Mandibular Block Autografts for Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
Michael A Pikos, DDS
This article reviews indications, limitations, presurgical evaluation, surgical protocol, and complications associated with mandibular block autografts harvested from the symphysis and ramus buccal shelf for alveolar ridge augmentation. The author draws from 14 years of experience with more than 500 mandibular block autografts.
Quantitative Evaluation of Extraction Socket Healing Following the Use of Autologous Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix in Humans
Advantages of PRFM alone include less surgical time, elimination of techniques and potential healing difficulties associated with membranes, and less resorption during healing, as compared to guided bone regeneration procedures.
Minimally Invasive Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Procedure (Tunneling Technique) Using rhPDGF-BB in Combination with Three Matrices: A Case Series
This study investigated a minimally invasive surgical procedure for alveolar ridge augmentation that combined recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor BB (rhPDGF-BB) and three different matrices.
Human Histologic Evaluation of Anorganic Bovine Bone Mineral Combined with Recombinant Human Platelet-Derived Growth Factor BB in Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Case Series Study
The objective of this study was to examine the potential for improved bone regenerative outcomes in maxillary sinus augmentation procedures using platelet-derived growth factor BB and anorganic bovine bone mineral.
Guided Bone Regeneration of a Compromised Extraction Site
Dr. Michael Sonick shares a routine clinical challenge and demonstrates the extraction of a fractured premolar with simultaneous guided bone regeneration.
Managing Complications in Immediate Implant Therapy - Part 3 of 3
Immediate implant placement in fresh extraction sockets offers several advantages which include patient comfort, ridge preservation as well as decreased treatment time.
Bone Management in Defective Sites: What Techniques Work Best TODAY?
The trend in implant dentistry is towards minimally invasive approaches. This includes site development when inadequate available bone is present. This lecture will discuss minimally invasive autogenous bone grafting, guided bone regeneration, titanium mesh with rhBMP-2, ridge expansion and allogeneic block grafts. Surgeons should consider the advantages and disadvantages of each bone augmentation technique in a given clinical situation, and select the approach with lowest overall cost and morbidity, and the highest likelihood of success.
New Age Esthetics: Integration of Tissue Reconstruction, Tooth Replacement and Ceramics
Dr. Miguel Stanley exhibits detailed clinical cases that represent his "No Half Smiles" philosophy integrating site development, tooth replacement and esthetic composition.
Contemporary and Future Trends in Advanced Bone Augmentation
Modern grafting technologies are changing at a rapid pace. To stay current we must engage new technologies and research to better face the challenges of our diverse patient population. This presentation will focus on new strategies and technologies to manage both Vertical and Horizontal Deficiencies in the partially edentulous patient. New membrane technologies, bioactive modifiers and materials will be a focus.
Osseointegration & Augmentation
A 4 part course worth 1 CEU.
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