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.
- 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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