Geistlich Courses & Congresses

Hürzeler / Zuhr Master Class 3: Resective Periodontal Surgery

Location:
Munich, Germany
Date:
December 3rd - 5th 2020
Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Markus Hürzeler, Dr. Otto Zuhr

COURSE OBJECTIVES

- Indications and contemporary procedures

- Elimination of subgingival restoration margins

- Elimination of remaining pockets

- Treatment of furcation-involved molars

- Fiber retention technique

Is there still room for resective periodontal procedures in the era of minimally invasive dentistry? The clear answer is: Yes, there is!

Within the scope of modern periodontal therapy, pocket elimination can still make sense in areas outside the esthetic zone if periodontal regeneration is not possible. Classical interventions like tunneling procedures, root amputation or hemisection have not died out but are still used to treat furcation-involved molars. In fact, not that it is becoming more and more evident that patients with a history of periodontitis have an increased risk of developing peri-implant diseases, these techniques are undergoing a renaissance and are more current than ever. Last but not least: up to date restorative dentistry would not be imaginable without resective periodontal surgery in situations where subgingival restoration margins cannot be managed by other methods. Fortunately, the radical approaches used in the 1960s and 1970s do not have much in common with the state-of-the art techniques performed today.

A contemporary approach to periodontal surgery with minimal damage to tissues and fibers will be the center of attention in these three days. Key elements include the sharing of important periodontal background knowledge and meticulous hands-on training.

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