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.
The safety of bone allografts used in dentistry
Recent media reports concerning “stolen body parts”
have shaken the public’s trust in the safety of and the use of ethical practices involving human allografts. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the safety aspects of human bone allografts.
Immediate Implant Placement into Extraction Sockets with Labial Plate Dehiscence Defects: A Clinical Case Series
To measure the buccal plate reconstruction of extraction sockets with labial plate dehiscence defects using a bone
allograft in combination with an absorbable collagen membrane and a custom-healing abutment at the time of tooth
removal. Implants placed into sockets with labial plate dehiscence defects demonstrated radiographic reformation of the labial plate dehiscence defect at 6 to 9 months post-treatment. The net gain in labial plate on CBCT in L1 and L2 was 3.0 mm, where 0 mm existed at pre-treatment. The minimum amount of labial plate thickness of 2.0 mm was achieved in all treated sites, evaluated radiographically at 6-9 months post-operatively, in a single
procedure, without flap elevation and maintaining the gingival architecture and satisfactory esthetics.
Synergy of Bone and Gingival Augmentation in Tooth Replacement - Part 3 of 4
This lecture will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy.
Cobi Landsberg on Regenerative Dentistry
An update on what’s new on regenerative dentistry.
3D Vertical Augmentation in the Maxilla Utilizing the “Box Technique”
In this clinical video, a large Vertical Defect in the Maxilla following multiple implant failure is reconstructed utilizing the “Box Technique”. Vertical Tenting Screw with Rigid PLA membranes are utilized for space maintenance followed by 50:50 mixture of BMP-2 and mineralized bone. Soft tissue incisions and suturing as well as post-op follow up are also included.
Optimum Implant Esthetics Through Extraction Socket Preservation Techniques
This presentation will focus on ideal implant placement through maintaining the bucco-lingual dimension of bone following extraction through extraction socket preservation techniques.
Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic maxillary alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as short implants, maxillary sinus augmentation, sub-nasal elevation procedure, connective tissue grafting and soft tissue manipulation, Le-Fort I down fracture/osteotomy and the use of progenitor cells: bone marrow aspirating concentrated. The Mutli-Tier onlay Bone Graft Technique will be highlighted in this presentation. Additionally, a review of a recently submitted research paper of long term follow up of implants placed into autologous bone blocks harvested from the mandibular ramus, immediate loading by pre-computer-aided/pre-prepared temporary bridge areas will be discussed.
Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products
Detailed videos using 3D planning software as well as innovative products by a speaker with an extensive background in implant and regenerative surgical procedures.
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