Key Essentials for Successful Bone Grafting Techniques for Socket Preservation and Augmentation for Implants and Restorative Dentistry: The Basics and Future Trends

Jim Grisdale, DDS


Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: T10 Cost: $25/$35 after Sept. 30

Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants | Subject: Periodontics/Implants
CE Credits: 3

Course Description:

Prevention of alveolar bone loss and maintenance of the alveolar bone structure and soft tissue are mandatory for the long-term successful outcome of conventional or implant-supported prosthetic replacements. Soft and hard tissue complications can lead to unsatisfactory results for the patient including unacceptable esthetics, inadequate function, poor phonetics, and lack of confidence. This course emphasizes the identification of potential complications, the rationale for soft and hard tissue grafting, treatment planning, and successful techniques for socket preservation and ridge augmentation in addition to the practical aspects of presentation and preparation of cases. Topics include an in-depth discussion of the diagnosis and treatment planning for successful management of soft and hard tissue ridge defects, contemporary and future socket preservation and ridge augmentation techniques, and the choice of appropriate graft materials and membranes for successful regeneration.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn to correctly diagnose and treatment plan for soft and hard tissue defects.
  • Discover predictable techniques for socket preservation and ridge augmentation.
  • Understand when and where to use different flap designs.
  • Learn which graft materials to use, and when and how to incorporate membranes for successful socket preservation and ridge augmentation.
  • Discuss future trends for predictable soft and hard tissue grafting techniques.
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