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.
Bone Grafting Assessment: Focus on the Anterior and Posterior Maxilla Utilizing Advanced 3-D Imaging Technologies
As dental implant reconstruction has evolved into a mainstream alternative to replace missing teeth, bone grafting techniques have also evolved as an ancillary procedure for site development, sinus augmentation, and guided bone regeneration.
Use of Bone Grafts for the Enhancement of a GTR-Based Root Coverage Procedure: A Pilot Case Study
The use of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) procedures for the treatment of gingival recession has shown encouraging results and is gaining clinical acceptance. However, attaining space maintenance beneath the membrane remains a problem for clinicians. Hence, the purpose of this pilot case study was to evaluate the effect of adjunctive demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) placement during collagen membrane GTR-based root coverage procedures. Five patients with Miller Class I or II defects…
Screw "Tent-Pole" Grafting Technique for Reconstruction of Large Vertical Alveolar Ridge Defects Using Human Mineralized Allograft for Implant Site Preparation
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using titanium screws in combination with particulate human mineralized allograft, in a “tenting” fashion, to augment large vertical alveolar ridge defects for implant placement.
rhBMP-2 Infuse and Titanium Mesh Utilized for Regeneration of the Posterior Mandible
BMP-2, bone morphogenic protein and the concepts of GBR are featured in this case report.
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.
The Ramus Bone Block Harvest - Technique and Guidelines
An in depth review of the clinical management of the Ramus Bone Block is described in great detail. This important autogenous donor site is reviewed from an anatomical and clinical technique perspective.
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.
Osseointegration & Augmentation
A 4 part course worth 1 CEU.
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.
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