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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

A Surgical Protocol for Guided Bone Regeneration Procedures

Categories: Oral Surgery

Author(s): Léon Pariente, Sang-Choon Cho, Stuart Froum

Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists


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Educational Objectives

The overall objective of this article is to provide the reader with information on a step-by-step surgical protocol for the use of guided bone regeneration with absorbable membrane barriers for ridge augmentation, designed to achieve successful augmentation and minimize potential complications. On completing this article, the reader will be able to do the following:

1. Present and describe the step-by-step technique for using guided bone regeneration with absorbable membrane barriers to augment deficient bony ridges for implant placement

2. Review the materials used with this procedure

3. List and describe the factors essential for success

4. Discuss the most frequent complications that may occur with this technique and describe their treatment


Guided bone regeneration is a widely-used technique to augment alveolar ridge defects to allow implant placement and improve the final esthetic outcomes of implant-supported restorations. Since the introduction of guided bone regeneration, which is based on the theory of guided tissue regeneration, scientific evidence has demonstrated its effectiveness in regenerating lost bone. A biologically based technique must be used for clinical success and to avoid the occurrence of treatment complications that could be patient-, material- or technique-related. Should complications associated with guided bone regeneration occur, these must be treated as soon as possible.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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