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Continuing Dental Education

Periodontal Plastic Surgery – a live webinar

Ioannis Kormas, DDS, MS

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

The course will focus on the topic of soft tissue augmentation and periodontal plastic surgery. It is a commonly required procedure and over-treatment, or under-treatment is always a concern. The course will discuss diagnosis, indications, expectations and will present different treatment techniques and options with advantages and disadvantages.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you should be able to:

  • Classify different types of recessions and soft tissue conditions
  • Understand the necessity or not of periodontal plastic surgery and soft tissue grafting
  • Understand the different treatment options & the associated clinical procedures
  • Discuss the difference perspective of treatment around teeth and around implants
  • Understand and be able to communicate to the patient the different treatment expectations


Dr. Ioannis KormasIoannis Kormas comes from Athens, Greece and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He received his dental degree (D.D.S.) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2013. After 1 year of private practice and 1 year of service at the Hellenic Air Force General Hospital he completed the 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (University of Rochester) in 2017. Following that, he completed his Periodontology residency at the University of Minnesota and Master of Science (M.S.) in 2021. His research experience, as part of his Master of Science studies, was in the field of metabolomics, where he used the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry technologies to investigate changes in the metabolites of gingival crevicular fluid sampled from individuals with periodontitis and healthy controls. He is the recipient of Marmion & Ruth Houglum Endowment and of the Engel Award related to research and teaching at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, he received the Nobel Biocare Student Member Annual Meeting Scholarship in 2019 and the Dr. Fanny Freund Advanced Education Scholarship for the year 2020-2021. He has presented his work in national and international meetings and has several publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2022, he was awarded the Clinical Science Award in the Research Forum Poster Competition at the American Academy of Periodontology 2022 Annual Meeting as well as the Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics by the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kormas started working in department of Periodontics of Texas A&M School of Dentistry in July 2021 and since September 2022, he has been appointed the Interim Program Director for the A.E.G.D. of Texas A&M School of Dentistry.


  • Dr. Kormashas no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 35 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Monday, March 4, 2024. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and ACDE member schools.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.