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Decision Making in Bone Augmentation Procedures

CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: August 1, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: August 1, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00
Method: Self-instructed
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Course Description

A variety of bone augmentation procedures are currently available at use to the clinician. Techniques of variable complexity can essentially yield favorable results.

The choice of technique to utilize however, is often based on defect site presentation and operator comfort level. This presentation will focus on the use of ridge expansion, guided bone regeneration (GBR), titanium mesh, and autogenous plates. Merits and indications of each technique will be discussed, and clinical cases will be presented that showcase the decision making process involved in treatment planning.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the factors to analyze in each bony defect to reach a diagnosis
  • Comprehend how to classify bony defects accordingly
  • Be familiar with the use of ridge expansion/splitting, guided bone regeneration, titanium mesh, and bone plates
  • Understand the process of decision making when choosing a particular technique based on two decision trees

Ehab Moussa, DDS, MsD obtained his Bachelors degree in dentistry from The Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt in 2009. Subsequently, he joined his father in a specialty practice with a primary focus on dental implant surgery.

In 2012 Dr Moussa joined the periodontics fellowship program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. Afterwards, he pursued a Masters degree in periodontics and joined the residency program at CWRU.

Recognizing the importance of sound prosthetic principles in a surgical practice, Dr Moussa commenced the implant prosthodontics fellowship program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Currently Dr Moussa maintains a full time private practice position in New Orleans, Louisiana. His services are limited to periodontics, dental implant surgery, and prosthetics.

Teaching is a passion for Dr Moussa. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics that include; Hard and soft tissue augmentation around implants, partial extraction therapy, and periodontal plastic surgery.

Refund, Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

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 1.5 continuing education credits.

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