Acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to get successful and reliable results for all of your surgical procedures.

Did you know that the most common cause of postoperative infection is poor surgical technique?
  • Most general dentists will not progress forward to an expert level due to their limitations in soft tissue management. Short of receiving formal specialization training, they are lacking essential skills required for any surgical procedure.
  • Understanding the principles of soft tissue surgery and proper tissue management leads to better quality results in bone grafting, extraction, soft tissue grafting, and implant placement.
  • Are you ready to perform surgical procedures with less post-surgical complications?

  • Are you needing to up-skill your everyday surgical techniques?

  • How about your surgical skill tool box…is it in need of a couple new tools?

Soft Tissue Management and Suturing

Whether you have been practicing for years or a relatively short period of time … mastering suturing and soft tissue management is an essential skill that will predictably improve the final post-surgical results your patients deserve.

This 10 CE hour course walks you through all of the key principles and techniques you need to perform at your best level. 

Here's what you’ll learn...

• Soft tissue types

• Reasons for soft tissue surgery

• Intraoral incisions

• Gingival incisions

• Mucogingival incisions

• Partial thickness flaps

• Full thickness flaps

• Incision Objectives

• Tissue closure

• Avoiding vital structures

• Scalpels and blades

• Crestal incisions

• Flap design

• Periosteal elevators

• Flap elevation

• Principles and factors to consider

• Vertical incisions

• Envelope flap

• Flap retraction

• Periosteal release

• Suture materials

• Suture needles

• Principles of suturing

• Knot tying

• Goals and methods

• Simple interrupted

• Continuous circumferential

• Continuous locking

• Figure eight

• Horizontal mattress

• Vertical mattress

• Continuous mattress

• Sling sutures

• Recommended protocols

• Wound healing

Once you complete this program,
you will be able to plan and complete soft tissue surgery for any of your cases with a high level of confidence and skill.

When you register for this program,
not only will you learn from one of the industry’s most trusted instructors, you will also have the option to include a hands-on kit with EVERYTHING you need to be able to practice the techniques.

This will be one of the most pivotal programs you will complete and is essential to your progression towards becoming an expert in the field of general dentistry.

What Others Are Saying About
Their Experience with DDI Online

Dr. Noura Tayan

Windsor, ON

Thank you for such a wonderful course. It’s more than what I expected. Dr. Zokol explained everything in a very clear way. The course included the basics for doing grafts and atraumatic extractions and also gave very useful tips from Dr. Zokol great experience. The hands-on was what I needed to feel confident and comfortable before doing such procedures. Greatly appreciate your efforts and will be waiting for the next course 😊

Sara Cody, DDS

Lift Dental Stillwater, MN

I would highly recommend training with DDI. Very convenient to learn on my own time and in the comfort of my home! Exceptional course content that enhanced by understanding of core principles and then followed up with a hands-on portion. Will be connecting with the instructor to review topics and questions. Very thought out online instruction-I will be back for more!

Dr. Michelle Lee

Great hands on learning experience at home. Barbara was a delight to work with. Lots of reading material to supplement your education. Once you do the hands on portion, the whole lecture series is a breeze! I highly recommend the program.

Soft Tissue Management and Suturing

Learn the fundamentals and master the techniques so you can elevate your skill set and reputation as an expert in the field.

  • 10 hours of learning

  • 9 chapters

  • 30+ lessons

  • 7+ hands-on exercises


  • Exclusive access to our private online community.

  • Private mentorship with instructors

Instructor Highlight

Dr. Ron Zokol

• 30+ years of clinical experience and as an educator in implant dentistry

• Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology

• Past surgical instructor at Misch International Implant Institute

• Founder of the Pacific Institute of Implant Dentistry

• Co-Founder of the Digital Dentistry Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any pre-requisites for taking this program?

    No. This program is designed for any dentist looking to enhance their suturing and soft tissue management skills.

  • What is included in the tuition price?

    With this 10-hour digital program, you will have access to the presentations, videos, reading materials, a downloadable resource and the DDI community and discussion boards.

  • Do I have to complete the lessons within a specific time period?

    You will have access to the course for 30 days from the time you register. This course requires 10 hours to complete (including reading materials, quizzes, hands-on exercises).

  • How do I interact in an online course?

    There is the opportunity to interact with the instructor by typing your questions/comments in a designated area (right of screen) for every chapter. You will also be invited to join our private DDI Facebook Group for this course, which will allow you to communicate directly with the instructor, and other participants. We will also schedule online meetings with the instructor to give you the opportunity to ask questions and have discussions.

    As an add-on, you will have the opportunity to schedule a private 1-on-1 session with the instructor to review the course, discuss and plan cases, or talk about anything related to the program and procedure.

  • Are DDI online learning courses accredited?

    Yes, Digital Dentistry Institute is an ADA CERP approved institute. You will receive 10 CE hours and a digital certificate of completion after completing this program.

  • What is the refund policy?

    We want you to be completely satisfied with the quality and comprehensiveness of every DDI course. We offer an unparalleled 7-day money-back guarantee which is outlined below.

    If within 7 days upon receiving your course and kit, you are not satisfied with the course you will receive a full refund if not more than 3 chapters have been completed. Refunds will be processed upon the return of the personal hands-on kit.

100% Money-Back Guarantee

Terms & Conditions: If you are not 100% satisfied with the program -- get your money back, guaranteed, within 7 days of purchase AND less than 50% of the program completed.