Bone grafting complications and how to avoid them
Bone grafting is part of the standard armamentarium for the implantologist, but for the unwary there are pitfalls, which can lead to failure of the procedure. This presentation will cover pre-operative imaging, flap design, graft harvesting with piezotome, preparing the block graft to reduce the risk of dehiscence, to cover with membrane or not and how to achieve tension free and water tight closure. In cases of limited bone height in the posterior mandible, nerve transposition as an alternative to grafting will be discussed.
He is on the board of examiners for the MFDS exam in Glasgow and for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry in Edinburgh. He mentors dentists at both entry level and advanced implant surgery and runs courses throughout the year on the management of complex reconstructive surgery for implant placement. He has coordinated the NE Essex and Suffolk dental Implant study club since 2008.
Qualifications: BDS FDS RCPS FFD RCSI