Russo Seminars, Hands-on cadaver courses with Dr.John Russo
 Seminar Schedule & Topics

Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lecture Format covering:
• Importance of attached tissue around teeth and implants
• Surgical anatomy of soft tissue
• Blood supply of soft tissue
• Incision and flap design for grafts and implants
• Full thickness and split thickness flaps
• Spreading of soft tissue flaps for coverage
• Free gingival and subepithelial connective tissue grafts
• Suturing of grafts and flaps
• Choosing suture material
• Diagnosis and treatment planning


Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lecture Format covering:
• Divisions of available bone
• Classification of bone density
• Twelve keys to bone grafting
• Monocortical block onlay grafting from symphysis and ramus
• Block allograft
• External and internal sinus grafting
• Classification of sinuses
• Introduction to Cone Beam CT technology
• Introduction to Piezotome surgery instrument
• Surgical anatomy
• Guided Bone Regeneration with a titanium reinforced membrane ePTFE
• Technique for removing failing implants
• Preview of Saturday laboratory session


Saturday (ALL DAY) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Model Lab Hands-On (8:00 am - 10:00 am)
• Suturing practice on cloth models
• Ramus block on mandibular model
• Sinus lift on maxillary model
• Block graft on maxillary model

Cadaver Lab Hands-On (10:30 am - 5:00 pm)
• Free gingival graft
• Connective tissue graft
• Vascularized Interpositional Periosteal connective tissue graft
• Each participant will have the opportunity to evaluate their cadaver specimen for: sinus height/ width, sinus septa, sinus floor, best place for sinus window, trace inferior alveolar canal, and ramus height/width for block graft harvesting
• Perform Guided Bone Regeneration with a titanium reinforced ePTFE membrane
• Sinus lift
• Ramus block graft
• Periosteal flap fenestration for closure over block graft
• Use of trephines
• Maxillary V2 anesthetic block
• Dissection of nerves, muscles, spaces, etc