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.
Three-Dimensional Bone and Soft Tissue Requirements for Optimizing Esthetic Results in Compromised Cases with Multiple Implants
In this article, the concepts behind achieving esthetic and functional implant restorations and the necessary three-dimensional peri-implant hard and soft tissue management required to realize these goals are discussed.
Buccal Plate Regeneration with Immediate Postextraction Implant Placement and Restoration: Case Reports
In these reports, buccal bone plate regeneration was obtained
through a flapless approach and immediate postextraction implant
placement with a cancellous bone and collagen graft in the buccal gap.
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.
Emerging Trends in Esthetic Zone Bone Reconstruction
Dr. Mike Pikos will present the technological advances needed to create the all-important bone scaffold for optimal tissue aesthetics.
Cobi Landsberg on Regenerative Dentistry
An update on what’s new on regenerative dentistry.
Titanium Mesh GBR in Combination with Bioactive Modifiers and Implant Placement
This Surgical Video will highlight the utilization of a new CTi Titanium Mesh product that intimately connects to the top of the implant to create space for Guided Bone Regeneration.
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.
Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2
This lecture presentation will describe the behaviour and utilization of of fresh frozen allograft vs. autogenous bone in major bone augmentation cases. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the potential of adding bone marrow aspirate to fresh frozen bone will be further highlighted. In depth review of how to manage and use this new technique in clinical practice will be clearly explained.
Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Esthetic Zone
The esthetic zone presents a far bigger challenge than any other area of the mouth. It is the one area that a patient has the ability to really scrutinize the work that has been done and anything that does not pass muster will quickly create problems in our practices. Uncompromising treatment planning is therefore essential to ensure the long term aesthetic stability of our esthetic cases. Treatment planning involves both bone and soft tissue therapy as both are critical for the stability. This lecture will highlife the importance of different treatment options as well as show numerous new techniques that are possible to achieve the results that both our patients and practitioners are proud of.
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