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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


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Many techniques and augmentation materials have been described for horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation. These include guided bone regeneration (GBR), ridge expansion/splitting, autogenous onlay block grafting, titantium mesh techniques, distraction osteogenesis, and interposi-tional osteotomy. While many techniques offer excellent results in some situations few can be said to guarantee success. Many questions still remain on which methods yield the most predictable results for dental implant placement in grafted bone. The aim of this course is to critically evaluate the current evidence to determine the predictability of various bone augmen-tation techniques for horizontal and vertical ridge defects for implant placement. A series of cases have been gathered to illustrate risk assessment and predictable management of various critical size defects ranging from moderate to severe defects.

Describe various augmentation techniques and materials and understand the criteria for choosing the most appropriate technique
Understand various factors which may affect augmentation success, including the degree of bone loss, the configuration of the defect, the location in the mouth, the design of prosthesis, patient preference, and clinician experience.
Understand bone biology and graft healing
Perform alveolar ridge augmentation using various proven augmentation techniques
Understand the significance of various flap designs on treatment outcome
Grafting in the esthetic zone
Know when to perform block graft versus particulate graft
Mandibular grafting
Grafting of vertical ridge defects
"Screw tent-pole grafting" technique
Ridge expansion technique
Know when to perform bone graft versus tissue graft
Compare various graft materials
Harvest ramus and chin grafts
Recognize and treat graft complications


Oct 06, 2018

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Bach Le, DDS, MD, FICD

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC HERMAN OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC Free CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
925 W. 34th St
Los Angeles, CA   90089
United States of America

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