Advanced Bone Grafting

Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2014

Advanced Bone Grafting is the practical application of the Pikos Institute Philosophy in hard tissue management for implant reconstruction. It is designed for clinicians who wish to develop proficiency in performing implant hard tissue augmentation procedures. This advanced level course is for clinicians who desire to improve their knowledge and skill sets in hard tissue grafting for implant dentistry. The focus is on reverse tissue engineering in optimization of hard tissue architecture for implant site development and implant placement.

A sequential 3D digital diagnostic protocol will be utilized to improve patient selection, graft site evaluation, harvest site assessment and to minimize complications. Contemporary surgical bone grafting protocols, including extraction site management, ridge expansion, GBR, sinus grafting, mesh with BMP and autogenous block grafting will be presented. A dedicated section of the course will address bone grafting complications.

This course will include a hands-on hard tissue grafting workshop and LIVE surgical demonstration cases.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Advanced Bone Grafting In this unique bone grafting course, you’ll come to:

-Understand the 6 key principles for predictable alveolar ridge bone grafting.

-Discover the science and art of alveolar ridge and sinus bone grafting via unique interactive lecture discussion, live surgery demonstration, and hands-on workshops.

-Learn from Dr. Pikos’ 30 years of bone graft experience.

-Experience a unique learning environment for increasing your surgical skill sets.

-Learn not just “the how-to”, but also “the why” and “the why not.”

Course Objectives:

-At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

-Describe the practical application of the Pikos Institute Philosophy for advanced hard tissue augmentation, incision design and suturing techniques for predictable implant rehabilitation.

-Understand the indications, guidelines, and surgical protocols for advanced bone grafting procedures.

-Perform implant related advanced hard tissue augmentation procedures.

-Describe the anatomy, biology and wound healing of advanced bone grafting procedures.

-Recognize, manage and prevent complications associated with advanced bone grafting.

Course Topics:

-Pikos Institute Philosophy of oral implant rehabilitation for hard tissue augmentation.

-Sequential 3D digital diagnostic protocol to evaluate hard tissue donor sites and post graft recipient sites.

-Key principles and algorithms for science based, predictable advanced bone grafting.

-Site specific hard tissue architecture and wound healing as it relates to advanced bone grafting and case success.

-Clinically significant anatomic variables for autogenous, allogeneic and xenograft bone grafting.

-Evidence based data from 20 year retrospective and prospective mandibular block graft studies.

-Evidence based data from 23 year retrospective sinus graft studies.

-Surgical protocol for sinus grafting in the presence of pathology (cysts, polyps and mucoceles).

-Biomechanical principles consistent with reverse tissue engineering of bone grafts.

-Indications and surgical protocols for extraction site management, ridge expansion, GBR, sinus grafting, allograft particulate grafting with resorbable barriers and autogenous block grafting.

-Growth factor technology (PRGF, PDGF, BMP-2) in conjunction with bone grafting protocols.

-Risk Management issues / informed consent for advanced bone grafting.

-Recognition, management and prevention of complications associated with bone grafting. Also Featured:

-Hands-on bone graft workshop.

-Live surgical demonstration cases.


Michael Pikos
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