Future Meeting Dates

  • October 22-24, 2015
  • October 20-22, 2016
  • October 19-21, 2017
  • October 18-20, 2018

Where is the Meeting

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre

1310 Water Street Kelowna, British Columbia
Toll-free: 1-800-465-4651
Phone: 250-763-4500

UBC Summer Student Practitioner Program

The Summer Student program provides incoming fourth-year dental students with an opportunity to be part of the day-to-day operation of a dental practice and it is open to students who have successfully completed their third year of DMD studies.

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Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia

TODS Workshop – Dr. James Kohner

WORKSHOP SOLD OUT! Enhancing Your Restorative Results with Soft Tissue Grafting

Friday October 25, 2013  1:30pm – 4:30pm

This workshop is for dentists only, is limited attendance, must pre-register and auditing is not permitted.  Attendance of Friday October 25 morning lecture is a pre-requisite.

Dr. James Kohner



Generously Co-Sponsored By G. Hartzell & Son

Learn evidence-based solutions for the soft tissue challenges you face on a daily basis, and how to cover those exposed roots and predictably stop recession. In this workshop, methods are illustrated to solve those problems and enhance your restorative results. Gain peace of mind knowing the gingiva stays in place by the margins of newly placed aesthetic crowns.

Participants will experience an in-depth look at the concepts and practical applications for both Free Gingival and Connective Tissue Grafts.

  • Gingival Grafts create zones of attached gingiva where neither root coverage nor aesthetics are factors. They provide a predictable way to stop recession from progressing.
  • Connective Tissue Grafts are useful for total root coverage in cases of severe recession, especially in the maxilla where esthetics are important.

The half day workshop offers the opportunity to practice both procedures on pig jaws.

This workshop is for dentists who want to offer soft tissue grafting or learn more about enhancing aesthetic restorative results. The course includes hands-on exercises and many case illustrations, plus two surgical videos of the grafting procedure will be shown.

Participants will learn:

  • Diagnostic criteria for each graft
  • To gain root coverage
  • To predictably stop recession, or to prevent it in the esthetic zone
  • Step-by-step harvesting, placing and suturing
  • Step-by-step use of specialized instruments

Workshop participants receive a workbook detailing the procedures.


James Kohner, D.D.S., is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, and his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University Dental School. His certification in Periodontics is from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry.

He brings 35 years of practice experience to help him more fully understand the needs of workshop participants and thus is well qualified, from a clinical perspective, to help find solutions to those needs.

Dr. Kohner is an experienced teacher as well, who has presented courses on both Crown Lengthening and Soft Tissue Grafting to a wide range of audiences, including the Texas Dental Association and Star of the South in Houston, as well as the Chicago Midwinter, California Dental Association, Greater New York, and many other state associations. His presentations have taken him all over the US and to 8 foreign countries, and he has presented at the American Academy of Periodontology meetings for many years.

He has been teaching for the Perio Institute since 2003 and is currently a Visiting Professor in Periodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.

Jim currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona where he enjoys getting away from the desert to snow country now and then for some time on the slopes. He also plays duplicate bridge, and very much enjoys his time planning and presenting these surgical training workshops. 

Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia

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