This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 690.
There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
In a world of increasing life spans and an ever-growing popularity
of dental implants, dentists increasingly encounter patients with
edentulous sites and deficient bone who are seeking implant therapy.
At some point in our career as implantologists, we go beyond the
straightforward implant in the already-developed site, as well as
the standard socket-preservation bone graft. Many of our patients
have teeth extracted when a graft is cost-prohibitive or in settings
where future implant placement is not a consideration. When this
is the case, bone preservation or guided regeneration is not offered.
They may then present with edentulous sites that are deficient not
only potentially from the extraction process but also from shrinkage
because of the time that has passed.
This course demonstrates, via case presentation, some basic
concepts in performing a single-site “onlay” graft to augment a
deficient site. The generally accepted pillars of bone grafting are
primary wound closure, angiogenesis, space maintenance and
wound stability. I chose a scenario that I have found common in
my specialty that will demonstrate all four pillars. This example of
guided bone regeneration (GBR), when performed correctly with
the right materials, can offer a high level of success for the future
implant integration and stability of the subsequent restoration.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. LeRoy Horton completed his bachelor’s degree in
biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington
state in 2003, then earned his DDS degree from
the University of Washington School of Dentistry in
2007. Having always been fascinated with dental
implants, Horton pursued advanced training over the
years, attaining fellowships and completing master’s
courses. Eventually he earned his board certification
as a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral
Implantology. He owns two practices in the greater
Seattle area and serves our profession as a nationally recognized AGD instructor.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Understand restorative-driven surgical strategies.
- Understand flap design and bone preparation.
- Use autologous platelet products in surgery.
- Understand bone graft and barrier membrane options.
Neither the author nor his family members have financial
arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organization
offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
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