The Severely Atrophic Maxilla
Bach T. Le, DDS, MD
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC

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 severely atrophic edentulous maxilla poses a challenging treatment modality for implant rehabilitation from a surgical and prosthodontic perspective. Reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla can be managed from a graft less or graft protocol. While many techniques offer excellent results for reconstruction of these defects, few can be said to guarantee success. The aim of this discussion is to critically evaluate the current evidence on the efficacy of a graft protocol compared to a graftless protocol for implantation in the atrophic maxilla.

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

  • Describe Treatment strategies for surgical management of the severely atrophic maxilla.
  • Discuss the efficacy and limitations of bone augmentation and implant placement in the severely atrophic maxilla.
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of a graftless approach.
Biography: Dr. Bach Le completed his specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Le maintains a private practice in Whittier, California. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on bone regeneration and dental implant related surgery and has published extensively in scientific texts and professional journals.