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Ridge Augmentation with Mineralized Allogenic Block Grafts: A New Gold Standard?

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Paresh Kale, MDS, FAAID

  • Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Graduate, Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai
  • Private practice, prosthodontics and implant dentistry, Pune, India

Representing India


Reconstruction of deficient alveolar ridges particularly in the esthetic zone have become  routine and is evidence-based. Various autogenous, allogenic, and xenogenic materials and techniques are  common in practice. Patients and profession likewise need methods that are faster, easier, with minimal complications and with greater acceptance for a predictable outcome. This presentation will descreibe an alternative predictable approach to bone regeneration using allogenic blocks rather than autogenous blocks to question the notion of what is the present ‘Gold Standard.’

Learning Objectives:  At the completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Review of the principles of bone augmentation
  2. Understand the differences between block autografts and block allografts
  3. Review clinical techniques for bone augmentation with allogenic block graft, methods for soft tissue closure, and provisionalization
  4. Achieve long-term results with block allograft

Topics: Kale, India, ridge augmentation, Mineralized, Allogenic, block grafts