Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry (Workshop on Pig Jaws)

Dr. Marius Steigmann


Dr. Marius Steigmann is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Periodontics, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Endodontics, Honorary Professor of the Carol Davila University Bucharest, and Invited Senior Guest and Visiting Professor at the University of Szeged.He is the founder and scientific chairman of Update Implantologie Heidelberg 2002-2011 and the founder and director of the Steigmann Institute. Dr. Steigmann lectures and publishes extensively and maintains a private practice in Neckargemund, Germany.

Course Dates

2024 Dates coming soon!

Toronto, Canada

Module 1 - Soft Tissue Management for Bone Augmentation

  • Soft tissue tension free closure – step by step
  • Tension free flap adaptation – multiple options
  • Suturing techniques with and against tension
  • Adequate soft tissue manipulation for thin and thick biotype
  • Improve soft tissue thickness
  • Gain soft tissue elasticity
  • Create keratinized gingiva

Different tissue biotype react different to surgical trauma. For this reason we have adjusted the surgical approach to the biotype (tissue thickness) specific to each patient and location in the oral cavity.

  • Sinus lift
    Soft tissue management for sinus lift
  • Bone augmentation in the mandible PPF, VBF or Steipod
  • Bone augmentation in the mandible PPF, VBF or Steipod
  • Bone aumentation in the maxilla – palatal sliding flap
    PPF → Periosteal Pocket Flap
    VBF → Versatil Buccal Flap

The tissue thickness dictates the way it is manipulated for high volume augmentation. Thick biotype can be managed in a classical manner. On the other side thin biotype needs new surgical approaches with specific instruments. The course will describe step by step the gain of soft tissue for tension free closure even in cases of reduced soft tissue thickness.

Module 2 - Soft Tissue Management for the Aesthetic Zone

  • Incision in the aesthetic zone
  • Different flap designs for the aesthetic zone
  • for GBR
  • for soft tissue improvement
  • for creating keratinized gingiva
  • for gaining soft tissue elasticity
  • EBF aesthetic buccal flap, roll flap, pedicular flap and soft tissue uncovering techniques
  • Advanced suturing techniques

The achievement of optimal aesthetics around anterior dental implants has been a major challenge for many clinicians. The key to an aesthetically pleasing appearance lies in the clinician’s ability to manage properly the soft tissue profile around dental implants.

  • Hands-On for flap design in the aesthetic zone
  • Incision and suturing on pig jaws
  • Aesthetic soft tissue surgery
  • Papilllae maintenance
  • Papillae reconstruction
  • Papillary illusion