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HANDS-ON: Advanced Alveolar Ridge Augmentation - Current Options to Maximize Long-Term Outcomes


After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the decision was made to POSTPONE and reschedule the Hands-On Course.

Registration fees will be refunded in full. Please allow 7-14 days for the refund to be processed.

Location: Penn Dental Medicine | 240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Date: May 2, 2020
Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Fee: $3,000 per participant
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Capacity: Limited to 40 participants
CE Credits: 8.0 total credits | 4.0 lecture credits, 4.0 participation credits

Course Description

New treatment options and materials have been introduced to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in recent years. The aim of this didactic and hands-on course is to present advantages of modern treatment modalities, and realistic short and long-term expectations of these new techniques and materials. At the end of this course, clinicians should be able to know, understand and perform:

  • Rationale for new materials and techniques
  • Perform LASSO GBR
  • Rationale behind osseodensification
  • Bone instrumentation for maximum tissue preservation
  • Material selection based on material properties and features
  • Implant selection based on site-specific design

Course Schedule

Time Event
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Check-in/Breakfast
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lecture
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Hands-on


Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS, earned his Certificate and Master’s degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Neiva serves as Chair of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is active in clinical research related to bone and soft tissue augmentation, as well as novel techniques in Implant and Periodontal Therapy. Dr. Neiva has published many scientific papers and book chapters in the fields of Periodontics and Oral Implantology.

Disclosure: Dr. Neiva has received an honorarium as a speaker for Dentsply Sirona, Versah, and Zimmer Biomet.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 8.0 continuing education credits.


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