FCE13: The Socket Shield Technique: Hype or Reality?
November 5 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Program Track: Emerging Concepts and Innovative Therapies
Dennis P. Tarnow
Marc L. Nevins
This course will present the potential of the socket shield technique to enhance esthetic dental implant therapy. This controversial technique has been presented the past decade mostly through case reports and clinical presentations. This course will focus on the biology of the technique and the risks and benefits associated with the therapy. The term partial extraction therapy (PET) has also been used to describe this treatment. This will be presented with the goal of preserving form and function. Histological evaluations will also be presented. A point/counterpoint approach will be taken in looking at how socket shield contrasts with conventional esthetic implant therapy. In addition, the course will attempt to separate hype from reality.
- Explain the biologic and clinical rationale for PET.
- Determine the indications and contraindications for PET.
- Evaluate the biologic response and clinical risks associated with PET.
- Explore the clinical alternatives with conventional therapy versus PET and the potential results and risks in the short term and long term.