Hands-On Workshop by Dentsply Sirona
Surgical Techniques: Optimizing Regenerative Outcomes Using Resorbable Materials

Fred Silva, DDS, MS

Implant site development and maintenance is a major challenge in modern dental implantology. Vast scientific and clinical resources are dedicated to developing devices, materials and techniques that will work in the hands of less experienced clinicians in a predictable manner. However, only minimal progress has been achieved in the development of bone grafts and bone substitutes that will actively support formation of natural, remnants-free, high-quality bone in conjunction, or as a preparation for implants placement. Most of the materials currently used in bone regeneration/augmentation procedures are processed tissues of human or animal origin, which do n

ot support real regenerative processes and formation of true natural bone. This training will focus on the use of resorbable biocompatible materials that are cross-linked using Glymatrix® technology, similar to the naturally occurring glycation process in the human body.

The demonstration will be performed on a pig jaw and highlight surgical procedures including the LASSO suturing technique. Dr. Silva will demonstrate the use of these products in socket preservation, lateral augmentation (including practice of membrane fixation), and buccal dehiscence around the implant (including fixation with periosteal sutures).

This session is not eligible for CE Credit

Maximum of 25 attendees

Biography: Dr. Fred Silva is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology