S-3 Optimized and Advanced Flap Designs in Endodontic Surgery

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CE: 1.5

Course Description: 

Advanced endodontic surgery requires in addition to proper retrograde root canal treatment also perfect soft tissue management. During this lecture both innovative aspects of state-of-the-art flap-designs and completely new types of incisions for specific clinical situations will be presented and discussed. We will learn how to handle gingival recessions during endodontic surgery and how to incise when restored implants are in the immediate vicinity.

Sufficient knowledge of the anatomy of the oral tissues will help to understand that the capacity of regeneration and healing is primarily dependent on the vascularization and metabolism of the pristine tissues. Based on anatomic studies and clinical experience a straight forward advice will be given to manage incisions and suturing sophisticatedly but with ease. 

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe several new flap-designs in endodontic surgery.
  • Explain proper handling of the mucosal tissues and perfect suturing techniques are critical for healing and regeneration.
  • Integrate their skills in muco-gingival surgical procedures.


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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Christof Pertl, D.MD, MD, PH.D.

Dr Christof Pertl received his M.D. from the University of Graz, Austria in 1987 and his D.M.D. degree from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1991. He received postgraduate training at Columbia University, Department of Endodontics, N.Y. and at the Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Radiology, School of Dental Medicine, Graz, Austria. There he served as full time faculty from 1993 until 2005. He spent almost one year at the Department of OMFS, Kings College, Guy’s Hospital, London, U.K. From 1993-2017 Dr Pertl was part of the adjunct faculty at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He joined Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston as a full time visiting associate professor from 1998-1999 and since then as part time faculty. Since 2005 he maintains a private practice in Graz and serves as a lecturer at the Schools of Dental Medicine of Graz and Vienna. Currently he is also a board member of the Austrian Societies of Oral Implantology and Endodontology.

Christof Pertl, D.MD, MD, PH.D.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.