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Level VI Course: Bio Materials & Principles of Site Development

Diagnose & Treat

  • Course Objective

    With hundreds of products to choose from, clinicians are often in a dilemma as to which product to use in a particular clinical scenario. Every clinician asks these questions as to. – “Which product will work better in a given situation? How do you correctly use it? And when do you use it?” Get all these answers from a world-renowned scientist, surgeon, and researcher with no bias and prejudice for products.

    In this course, you will understand the biology of bone regeneration & bone graft healing, the biologic inter-dependency of soft and hard tissues and the anatomic basis for intra-oral bone augmentation at anatomically compromised implant sites. This course is designed to give clinicians the confidence to perform everyday bone grafting procedures. Choosing an appropriate graft material, membranes, and other related products with a clear understanding of the biological basis of each product as it pertains to implant dentistry. This course will clearly outline the most commonly used products with advantages, disadvantages, and applications to help clinicians achieve predictable results. Each participant will be able to diagnose cases for appropriate usage of biologic products and to recognize when not to use a product.

    The hands-on portion of the course will bring things into perspective for better handling of the products.

  • Course Outline

    DAY 1

    Session 1:
    • Biology and Principles of Intra-oral Bone Grafting & Regeneration
    • Principles and scientific concepts of tissue engineering
    • Factors that favor successful results for Intra-oral bone grafting
    • Factors related to graft shrinkage and failure
    • Ideal properties of bone graft substitutes
    • Indications for and selection of autogenous bone grafts and graft substitutes
    • Indications for and selection of Barrier membranes
    • Indications for and selection of blood component therapy (PRP, PRF)
    • Fundamental Material Science & Instrumentation for Intra-oral bone grafting

    Session 2:
    • Applications of tissue engineering for bone augmentation at complex implant sites
    • Patient Evaluation and Treatment Planning for Intra-oral Bone Augmentation
    • Patient and Local Site Evaluation & Risk Assessment
    • Determining the Degree of difficulty for bone grafting: (Patient & local site factors)
    • Role of Cone Beam CT in reducing donor and recipient site morbidity for intra-oral bone grafting

    Soft Tissue Considerations for Successful Intra-oral Bone Augmentation
    • Principles of soft tissue flap management for bone augmentation procedures
    • Determining the need for soft tissue augmentation and when to perform
    • Step-by-step procedures for soft tissue incisions, flap designs, and maneuvers that ensure passive closure

    DAY 2

    Session 1:
    Biology and Principles of Intra-oral Bone Grafting & Regeneration
    • Diagnosing and Treatment Planning (Clinical Evaluation)
    • Recipient site requirements and preparation for successful bone augmentation
    • Step-by-step procedure description for particulate GBR composite graft
    • Considerations for interim provisional restorations & Peri-operative patient management

    Staged Reconstruction with Block Grafts & Guided Bone Regeneration Procedures
    • Diagnosing and Treatment Planning (Clinical Evaluation)
    • Recipient site requirements and preparation for successful bone augmentation
    • Step-by-step procedures for autogenous block grafts for horizontal & vertical augmentations
    • Step-by-step procedures for allograft block with GBR for horizontal Ridge Augmentations
    • Considerations for interim provisional restorations & Peri-operative patient management
    • Bone Spreading and Ridge splitting procedures for Alveolar Ridge Expansion

    Session 2:
    • Diagnosing and Treatment Planning (CBCT & Clinical Evaluation)
    • Indications, instrumentation, limitations and step-by-step procedures
    • 3D Biologic Techniques for Significant Horizontal and Vertical Ridge Augmentation

    3D Alveolar Ridge Reconstruction Procedures Using Autogenous Bone
    • Corticocancellous Block Grafts
    • Cortical block bone grafts cribs with trabecular bone graft
    • Bone transport via osteotomy and Inter-positional graft
    • Buccal plate repositioning-stabilization procedure with Inter-positional graft
    • Synergistic Tissue Engineering Approach to Reconstruction of Complex Horizontal Ridge Defects

    Diagnosing and Treatment Planning
    • Indications, instrumentation, limitations and step-by-step procedures
    • Management of Intraoral Bone Grafting Complications

  • Hands-On Exercises

    Hands-on exercises will include treatment planning modalities, Advanced GBR, block grafting, ridge expansion, and augmenting rebreed sites.

    • Treatment Planning Immediate Implants will start with establishing diagnosis and treatment plans on models for Advanced GBR, block grafting, ridge expansion, and augmenting rebreed sites. Different techniques and modalities will be practiced.
    • Low speed PRF Protocols will include, a detailed hands-on protocol for PRF and i-PRF. Fabrication of steaky bone using PRF and i-PRF. Manipulation and usage of PRF products augmentation procedures.
    • Autogenous Bone Blocks and Flap Management will include incisions and flap designs on the pig jaw; harvesting blocks from ramps, chin areas; preparing a recipient site; angiogenesis and space management using different techniques; manipulation of surgical flaps; obtaining of tension-free closure; elongating flaps for primary closure; ridge expansion and splits using piezosurgery and discs; harvesting bone cylinders; tacking membranes using screws for ridge augmentation and 3 step suturing techniques.

    *Limited enrollment ensures one on one interaction between the instructor and participants to enhance the learning experience.

Course Schedule

  • Course Dates:
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  • Credit Hours:  16 CE
  • Course Instructor:  Prof. Dr. Shahram Ghanaati | Assisted by: A Panjali DDS
  • Time:  8AM - 6PM
  • Venue:  6250 S Bay Road, Cicero, NY
  • Course Fee:  DENTISTS: $1,900 (Fee includes handouts, hands-on material, breakfast and lunch)
  • Class Size:  LIMITED
  • Need Help:  Please contact us for questions about registering for this course.

Disclaimer

No discounts will be offered when signing up for individual courses. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. All cancellations must be received 45 days in advance for a full refund. All cancellations will be charged $50 processing fee. No refunds on cancellations will be made less than 45 days before the course. All enrollments made within 45 days will not receive any refunds on cancellation. Credit may be applied towards a similar upcoming course.