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Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation Using a Sugar Cross-linked Material

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: October 22 , 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: October 22, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
Method: Self-instructed
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Course DescriptionThe alveolar ridge requires a fair amount of bone volume for successful restoration over implants. Whether pre-operative or at second stage surgery, several surgical options have been suggested to restore the alveolar ridge volume. Priority should be given to simpler and less invasive procedures, involving less risk of complications and achievement of goals in a shorter period.
In this lecture, Dr. Fred Silva, Clinical Assistant Professor, Periodontist at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, will share his clinical experience, and discuss techniques and materials used in less invasive procedures for restoration of volume, resulting in a functional and esthetically pleasing outcome.

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of treating buccal bone loss
  • Knowledge of lateral augmentation procedures
  • Knowledge of less invasive procedures for volume restoration
  • Knowledge of handling different clinical scenarios


Dr. Fred Silva is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He received his DDS degree in 2005 and completed his residency program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2008, both in Brazil. In 2009, he completed a post-doctorate program in Periodontics at University of Michigan. After an Implant Fellowship (2015/2016), he received his Certificate in Periodontics and his Master’s degree at University of Florida in 2019.

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Virtual attendance: No refunds will be issued.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

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