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Introduction to Microsurgery - The Science and Art of Precise Wound Closure

 

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Microsurgical wound closure techniques are essential to proper atraumatic periodontal, tissue regeneration and implant therapies. In this two day hands on course participants will learn and practice exact suturing protocols to maximize healing potential. A basic outline of the class includes:

1. The History of Microsurgery.
2. The Physical, Mental and Physiologic Aspects of Microsurgery.
3. The Geometry of Suturing.
4. Suturing with 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0 and 11-0 Sutures.
5. Anastomoses of Rat Femoral Blood Vessel less than 1 millimeter in diameter. This is referred to as Supermicrosurgery.
6. The Continuous Microsuture. This technique is ideal for closure of palatal donor site for a connective tissue graft.
7. Precise closure of a vertical releasing incision.
8. Proper papillae suturing technique for maintaining the interdental papillae.
9. The exact microsurgical suturing protocol for a microsurgical connective tissue graft. This suturing technique will involve three specific sutures developed by the Founder of Periodontal Microsurgery Dr. Dennis Shanelec, that also may be applied to additional procedures.
 

Program Chair:

  1. J. David Cross, DDS – USA
  2. Bryan S. Pearson, DDS, MS – USA

 

J. David Cross D.D.S. is in private practice in Springfield Illinois. Dr. Cross’s Graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Mathematics. He attended Loyola University School of Dentistry for both his Dental and Periodontal degrees.

Dr. Cross has been personally trained in Microsurgery by Dr. Dennis Shanelec, the Founder of Periodontal and Dental Implant Microsurgery. He was in Dr. Shanelec’s microsurgery study club Dentorati for its entire 17 years. Dr. Cross has taught Microsurgery and The SMILE Technique ( Immediate Microsurgical Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone with Temporization) at Dr. Shanelec’s Microsurgery Training Institute, along with courses in the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Cross is also on the Periodontics Faculty of Loisiana State University teaching Microsurgery. the oldest and first Graduate Microsurgery University course in North America.

Dr. Cross is also a Contributing author to the international textbooks Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, Periodontal and Peri-Implant Plastic Microsurgery and future textbook Microsurgery in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry - Concepts and Applications.


Bryan S. Pearson, D.D.S., M.S. is in private practice in Lafayette Louisiana. Dr. Pearson graduated from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Biology & Chemistry. He received his D.D.S. from Louisiana State University Dental School and completed a General Dentistry Residency at the USAF Medical Center, Wright-Patterson, Ohio. He received a Certificate and M.S. Degree in Periodontics from the combined graduate program at Wilford-Hall USAF Medical Center/University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Pearson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at LSU Dental School. Along with Drs. David Cross and Randy Comeaux, he is a faculty member of Microsurgery Training in the Periodontics Residency at LSU. He is a former Director and Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology, and he is the Director of the LSU Perio Review Course.

Dr. Pearson was trained in microsurgery by Dr. Dennis Shanelec at the Microsurgery Training Institute, and he was a member of the Dentorati microsurgery study group. He also completed the Microsurgery Training Course at the Cleveland Clinic. Along with Dr. Cross, he is a contributing author to the Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology and the upcoming textbook Microsurgery in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry – Concepts and Applications.


 

Day 1 - Workshop Sessions and Theoretical Part

  • 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Hands-on Workshop:

    9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Suturing techniques with 8-0, 9-0, 10-0 and 11-0

    In Mobile Conditions

  • 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

    Coffee Break

    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Hands-on Workshop:

    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Advanced Vascular Surgery Techniques

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Lunch Break

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Hands- on Workshop:

    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Vascular Suturing

    In Very Difficult Situations

  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Coffee Break

    3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Hands-On Workshop:

    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Bloodvessel suturing, Vascular Suturing

    And Anastomosing Using 8-0, 9-0, 10-0 and 11-0 Sutures

Day 2 - Workshop Sessions and Theoretical Part

  • 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Hands-on Workshop:

    9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Suturing techniques with 8-0, 9-0, 10-0 and 11-0

    In Mobile Conditions

  • 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

    Coffee Break

    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Hands-on Workshop:

    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Microsurgery performed on Moulage Models

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Lunch Break

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Hands- on Workshop:

    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Microsurgery performed on Moulage Models

  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Hands- on Workshop:

    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Finalizing Vascular Suturing on Moulage Models

  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Discussion and handing out the certificates

    4:30 PM – 5:00 PM