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Guided Bone Regeneration from Socket Management to Horizontal Augmentation:
A Didactic and Hands-on Experience

Alan M. Meltzer, DMD, MScD
Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL – Saturday, October 19, 2013

This course comprises a half-day lecture in the morning and a half-day hands-on workshop with pig jaw models in the afternoon. The lecture session will cover defect classification, flap design, site preparation, application of appropriate graft materials, membrane selection, membrane fixation, and suturing techniques. The design of provisional restorations for the areas treated will be included. The discussion will also cover defect management with and without immediate implant placement and will include intact sockets within and outside the esthetic zone, dehisence and fenestration defects, and the management of narrow ridges (ie, horizontal augmentation). The hands-on session will give participants the opportunity to apply the principles covered in the lecture. Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion. Participants may bring documented cases for discussion as time permits.

8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
6 CE Credit Hours
$895 registration fee

Registration is now closed. On-site registration will not be accepted.

About Dr Meltzer

Alan M. Meltzer received his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and later earned a certificate in periodontics and an MScD degree from Boston University. He received his implant training at the Brånemark Clinic in Gothenberg, Sweden. Currently in private practice, he previously served as the director of Graduate Periodontology at Temple University Dental School. Dr Meltzer lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of implant design, periodontal regeneration, guided bone regeneration, and surgical site preparation for complex implant placement. He has published numerous papers and is the author of a book chapter on implants and bone repair as well as the co-author (with Dr Kevin Murphy) of a text on periodontal regeneration. Dr Meltzer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is a past president of the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration.

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