7 CE HRS
The first two morning lectures will review the various approaches to ridge augmentation using today’s bone grafting techniques. It will continue with the new safest and most straightforward techniques to harvest marrow derived osteoprogenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells as well as to apply them to regenerate viable bone for ridge augmentation and grafting defects of the jaws. The remaining two morning lectures will discuss the physiology as well as the medico-legal implications of nerve injury, nerve repair, assessment of sensory changes, and nerve grafting. The specific techniques and outcomes of nerve repair using conduits and allogeneic nerve grafting will show their superiority over autogenous nerve grafting while sparing the patient the lost sensation at the donor site.
The afternoon workshops will demonstrate the stepwise harvest of marrow derived osteoprogenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells using dry specimen models. Participants will be able to practice the preparation and techniques of marrow harvesting.
Additionally, the workshop will include demonstrations and participant practice of nerve repair using conduits and nerve grafting using allogeneic nerves and conduits.