Setting the Tone: Guided Bone Regeneration Techniques

Dr. LeRoy Horton, Setting the Tone: Guided Bone Regeneration Techniques
Speaker: Dr. LeRoy Horton
Category: Implant Dentistry
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This continuing education course introduces beginning-level guided bone regeneration principles via a step-by-step case presentation and specific strategies that will aid in surgical, restorative an...more
  • 5.0 (1 Review)
  • Released: 8/1/2021
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 690.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

In a world of increasing life spans and an ever-growing popularity of dental implants, dentists increasingly encounter patients with edentulous sites and deficient bone who are seeking implant therapy. At some point in our career as implantologists, we go beyond the straightforward implant in the already-developed site, as well as the standard socket-preservation bone graft. Many of our patients have teeth extracted when a graft is cost-prohibitive or in settings where future implant placement is not a consideration. When this is the case, bone preservation or guided regeneration is not offered. They may then present with edentulous sites that are deficient not only potentially from the extraction process but also from shrinkage because of the time that has passed. This course demonstrates, via case presentation, some basic concepts in performing a single-site “onlay” graft to augment a deficient site. The generally accepted pillars of bone grafting are primary wound closure, angiogenesis, space maintenance and wound stability. I chose a scenario that I have found common in my specialty that will demonstrate all four pillars. This example of guided bone regeneration (GBR), when performed correctly with the right materials, can offer a high level of success for the future implant integration and stability of the subsequent restoration.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand restorative-driven surgical strategies.
  • Understand flap design and bone preparation.
  • Use autologous platelet products in surgery.
  • Understand bone graft and barrier membrane options.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. LeRoy Horton completed his bachelor’s degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state in 2003, then earned his DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2007. Having always been fascinated with dental implants, Horton pursued advanced training over the years, attaining fellowships and completing master’s courses. Eventually he earned his board certification as a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He owns two practices in the greater Seattle area and serves our profession as a nationally recognized AGD instructor.

Neither the author nor his family members have financial arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program.

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5.0  (1 Review)
 1 person would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
User: brob
Date: 12/14/2021
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
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