Live Online Hands-On Workshop: Modular Bone Augmentation (MBA)

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Tuition: $1,295

  • 6 hours of on-demand online education
  • 3 hours of live online lectures
  • 3 hours of live online hands-on workshops

Patients with atrophic alveolar bone have a variety of different presentations, including vertical versus horizontal atrophy, anatomic features such as flat versus sloped defect walls or concavities, various bone density (eg., cortical vs cancellous bone). Each of these features can affect the efficacy of bone augmentation, either in a favorable or unfavorable manner. The oral location (posterior versus anterior maxilla, posterior versus anterior mandible) requires special considerations. Therefore, the approach utilized needs to thoroughly analyze and classify the site and patient characteristics in order to select an appropriate technique, material and protocol. Another consideration is the potential of complications for the selected protocol and a risk assessment to determine the likelihood of encountering negative outcomes, based on patient features. Modular Bone Augmentation (MBA) refers to an approach, which is based on the convergence of several components required for successful bone regeneration. MBA will employ different components based on requirements of individual patient and site. The components of MBA include 1) scaffold, 2) osteogenic cells, 3) osteogenic signals, 4) blood supply, 5) wound stabilization and 6) primary coverage. The application of MBA to regeneration of alveolar bone and mucosa will increase the likelihood of successful outcome and reduce the potential for complications.

Educational Objectives of live interactive lecture-July 16:

  • Classification of alveolar ridge deficiencies
  • Risk Assessment: Patient and site characteristics
  • Management of patient/site risks
  • Evidence on efficacy of GBR and other techniques
  • Biology of wound healing of GBR
  • Material Selection:
    • Autogenous: methods and location of harvesting
    • Xenograft: Is sintering temperature important?
    • Allograft (freeze dried vs. solvent dehydrated)
    • Allograft (mineralized vs. demineralized)
    • Alloplast (HA, TCP, biphasic)
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF):
    • Biology
    • Protocol
    • Liquid PRF, solid matrix PRF
    • Applications
  • Membrane selection:
    • Resorbable vs. non-resorbable
    • Cross-linked vs. native collagen
  • Fixation screw system:
    • MODfixUNIfix
    • Tenting screws
    • Membrane fixation
  • Piezosurgery
  • Flap design:
    • Achieving low-tension flap
    • Flap vs. tunneling approaches (VISTA GBR)
  • Suture techniques: to prevent graft exposure
  • Graft and membrane stabilization
  • Decortication
  • Soft tissue management:
    • Connective tissue graft
    • Free gingival graft
    • Xenogenic collagen matrix, allograft
    • Fibrin Immobilization Vestibular Extention (FIVE)
  • Complications
  • Pre- and post-operative care:
    • Antibiotics & Antiseptics
    • Anti-inflammatory agents
    • Supplements

Live Simulated hands-on workshop exercises

  • MBA guided bone regeneration
  • Flap design:
    • Periosteal release
    • Lingual flap management
    • Vertical releasing incision
  • Autogenous bone harvesting
  • Membrane fixation
  • Fixation system:
    • MODfixUNIfix
    • Tenting screws
    • Membrane fixation
  • Suture techniques: to prevent graft exposure
  • Graft and membrane stabilization
  • Decortication
  • Soft tissue management:
    • Biomaterial use: xenograft & allograft
    • Fibrin/Collagen Immobilization Vestibular Extension (FIVE)

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