The Changing Landscape of Bone Grafting for Implant Therapy
1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 (Sheraton Chicago Hotel )
This course is sold out. The trend in implant dentistry is towards minimally invasive approaches. This includes site development when inadequate available bone is present. This course will discuss alternatives to using autogenous bone grafting such as guided bone regeneration, titanium mesh with rhBMP-2, ridge expansion and allogeneic block grafts. Methods to decrease the morbidity of autograft harvest will also be reviewed. Surgeons should consider the advantages and disadvantages of each bone augmentation technique in a given clinical situation, and select the approach with lowest overall cost and morbidity, and the highest likelihood of success.
- Discuss the clinical use of titanium mesh and rhBMP-2for ridge augmentation;
- Discuss the use of membranes for guided bone regeneration;
- Discuss the indications and use of ridge expansion techniques;
- Discuss the indications and use of allogeneic block grafts; and
- Discuss techniques to decrease the morbidity of autograft harvest.