Leonard H. Smith, DDS - Dental Resource, Education and Management Leonard H. Smith, DDS - Dental Resource, Education and Management
Hands-On Bone Grafting
Excellent for Entry Level or Experienced Doctors

Also demonstrating autogenous bone collection, membranes and tacks for GBR

Free DVD of complex bone grafting procedure using products discussed

New Date Coming Soon

San Jose, CA

Tuition: $599

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Course Objectives

Surgery techniques using pig jaw to simulate clinical conditions. Ridge Preservation and Bone Grafting. Primary closure and suturing techniques. You will leave having an understanding of bone graft selection and how to place grafting materials. You will have knowledge of incision selection and how to primarily close the surgery site for success.

What You Will Learn

Incisions:  the key to all surgical success! Flap Closure: more important than Incisions! How to use the scalpel effectively, how to elevate flap without tearing.
Full vs Partial Thickness flaps. Vertical releases, Burrough’s triangles. Primary Closure:  everyone hears about it but HOW IS IT DONE? Periosteal scoring and flap advancement and more……………

Particulate grafts: what and when? Are you confused by all the options? Particulate vs block grafts. Mineralized vs Demineralized; Xenograft vs Allograft; Large Particle vs Small Particle vs Nano Particle; Alloplasts; Antibiotics? PRP vs PRF; Why do grafts fail?
Membranes: What, When and Why? Find out when to use PTFE when to use Collogen. How to cut/how to tuck. Understand Alloderm and more……Simple rules that you will understand!

Suturing: needle size, thread size and types will be discussed for specific closure needs. Vicryl/Chromic Gut/PGA; Find out why the Sling Suture is the most important you will use. Vertical mattress, Horizontal mattress, Sling, Running, X, Interrupted, Suturing Technique. How to manage the Post-op: what looks good, what doesn’t.

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Smith has a busy general practice in San Jose, California and limits his practice to Implant and Advanced Restorative Treatment for Adults. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Associate Fellow of the Academy of Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Academy of Laser Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He lectures to dental groups on implant, prosthetic, cosmetic and laser dental techniques.

Dr. Smith designed DREAM Seminars to provide vital clinical information to dentists and elevate the standard of care in dentistry and inform the dental community of issues that are not often talked about in seminars. DREAM Seminars is his way of giving back to dentistry so that others following in these paths have a smoother road to travel. Dr. Smith is past Chair, Appeals, CDA Council on Peer Review.

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