CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair's Lecture Series] Block Allografts: A Viable Alternative to Autogenous Block Grafts

Dec, 2020
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50

Course Description

Successful and consistent ridge augmentation remains a challenge in the area of implant dentistry. While a variety of techniques and materials are available, those entities that do not require harvesting autogenous tissue have obvious, potential, advantages. This presentation reviews the history and evolution of block allografts to prepare sites for ultimate implant placement. A variety of cases are presented to illustrate this point. Potential complications are also presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand basic bone biology
  • Understand the evolution of tissue banking and the development of block allografts
  • Understand the potential advantages, disadvantages, and indications of using block allografts for ridge augmentation


Dr. Cecil White received his BA degree in Microbiology from the University of South Florida, in Tampa. He attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he received his DMD. Dr. White entered active duty in the Navy following graduation from UF in 1981. He received his Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from Indiana University. Dr. White is a Diplomate (Board-Certified) of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1984. He has participated in medical/dental mission trips to Maracaibo, Venezuela and Accra, and Ghana. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Periodontology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida.

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