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Periodontal Grafting in Patients With Inadequate Keratinized Gingiva

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These grafting procedures will enhance restorative results in periodontal patients with inadequate keratinized gingiva.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss periodontal grafting techniques and parameters designed to ensure adequate keratinized gingiva and predictable restorative outcomes.
  2. List clinical considerations to help decide whether grafting is advisable, and scenarios in which free gingival grafts or connective tissue grafts are indicated.
  3. Explain graft placement techniques and options to make postprocedural recovery more comfortable.

This course was issued in October 2019 and expires October 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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