CE5: Alveolar Ridge Reconstruction: Harnessing Technology and Minimizing Risk - Annual Meeting 2019

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CE5: Alveolar Ridge Reconstruction: Harnessing Technology and Minimizing Risk

November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Eduardo R. Lorenzana

Rodrigo Neiva

David H. Yu


Rachel A. Schallhorn

2.5 CE

Reconstruction of the deficient alveolar ridge, in order to prepare for prosthetic rehabilitation, presents both challenges and opportunities for clinicians. Numerous techniques and materials are available, which have improved predictability and outcomes for guided bone regeneration. This course will discuss cell-occlusive barriers, 3-D barrier design and printing for specific ridge deficiencies, the osseodensification technique and associated materials, as well as soft tissue considerations for optimal long-term outcomes following guided bone regeneration.


Educational Objectives:

  • Consider various barriers utilized to treat alveolar ridge defects, including 3-D additive manufacturing, and understand the indications and rationale for use of cell-occlusive barriers.
  • Review the osseodensification technique along with materials-selection, rationale, advantages, and disadvantages.
  • Apply and incorporate esthetic risk assessment and oral plastic surgery techniques to the GBR and perio-prosthetic treatment-planning process.
  • Investigate how soft tissue phenotype impacts implant treatment planning in the esthetic zone, including timing of alveolar ridge reconstruction.


November 3, 2019
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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