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Masterclass on Soft Tissue Management and Socket Seal technique

One Full Day Master Class Course

A hands-on session will provide an opportunity to carry out surgery on pigs jaws.


By end of the day you should be aware of:

  • Indications for deepening of the vestibule and increasing keratinised tissue.
  • To describe surgical flaps related to deepening of the vestibule alongside use of biomaterials and connective tissue grafts for free gingival grafting.
  • Flap closure, suture techniques and surgical handling of tissues around teeth.
  • Socket preservation and soft tissue augmentation with the use of biomaterials and connective tissue grafts.
  • Rationale of guided bone regeneration/application of biomaterials

Course Type: Hands-on /Lectures

Aimed at: Dentists/Oral Surgeons/ Periodontists/Implantologists/Trainees 

Subject Area: Oral Surgery/Implant Dentistry/Hard & Soft Tissue Surgery/ Management of Soft Tissue around Teeth

Total Number of Speakers: 2


Registration fee:

ABAOMS members/trainees: £80

Non-members: £100

The course is now full

For more information please contact: Eleni Besi

Masterclass on Soft Tissue Management and Socket Seal technique
Time Programme
09:00 – 09:30 Coffee and registration
09:30 – 10:30 Lecture: Soft tissue manipulation: indications, equipment and techniques.
10:30 – 11:15 Hands on pig jaw: Epithelial and Connective Tissue Grafting
11:15 – 12:00 Hands on pig jaw: Soft tissue augmentation and Fibrogide
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Coffee
13:00 – 14:00 Lecture: Socket preservation techniques
14:00 – 14:45 Hands on pig jaw: Socket Seal technique
14:45 – 15:30 Vestibular augmentation with MucoGraft

Speakers profiles:

Dr Charlie Maran

Charlie graduated in 1988 from Dundee and undertook his postgraduate studies at The Eastman Dental Centre in New York and latterly in Newcastle Dental Hospital. He is a “wet handed” periodontist who works in private specialist practice and is a senior clinical lecturer at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. His areas of interest are in soft tissue grafting and he carries out more than 60 mucogingival procedures per year. He has a close working relationship with Geistlich and is part of a pioneer group who evaluate materials prior to release. He currently has an internationally funded research grant evaluating the changes in inflammatory cytokines around implant fixtures with and without keratinised tissue.

Mr Matthew Brennand Roper,   BDS, MClinDent Pros, MJDF RCSEng, MFDS RCSEd, MPros RCSEd, FDS (Rest. Dent) RCSEd, Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Specialist in Prosthodontics.

Matthew qualified from the University of Bristol in 2007. In the following year he worked in general practice but his interests in further education saw him return to the hospital environment.

As a Senior House Officer, he worked at the Bristol Dental Hospital in restorative dentistry and oral surgery with subsequent posts at the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital in oral & maxillofacial surgery. This included specific rotations in oncology, facial deformity and trauma. During this time, he completed his membership exams for entry to the Faculties of Dental Surgery for both the Edinburgh and English Royal Surgical Colleges.

In 2010, He gained his specialty training post at the Edinburgh Dental Institute where he completed his Masters in Clinical Dentistry and his Membership in Prosthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Matthew continued as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where he taught and supervised students on the Masters Degree in Prosthodontics.

Matthew subsequently gained a specialty training post in Restorative Dentistry in order to become a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. On passing his Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he accepted a Consultant Post in Restorative Dentistry at the Glasgow Dental Hospital with a focus on the surgical management of periodontal defects, implants and Hypodontia. Matthew continues to be actively involved in research surrounding dental implants and implant related surgical periodontal therapies.