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Online Dental Continuing Education (CE) Course

Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting

Continuing Education Credits:

1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

Course Presenter(s):

Michael A Pikos, DDS

Date Added:

08/27/2014

Course Description:

The loss of alveolar ridge contour in the esthetic zone compromises both esthetics and function. This clinical presentation will focus on the application of both hard and soft tissue grafting in the esthetic zone implementing state of the art interactive CT diagnosis and treatment planning for optimal esthetic implant reconstruction. Emphasis will be on indications, graft and harvest site assessment, timing, and use of bioactive modifiers including BMP, PRGF and PDGF. The surgical protocol utilizing allogeneic and autogenous grafts in conjunction with connective tissue grafts, acellular dermis matrix, and related soft tissue procedures to avoid functional and esthetic pitfalls will be featured. Pre and post-grafting prosthetic workup, interactive CT graft assessment and perio prosthetic driven implant planning, stent driven implant placement, and computer milled abutment fabrication including guided surgery will be included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Bone grafting and harvesting options for bone augmentation
  • Use of bioactive modifiers in basic and complex surgeries
  • Pre and post-grafting prosthetic workup and options
  • Perio-prosthetic implant driven planning
  • Predictable guided surgery and computer milled abutment fabrication
  • Interactive CT diagnosis and treatment planning for optimal esthetic reconstruction
  • Application of both hard and soft tissue grafting in the esthetic zone

Continuing Education Course Modules
1 Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone vs BMP-2
This clinical based presentation will compare the use of autogenous bone vs BMP-2 for alveolar ridge reconstruction. The science, indications, advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be featured. Single tooth to full arch reconstruction cases will also be shown along with understanding the application of non-resorbable vs resorbable mesh barriers for alveolar ridge reconstruction.
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