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The Palatal Bone Block - An Innovative Autogenous Harvest Site

Description:
Autogenous bone is the gold standard of guided bone regeneration. Autogenous bone blocks allow us to build more bone more predictably with less complications. Harvesting of bone blocks from the traditional sites like the ramus or symphysis has a high rate of morbidity and the need for second surgical entry often reduces the patients acceptance of treatment. The Maxillary Palate is an area which has excellent cortical bone which if harvested correctly can often produce substantial autogenous bone from same area and incision as the placement of the implant. It is also a site with very little morbidity due to the overlying thick mucoperiosteal flap as well as the lack of muscle pull in the area. It also provides a one site surgery which is a far more attractive treatment option for many patients. This lecture will take you through the step by step technique of harvesting and fixing the bone blocks harvested from the palate. Flap design and suturing techniques will also be covered.

Date Added:
8/9/2011

Author(s):

Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Dr Gluckman completed his dental training at the university of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in a general practice he complete...
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Questions & Comments
Howard Gluckman - (1/12/2020 9:47 AM)

Thanks for the kind words gentlemen

Wahida Parveen - (1/10/2020 2:52 AM)

excellent lecture...thank you dr salama..
this course is going to be finished... geeting upset... I will miss you all..

Dr. Susan Delpeche94 - (1/9/2020 5:00 PM)

Thank you for this great presentation.

Jimoh Lasisi - (1/16/2018 5:27 AM)

Very good presentation and i feel confidence i can do this procedure in future

Joseph Boone - (6/15/2016 12:30 AM)

Howard great video I have learned a lot. I always enjoy your teaching style. In this lecture you showed how this can be used at the time of placement. Can this technique be used on implants that have been placed and integrated but are missing the facial bone.

Howard Gluckman - (8/14/2014 10:36 AM)

Thank you Sok. You can fill the palatal area with whatever you want it is a closed defect so it generally fills without anything. I only place xenograft if I have a situation where the defect is deep or very large. But collagen is good and will do no harm. thanks for the question

Sok Chea - (8/12/2014 9:15 AM)

From Sok Chea, Cambodia Great presentation. I really love your presentation in Dentalxp, Florida. Question : Is it possible to use collagen sponge to fill the space at palatal donor site?

Howard Gluckman - (5/10/2014 1:03 PM)

Thank you Zaid I remember you well. Thank you for the kind words

zaid tayob - (3/30/2014 5:06 PM)

i know it's about 3 years later but your style of lecturing is superb and very refreshing!! thank you for the great presentation. I have attended your courses some years ago in cape town and I appreciate very much your contribution. Best regards zaid

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