- March 20, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Atraumatic Extraction and Socket Grafting
Conventional extraction techniques often result in reduced bone height and width, with associated esthetic and functional deficits. Learn how to remove the most difficult root tips predictably, with minimal trauma and loss of hard and soft tissue. By applying these newly developed techniques, instruments, and materials, you will learn to perform simple and predictable grafting procedures to maintain and augment bone as well as attached gingiva in and around the healing socket.
To provide the dental practitioner and their clinical team the didactic and surgical information required to atraumatically extract teeth and successfully regenerate bone into the tooth sockets immediately after removal.
This one-day course presents the protocols for atraumatic tooth removal and ridge preservation. Anatomy, histology, and bone loss patterns will be presented. Indications for site preservation versus site augmentation will precede a thorough review of bone graft materials and collagen membrane products. Soft tissue flap design, releasing incisions, proper tissue closure, suture materials and techniques will be covered as well. A thorough review of case selection will provide attendees the ability to select cases that will provide predictable results using the techniques demonstrated in the course. Understanding and applying the fundamentals taught at this course will provide the participant with ideal sites for future esthetic restorative procedures.
Mode of Instruction
Lecture, slides, and video presentations are included in the lecture portion of this program. Additionally, there are live presentations of the techniques learned as well as the “hands on” portion which reinforces those techniques. Bringing Loupes and accompanying illumination is recommended as ambient lighting may not be adequate.
This course qualifies for 7 continuing education credits
No prior experience is required.