A guide for soft tissue management: Hands-on course

Fri 2 Jun 2023 8:30amSat 3 Jun 2023 5:00pm


UQ Oral Health Centre, 288 Herston Rd, Herston

This is a two-day course that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills of basic mucogingival therapy around teeth and implants. 

This course is directed at the dental practitioner looking to:

  • Understand the importance of soft tissue around teeth and implants to maintain periodontal and peri-implant health.
  • Develop diagnostic skills in assessing soft tissue defects around teeth and implants.
  • Understand different soft tissue grafting materials and their clinical indications for use.
  • Understand and develop surgical techniques for mucogingival therapy including practice of CAF, FGG, CTG, CTG + CAF, various harvest techniques, xenograft placement and suture techniques. 

Our speakers

Ryan LeeAssociate Professor Ryan Lee PhD, MClinDent (Perio)
FPFA, ITI (Fellow)

Associate Professor Ryan Lee is the Head of Periodontology at the School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland. He has published multiple papers in the peer-reviewed international journals, and regularly lectures nationally and internationally. Ryan is a current President for Australian Society of Periodontics (ASP), He was awarded the André Schröder Research Prize in 2022.

Saso IvanoskiProfessor ROF Sašo Ivanoski PhD, MDSc (Perio)
FICD, FPFA, FADI, ITI (Senior Fellow)

Professor Sašo Ivanovski is the Dean of the School of Dentistry at The University of Queensland, Australia, where he is also Professor of Periodontology and Director of the Centre for Orofacial Regeneration, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (COR3). He has published over 250 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and leads an internationally recognized research group focusing on regenerative dentistry and tissue engineering, as well as clinical periodontics and implant dentistry.

Tino MercadoAdjunct Associate Professor Tino Mercado (DocMedDent, GCClinDent
(Oral Path – UQ), MDSc (Perio), MRACDS, PhD, FPFA, FICD)

Adjunct Associate Professor Tino Mercado has been practicing as a Periodontist for more than 20 years and has private practices in Penrith and the Blue Mountains (Specialist Periodontal and Implant Centre). Tino holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Queensland. He is the NSW Councillor for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and Periodontal examiner at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).

Course details

Time: 8:30am to 5pm

Venue: UQ Oral Health Centre, 288 Herston Rd, Herston

Course fees

Early Bird: $1699 (incl. GST) before 1 June

CPD: 16 hours

Schedule of events

Day 1 – 2nd June 2023

  • 9am to 12pm Lecture series
  • 1pm to 5pm Hands-on surgery with pig jaws

Day 2 – 3rd June 2023

  • 9am to 10:30am Lecture series
  • 11am to 4pm Hands-on with pig jaws
  • 4pm to 5pm Q&A

Catering: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided 


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Course fees
Early Bird: $1699 (incl. GST) before 28 April
Full: $1899 (incl. GST)


Gabrielle Bou-Samra at The UQ School of Dentistry