Restoring Atrophic Bone—Advanced Grafting Techniques and Short Implants


This presentation is part of Managing Bone Deficiencies, the 2016 Southern and Northeast Districts Meeting

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This course evaluates the use of short implants to prevent damage to vital anatomical structures, such as penetration of the sinus and damage to the inferior alveolar nerve. Alternate options for grafting the sinus, pre-maxilla, and atrophic mandible will be presented.

Techniques to be presented will include: morphogeneic tunnel grafting technique; cranial bone grafting; vascularized grafts; allogeneic block grafting; and stem cells.

AGD Subject Code 691

Learning objectives

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

  1. Assess bone grafting techniques from the simplest to the most complex cases
  2. Comprehend the role of short implant treatment in the prevention of damage to vital structures

About Dr. Mena

  • Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry
  • Developer, Quantum Dental Implant System and advanced bone grafting techniques
  • Private practice, Plantation, Florida

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