speakers dr pat allen

Pikos Hard and Soft Tissue Symposium 2016

Patient Friendly Minimally Invasive Grafting (That Really Works)

Root coverage grafting has progressed from the use of palatal donor tissue to use of allografts. Recipient site preparation has improved from open sites requiring surface incisions to pouch and tunnel preparations with no surface incisions. These advances have produced results demonstrated in controlled trials to be equivalent to the more invasive alternative procedures while enhancing the patient experience during and after surgery. Application of current proven minimally invasive grafting techniques to both teeth and implants will be shown.



Learning Objectives:
• Describe the benefits of a minimally invasive surgical technique without the need for surface incisions
• Describe the indications and limitations for soft tissue grafting with the tunnel technique
• Describe the special indications for grafting at implant sites


Workshop with Dr. Edward P. Allen – 10/05/2016: Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting Surgery
Soft tissue deficiencies around teeth impact esthetics and lead to escalating problems. This workshop includes lecture, video surgery, and hands-on exercises to teach minimally invasive techniques using AlloDerm for soft tissue grafting for root coverage and gingival augmentation. Requirements for success and step-by-step surgical protocols will be presented.

The Following Topics will be Covered:
• Current minimally invasive tunneling technique for root coverage
• Microsurgical instrumentation and specialized suturing techniques
• Management of surgical complications

Call 727-781-0491 to Register for this Workshop


Edward P. Allen DDS, PhD
Dr. Allen has served as President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

He is the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, the President’s Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Saul Schluger Award for Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Currently, he is the Periodontal Section Editor for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Allen is founder of the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas, an educational facility where he teaches surgical technique courses. He has over 100 publications and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide.