Predictable Ridge Augmentation with Rigid Membranes

1 Hour 25 Minutes

Tuesday, Oct. 30
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Program Track: Tissue Engineering and Hard Tissue Reconstruction
Moderator: David Rolf, II
Speakers: Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan and James G. Woodyard

Clinically applying the principles of guided-bone regeneration for predictable ridge augmentation can present challenges such as increased complications when using rigid membranes. This session will discuss the reality and precautions of using rigid membranes, based on the literature and clinical case experiences, and will comprehensively review variables that dictate clinical outcomes. What if you could create your own scaffold to design how you wanted the bone to grow? Using a combination of a poly-DL-lactic acid (PDLLA) scaffold, allogenic bone graft, platelet rich fibrin, and acellular dermal matrix, this course will demonstrate how to achieve very predictable ridge augmentation results in a short amount of surgical chair time. Participants will beneft from discussion about the key factors that influence the success of ridge augmentation such as treatment planning and indications for this procedure, hard/soft tissue defect characteristics, biomaterial properties and selection, flap design and closure, strategies to minimize and manage complications, as well as provisional design and postoperative care.

Educational Objectives:
• Learn the indications for using rigid membranes for horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation and how to treatment plan these cases.
• Gain an understanding of existing and new rigid membranes and the importance of material selection and use of biologic growth factors for ridge augmentation.
• Clinically evaluate soft tissues to optimize flap closure following ridge augmentation, and recognize the causes and management of complications using rigid membranes.