Technique & Long-Term Stability of Autogenous Block Grafts

1 Hour 8 Minutes

Tuesday Session

Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering

Moderator: Joseph E. Gian-Grasso

Speaker: Hessam Nowzari

Autogenous bone graft is reliable. Mandibular cortical grafts remain the gold standard in the restoration of intraoral bone volume. They are convenient sources of bone grafting, allowing for a dense cortical quality graft, do not produce immune reactions and are incorporated by osteoclastic resorption (with a short healing period when compared with other methods of bone repair). Surgical modalities aimed at enhancing bone structure and harmonizing tissue structures will be presented. The amount of oral autogenous bone that can be safely harvested and the related techniques will also be analyzed.

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss techniques and the healing dynamics of the autogenous bone graft.
  • Explain the various factors affecting graft incorporation to achieve an optimal outcome.
  • Recognize complications and determine the appropriate resolution.
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