Pierpaolo Cortellini
  Didier Dietschi
  Ken Hovden
  Fouad Khoury
  Charles Khoury
  Heike Kraemer
  Robert Lamb
  Pascal Magne
  Snjezana Pohl
  Sadao Sato
  Luis H. Schlichting
  Dennis Tarnow
  Jordan West
  John West
  Giovanni Zucchelli
  Otto Zuhr

Plastic Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery:
A Microsurgical Approach

February 10 - 13, 2020

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Otto Zuhr,
Dr. med. dent.

Curriculum Vitae
Reasons to join this course: 


This intense hands-on course is featuring all aspects of plastic esthetic periodontal surgery. Predictable wound healing is the most important prerequisite for successful treatment. Being as precise and atrau­matic as possible are key factors to positively influence the treatment outcome.


Participants will learn

»    Diagnosis and treatment planning in terms of possibilities and limitations

»    Application of microsurgical principles and its effect on treatment outcome

»    Techniques to achieve repeatedly predictable results

»    Management of complications and failures


The benefit for you

»    Refine your treatment through the potential of minimally invasive microsurgery

»    Significant improvement of your results

»    Receive one-on-one mentoring and clear guidelines for your specific questions


Raise your skills in soft tissue management to the highest level.


Explore, enjoy and take this course

»    Periodontal anatomy and wound healing principles

»    Treatment planning of patients with complex esthetic problems

»    Microsurgical flap designs

»    Suturing techniques

»    The importance of surgical loupes or a microscope

»    Gingival augmentation

»    Coverage of gingival recessions

»    Socket preservation techniques

»    Autograft harvesting

»    Replacement of missing teeth with pontics and implants


Discover a new world of dental education


“I came twice from France. But the trip was nothing compared to what I have learned. I look forward to coming again. Thank you to this wonderful team and speaker."
Francois Galet, Oral Surgeon, Lille, France

“It was a true privilege to take this course. It was such a unique opportunity to learn from Dr. Zuhr, one of the finest Periodontist in the world. He has tremendous passion in combining science with his clinical expertise. The knowledge I have gained from this course will have an incredible impact on improving clinical outcomes in my practice.”
Eric Tsai, Periodontist, Walnut Creek, CA

“The best course I have ever attended. Dr. Zuhr is a fantastic clinician and researcher, who is so willing to share his knowledge and pioneering skills. The training facility is world class. The course is so well organized with great attention to detail. ”
Patrick Tseng, Periodontist, Chatswood, Australia

“The entire experience here at IDEA has been great! The small group size makes for an environment that is very conducive to learning new techniques."
Catherine Seguin, General Practitioner, Ottawa, Canada

“As an oral surgeon, I can say that this is the best soft tissue course I have taken. Based on science and given by a top notch surgeon and person. This will help me better my treatment outcomes. Bravo.”
Max Miller, Oral Surgeon, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada

Course Package includes:
  • Exciting Course Days
    World renowned instructors. The best in their field.
    Small groups. One-on-one mentoring.

    Hands-on training.
    Bring your own cases. Discuss techniques and issues relevant to your practice.
    Networking with like-minded professionals from around the world.
    Independent. All
     honorariums are paid by IDEA.
  • Advanced Course Materials
    State-of-the-art facility that sets the standard.
    Equipment, instruments, course supplies, and hand-outs.
  • Transportation
    Local transportation between the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and IDEA's partner hotel, and between the partner hotel and the IDEA facility.
  • Hotel
    Accommodations at the partner hotel, beginning the night prior to the course and ending the morning after the course. An additional guest can stay for free with you in the hotel.
  • Meals
    IDEA’s in-house chef serves breakfast and lunch, daily freshly prepared. You will also enjoy a "Welcome" Reception and "Networking" Dinner on the first evening and the "Graduation Ceremony" and "Celebration" Dinner on the last evening of the course. 

All Inclusive
Course Package:

$ 9,980 "Hotel" Option
$ 9,380 "No Hotel" Option

CE Credits: