Flap Design and Suturing Course




This course is designed to ensure each delegate achieves a comprehensive understanding of the Surgical Anatomy in relation to placing implants and bone grafting. Delegates will also learn the clinical indications of various flap designs; how to achieve tension free closure with or without GBR materials and how to expose implants successfully when needed. Learn the risk factors involved in relation to Implant Placement, Bone Grafting and Flap Design and how to avoid surgical complications.

Who Should attend?

This course is suitable for all dentists.

By the end of the course the delegate should:

  • Be familiar with the different sutures materials available
  • • Be familiar with needle shapes and sizes
  • • Be familiar with suturing techniques to include: Interrupted sutures, Horizontal mattress sutures, Continuous sutures and Vertical mattress sutures
  • • Be familiar with the clinical indications of various flap designs and the logic behind different positions of incisions
  • • Understand the importance of flap design in relation to avoiding complications such as nerve damage, unwanted aesthetic sequelae appropriate access and tension free closure including when guided tissue regeneration is used
  • • Be familiar with local sources of autogenous bone
  • • Understand the use of periosteal relieving incisions and flap advancement
  • • Be familiar with different techniques for exposing implants Surgical Anatomy
  • • Understand the surgical anatomy relevant to implant surgery in the maxilla and mandible including:- Blood supply to the maxilla, mandible, floor of mouth and sinuses- Nerve supply to the jaws, important landmarks and the risk of nerve damage- The anatomical relations of structures in the floor of the mouth and maxillary sinuses

Practical Skills

  • • Suturing on suture models
  • • Flap design on anatomical models
  • • Flap raising on animal model

Additional information


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