Multidisciplinary Treatment Solutions
for Peri-Implantitis Symposium

Soft-tissue Augmentation and Corrections for the Prevention and Management of Peri-Implant Diseases

Friday, June 9th, 2017
Presented by: Prof. Dr. Frank Schwarz


Soft-tissue augmentation has become an essential measure for both the prevention and management of peri-implant diseases. This mainly refers to the establishment of an adequate width of keratinized tissue to provide a mechanical protection against plaque biofilms, but also soft tissue volume augmentation to compensate the occurrence of mucosal recessions following surgical treatment of peri-implantitis.

The hands-on workshop has a focus on the following key areas:

  • Basic and advanced flap designs for soft tissue augmentation procedures at implant sites
  • Indication-based Augmentation of keratinized tissue
  • Indication-based Augmentation of insufficient soft tissue volume
  • Harvesting and handling of connective tissue and free gingival grafts
  • Clinical application of scaffolds for soft tissue grafting
  • Clinical Management of Mucosal Recessions


Prof. Dr. Frank Schwarz worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University Homburg as well as in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Ludwig Maximilians University, München from 1999 until 2002. In 2002 he moved to the Department of Oral Surgery at the Heinrich Heine University, where he became Associate Professor in 2006 and extraordinary Professor in 2010. Frank Schwarz has a special degree in Oral Surgery and Oral Implantology. He received several appointment offers, such as Director in Implant Dentistry at the New York University (NYU), Professor in Implant Dentistry at the Hong Kong University, or as Clinical Professor in Oral Surgery at the University of Leeds. In 2013 he became Honorary Professor at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (School of Dentistry and Oral Health) and in 2015, he was appointed as Full Professor in Oral Medicine and Peri-implant Infections in the Department of Oral Surgery at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He serves as an Associate Editor to the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (Ranking: 2014: 2/88 - Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine) and Editorial Board Member for Clinical Oral Implants Research (Ranking: 2014: 3/88 - Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine). He is the President of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI), a Board Member of the Osteology Foundation and was awarded the André Schröder Research Prize in 2007 and the Miller Research Prize in 2012.