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Preston Study Club - 25 February 2016

Short Implants versus Bone Augmentation in Posterior Regions of the Maxilla and Mandible: What is the Evidence?

Presented by: Rob Adams
Exhibitor: Megagen Implants (UK) Ltd, Osstem UK, Implantium
Date: 25 February 2016
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Barton Grange Hotel, Barton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5AA

Traditional implant teaching has advocated advanced surgical procedures for posterior regions of the jaws. These have included maxillary sinus graft surgery and horizontal / vertical augmentation with autogenous bone grafting. These techniques can be associated with increased morbidity and increased failure of dental implants.

With the increasing development of short (less than 8mm) dental implants, there has been a move away from these advanced procedures in favour of short dental implants. What is the evidence in favour of short implants versus grafting techniques?

Learning Objectives:

  • Greater understanding of the advantages of short dental implants
  • Awareness of the alternatives to advanced procedures


Rob graduated from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1992 and then worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery positions. In 2001 he passed, with distinction, the MSc in Implant Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital. Rob works as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Tissue Engineering and Repairative Dentistry at Cardiff Dental Hospital. He teaches on the Cardiff Implantology MSc course and runs hard and soft tissue grafting courses with Dentsply.

Rob currently works in multi-specialist practices in Cardiff, London and Solihull. His work is limited to implant treatment, bone / soft tissue augmentation and oral surgery procedures.

Location and Further Actions

Dr Pynadath George