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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 201A


Implants in Compromised Sites

Bach Le, DDS, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA


This advanced hard and soft tissue grafting course will feature the latest techniques in esthetic implant site development of the compromised site. Topics to be covered include patient evaluation and risk assessment, from extraction and socket grafting to strategies for dealing with the horizontally and vertically deficient ridge. This course will also focus on the most current techniques in minimally-invasive bone grafting & tissue grafting, papilla reconstruction and tissue management to improve long-term clinical success with dental implants, specifically in the esthetic zone. This course will enable you to broaden your knowledge and improve your implant expertise.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the anatomic basis for oral soft tissue grafting and soft tissue development using interim provisional restorations.
  2. Describe the anatomic basis and principles of hard tissue grafting for implant site development.

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