Course Syllabus

Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration

 

How to Build Bone and Save Teeth in Challenging Cases

The prerequisite for delivering dental implants in a correct three-dimensional position is to have sufficient volume of bone. Moderate to severe bone defects are quite common and therefore constitute a significant challenge to the clinician.

Skilled use of regenerative materials can overcome patients’ morbidity associated with the use of large autogenous grafts. This masterclass provides the knowledge and skills needed to use Guided Bone Regeneration techniques to allow dentists to manage severe alveolar bone defects with or without dental implants. In addition, the course imparts regenerative techniques that can be used to save severely periodontally compromised teeth. This skillset will enable dentists to treat even the most challenging cases with cutting edge technology.

This masterclass is delivered by world renowned experts Dr. Isabella Rocchietta and Dr. David Nisand.

Upon successful completion of this masterclass, students will be able to:

1. Correct diagnosis and case selection using specific guidelines for full assessment of the patient.
2. Know when and how a tooth can be saved by means of periodontal regeneration.
3. Live experience of the challenges of a vertical bone augmentation surgery, with particular emphasis on the precise
steps of the surgical procedure.

4. Tips and tricks of successful Guided Bone Regeneration and how to avoid surgical pitfalls.
5. Confidence in treating patients with bone defects by applying Guided Bone Regeneration techniques.
6. Handling soft tissues during Guided Bone Regeneration to achieve success.

Day 1

LECTURES + HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

9.00-10.30 LECTURE TOPICS
• Biological principles and understanding of Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) and
Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR), their differences and similarities
• Diagnosis and treatment planning to save teeth
• GTR in the anterior dentition: Limits and possibilities

10.30-11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00-12.30 LECTURE TOPICS
• GTR surgical hints and tricks (video demonstrations)
• Socket management: Do we need to preserve?

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

13.30-15.00 LECTURE TOPICS
• GBR: Diagnosis and patient selection for vertical ridge augmentation
• Step-by-step surgical vertical GBR technique in the posterior mandible
• Graft selection: Autogenous versus grafts?
• Barrier selection and fixation devices
• Postoperative protocols

15.00-15.30 PREPARATION FOR HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

15.30-17.30 HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON PIG JAWS AND VIDEO DEMONSTRATION
• Vertical ridge augmentation using titanium reinforced non-resorbable membranes, bone graft and mini screw
• Flap management to achieve tension-free passive mucogingival flaps
• Implant placement + vertical bone augmentation

Day 2

LIVE SURGERY + LECTURES + TREATMENT PLAN EXERCISE

9.30-11.30 LIVE SURGERY
• Live surgery of a complex Guided Bone Regeneration case with professional audio-visual set-up

11.30-12.30 POST SURGERY COMMENTARY
• Lecturers will review the important points of the surgery
• Students have an opportunity for their questions to be answered

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

13.30-15.00 LECTURE TOPICS
• Peri-implant and periodontal soft tissue management
• Tips and tricks to avoid pitfalls in regenerative surgery
• Complications and how to manage them

15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK

15.30-17.00 LECTURE TOPICS
• Evolutions in regeneration: GBR and GTR in the future
• Tissue engineering in alveolar reconstruction: Facts or fiction?
• New techniques to reconstruct peri-implant soft tissues

EXERCISE (Optional)
• Treatment planning exercise with cases presented by participants


BENEFIT

This masterclass provides the knowledge and skills required to manage severe vertical bone defects and treat them using Guided Bone Regeneration techniques. The use of such grafts can significantly reduce patient morbidity and restores adequate bone volume to allow the placing of implants without compromise on positioning. In addition, the masterclass provides the knowledge needed to reconstruct lost periodontal tissues around previously diseased teeth to avoid extraction.

METHODS OF STUDY

The masterclass is delivered in small group workshops ensuring a very high level of individual support and guidance.
A maximum of 20/25 participants will be enrolled per course.

12 MONTH MENTORSHIP

After course completion, lecturers will be available to answer any questions from students regarding their own bone and tissue regeneration cases.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Minimum Entry Requirements

A primary dental degree from a recognised institution.
The masterclass is delivered and assessed in English therefore prospective students should ensure they have sufficient language skills to cope with the academic demands of the course. For group bookings with a minimum of 10 participants in one language a professional translator will be provided.