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Webinar: Splitting the alveolar ridge for horizontal augmentation. Description of the technic and short literature review.

Speaker: Prof. Ofer Moses (Israel)


5 May 2020 14:00 GMT+3

Lecture abstract

A reduction of the alveolar crest is expected within a year or earlier following tooth extraction, measuring up to 50% loss of the original bucco-lingual dimensions. As a consequence bone volume may be insufficient for implant installation or for correct positioning and angulation of the implants. Several augmentation procedures and technics using different regenerative material are available and extensively reported. However, a regenerated alveolar crest using xenografts, for example, present some disadvantages due to the low percentages of new bone compared to the xenograft particles component, leading to a less organised vascular supply within the new "bone " volume. When an adequate height of the crestal bone is available but there is not a sufficient width for the insertion of the implants, bone splitting is another procedure that allows the horizontal augmentation of the crest. Several technics and strategies using splitting the alveolar crest will be described. 

Meet the speaker

Prof. Ofer Moses

Prof. of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, author/co-author of over 60 articles in peer review international journals, and dental implant consultant to biotechnology companies and chief scientist of implant companies (present and past). Scientific consultant of Israeli Health Ministry and Science Ministry chief scientist, reviewer of international science grant foundations, manuscript reviewer in several periodontal , dental implant and pharmaceutical international journals.

2013 Winner of the European prize of Basic science competition in dental implantology, a competition held in Dublin, Ireland.

Finalist at the European basic science research competitions held in Glasgow 2010, Dublin 2013  and  Rome2014 .   

Instructor in the post graduate program in Periodontology & dental implantology  at Tel Aviv university and in M.Sc. degree . Member of educational , research and graduate students final projects at the Dental Medicine School at the Tel Aviv University.  

Current fields of research includes different aspects of GBR, GTR , use of different biomaterials and dental implants in diabetic condition and gene expression during molecular events following GBR procedures and innovative grafting materials. Another major field of research is the influence of drilling protocol and implant neck design on bone to implant contact during early and late healing cascade.

Clinical expertize: Periodontal treatment, regenerative treatment, soft tissue and osseous aesthetic microsurgery (teeth and implants) dental implants, bone regeneration- advanced surgical solutions.

Venue Details

Organizer: Alpha-Bio Tec

May 2020


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