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Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9

Session IV: Advances in Localized Site Development for Implant Dentistry


Horizontal and Vertical Expansion of Bone In Situ: Long-Term Results


Burton Langer
Saturday, June 8
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon A-E)

Many patients have hopeless teeth, failing or failed implants, and healed sites with compromised bone. Patients’ desires to restore their lost dentition requires the rejuvenation of the bone in these sites without compromise to their lives and daily routines. This presentation will focus on a variety of techniques available for the clinician to modify the three-dimensional quantity of bone, ie, in both height and width. Of special interest will be understanding the potential of bone regeneration that is available to the surgeon without the need to enter into an additional surgical site. Reentry and long-term post-loading results will be demonstrated.


Burton Langer, DMD, MSD, graduated from Tufts University and Tufts School of Dental Medicine and later received his certificate in periodontics and a master’s degree in science from the Boston University Graduate School of Dentistry in 1966. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and was one of the first periodontists trained in osseointegration by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark. His development of new modalities of therapy, such as the subepithelial connective tissue graft for ridge augmentation and recession on teeth, the wide implant, and various flap procedures for implants, have become standard methods of treatment. Dr Langer has lectured extensively throughout the world and has written over 50 articles and chapters for six textbooks, many of which have original concepts that have enhanced the clinical practice of periodontics and implant dentistry. He is the 1992 recipient of the Isador Hirschfeld Award for Clinical Excellence and the 1997 recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Master Clinician Award.