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View from the Chairside: The Pursuit of Excellence – Connective Tissue Grafting

It is always a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Paul Belzycki and learn from his long clinical experience. This time, he prepared a case about connective tissue grafting, a technique which enables him to prepare healthy sites where teeth restorations will live a long and healthy life. 

Dr. Belzycki is a general dentist, leading a private practice in Toronto for four decades. And, as usual we are very grateful and thankful for his valuable contribution and continued support.


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Until next time!

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager

Dr. Belzycki’s Thoughts

A healthy periodontal complex is vital for the long-term survival of teeth, particularly if restorations are being planned or placed on those teeth. A wide and thick zone of attached gingiva is an important component of that complex. When this is lacking, autogenous connective tissue grafting and/or free gingival grafting, has historically been the gold standard for developing an adequate zone of attached gingiva. This presentation concerns itself with this protocol and it is hoped that insight is provided to those clinicians that are not familiar with it. 

Read/download the transcript of the case presentation (PDF)

Preview/Oasis Moment (2.50″)

Full Case Presentation (39.31″)


  1. Andrei Sorin January 16, 2019

    As always, Dr. Belzycki’s detailed explanations complement the knowledge I gain from the actual work I experience as his patient. I am always amazed how much knowledge and details go into decisions and procedures that look like routine work to the patient. I hope he never retires.

  2. Vasant Ramlaggan January 29, 2019

    Thanks for the great presentation!

  3. Elizabeth February 1, 2019

    I always enjoy watching Dr. Belzycki’s case presentations. As a new grad I am grateful for his passion for dentistry + willingness to teach!!

  4. Mitch February 2, 2019

    This is the kind of fantastic dentistry that we should all seek to offer patients.

    1. Dr. Paul Belzycki, DDS February 5, 2019

      To Mitch: Many thanks for your kind and encouraging comment.

      Dr. Paul Belzycki

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