Course 1: Socket Grafting and Atraumatic Extraction Strategies


Your best friend presents to the practice on a Friday afternoon in pain and with a fractured central incisor. It’s been a compromised root canal treated tooth for a long time and you both know there’s no option but to extract the tooth. What do you do? If you leave it, the weekend is going to be horrific. You want the best possible outcome for her and your actions now will dictate her future aesthetic and implant outcomes.

Sound like a familiar story? If it wasn’t your best friend it was still a patient who you want to treat as family. This course will give you a step-by-step protocol to take home to give the best possible care when extracting teeth and grafting the socket to aid with regeneration.

You’ll leave the course able to take action confidently immediately and also give the patient the best outcome with socket grafting technqiues. 

Learn the technique that A/Prof. Max Guazzato has particularly around immediate socket regeneration techniques that has given realistic and predictable results in private practice. The course is non-biased, doesn’t favour one company over another, evidence-based and will discuss all products.

Didactic component:  

  • An consistent, reproducible and ergonomic extraction protocol and why this technique? 
  • Extracting in the aesthetic zone, posterior teeth with divergent roots, adjacent to vital structures, around pathology
  • How to avoid loss of alveolar bone volume, improve emergence profile and avoid future compromise on aesthetics and function.
  • Classifications, case selection & grafting options and treatment planning 
  • Risk analysis and complications to avoid
  • Socket Grafting options & techniques- bone grafting materials - autologous, xenograft, alloplastic & allograft materials 
  • Use of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
  • Membranes & how to handle membranes 
  • Flap design, suture types and suturing techniques 
  • Equipment you need (and don’t) - Use of handpieces, osseosets, piezotome surgery and instruments for teeth extraction 
  • Clinical cases, Outcomes and how to achieve them

Hands-on component:  

  • Using pig’s jaws with long thin divergent roots we will relate it back to the clinical cases and simluate
    • Practice atraumatic extraction techniques
    • Practice immediate socket grafting techniques 
  • Favourable flap designs
  • Suturing, manipulation of collagen membranes & use of tacs
  • Application of PRF and blood taking techniques

Providers Terms

Cancellation Policy

Should A Participant Wish To Cancel- Lecture/Hands-On Course

  • Cancellations up to 3 months prior to the course- 75% of course fees will be refunded.
  • Cancellation up to 2 months prior to the course- 50% of course fees will be refunded.
  • Cancellation up to 1 month prior to the course- 25% of course fees will be refunded.
  • Cancellations up to 21 days prior to the course- 10% of course fees will be refunded.
  • If cancellation occurs less than 21 days prior to the course, there shall be no refund of the amount paid.

Should Highlands Professional Development Cancel - Lecture

Should Highlands Professional Development cancel the course due to an unforeseen emergency (e.g. severe illness or security problems), participants will be offered a 100% refund or an alternative future course date. Refunds will be made via the same payment method used to make the initial transaction.

Should Highlands Professional Development Cancel - Lecture

Hands on courses will proceed on condition that a minimum of 15 participants register for each course. If the minimum number is not met 30 days prior to the set date, Highlands Professional Development shall inform the participant of the cancellation/postponement of the course by email. Participants will be offered a 100% refund or an alternative future course date provided there is interest on the part of the enrolee and a vacancy. Refunds will be made via the same payment method used to make the initial transaction.

Highlands Professional Development is not responsible for refunding course fees, airfare fees or hotel reservations or private expenses. For overseas travellers, it is strongly recommended that applications for visas be submitted to the relevant authorities in due time for processing and it is the participants sole responsibility to manage deadlines for visa applications and document requirements.

General Dentists: Course 1$1,336Closed


General Dentists: Course 1Closed
Contact Hours:

8.5 hrs


Fri, 10 May 2019

Start Time:

8:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands on




Nobel Biocare Training Center

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Level 4/7 Eden Park Drive Macquarie Park,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2113


Highlands Professional Development

Max guazzato

A/Professor Max Guazzato

BDS (Hons 1), PhD, DClinDent (Pros), FRACDS, MRACDS, FPFA, FICD, DT, Prosthodontist

Associate Professor Max Guazzato finished Dentistry with first place and honours at the University of Milan and continued further with postgraduate training in Oral Surgery. Prior to University studies Max completed a 5 year full-time Dental Technician diploma at Milan Technology College. After over a decade in private practice, running a day hospital and University lecturing, Max decided that a sea change was due. He moved to Sydney to start and complete a PhD at Sydney University in the field of Zirconia and dental ceramics. After completing his PhD, armed with all the new knowledge, he returned to private practice in Sydney to then give it a clinical significance. After that he then returned to further formal studies and completed his DClinDent (Pros) degree to register as a specialist Prosthodontist. Max has a dental fellowship by examination and is a prosthodontics special field member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is passionate about combining private practice with University teaching, research and continuing education. It is the magic where a problem in the clinic can be explored under laboratory conditions and then brought back to practice to enhance the service we give to patient - that is what Max loves the most about his job.

Max works in private practice in Bowral and Pyrmont.

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