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Ridge Preservation: Protocol for Success (1 CE Credit)

Ridge Preservation: Protocol for Success
Launch Course

Course Objectives (1 CE Credit)

Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI

Ridge preservation is vital to prevent the bone loss that occurs after the extraction of a tooth and to prepare a site for implant placement. If an implant cannot be placed at the time of extraction, then preserving the site to allow a straightforward placement at a later date is a benefit to the practitioner as well as the patient. This course will explore the simple procedures necessary to accomplish the best long-term restorative outcomes for implant success.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be familiar with the following topics:

  • Rationale behind ridge preservation
  • Products used in this procedure
  • The simple protocol for ridge preservation


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  3. Vera C, De Kok IJ, Reinhold D, Limpiphipatanakorn P, Yap AK, Tyndall D, Cooper LF. Evaluation of buccal alveolar bone dimension of maxillary anterior and premolar teeth: a cone beam computed tomography investigation. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2012 Nov-Dec;27(6):1514-9.
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