Dr. Rana Tarzemany – North Vancouver, BC


Soft tissue grafting is one of the most frequent procedures performed in the field of periodontics.

Yet, the indications for surgical intervention should be carefully evaluated. Gingival grafts originally included autogenous grafts mainly harvested from the palate. In recent years, there has been significant advancements in the evolution of alternative allogenic and xenogeneic grafting materials with successful long-term outcome.

This presentation will provide a brief overview and update on current soft tissue grafting indications, procedures, and material.

Learning Objectives:

  1. A brief overview on soft tissue grafting indications and techniques
  2. An update on available soft tissue grafting materials

Bio: Dr. Rana Tarzemany received her D.D.S. degree from Azad Tehran Dental School, Iran, and completed her graduate studies in the field of combined PhD and Diploma in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a certified periodontist, a Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada FRCD(C), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery (DABP). Currently, she serves as a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at UBC Faculty of Dentistry, a faculty member at Digital Dentistry Institute, and practices periodontics in Vancouver.

Dr. Tarzemany is a recipient of numerous prestigious research awards. She has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and is involved in teaching and lecturing in study clubs and national and international meetings.