Extracting teeth is part of everyday clinical practice. We know that once a tooth has been removed the inevitable consequence is dimensional bone and soft tissue alterations. One treatment option which has scientifically shown to maintain ridge volumes once teeth have been removed is Socket and ridge preservation. Socket and ridge preservation are some of the easiest methods of hard-tissue preservation and augmentation in future implant sites .If the science behind extraction socket healing is applied to our daily work, patients and dentists will benefit. This hands-on course will cover different techniques for hard tissue augmentation to preserve ridges and instruct attendees on some suturing specific techniques. Pig heads will be used for the hands-on component.
About the presenters
Dr Leticia Algarves Miranda is the Discipline Lead in Periodontics at the UWA Dental School. She obtained her dental degrees in Brazil and PhDs in Brazil and Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Leticia has held appointments at a number of universities in Brazil. Leticia moved to Perth two years ago.
Dr Mahnaz Syed obtained her qualifications in the United Kingdom. She worked as a specialist periodontist in private practice and as clinical lead in mucogingival surgery and implant soft tissue augmentation at the Royal London Hospital before moving to Perth in 2007. Mahnaz practices as a specialist periodontist in Subiaco and is part time clinical implant tutor at the University of Western Australia.