Guided Bone Regeneration: Abstract Reconstruction of the oral supporting tissues lost by disease or trauma is essential to tooth replacement with dental implant therapy. This treatment requires evidence based augmentative procedures combined with up-to-date and current techniques. Guided bone regeneration (GBR) aims to initalize this process of alveolar ridge reconstruction by utilizing biologically active and supportive materials best coupled to the body’s healing processes. The use of nonresorbable, titanium membranes can achieve GBR by ensuring graft stability and space maintenance so as to ensure optimal neovascularization.
i-Gen Membranes: To achieve predictable long term aesthetic results around restored dental implants, the bone supporting the soft tissues requires volume. GBR when succesful can provide the 2mm or more of required bone. The critical factors for GBR success are graft stability, space maintenane and supporting the blood supply. Proper case selection coupled with the use of titanium membranes can produce positive results when grafting around dental implants.
Partial Extraction Therapy: The loss of teeth will lead to resorbtion of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long term aesthetic stability. Partial Extraction Therapies (PET) are techniques that allows us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone creating a platfrom for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable in the long term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This lecture and hands-on will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting edge PET in a step by step fashion.
Dr Gluckman completed his dental training at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in general practice he completed a 4-year full time degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, which he completed with distinction (cum Laude) in 1998. He was intimately involved in the development of the postgraduate diploma in Implantology at both the University of Stellenbosch and later at the University of Western Cape. He is currently in full time private practice in Cape Town. He is also the director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, which is a private post graduate training facility currently providing a complete postgraduate training program in Implantology and Aesthetic Dentistry in South Africa. The Academy is accredited by The University of Stony Brook University, New York. Dr Gluckman has been involved in Implantology training for over 20 years. Dr Gluckman lectures extensively both nationally and internationally and is a member of the Dentsply / Friadent’s Master Speakers Program. He is on the experts’ panel of the international educational website Dental XP and is on the Dental XP scientific board. He is on the Editorial board of the South African Dental Journal as well as the Indian Journal of Prosthodontics and is an Associate of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of South Africa. He has authored multiple publications in international journals. He is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and is Vice-President of ICOI South Africa. He is the immediate past president of the South African Society for Dental Implantology and is on the board of the Southern African Association Osseointegration (SAAO). He has also served as the Secretary of the South African Society of Periodontics. His special interests are immediate placement/ immediate load as well as soft tissue aesthetics and periodontal plastic surgery, autogenous bone augmentation especially bone harvested from the palate and three- dimensional bone augmentation.