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Solihull Study Club - 25 June 2020

Soft Tissue Management Around Implants and Treatment Of Complications

Presented by: Robert Oretti
Host: Zubair Sacranie
Date: 25 June 2020
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Crowne Plaza Solihull, 61 Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3QD

Long term health of the implant/prosthetic complex requires the presence of an adequate volume of soft tissue. Re-creating thick and keratinised soft tissue around implants requires a high level of skill and expertise. The aim of this presentation is to discuss and explain flap design and suturing techniques for optimal healing, implant exposure and the epithelial roll technique, the connective tissue graft to improve soft tissue thickness, and how to enhance keratinised tissue. The presentation will also discuss the treatment of complications and how to improve adverse outcomes with soft tissue grafting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role and aims of different mucogingival procedures
  • Review techniques to increase soft tissue thickness and how to enhance keratinised tissue
  • Review surgical flaps alongside use of biomaterials and connective tissue grafts for free gingival grafting
  • To gain knowledge and experience in the application of soft tissue manipulation


Robert qualified at Kings College, London in 1987. After working in an orthodontic practice in Colchester for four years he moved to Newbury, Berkshire.

Rob then spent the next 14 years working in a busy private practice where he built a reputation for treating complex cases involving cosmetic, implant and orthodontic treatments. At this time, Rob also became involved in teaching and mentoring and has taught many dentists on all aspects of cosmetic and dental implant therapies.

In 2006, Rob moved to Pentangle Dental Transformations – a purpose built centre for dentists to send their patients for implant and complex treatments. Rob now spends his time between treating these referred patients and teaching.

Rob is currently a post graduate tutor for the Thames valley deanery, a mentor and faculty educator for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), a mentor and international speaker for the ITI (International team of Implantologists), a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the implant diploma (RCS Edin) and the Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS RCS Edin) and is the current president of BAAD (British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry).

He presents regularly at scientific meetings and has published several articles on implant therapy.

Location and Further Actions

Dr Zubair Sacranie