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Grafting Materials: Understanding Your Options

November 1, 2022
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Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI

Course Objectives

1 CE Credit

In this course, Dr. Charles Schlesinger thoroughly reviews principles for atraumatic extraction, socket grafting, implant positioning and placement. Participants will learn how to design the optimal occlusal scheme for single-tooth implants, as well as streamline the treatment sequence for predictable results in fit, form and function.

This course aims to demystify the differences among graft materials such as allografts, alloplasts, xenografts and autogenous bone. Dr. Charles Schlesinger goes into the specifics of each material including discussion and examples of their respective use cases.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the four types of graft material
  • Learn the strengths and specific uses of each material
  • Understand how the specific cell types in bone work together in bone regeneration

Recognition & Approval

Glidewell Education Center is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789

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Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI

Dr. Charles Schlesinger is a dental implant educator and clinician who has been lecturing internationally throughout the United States, Canada, China, Saudi Arabia and the U.K. for over 15 years. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 1996. After graduation, he completed a general practice residency at the San Diego VA Medical Center, and then went on to become the chief resident at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. During his time in Los Angeles, he completed extensive training in oral surgery, implantology and advanced restorative treatment. He is a fellow of the ICOI. Additionally, he continues to provide comprehensive implant care to patients in a private practice setting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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