8 CEUs: Immediate vs. Delayed Management of Extraction Sockets Dental PC Technology Center


Course Description:

This course will cover predictable techniques to improve the practitioner’s ability to atraumatically remove teeth with less stress to the doctor, and less post op discomfort, edema and destruction to the alveolar ridge. This intermediate-level seminar will teeth attendees important principles of hard tissue management and socket preservation. Curriculum will focus on implant site preparation, key factors of successfully preserving the extraction socket, grafting and graft materials.

This course was designed for dentists who already place dental implants and want to take on more advanced techniques with cases. All course materials are included and lecture and participation will be awarded.


Course Curriculum:

  • Introduction to ridge preservation
    • History
    • How to incorporate bone grafting in your practice
  • Atraumatic extraction technique
    • Single tooth vs. multiple teeth
    • Flap management
    • Periotomes vs. handpiece
  • Immediate Implant Placement
    • Indication & Contraindication
    • Biologic Width
    • Osteotomy Preparation
  • Introduction to bone grafting materials (bone and membrane)
    • Types of graft material available
    • Types of membranes available
    • How these materials work and when to use them
  • Suturing
    • Primary vs. secondary closure
    • Types of sutures available
  • Oral Surgery Complications
    • Bleeding management
    • Buccal plate fractures
    • Sinus perforations

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for socket preservation
  • Determine indications for socket preservation
  • Establish criteria for optimal selection of graft and barrier material
  • Describe the advantages of immediate implant placement in fresh extraction sockets
  • Formulate a treatment plan that is conducive to immediate placement