Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting for Optimal Implant Reconstruction

Dr. Giovanni Zucchelli

Pikos Symposium 2018

Graduated in 1988 from the University of Bologna, Italy with a degree in dentistry.

From the same University he was awarded PhD in Medical Biotechnology in 1999.

He is Professor of Periodontology and Implantology  at the University of Bologna, Italy from 2000 Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli received many awards for clinical research in periodontology  in Europe and the United States : in 2006 and 2008 was the winner of The AAP Foundation-E Bud Tarrson Reasearch Award in Oral Plastic Surgery.

He is an active member of EAED (European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry),SIdP (Italian Society of Periodontology) and SIO (Italian Society of Osteointegration) and also member of the European Federation of Periodontology.

He is an associate Editor of the International  Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and Member of the editorial board the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Periodontology and European Journal of Osteintegration together with peer reviewer in numerous periodontal and implant Journals.

Innovator of several soft tissue plastic surgical techniques, Prof Giovanni Zucchelli is also author of more than 100 pubblications  in Pubmed.

He was speaker at major international conferences on periodontology and has taught theoretical and practical (with live Surgery) courses in all countries.

Prof Zucchelli is the author of the book title, ‘Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery’ best seller from Quintessence Publishing  which is published in 12 different languages and Co-author of two illustrated textbooks on periodontal plastic surgery (Ed. Martina) and of the chapter “Mucogingival Therapy-Periodontal Plastic Surgery” in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Lindhe J, Lang NP, Karring T [eds], Wiley-Blackwell).


Thursday November 1, 2018

10:30 am – 12:30pm Dr. Giovanni Zucchelli

The Soft Tissue Approach to Implant Therapy in the Esthetic Area

Teeth can be extracted for dental and periodontal reasons. A new “mucogingival” approach applied to delayed or immediate post-extraction implant and temporization will be presented to optimize the esthetic outcome in the case of teeth extracted for dental reasons. A soft tissue approach for implant placement in the esthetic area of teeth extracted for periodontal disease will be described in detail. Preliminary results on the application of soft tissue plastic surgery to improve papillae around implants will be also presented.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the surgical procedure combining transmucosal implant placement and submarginal connective tissue graft.
2. Describe step by step the connective tissue platform technique to increase soft tissue thickness in edentulous sites.
3. Describe step by step connective tissue graft harvesting technique.