Bone Grafting, Ridge Preservation and Ridge-Split Procedures for General Practitioners

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This comprehensive hands-on workshop for general dentists will teach the techniques of socket bone grafting (SBG)/ridge preservation as well as other approaches in implant-driven bone augmentation.

The course will cover the ridge-split procedure (RSP) for horizontal bone augmentation and the similarities of ridge-split procedure and socket bone grafting and differences between ridge-split and block graft. You will learn how to do simple and complex ridge preservation after tooth extraction with the guided bone regeneration (GBR) approach and select the right case for the ridge-split procedure in your practice. Instructors will also explain all the necessary surgical instrumentation for socket bone grafting and ridge preservation.

During the hands-on portion of the course, you will perform different ridge preservation techniques, such as SBG utilizing GBR approach and ridge preservation technique, on pig jaws. Step-by-step instructions will be given and necessary surgical instrumentation will be explained.

You Will Learn

  • General principles and concepts of bone loss in the jaw
  • Proper techniques of socket bone grafting/ridge preservation with GBR
  • Key surgical considerations that are unique for the ridge-split procedure
  • Similarities of ridge-split procedure and socket bone grafting
  • Case selection for ridge-split procedure
  • Hands-on training in the SBG and RSP

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for dentists interested in bone grafting, ridge preservation and ridge-split procedures.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry wishes to acknowledge and thank Hu-Friedy, Piezosurgery Incorporated, and Geistlich Pharma North America for their support for this program.

Early Bird Tuition: $495* (for registrations received by September 20)
Regular Tuition: $545*
*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits:   This activity is designated for 7 units of continuing education credit.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.