This clinical chronicle demonstrates the day-to-day healing of a free gingival graft, and correlates the visual presentation with the histology of the healing wound.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the concept of periodontal phenotypes, and clinical uses for free gingival grafting procedures.
- Describe the clinical presentation of the wound during various stages of free gingival graft healing.
- Identify the most critical postsurgical time period for a free gingival graft.
This course was issued in October 2020 and expires October 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.