Date: 23 April 2016
Synopsis: Studies in humans and animals have shown that following tooth loss, the alveolar ridge undergoes atrophic changes. By placing implants or biomaterials in the fresh extraction sockets, these changes could be successfully stopped or minimized. The scientific literature has also suggested that grafting with an organic bovine bone mineral material can prevent ridge contraction better than autogenous bone. This lecture programme aims to promote understanding of the different bone augmentation techniques and materials for the best outcome in daily practice. Many advanced surgical techniques will be discussed. Participants will also be able to engage the speaker in a discussion to bridge knowledge and surgical skills for the use of bone graft biomaterials and their handling.