CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair’s Lecture Series] Strategies for Effective Management of the Extraction Site

Jan, 2021
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


Dental extraction is commonly indicated when a tooth cannot be restored or maintained in acceptable conditions compatible with long-term health, function and/or esthetics. The absence of a tooth in its alveolus triggers a cascade of biologic events that typically result in the volumetric reduction of the alveolar process. Alveolar ridge atrophy may have a considerable impact on tooth replacement therapy, particularly when an implant-supported restoration is planned. Hence, adequate management of the extraction site represents a major component of contemporary dental practice. This presentation is primarily aimed at reviewing the healing dynamics that typically follow tooth extraction and different conventional and novel strategies to minimize the negative impact of tooth loss for adequate restorative-driven dental implant planning (either immediate or delayed) on the basis of current evidence.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the sequence of biological events that take place subsequent to tooth extraction, and how the result of these processes may affect future implant placement and restorative management
  • Discuss the role that some critical local anatomic factors may play in the healing dynamics following tooth extraction
  • Recognize different treatment options available for the management of the extraction site and their indications
  • Understand the rationale and scientific evidence supporting alveolar ridge preservation via socket grafting as a strategy to minimize alveolar ridge reduction after tooth extraction


Dr. Gustavo Avila-Ortiz is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is an Associate Editor in Journal of Periodontology and a Coeditor in Clinical Advances in Periodontics. He is the former director of the Advanced Education Program and the Visiting Scholar Program in Periodontics at the University of Iowa. Dr. Avila-Ortiz completed his DDS and PhD training programs at the University of Granada (Spain) before moving to Ann Arbor (USA), where he attained a MS degree and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Aside from being engaged in scholarly, teaching, mentoring and administrative activities, Dr. Avila-Ortiz maintains a faculty practice limited to Periodontics and Oral Implantology in Iowa City (USA). His research spans a variety of clinical topics related to periodontal and implant therapy, such as management of the extraction site, maxillary sinus augmentation and digital dentistry.

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