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Elevating your practice with mucogingival surgery: Periodontal and peri-implant phenotype modification therapy

Vietnam International Dental Exhibition and Congress (VIDEC 2024)


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Asia Pacific


Dr Alice Heng
  • Dr Alice Heng graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Malaysia in 2008.
  • A member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCSEd) since 2014.
  • She later earned a specialist degree in Periodontology(MClinDent) from University of Malaya in 2017
  • She is currently practicing as a Periodontist at the Kota Setar Specialist Clinic, in Kedah state of Malaysia
  • She is a member of Malaysian Society of Periodontology(MSP) , Malaysian Dental Association (MDA) and International Team for Implantology(ITI).


Vietnam Odonto-Stomatology Association (VOSA)

Abstract :

Mucogingival deformities and gingival recession are a group of conditions that affect a large number of patients. There is an increased risk of development or progression of gingival recession in cases presenting with thin periodontal phenotypes, suboptimal oral hygiene, and requiring restorative/ orthodontic treatment.  Aesthetic concern, dentin hypersensitivity, cervical lesions, thin gingival phenotypes and mucogingival deformities are best addressed by mucogingival surgical intervention when deemed necessary.

Learning objectives :

  • Review terminology of mucogingival complex, classification of gingiva recession, periodontal and perimplant phenotype.
  • Learn how to identify the mucogingival deformities and conditions.
  • Recipient and donor site preparation and harvesting techniques.
  • Review common periodontal plastic surgery procedures focusing on periodontal phenotype modification therapy, rationale and indications for surgery, alternative options and key takeaways from the treatments.