COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT TORONTO NORTHEAST/MARKHAM (7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON)
Grafting for implant bed management
Dental implants are increasingly becoming the first treatment of choice in replacing missing natural dentition. However, practitioners rarely find a perfect site in the alveolar ridge for a predictable placement and long-term success. The current long list of available natural and/or synthetic materials and surgical techniques in addition to the difficulty in diagnosis makes the decision making challenging with regards to what graft materials and surgical approach to use.
It is expected that attendees will be able to formulate a better understanding of the science, materials and techniques available for implant site development. Participants should also be able to answer the following questions.
a) What are the different types of bone graft materials?
b) What are the different techniques for horizontal/ vertical ridge augmentation? How do the available techniques compare?
c) What are the factors that govern the selection of the surgical approach?
d) What are the disadvantages of the current grafting techniques?
e) Whatare the most recent developments and the future for implant site development?
Dr. Michael Glogauer
Dr. Glogauer received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and PhD at the University of Toronto. He then went on to complete post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Michael Glogauer offers patient-focused periodontal care. For him, the one-to-one interaction with patients is the highlight of his clinical practice. He enjoys meeting new people and learning from their experiences while helping improve their quality of life.