Considerations for Successful Bone Augmentation & Ridge Preservation


The inevitable consequence of tooth extraction is resorption and subsequent modelling of the alveolar bone. Bone augmentation is often required to compensate for the loss of bone volume, and to allow implants to be placed in the correct position and to optimze aesthetics. In contrast, ridge preservation aims to minimize this resorption and to enhance the ability for implants to be placed in the correct restorative position.

This lecture will review the evidence for bone augmentation and ridge preservation procedures, and will outline the techniques involved. A discussion on grafting materials and socket closure techniques will be presented.

This lecture will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Review the evidence for bone augmentation and ridge preservation procedures
  • Analyse various techniques for each concept
  • Review the various grafting materials
  • Discuss socket closure techniques

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Contact Hours:

1.5 hrs


Fri, 01 November 2019

Start Time:

5:00 PM


Evening Session






InterContinental Sydney

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117 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2000

Course Provider:
Geistlich Pharma Australia
Event Contact:
Stephen chen

A/Professor Stephen TH Chen

BDS (Malaysia), MDSc (Melb), PhD (Melb), FICD, FPFA, FRACDS

Dr. Stephen T Chen is a specialist periodontist in private practice in Melbourne, Australia. He holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry at the University of Melbourne. He graduated BDS (Malaya) in 1983, MDSc (Melbourne) in 1987, FRACDS in 1988 and PhD in 2008. Dr Chen’s scientific interests are in the field of tissue regeneration and post-extraction implant outcomes. Dr Chen is past-president of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and Australasian Osseointegration Society, and past-chairman of the ITI Australasian Section. Dr. Chen is currently President of the ITI and a member of the ITI Board of Directors.

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