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Micro Plastic Surgery: Possibilities of Peri-Implant Papilla Reconstruction Surgery Using Connective Tissue Graft

Junya Okawara, DDS Presenter

  • Time Scheduled: October 21, 2017
  • AMED Designates this activity for 0.5 hour(s) CDE
  • Self-instructional Activity
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Soft tissue recession around Implant in the anterior region often causes aesthetic issues. At such times, the root coverage procedure is needed. However, it isn't easy to recover the soft tissue level by using surgical approach. Especially, the surgical interproximal papilla augmentation is regarded as treatment with a difficulty. As one of the reasons, since the interproximal space is narrow anatomically, lack of blood supply to a part of the peri-Implant papilla after surgery. Therefore, more precise incision, partial thickness flap elevation, and suture are required.

In this presentation, I would like to introduce the cases of the interproximal papilla reconstruction surgery by using free gingival graft technique with microsurgery, which is a surgical procedure using micro instruments under magnification view by microscope. Also, I wish to consider the significance to apply tooth transplantation for soft tissue recession in anterior region.

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Release Date: October 21, 2017
*Expiration Date: October 21, 2020

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Junya Okawara, DDS
Kashiwa, Chiba, 5555


Junya Okawara DDS Ph-D.
Private Practice in General Dentistry, Ibaraki, Japan.

Education and work experience
1988-1994: Graduated from Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo.
1994-1998: Completed Postgraduate Studies at Nihon University.
1999-2014: Worked with Dr Masana Suzuki at the Suzuki Dental Clinic.
2003: Opened Private Dental Clinic in Tsukuba City, Japan.
2005: Became an Instructor at Nihon University School of Dentistry.

Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED)
Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
Japan Association Microscopic Dentistry (JAMD)
Society of Japan Clinical Dentistry (SJCD)
Osseointegration Study Club of Japan (OJ)

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