Professor Maher Almasri, Dean of the College will be presenting at the Dental Tribune Symposium, Istanbul, on 13 April 2019.
The presentation will be about “Our Patients Do Not Require Augmentation Anymore! Dogma vs. Reality.”
Successful placement of dental implants revolves around the availability of adequate bone at the time of implantation, and resorption of the alveolar ridge adversely affects treatment success rates. Guided Bone Regeneration has been used to successfully augment implant sites, and the use of autogenous bone was previously considered the gold standard. However, donor site morbidity and other complications have led to exploration of alternative techniques. Concentrated Growth Factors have been increasingly used as graft materials, with or without other bone scaffolds, mainly because they contain the molecular proteins known as Growth Factors, which seem capable of positively influencing hard and soft tissue regeneration. Nevertheless, efforts are focused to avoid the need for bone augmentation by following a number of techniques that preserve bone and maximise the use of the available tissues.
Maher will present the conventional and contemporary ways of managing loss of hard tissues and will discuss the surgical steps and measures that can avoid loss of alveolar bone during healing process and implant osteotomy.