Master the Art and Science of Tooth Extraction and Ridge Preservation


Friday, September 29, 2023



Join us for an immersive and practical course that will teach you the latest techniques and best practices for tooth extraction and ridge preservation. During the course, you will learn the scientific rationales of minimally invasive surgical approach, proper extraction techniques, ridge preservation methods, soft tissue management, and more. You will also practice the art of these techniques in a supportive and engaging environment under the guidance of experienced periodontists and with the use of the latest equipment and materials on pig jaws. This hands-on course is perfect for dentists who want to improve their clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the live and recorded demonstrations reviewed before practicing on pig jaws to develop your skills.
  • Gain familiarity with various extraction methods, ridge preservation techniques, socket grafting, membrane placement, and suturing techniques.
  • Master the fundamental principles of surgical extraction, including instrument and material selection.
  • Perform simple and surgical extraction techniques using both conventional and state-of-the-art instruments, including the use of piezo surgery.
  • Learn and execute different surgical flap designs, master flap reflection and management, and perfect various suturing techniques.
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of material selection and gain practical experience in handling different bone, membrane, and suturing materials.
  • Practice harvesting and handling autogenous bone grafts with confidence.
  • Understand the physiological healing process, post-operative care, and surgical complication management.

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Tuition | Course Fee

$995 - Dentist


Course fee is due at time of registration.


We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although, lecture rooms and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.

About the Presenter(s)


Jennifer Chang, DDS, MSD, is an assistant professor and program director in the Department of Periodontics at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). Dr. Chang has a remarkable educational background, having completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and two years of general practice residency in Taiwan. She then obtained her clinical training and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree in periodontics from Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Chang is a board-certified diplomate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery from the American Board of Periodontology. She maintains a part-time practice at the school’s faculty group practice and in the greater Houston area. Her clinical and research interests focus on improving treatment options for periodontal/peri-implant diseases. Dr. Chang is a dedicated and respected member of her field, serving on various local, national, and international endeavors. Dr. Chang's commitment to teaching, research, and service has earned her recognition through numerous grants and awards. Her work has been published in prestigious clinical research journals, showcasing her expertise and innovation in the field of periodontics.



Popi Stylianou, DDS, MS, is from Nicosia, Cyprus. Upon graduating first in her class from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry, in Greece, she worked in private practice as a general dentist for two years. Subsequently, Dr. Stylianou obtained her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. In addition, she completed a one-year implant and prosthodontic fellowship on complex implant restorations and full-mouth rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota’s Implant and Contemporary Dentistry Center.
Dr. Stylianou is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.


Her extensive training includes surgical periodontal and implant procedures, surgical treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis, soft tissue regeneration, periodontal adjunctive surgeries to orthodontics, as well as immediate temporization of implants for optimal esthetics. Her grasp of prosthodontic principles allows her to manipulate soft tissue and facilitate the restorative phase for her referring colleagues. In addition to her private practice commitment, Dr. Stylianou is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry. During the past seven years, Dr. Stylianou has been an active member in the Admissions Committee, and a Thesis Committee member for many of the Graduate Periodontics residents. Dr. Stylianou’s current research interest focuses on Osseodensification and amnion-chorion membrane.


For their continued support and participation in our sponsored programs, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry gratefully acknowledges:

Credit Hours

499 Bone Grafting/GTR Surgery (Periodontics) - Hands-on: Hours - 8

Limited Space Available!


As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hours prior to the start of the course with no additional charge.

Time and Location


Check-in & Breakfast:
7:30 am

7:55 am

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch


UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 A.M.)

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UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
PACE Center
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054

Ph: 713-486-4028

Fax: 713-486-4037