CDE: [Alumni Lecture Series] Dealing with Ridge Deficiencies: Current Options

Nov, 2019
06:00 PM-08:30 PM

Penn Dental Medicine
William W.M. Cheung Auditorium

Time: 6:00 – 6:30 pm | Light dinner fare
6:30 – 8:30 pm | Lecture
Cost: Penn Dental alumni, students, and residents; $40 for non-alumni
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CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits


The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages, disadvantages, and realistic short- and long-term expectations of the current options available for correction of alveolar ridge deficiencies, and to discuss contemporary options designed to improve long-term stability.

Educational Objectives

At the end of this presentation, clinicians should be able to know and understand:

  • Material selection based on material properties and features
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Rationale for Lasso GBR
  • Rationale for Osseodensification
  • Rationale for sloped implant platforms


Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS, is Chair, Department of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Neiva earned his Certificate and Master’s degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate and a Director of the American Board of Periodontology, and a Diplomate 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 Periodontology of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Director of the Graduate Program in Periodontics of the University of Florida – College of Dentistry. 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.

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