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Localized Ridge Augmentation for Dental Implant Patients

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Course Description

This intensive, lecture and hands-on program will work with participants on specific procedures including maxillary and mandibular horizontal ridge augmentation, tissue harvesting, socket preservation. A live surgery will be performed to enhance the learning experience. At the completion of this course, the practitioner will have a comprehensive understanding of horizontal ridge augmentation and socket preservation procedures.

Lecture Topics: Day 1 (8:00-12:00pm)

  • Bone biology and graft healing
  • Reconstructive Risk Assessment
  • Treatment planning the horizontal defect patient
  • Autogenous bone harvesting techniques
  • Horizontal grafting techniques
  • Socket preservation and immediate implant placement

Live Surgery: Day 1 (1:00 – 3:00pm)

  • Horizontal augmentation and discussion

Lecture Topics: Day 1 (3:00 – 4:30pm)

  • Surgical Complications and Management

Hands On Laboratory: Day 2 (8:00 – 10:00am)

  • Flap Design and Incision Techniques
  • Tension free closure techniques
  • Suturing Techniques

Hands On Laboratory: Day 2 (10:00 – 1:00pm)

  • Horizontal grafting
  • Socket preservation
  • Implant placement and Patch grafting

Course Objectives

  • Participants will have an understanding of bone physiology and bone graft healing
  • Participants will have an understanding of risk stratification of patients having alveolar ridge defects
  • Participants will have an understanding of the various types of surgical techniques to augment horizontal ridge deficiencies
  • Participants will have an understanding of procedures for augmentation of ridge defects associated with placed implants



UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

University of Florida

Continuing Education Units

13 contact hours. Participation.

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Includes breakfast & lunch)
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Includes breakfast)
Regular Fee
Dates Location Course # AGD #
July 25-26, 2014 (Fri. & Sat.) Gainesville 150300 690 Register Online

Continuing Education at UFCD wishes to express its appreciation to Straumann and Exactech, Inc. for an unrestricted grant, which helped, in part, to make this course possible.