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Hard-tissue Grafting Options for the Single or Adjacent Missing Tooth Site – The University of Florida
April 21 - April 22$1,800
The treatment of missing teeth with implant-supported restorations has had a lasting impact in dentistry. Today, the modern implant surface has made achieving osseointegration more predictable, thus shifting our focus towards materials and techniques that maintain or create hard and soft tissue. The ultimate goal is to allow for ideal implant positioning and restoration in an effort to maximize esthetic results.
IThe majority of clinical scenarios call for varying approaches in techniques and materials to maximize the bone regeneration. It is therefore important to be able to identify these situations and understand the procedures and materials that will have the best chance at maximizing the clinical result. This course will utilize presentations, clinical case examples and videos to highlight the following topics:
- Diagnosis and classification of soft-tissue and hard-tissue defects
- Bone biology and anatomy
- Healing process and bone remodeling
- Bone graft material and biologics
- Indications, techniques and complications
The hands-on component (pig jaw) will offer the participants the opportunity to practice incision design, flap management, guided-bone regeneration, contour graft (patch), autogenous graft, ridge preservation and suturing techniques.
This 1.5-day course offers a great opportunity for gaining exposure to varying hard tissue grafting options and is ideal for clinicians that already place dental implants or clinicians that want to understand more about the topic for better patient and team communication. Sign-up today and join us for valuable information packed with practical pearls that you and your patients can benefit from.
After attending this program the attendee should be able to:
- To recognize factors of significance in the soft/hard tissue assessment.
- Present different bone defects and how predictable the regeneration can be for each one.
- Become familiar with the varying philosophies for bone graft regeneration and when they can be better indicated.
- Understand the timing for bone grafts.
- Become familiar with lateral ridge graft and ridge preservation.