Maxillary Complete Arch Treatment: Grafting vs Graftless
Ole Jensen, DDS, MS
Greenwood Village, CO

Friday, Nov. 4
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT

*This time block will feature presentations from Dr. Bach T. Le and Dr. Ole Jensen each offering their perspectives on the topic. There will then be a lively discussion after both presentations.*

The complete arch maxilla with dental implants remains controversial because both methods work quite well, and clinician choice seems to interfere with objective criteria. The new dictum of minimally invasive treatment suggests that a graftless scheme should be preferred if at all possible; the problem with this strategy is that insufficient bone may not lead to long term success despite early restorative outcome.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the number of implants required for restoration of a maxillary complete arch patient.
  • Explain whether atrophic maxillary treatment should be based on use of the sinus floor bone graft or fixed to the zygomatic bone.
  • Express whether minimally invasive treatment or sufficient bone mass for long term osseointegration are more important for complete arch implant therapy.
Biography: Dr. Ole Jensen is a board-certified oral surgeon who is adjunct professor at the University of Utah. He is 2015 recipient of the Branemark Award. He has published 6 books and 90 peer reviewed papers. He has lectured widely on the subject bone graft reconstruction and dental implants.