Esthetic Periodontics

Modern Techniques for Esthetic Success

Patients are looking for natural looking restorations in a frame of healthy surrounding soft tissues. Many times these very same patients exhibit tissue deficiencies and excesses which can compromise the esthetic outcome, and can also pose a great challenge for the treating clinician. Back by popular demand, we are hosting this unique seminar that will improve the health of your patients’ soft tissue.

This course is designed to provide participants with the scientific background and surgical techniques to attain success from a soft tissue perspective. It will address step-by-step esthetic periodontal surgery techniques, their indications and contraindications as well as management of complications. Diagnosis, treatment planning and when a referral is indicated will be emphasized. Participants will learn how to manage soft tissues around teeth and implants and will be able to provide their patients with more esthetic and predictable outcomes.

From crown lengthening to implant tissue management, your instructor will utilize his years of experience and research to help you avoid common (and uncommon) mistakes, as well as what to do when they do occur. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to confidently perform minimally invasive periodontal surgery for your patients.


Crown Lengthening Case


  • Smile design and gingival harmony
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Treatment for the excessive gingival display (“gummy smile”)
  • Esthetic crown lengthening
  • Root coverage procedures
  • Enamel matrix proteins with coronally repositioned flaps for root coverage
  • Soft tissue allografts – when are they indicated?
  • Surgical lip repositioning
  • Soft tissue surgery instruments
  • Flap design and suturing techniques
  • Complication management

Hands-on Workshop:

  • Free gingival grafts to increase the zone of attached gingivae
  • Connective tissue grafting for root coverage
  • Soft tissue allografts and enamel matrix proteins in soft tissue procedures
  • Coronally repositioned flaps
  • Suturing techniques
  • Advanced flap design



profile dr. mario flores Dr. Flores will share with students his vast experience periodontics with his popular, patient teaching style. Dr. Flores is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a private practice in Alta Loma, California limited to periodontics, dental implants, and reconstructive periodontal surgery. He obtained his certificate in advanced periodontics and implant surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Since his graduation in 1996, he has been a part time faculty in the Advanced Program in Periodontics and Implant Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Flores is member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Tri county Dental Society. He lectures on esthetic periodontal plastic Surgery, periodontal regeneration, soft and hard tissue augmentation.


  • October 21-22, 2017


  • $1200
  • $1100 loyalty members
  • This was a great hands on course teaching the fundamentals for successful perio surgery and a range of procedures. It gave us the confidence to go out and treat many perio surgery cases. This was a golden opportunity to gain these skills from a top clinician.
    Dr. Terry Rose
  • I have attended a lot of similar courses in the past, but this is a step by step seminar that lets every student know what he can get with every different technique no matter if he has previous experience in esthetic periodontic surgery or not. I strongly recommend this seminar to all my colleagues that already make surgeries and also for all who have never done any surgery in the esthetic areas.
    Dr. Christian Eickhoff