Tissue Regenerative Techniques in Implant Therapy

  • 19.5 hours
  • 3 days


This three-day advance CPD course aims to provide evidence-based core knowledge in hard and soft tissue regeneration in the field of surgical dental implantology.

You'll refine your clinical skills in using biomaterials and guided bone regeneration (GBR) in hard and soft tissues management to maximise long-term biological and aesthetic outcomes.

This course emphasises the integration of implantology in your practice for the benefit of you and your patients.

The course is run at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London in collaboration with the University of Genoa (UNIGE).

Course content

Day one: core knowledge

  • Current implantology concepts in achieving a successful outcome in biological, aesthetic and functional infrastructure
  • Treatment planning: patient selection criteria, diagnosis, surgical preparation and steps
  • Barrier selection and fixation devices
  • Role of biomaterials in daily implant practice
  • Principles and practice of mucogingival biology and surgical procedures around dental implants
  • Bone biology and concept of tissue regeneration using phototherapy

Day two: soft-tissue management 


  • Flap design in advanced implantology
  • Suture materials and techniques for optimal soft tissue healing
  • Crown lengthening (conventional and laser technique)
  • Microgingival surgery and GBR: indications, advantages, and techniques including flap designs,and suturing approaches
  • Development of papillae for multiple implant sites in the aesthetic region
  • Papilla reconstruction around single implant sites
  • Soft tissue grafting and other alternatives techniques
  • Re-establishment of the vestibule after vertical and horizontal augmentation


  • Hands-on session on soft tissue management

Day three: hard-tissue management


  • Principles of horizontal and vertical bone augmentation (GBR and bone volume maintenance)
  • Bone harvest regions, techniques, post-operative protocols and management of post-operative complications
  • Current alternatives methods for hard tissue management in implantology


  • Hands-on session using GBR with biomaterials and membranes

Who this course is for

You must be a registered dental practitioner, dental specialist or registrar in training.

You'll need to hold an approved dental qualification.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should have:

  • improved your evidence-based core knowledge in management of hard and soft tissues regeneration and refined your practical skills
  • an appreciation of the relative importance of evidence-based practice in patient selective criteria and fundamental indications in the management of hard and soft tissue regeneration
  • an understanding of bone biology and bone substitutes in order to deliver the optimal tissue regeneration outcome
  • an understating of the advantages in utilising bio-materials and GBR in the current hard and soft tissue regeneration of modern implantology to achieve long term biological and aesthetical outcome around the dental implant

Structure and teaching

This course will be delivered through didactic and practical sessions, covering aspects of surgical management of hard and soft tissue in surgical implantology.


Fees are £1,650.

CPD points and certificate

On successful completion of the course you'll gain 19.5 hours of verifiable CPD, plus a certificate of attendance. 

Quality controls

All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You’ll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.


Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

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Course team

The course team is from the University of Genoa

The Centre for Laser Surgery and Laser Therapy, University of Genoa, was established in 1998. Directed by Professor Stefano Benedicenti, it's an academic department dedicated exclusively to laser technologies and their theoretical and practical uses.

Teaching on this course, from the Centre, will be:

  • Professor Stefano Benedicenti - Course Director
  • Dr Reem Hanna - Course Leader
  • Dr Massimo Frosecchi
  • Dr Nicola De Angelis

Course information last modified: 16 Jan 2018, 12:22