Guided bone regeneration: A practical guide for choosing the most suitable substitute materials

This course will discuss the benefits of guided bone regeneration (GBR) as a preferred technique for alveolar ridge augmentation.

This course will discuss the benefits of guided bone regeneration (GBR) as a preferred technique for alveolar ridge augmentation. We will walk the reader through different options of bone augmentation and why we think GBR is the treatment of choice. We will elucidate the key principles of what makes a successful GBR procedure, discuss different bone grafts and barrier membrane materials available in the market, and discuss the pros and cons of using each of them.

Educational objectives

  • Determine when ridge augmentation procedures should be performed
  • Explain why guided bone regeneration (GBR) is the preferred technique of bone augmentation for most clinicians
  • Distinguish the different types of bone grafting materials commonly used in ridge augmentation
  • Describe the different types of barrier membrane materials commonly used in ridge augmentation
  • Justify the rationale for using biologics during GBR procedures

MUHAMMAD H. A. SALEH, BDS, MS, MSD, is a clinical assistant professor University of Michigan School of Dentistry Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine. He is actively involved in research, serving as a peer reviewer and publishing more than 50 periodontics and implant-related peer-reviewed
articles. A winner of multiple national and international awards, Dr. Saleh’s research interest is primarily focused on risk factors of periodontitis and peri-implantitis, and guided bone regeneration.

HUSSEIN S. BASMA, DDS, DESS, MS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology, and lectures nationally and internationally about periodontology and implant dentistry. Dr. Basma has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts. His teaching efforts focus on bone augmentation, full-arch rehabilitation, multidisciplinary care, and integration of technology. 

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 3

    Course Type: Written

    Published Date: MARCH 2023

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 3 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

    Image authenticity statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.

    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is $39.00 for 3 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 03-5933-22124. Expires FEBRUARY 2026. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”


    Endeavor Business Media is a nationally approved PACE program provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
    Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
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    AGD code: 250


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