Socket graft management: setting patients up for success
Studies have shown that tooth loss can lead to up to 40-60% bone loss in the first 1-3 years after extraction. This can negatively affect the outcome of implant and restorative dentistry. One of the most predictable ways to avoid this bone loss is by placing a socket graft. However, not all socket grafts are simple. This course will introduce socket grafts beyond simply "filling a hole with bone" and expand the clinician's knowledge into how to manage fenestrations and "blown-out" facial plates. An introduction into ridge augmentation procedures will also be presented along with how to manage failed implant "sockets".
presenter: David Wong, DDS
Available in English