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Soft Tissue Grafting: Free Gingival, Sliding and Subepithelial Grafts Using Autogeneous and Allografts (Hands-On) with Dr. Jon B. Suzuki

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


June 23
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Presenter: Jon B. Suzuki DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD
Date: Friday, June 23, 2023
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: 1060 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661
CE Credits: 8
AGD Code: 490
Subject: Periodontics Participation
Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy
*Boxed lunch included

Course Description:

Clinical recognition of mucogingival defects including gingival recession may require Periodontal Plastic Surgery (Mucogingival soft tissue surgery). Free Gingival Grafts (Autogenous and Allograft) are used to augment existing lack of keratinized gingival or enhance a pre-implant or pre-prosthetic site.

Connective Tissue (Autogenous and Allograft) are used for root coverage or to enhance a thin biotype for prosthetic or esthetic improvements of soft tissue. This course includes lecture, video, and hands-on (pig jaws) opportunities to understand these concepts and apply them to clinical practice. The pinhole technique will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Diagnose mucogingival defects.
  • Recognize pre-implant and pre-prosthetic clinical sites requiring plastic surgery
  • Know how to harvest soft tissue autografts for mucogingival graft surgery.
  • Know how to use soft tissue allografts for mucogingival surgery.
  • Know how to apply these procedures for free gingival graft and connective tissue graft surgery.

The Hands-On portion of the program will be performed on pig jaws and will include: 

  • How to perform incisions, flap elevation, and flap positioning
  • Free gingival grafts using harvested autogenus tissue
  • Free gingival grafts using soft tissue allografts
  • Connective tissue surgery using harvested autogenus tissue
  • Connective tissue surgery using soft tissue allografts
  • The tunneling technique with aloderm specifically will also be performed for keratinized tissue enhancement and root coverage
  • Suturing techniques

About the Speaker

Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD

Dr. Jon B. Suzuki

Dr. Jon Suzuki holds Clinical Professorships at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University. He is also on the faculty of the US Navy Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology (School of Medicine) and Professor Emeritus of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (School of Dentistry)  at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA.  He served as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University. He also served as Dean, Chief of Hospital Dentistry, and CEO of the Faculty Practice Plan at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Dr. Suzuki is the current Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Advisory Panel, Silver Spring, MD. and holds this position until 2022.  Dr. Suzuki received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He completed an N.I.H. Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington, and a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Maryland. He earned an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

He served as Chairman of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and continues to serve as ADA consultant on the Scientific Council, Dental Practice Council, and the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Chicago. Dr. Suzuki served on the National Institutes of Health National Dental Advisory Research Council, and numerous NIH Study Sections in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Suzuki is a consultant for the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, Specialist Microbiologist of the National Registry of Medical Microbiology, and Diplomate, Fellow, and Past President of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists,

Dr. Suzuki is the current Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honorary Dental Society, and has served in this position for over a quarter of a century.

His honors include being named “Alumnus of the Year” at the University of Maryland,  “Alumnus of the Year” at Loyola University of Chicago; “Alumnus of the Year”, Illinois Wesleyan University; “Recognized Alumnus in Biological Sciences”, Illinois Institute of Technology; and “Faculty of the Year” University of Maryland. Dr. Suzuki won 1stplace, Orban Prize Graduate Research Competition of the American Academy of Periodontology and won 1st place in the ADA SCADA Research Clinic Competition.

Dr. Suzuki is an attending at Temple Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Suzuki has published over 200 papers, chapters, and symposia, 200 abstracts, and 1 textbook in Medical Technology.


"Excellent. It was everything I had hoped for. I am ready to incorporate the techniques in my growing practice!"

- Dr. Uma Bunnag, Bethesda, MD

"Dr. Suzuki is amazing, great knowledge, research base evidence, everyone is great!"

- Dr. Ahmed Uthman, Alexandria, VA

"Fantastic course and lecturer."

- Dr. Lucas Mantilla, Lehigh Valley. PA

"Dr. Suzuki well organized, thorough, excellent teacher"

- Dr. Joseph Bolil, Nokesville, VA

"Great education, always learn something you can use immediately in your practice."

- Dr. Sonny Kim, Reston, VA

"Very informative. Moved quickly. Good overview of subject matter."

- Dr. Ellen Sachs, Denver, CO

"Covered many topics in perio plastic grafting that can be done on Monday morning."

- Dr. Tony Corello, Westfield, NJ

"Practical update on soft tissue grafting - all procedures can be done in office next week after this course."

- Dr. Anthony Corello, Westfield, NJ



Early Registration $1,250 (Valid thru June 9, 2023)