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The Use of Barrier Membranes in Implant Dentistry

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Course Objectives (1 CE Credit)

Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS

Dr. Resnik examines the rationale for using barrier membranes in implant dentistry, provides a review of the different membranes available and discusses the indications for use in various clinical situations.

Topics include:

  • Basis for utilizing barrier membranes
  • Ideal characteristics of membrane material
  • Types of non-resorbable membranes
  • Types of resorbable membranes
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various membranes
  • Membrane sources and resorption rates


Available in various forms, membranes are divided into non-resorbable and resorbable categories. It is important for implant clinicians to determine which membrane to utilize based on different clinical situations as well as factors such as material composition and resorption time. With many options available, careful selection will support hard- and soft-tissue regeneration and ultimately increase the success rates of GBR procedures.


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