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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 204C


Reconstruction of Alveolar Ridge Defects with Titanium Mesh and Other Bone Graft Techniques

Patrick J. Louis, DDS, MD
Professor, Residency Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Peter Waite, DDS, MD
Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, AL


The use of titanium mesh as a containment system in bone grafting is one of many techniques that can be used to reconstruct alveolar ridge and segmental defects. Calvarial bone grafts can also be utilized for ridge reconstruction. This lecture will present clinical experiences with the use of titanium mesh with different bone graft materials including rhBMP-2 in alveolar ridge reconstruction and compare this to the use os calvarial bone in various applications prior to implant placement. The advantages and disadvantages of these techniques will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss different options for the management of inadequate bone volume with the exception of sinus lifts
  2. Discuss the problems associated with the Atrophic Maxilla and Mandible
  3. Discuss latest advances with these techniques

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