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NEW THIS YEAR! All Hands-on Workshops will be presented during Annual Meeting

Members: $500 – Non-Members: $600

Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops.

Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

8:00 am – noon

Socket Shield Technique in the Esthetic Zone

Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

The loss of teeth will lead to resorption 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. Socket shield techniques allow us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone, creating a platform for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable long-term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This hands-on will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting-edge socket shield technique in a step-by-step fashion.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) utilize step-by-step procedures for the socket shield technique; 2) discuss prosthetic design relating to socket shield; and 3) explain utilizing the rotated palatal flap for coverage of root submergence technique and the pontic shield.