CDE: [The Chair’s Lecture Series] The Treatment of Complex Cases with Digitally Delivered Bone Blocks

Apr, 2020
08:00 AM-10:00 AM

Virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 8:00-10:00 am
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 8:00 am via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


This lecture will look at a the management of advanced surgical cases demanding bone grafting using blocks with complex 3-dimensional shapes to reconstruct deficient alveolar bone volume. The lecture will consider the background and practical application of novel 3D digital technologies now available to construct bespoke 3-dimensionally complex bone blocks as well as present examples of its use in patients with conventional alveolar defects and those with underlying medical issues.

Educational Objectives:

  • appreciate the potential benefit of CAD CAM digital technology in the surgical arena.
  • understand the focus on methodology, clinical application, histology and clinical outcome of digitally designed bone blocks.


Michael Norton, BDS FDS RCS(Ed) graduated from the University of Wales School of Dental Medicine in 1988. He runs a practice dedicated to implant & reconstructive dentistry in London. He is a specialist in Oral Surgery and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr Norton is Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. In 2017, Dr Norton became the 31st President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the first non-American President in its history. He is also Past President (1999-2001) and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), UK.

Dr Norton is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI) and acts as reviewer for a number of other journals. Dr Norton maintains a worldwide reputation for his lectures and courses and is widely published in the literature.

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