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Osteogenics 2018 Global Bone Grafting Symposium

Join us for the Osteogenics 2018 Global Bone Grafting Symposium April 20 & 21 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Tuition for the main symposium on April 20 and 21 is $950, and assistants and office personnel are welcome for $500.

Optional hands-on workshops will be held on April 19 are available for $695 and an additional 4 CE credits.

Register by March 23, 2018. (Non-refundable after March 23, 2018)

Course Information

Date: April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale, Arizona

Course Fee: $950.00
CE Credits: 14.25


Michael Pikos, DDS
Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS
Istvan Urban, DMD, MD, PhD
Alessandro Cucchi, DDS, MSClin, PhD
Kirk Pasquinelli, DDS
Brian Mealey, DDS, MS
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
Daniel Cullum, DDS
Thomas Wilson, Jr., DDS
Suzanne Caudry, PhD, DDS, MSc


2018 Symposium Brochure [1.18 MB PDF]

Symposium Topics

• Hard and soft tissue grafting protocols for single tooth, multiple teeth, and full arch reconstruction
• The use of 3D digital planning and diagnostic protocols
• The role of recombinant proteins and other bioactive modifiers for hard and soft tissue grafting
• Strategies for minimizing and treating complications in guided bone regeneration
• Patient selection factors for vertical ridge augmentation procedures
• Avoiding sloughing of the flap in alveolar ridge augmentation procedures
• Managing membrane exposures in vertical ridge augmentation procedures
• Treatment planning for hard and soft tissue grafting in vertical ridge augmentation
• Vertical bone augmentation surgical techniques
• “Free Curtain Flap” design in vertical ridge augmentation
• Selection of graft materials, membranes, fixation screws/tacks, and sutures, with rationale and review of available evidence, in vertical ridge augmentation procedures
• Autogenous bone harvesting – regions and techniques
• Double-layer suturing technique for obtaining and maintaining primary closure in alveolar ridge augmentation procedures
• Provisionalization of surgical area following alveolar ridge augmentation
• Patient post-op instructions following alveolar ridge augmentation
• Soft tissue grafting techniques following vertical bone augmentation
• Regenerative healing and implant placement timelines following alveolar ridge augmentation
• GBR with Ti-reinforced PTFE membranes vs. Ti-mesh with collagen membranes
• Complication types and rates in guided bone regeneration
• Histological findings in guided bone regeneration
• Utilization of soft tissue grafting & manipulation techniques in implant therapy, including:
- Prior to implant placement
- At time of implant placement
- At time of implant uncovering
- Treating failing implants
• Review of available evidence of bone loss and efficacy of ridge preservation following tooth extraction
• Review wound healing events following ridge preservation performed with a wide variety of materials
• Histologic comparison of new bone formation of several graft materials in ridge preservation
• Utilization of PTFE membranes for predictable ridge preservation and augmentation
• Properties, pros, and cons of using PTFE membranes compared to other types of barrier membranes
• Decision trees for ridge preservation and ridge augmentation to guide clinicians on how to best select different techniques to ensure optimal and predictable outcomes
• Bone instrumentation utilizing osseodensification to enhance and optimize the implant site
• Biomaterial selection and application with osseodensification protocols
• Selection of barrier membranes and graft materials to regenerate lost alveolar ridge anatomy
• Minimally invasive sinus elevation for implant placement
• Bone grafting decision-tree focused around implant placement (immediate, staged, delayed) in the maxilla
• Biomaterial selection for sinus elevation
• Application of osseodensification used in conjunction with dynamic nagivation
• The role of foreign bodies, including cement and titanium, found in soft tissues surrounding implants affected by peri-implantitis
• The effect of early and late colonizing bacteria on the implant surfaces and their role in the production of these foreign bodies
• New therapeutic and maintenance modalities for peri-implantitis, including appropriate methods for removing biofilm from infected implant surfaces
• Minimizing the risks of biological complications
• Identifying peri-implantitis
• Rescue vs. remove implants with peri-implantitis
• Grafting techniques to treat peri-implantitis

Symposium Highlights

The symposium will feature optional hands-on workshops and presentations by world-renowned speakers. The three in-depth limited-attendance hands-on workshops are offered Thursday, April 19. Topics include: vertical ridge augmentation with Dr.Sascha Jovanovic, minimally invasive crestal sinus elevation with Dr. Dan Cullum, and surgical techniques for predictable implant site development with Dr. Hom-Lay Wang.

The Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is an ideal location due to Scottdale’s enjoyable spring weather and breathtaking views. Explore the endless wonders of the 27-acre property set amidst the majestic McDowell Mountains. Enjoy breathtaking vistas blended with intriguing Native American culture and pampering amenities featuring championship golf, Spa Avania, a 2.5 acre water playground, tennis, or Camp Hyatt Kachina. Or attendees can find their own opportunity for adventure just minutes from the resort.

Learning Objectives

• Improve comprehensive treatment planning skills with emphasis on achieving natural esthetics
• Integrate the latest technologies, materials, and techniques into the treatment planning process
• Critically evaluate the available evidence relative to various grafting and augmentation techniques


7 - 8am: BREAKFAST
8 - 9:30am: MICHAEL PIKOS
9:30 - 10am: BREAK
10 - 11:15am: SASCHA JOVANOVIC
11:15am - 12:15pm: ISTVAN URBAN
12:15 - 1:15pm: LUNCH
1:15 - 2:15pm: ISTVAN URBAN
2:15 - 2:45pm: ALESSANDRO CUCCHI
2:45 - 3:15pm: BREAK
3:15 - 4:45pm: KIRK PASQUINELLI

7 - 8am: BREAKFAST
8 - 8:50am: BRIAN MEALEY
8:50 - 10am: HOM-LAY WANG
10 - 10:30am: BREAK
10:30 - 11:30am: RODRIGO NEIVA
11:30am - 12:30pm: LUNCH
12:30 - 1:45pm: DANIEL CULLUM
2 - 2:30pm: BREAK
2:30 - 3:30pm: THOMAS WILSON
3:30 - 4:30pm: SUZANNE CAUDRY

Additional Information

Hotel Reservations:
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch (888.421.1442)
$299/night (Group rate room block listed under 'Osteogenics')

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2018 Symposium

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