Minimally Invasive Grafting and Comprehensive Ridge Augmentation
Grafting of extraction defects and augmentation of alveolar deficiencies are critical for adequate bone volume and long-term implant esthetics and stability. Technological advances in comprehensive diagnosis, planning, and dynamic navigation surgery have proven to be highly effective for patient-centric care. The continuum of evidence-based minimally invasive techniques and materials for open socket grafting, soft tissue grafting, and horizontal augmentation will be presented. These include open and closed grafting techniques (guided bone regeneration, tent screws, bone cores, and tunneling) and ridge expansion (osseodensification and osteomobilization with Piezosurgery and expanders). We will discuss the important role of selecting graft materials, biologics, and amnion/chorion in wound healing. Demonstration of these techniques with hands-on training will advance minimally invasive treatment for our patients.
■ Identify the role of CBCT and navigation software as technologies to advance diagnosis and planning for patient-centric care.
■ Apply hands-on training with minimally invasive surgical techniques for grafting and horizontal augmentation based on anatomy of extraction site, bone, and soft tissue defects.
■ Describe surgical treatment options for prevention, tissue engineering and enhanced wound healing, open grafting, and simultaneous implant placement with management of extraction defects and horizontal deficiencies.
April 3–4, 2020
Up to 12 hours of CE credit
Daniel R. Cullum, DDS completed his dental degree with distinction at the University of Alberta in Canada and residency training at Westchester Medical Center in New York. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Loma Linda University and the University of California, Los Angeles. He speaks internationally and has published articles, textbook chapters, and the innovative textbook Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Surgery (Wiley, 2015). He practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with an emphasis on dynamic navigation and immediate and minimally invasive techniques in esthetic implant reconstruction. Dr Cullum is the president of Implants Northwest LIVE Learning Center, which emphasizes training in advanced techniques for surgeon and restorative teams using LIVE surgery and hands-on application in a small group environment.