Implant Site Augmentation Using GBR and Soft Tissue Grafts for Consistent Esthetic Results and Long-Term Health

Implant Site Augmentation Using GBR and Soft Tissue Grafts for Consistent Esthetic Results and Long-Term Health

8:55 – 9:30 A.M.
Aleksandar Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS
Loma Linda University

Following this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the biological principles and clinical steps.
  • Identify the correct clinical protocol and understand its outcome.
  • Explain how to prevent and treat complications of GBR procedures.

For 30 years Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) has changed and innovated the surgical field of implant placement and allowed predictable bone regeneration for long term implant, prosthetic, and esthetic results. This session will cover the biological principles and the attention to detail needed in three main GBR indications and the protocols used including bone grafts, membranes, tacking systems, growth factors, soft tissue grafts, biomaterials, tools and instruments, and clinical steps. Indications like narrow ridges which cause implant dehiscences and fenestrations, and extraction sites with missing bone plates can be reliably treated with implants and a simultaneous layered auto/xeno bone graft technique and resorbable native collagen membranes.

Biography: Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic is considered one of the founders of guided bone regeneration (GBR). He was formally trained in periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry, in implant dentistry at Loma Linda University and in prosthodontics at University of Aachen, Germany and holds a Master of Sciences degree in Oral Biology from UCLA. He is Founder and Academic Chairman of the gIDE Institute and Associate Professor at Loma Linda University.