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Dr. Simon Wright
Preoperative assessment of bone quality – from science to the clinic

Preoperative assessment involves evaluating the quantity and quality of the bone. The quantity of the bone is defined as ‘the height and width of the alveolar crest’, however bone quality is a more general term encompassing many aspects of bone architecture and morphology, with no one clear definition.

It is the aim of this presentation to discuss the methods of categorising bone quality and to evaluate them. Furthermore to assess the radiological techniques used to assess them. With this knowledge we will be able to suggest a definition for the term ‘Bone Quality’, suggest a rationale for assessing it, and evidence-based ways to manage it.

Simon Wright
Simon Wright qualified in 2000. He has been a principal partner of Glencairn Dental Practice since 2003, which has recently expanded to include Glenside Dental Practice. He completed the Trafford One Year Implant Course in 2004. He has completed his Diploma in Implant Dentistry, and is due to finish his MSc at Salford later this year.

Simon lectures extensively for Straumann, the ITI, Mersey Deanery, and on the MSc courses.

Simon has won awards for his research papers and is a keen mentor.

Qualifications: BDS Dip Imp Dent