Event – Horizontal and Vertical Bone Augmentation and Soft Tissue Reconstruction

Horizontal and Vertical Bone Augmentation and Soft Tissue Reconstruction - Esthetic, implant and restorative benefits and limits

With Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic

Wednesday, May 22, 2018, at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Flame Persian Cuisine, 11330 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, United States

For over 25 years Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) has changed and innovated the surgical field of implant placement and allowed predictable bone regeneration for long term implant, prosthetic and esthetic results. This course will cover the biological principles and the attention to detail needed in the 3 main GBR indications and the protocols used including bone grafts, membranes, tacking systems, growthfactors, soft tissue grafts, biomaterials, tools and instruments and clinical steps.

Indications like narrow ridges ( >4mm bone width) which cause implant dehiscences and fenestrations, and extraction sites with missing bone plates can be reliably treated with implants and a simultaneous layered auto/xeno bone graft technique and resorbable native Collagen membranes.

Knife-edge ridges (<4mm bone width) which make it impossible to place implants are significantly augmented with a staged GBR procedure using a mixture of auto/xenograft particulates and a resorbable membrane stabilized and stretched with titanium bone tacks.

The vertical deficient ridge (<10 mm bone height) limits safe implant placement and often demonstrates significant soft tissue deficiencies. This indication is mostly treated with a staged vertical GBR protocol which comprises of a auto/xenograft mix and a d-PTFE cytoplast titanium-reinforced membraned stabilized with bone screws.

Soft tissue deficiencies and gingival problems before or after GBR treatment are treated with mucogingival procedures using palatal soft tissue grafts and if indicated with biomaterials and growth factors.

Clinical complications of the above procedures can affect the outcome and esthetics significantly and is treated with utmost attention.

The learning objectives of this course is

  • to be able to understand the biological principles and it's clinical steps
  • to choose the correct clinical protocol and understand it's outcome
  • to prevent and treat complications of GBR procedure

Dr Sascha A. Jovanovic is considered a founder and global expert in guided bone regeneration (GBR) and advanced implant clinical protocols.

He was trained in Dentistry at the University of Amsterdam, in Periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry, in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, and in Prosthodontics at the University of Aachen, Germany.

He practices dental implant therapy, and bone & soft tissue reconstruction in Los Angeles, CA.

He is founder and academic chairman of the gIDE Institute, Associate Professor of Loma Linda University, Past-President of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO) and Past-co-chairman of the UCLA dental implant center.

He has published over 80 scientific articles, numerous online lectures and clinical videos and one international textbook.

Sascha is an athlete since junior years and currently a FIS Alpine ski racer with the Mammoth ski team which resulted him receiving the US Masters 2017 National Slalom vice champion title. And a USTA competitive Tennis Player and founder of the AdTP global dental tennis club.