This full day lecture course will cover three areas:
1. How to manage fresh extraction sockets: from Ridge Preservation to immediate implants
Tooth extraction can normally cause a loss of bone volume with a subsequent change of crestal anatomy. The pattern of ridge resorption contributes to unfavorable anatomic clinical conditions that could jeopardize the esthetic outcomes of dental implants especially in the esthetic zone. The aim of this lecture is to analyze the pattern of soft and hard tissues healing after tooth extraction. Moreover, the lecture will also take into consideration the clinical parameters that should be taken into consideration to manage the fresh extraction sockets according to the final treatment. The procedures of immediate implants will be presented and discussed in relation to the indications and contraindications. The drawbacks of immediate implants as well as their management will be discussed and illustrated. Moreover, the techniques to counteract the ridge resorption after the tooth extraction will be discussed.
1. To know the pattern of hard and soft tissue healing after tooth extraction
2. To know the indications, contraindications and procedures of Ridge Preservation
3. To know when perform an Immediate Implant
2. Bone Augmentation Procedures: Bench-to-Bedside approach
Placement of endosseous implant requires sufficient bone volume for complete bone coverage. Furthermore, the pattern of ridge resorption contributes to unfavorable maxilla-mandibular relationship, requires angulations of the implants and/or angled abutments, and affects the proximity of adjacent facial concavities (maxillary and nasal cavities) and vital structure (mandibular nerve). The purpose of this lecture is to describe the biological rationale on which the bone augmentation procedures should rely on. The biological principles will be well explained and their application into clinical daily activity will be discussed.
1. To know the biological basis of Bone Augmentation Procedures
2. How to apply the biological knowledge into the clinical procedures
4. What is the rational for choosing different type of biomaterials
5. To know when perform an Immediate Implant
3. Maxillary Sinus Augmentation
The posterior maxilla has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the maxillary sinus. Maxillary Sinus Augmentation procedure can help to treat clinical conditions with a bone atrophy by grafting the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants. Several techniques can be used to raise the sinus floor and allow for new bone to form.
1. To learn how and when perform maxillary sinus augmentation surgery
2. To learn the surgical procedures
3. To learn how avoid and manage complications with maxillary sinus augmentation