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Our Mission Is To Simplify Soft Tissue Grafting Techniques For GP's To Make Them Easy And Predictable In Your Practice
STG Online is a 1-year online course taught by Board Certified Periodontist Dr. Naheed Mohamed using 6 clinical modules and monthly coaching webinars where you can submit digital records and receive guidance and advice with your own soft tissue grafting cases.

Watch the video below for a sample trailer from STG Online.

STG Online Coaching Program

With STG Online we have designed a one-year online curriculum to teach dentists the systems needed to be confident managing basic to more complex soft tissue grafting within your practices. 

This is taught by Board Certified Periodontist Dr. Naheed Mohamed using 6 clinical modules and monthly coaching webinars where Naheed will share new surgeries and you can submit digital records and receive guidance and advice with  your own soft tissue grafting cases.

STG Online Training Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Soft Tissue Graft Defects, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
This module will teach the diagnosis and etiology of mucogingival defects. Causes of soft tissue defects will be covered as well as an understanding of the pathogenesis, prognosis, and indications for treatment. A review of relevant anatomy as it pertains to soft tissue grafting will also be taught in this section.

STG Members Will Learn: 
-Diagnosis of soft tissue defects.
-Etiology of mucogingival defects.
-Pathogenesis of soft tissue breakdown.
-Relevant anatomy for soft tissue grafting and management.
-Indications for soft tissue grafting.
-Prognosis and Predetermination of Root Coverage.
-Factor Influencing Choice of Surgical Technique for Root Coverage.
Module 2: Harvesting Soft Tissue Grafts and Alternate Graft Materials
Concerns with harvesting the connective tissue graft from the palate is the main issue that keeps many general dentists from offering soft tissue grafting procedures for their patients.  

This module will teach you predictable techniques to become confident with harvesting a soft tissue graft from the palate, tuberosity, retromolar pad, and buccal gingiva locations as autograft donor sites. A discussion on donor site anatomy, harvesting, graft preparation, and closure management will be taught using detailed clinical videos.

Commercially available Allografts are another popular source of donor material for soft tissue grafts. The application, advantages and limitations of different Allografts will be taught so that members can decide the best application of these biomaterials.

STG Members Will Learn: 
-Autograft and Allograft Tissue Graft Material Options.
-Anatomy for Donor Site Harvesting.
-Using the palate, tuberosity, retromolar pad, and buccal gingiva as autograft donor sites.
-Tissue Harvesting Techniques and Instrumentation.
-Graft Preparation Techniques and Tips.
-Donor Site Closure Techniques.
-Management of Bleeding and other Complications from the donor site.
Module 3: Tunnelling Approaches for Soft Tissue Grafting
This module will teach you in detail the tunnelling technique for soft tissue grafting. The concept of tunnelling as well as different tunnelling techniques will be presented and taught in a systematic step by step fashion to allow you to easily learn and offer this procedure in your practice.

STG Members Will Learn: 
-The concept of tunnelling and technical details on how to accomplish this procedure.
-A review of the tunnelling instruments and how to use them.
-Different approaches to tunnelling like the conventional and VISTA approach.
-Step by step procedure instructions on how to complete the techniques.
-How to properly insert and position a graft into a tunnel.
-How to suture to be successful at root coverage.
-Common mistakes and complications with tunnelling approaches.
Module 4: Coronally Positioned, Laterally Positioned, and Envelope Flaps for Root Coverage
This module will teach you the use of soft tissue positioned flaps for the treatment of soft tissue defects. An in depth look at coronally positioned flaps with vertical incisions, laterally positioned pedicle flaps, and envelope flaps. This module will teach you the step-by-step technical details and use of flaps with grafts in order to repair soft tissue defects. 

STG  Members Will Learn: 
-The concept of a flap and how they are used in soft tissue surgery.
-Flap anatomy and management will be covered.
-Instrumentation needed for flap related soft tissue graft procedures.
-Step by step technical details on how to plan and execute coronal, lateral, apical, and envelope flap procedures.
-Indications for each type of flap design. 
-How to manage and suture flaps for predictable results.
-Common mistakes and complications for flap related procedures.
Module 5: The Free Gingival Graft
This module will teach you the step-by-step free gingival graft technique and its indications. An in depth look at the free gingival graft, its indications, and procedural techniques will all be covered in this module. 

STG Members Will Learn:
-The free gingival graft technique and its indications.
-How to harvest an ideal graft from the palate.
-How to use stent or foil as a guide for ideal graft dimensions.
-Instrumentation for the Free Gingival Graft procedure.
-How to apically position flaps, create recipient beds and remove frenal attachments.
-Suturing Techniques for a Free Gingival Graft.
-Variations to the Free Gingival Graft Technique. 
-Gingival Strip Techniques to increase vestibular depth.
-Common mistakes and complications for Free gingival graft procedures.

Module 6: Soft Tissue Grafting Around Implants
This module will teach you the use of soft tissue grafts in implant therapy. The module will cover using soft tissue grafts for tissue thickness and contour, esthetics, and with immediate implant therapy. This module will also focus on flap positioning around healing abutments and implant uncovery techniques. Step by step technique descriptions for using soft tissue grafts around implants will be discussed and shown in detail to help you build upon the foundations of the previous modules as well as excel at applying these new implant soft tissue techniques in your practice.

STG Members Will Learn:
-Use of soft tissue to improve implant health.
-Use of soft tissue to improve implant aesthetics. 
-The Free Gingival Graft around Dental Implants for health and long term stability of your cases. 
-Using connective tissue grafts in immediate implant cases.
-Using soft tissue grafts to repair ailing implant sites. 
-Manipulating soft tissue to improve aesthetics with a provisional. 
-The palatal pedicle graft for socket sealing and tissue ridge contour.
-The palatal roll flap approach to improving facial soft tissue thickness and contour.
-The Socket Seal Approach for implant site development.
-Flap management with pedicles to increase keratinized tissue around implants.
-Multiple Dental Implant uncovery techniques to expose implants and gain or preserve papilla heights.
-Management of flaps to increase keratinized tissue and vestibular depth after GBR procedures.

NEW BONUS Full-Day Soft Tissue Seminar

NEW BONUS Full Day Online Members Only Seminar: Updates and New Concepts In Soft Tissue Augmentation Surgery  
This Full Day Online Seminar will be held on October 4th, 2024 .

This seminar will provide dentists with updates and new concepts in soft tissue grafting with new case studies demonstrating advances and technology. 

Participants will gain a detailed understanding of basic to advanced concepts of soft tissue grafting. Dr. Mohamed will teach foundational skills for harvesting techniques and approaches for autogenous soft tissue. Understanding tissue grafts and how to manipulate soft tissue with various suturing techniques. Discussion of new products on the market as soft tissue graft replacements. Understanding how to use soft tissue grafts for root coverage, ridge augmentation, and health for teeth and implants. Members will gain a detailed understanding of indications and techniques for treating various soft tissue defects. This includes a review of anatomy and landmarks to know for soft tissue grafting and harvesting procedures. 

Discussion will include case studies involving treating various soft tissue defect scenarios from root coverage, repairing ridge defects, esthetic failures and more.
NEW BONUS: Livestream STG Surgery With Dr. Naheed Mohamed
Your STG Online membership includes - The Livestream STG Surgery with Dr. Naheed Mohamed. During this surgery, Naheed will complete a live STG surgery in real time with multiple camera angles and answer your questions. 

If you cannot attend live the replay video will be posted to the membership site the same day an hour or two after the livestream ends. 

STG Online Bonus Package

BONUS 1: Monthly Soft Tissue Grafting Coaching Webinars With Dr. Naheed Mohamed
Your membership will give you 12 monthly surgical webinars which will showcase different surgical topics and case presentations focused on soft tissue grafting. Real surgical cases throughout the year in Dr Mohamed's private practice will be shown with recorded video of procedures.

You will also have access to all the past coaching webinars and module content in the STG Online portal.

BONUS 2: Microsurgery Instruments Suturing And Techniques Webinar Replay
This webinar will focus on minimally invasive microsurgical approaches to surgery. The foundations and principles of microsurgery will be covered as well as the use of the surgical operating microscope. Training with microsurgical instrumentation and skill set development will be shown and explained along with microsurgical suturing techniques. Through the use of minimally invasive approaches to surgery the benefits of microsurgery will be showcased through surgical applications in dentistry.  

BONUS 3: Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting Techniques For Teeth And Implants Webinar Replay Video
This webinar will showcase minimally invasive techniques in periodontal plastic surgery. A collection of microsurgical procedures will be demonstrated in order to treat conditions such as mucogingival defects, gingival recession, peri-implant defects, and papilla reconstruction. 

Various treatment modalities and the scope of soft tissue dental surgery will be presented along with innovative suturing techniques. The viewer will gain a better understanding of the versatility of soft tissue grafting and its advantages in various surgical applications.
BONUS 4: Simplifying Bone Augmentation Webinar Replay Video
This webinar will present an overview of the key factors for predictable bone augmentation using real surgical cases. The participant will gain an understanding of prosthetically guided bone regeneration and ridge defect analysis using digital planning and cbct data. 

A discussion on differences between various bone graft and membranes types and benefits and drawbacks of each will be presented. Various bone augmentation techniques will be showcased to gain an understanding of the clinical application of the regenerative principles. Cases shown will vary from the use of particulate bone and resorbable membranes to the use of autogenous bone blocks for 3D reconstruction.
BONUS 5: Connective Tissue Graft Using Combined Tunnel And Envelope Approach Live Patient Online STG Surgery Replay 
During this live surgery, Dr. Mohamed completed a live quadrant of connective tissue grafting in real time. The livestream used multiple camera angles so you can see different views of this procedure.
STG Online Members Facebook Group
This Masterclass will teach the block graft technique for bone augmentation. A simplified easy to learn system that will allow you to incorporate bone block augmentation into your armamentarium of techniques. 

The course will review the fundamentals and advantages of using block grafts for bone augmentation in surgery. How to use cbct data and 3D printing to plan and harvest bone blocks for greater accuracy and safe harvesting will be taught in the program. The course will cover instrumentation and harvesting of bone blocks through intra-oral donor sites as well as bone block preparation and fixation to the recipient site. 

The use of both autogenous and allogenic bone plates will be taught as well as detailed explanations of tips and tricks to simplify this procedure and make it predictable at both horizontal and vertical bone augmentation.
With your subscription to STG Online you will also get access to a closed private online Facebook group where you can ask questions and post your cases. 
 We encourage all members to post cases so that we can create an enhanced learning experience. Dr Mohamed will interact with members on this platform and in the membership portal answering questions, posting cases of his own, and offering learning tips and pearls for the members throughout the year.

This private online group allows you to gain valuable coaching and mentorship in your STG journey with Dr Mohamed.

Please Note- The Facebook Live we speak about at the end of the STG Online launch webinar is available in the STG Online Facebook group already as a replay video on the page. 
What STG Members Are Saying
Phelan Dental Seminars is an AGD Pace Program Provider and we administer a CE test for each of the 6 modules of GBR Online. 
You will also receive CE points for each of the monthly coaching webinars. 
For Ontario dentists these points qualify for RCDSO Category 2 CE Points.
AGD Subject Code: 490, Course Type: self and Location: Self Instruction
Our Mission Is To Simplify Soft Tissue Grafting Techniques For GP's To Make Them Easy And Predictable In Your Practice
About Dr. Naheed Mohamed
Dr. Naheed Mohamed is a Canadian Board certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Mohamed studied dentistry at the prestigious Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. After completing his dental degree Dr. Mohamed went on further to specialize in Periodontics and Implant Surgery completing his residency at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in Cleveland. During his time in Cleveland, Dr. Mohamed completed a Master’s Degree in Regenerative Medicine focusing on platelet rich fibrin and its healing properties for soft tissue palatal wounds. Dr. Mohamed has particular interests in minimally invasive and digital approaches to surgery. He also focuses on the use of regenerative medicine in surgery and the use of bio-engineering to grow bone and soft tissue to restore natural contours and save natural teeth. He has published articles and co-authored a textbook on digital approaches to minimally invasive surgery. Dr Mohamed practices in Oakville and Mississauga focusing on periodontics and implantology. 
About Dr Stephen Phelan
Dr. Stephen Phelan is the founder of Phelan Dental Seminars. 

Stephen has a dental practice in Oakville, Ontario where he uses the techniques that are taught in his seminars daily to treat his patients. The focus of his clinical practice is cosmetic, implant and rehabilitation dentistry. He is very passionate about dental education and has spent hundreds of hours training with some of the best dental educators in the world including Drs. John Kois, Frank Spear, Peter Dawson, Dennis Tarnow, Daniel Buser, Jimmy Eubank, Jeff Morley, Bill Strupp, Otto Zhur, Marc Hurzeler and Pascal Magne. Dr. Phelan is the creator of the Porcelain Veneer Masterclass, Core Build-Up Masterclass,  Occlusion Design and Velocity Elite online training programs for dentists.