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Shane McCrea
Comprehensive dental implantology

Stabilisation of the peri-implant muco-gingival complex can prove difficult. This presentation is a step-by-step description of the comprehensive application of a number of surgical procedures that can be carried out by the able/skilled practitioner in a single surgical sitting, illustrated by a multitude of cases with a minimum of 12-months post-loading follow-up. Tooth extraction and immediate insertion of implants into modified sockets, whether suffering apical or chronic periodontitis with marked bone loss. Consecutive xenograft application followed by the creation of a muco-gingival complex that can be stable in an area prone to gingival recession as a result of 'thin-gum' phenotype or reduced width of keratinised gingival tissue using the subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) in a variety of fixations and the pocket-lining pedicle flap (PLPF) will be illustrated.

Shane McCrea
Shane McCrea graduated from the Royal Dental Hospital, London University in 1979, becoming a member of the University of Dusseldorf’s Work Study Groups in implantology, prosthetics and periodontology until 2001. He gained the MFGDP examination in 2003. In 2005 he completed an MSc in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (Kings College, London), his research project being published in the BDJ. As a result of this project, he is now a Peer Reviewer for six dental journals. Between 2008 and 2010 he has had five papers published in peer-reviewed journals. In 2010 he gained an MMedSci (Dental Implantology) from The University of Sheffield. This year, he has had four papers accepted for publication. Of the 11 case studies published by the British Society of Periodontology, four are attributed to Shane’s work on soft and hard tissue management. He is now Co-ordinator of Post-Graduate Education for the British Society of Oral Implantology.

Qualifications: MMedSci (Dental Implantology) MSc (Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology) BDS LDSRCS MFGDP