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In Person "Hands On"
Ridge Preservation & Augmentation...
The New Standard of Care?

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In Person "Hands On"
Ridge Preservation & Augmentation...
The New Standard of Care?

"learn in person along side your colleagues, like the good old days"

2-day In Person Lecture & Hands On Course

Montreal : Nov 11 & 12, 2022


Speakers: Dr. Omid Kiarash & Dr. Sara Behmanesh


Evidence based studies have demonstrated the biologically destructive process which ensues after a tooth is extracted. This natural process not only compromises the extraction site for a possible future implant supported restoration but can also compromise the support tissue around the adjacent teeth in the event they are to be used as abutment teeth for a bridge. Furthermore, an atrophic ridge underneath a pontic can lead to soft tissue concavities, which can create esthetic concerns for the patient if these regions are in the esthetic area, and discomfort from food accumulation when these pontic regions are in the posterior area of the mouth.


However, what the literature has also shown us is the majority of this naturally destructive process tends to occur within the first few weeks and months immediately after an extraction in susceptible individuals.


Ridge Preservation at the time of tooth extraction would thus be the best approach to not only minimize this adverse outcome but rather to capitalize on the naturally occurring wound healing physiology of the extraction socket to maximize bone growth.


Hence converting a “destructive/osteoclastic” event into a “bone growing/osteoblastic” one!!!


Why Should Every Dentist Attend This Course?

The Ridge Preservation course is designed for clinicians who wish to sharpen and expand their surgical skill set to a more advanced level, as well as for clinicians who simply wish to stay abreast of all the new approaches and current philosophies on hard tissue management during the extraction of a tooth and for implant site preparation.


This advanced surgical hands-on course is centered on ourteaching philosophy and approach; to merge evidence based scientific literatures and deliver it in a practical hands-on manner, making it useful and applicable to everyday practice for the general dentist.


The full spectrum of alveolar ridge preservation surgical techniques will be discussed and presented. All course participants will be provided the opportunity to perform the hands-on practicum exercises on pig jaws covering all the discussed techniques. 

This course will also include implant site development and a hands-on hard tissue grafting workshop. 


Top Reasons to Attend the Hands on Ridge Preservation & Augmentation Course:

In this course, you will:

  1. Understand the key principles of ridge preservation grafting procedures with predictable outcomes.

  2. Describe the science and art of ridge preservation grafting via unique interactive lecture discussions, video clips, hands on workshops and surgical demonstrations.

  3. Experience a welcoming and unique environment for increasing diagnostic and surgical skill sets.

  4. Learn not just the “how to”, but the “do’s” and “don’ts”

  5. Build confidence and develop your skill set with the most utilized ridge preservation grafting procedures in implant dentistry.

  6. Increase predictability and long-term stability of your bone graft and implant cases.


Course Topics:

  • Key principles for evidence based predictable ridge preservation grafting.

  • Site specific anatomy and wound healing of the extraction socket.

  • Soft tissue manipulation and incision/flap design for predictable bone grafting in obtaining primary closure in every time.

  • Optimal sequencing of ridge preservation procedures for successful implant surgery.

  • Guidelines, indications and surgical protocols for ridge preservation.

  • Most commonly used suturing techniques for ridge preservation.

  • Learning surgical steps and required armamentariums for a successful surgery.

  • Predictable protocols for extraction site management.

  • Growth factor technology (L-PRF, PRGF, PDGF) in conjunction with ridge preservation.

  • Risk management issues/ informed consent for ridge preservation grafting.

  • Recognition, management and prevention of complications associated with ridge preservation grafting.


Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe our method and philosophy for ridge preservation grafting and gain confidence in clinical assessment of their cases.

  2. Comprehend the indications, guidelines and surgical steps for different methods of bone grafting.

  3. Have a better understanding of the anatomy and the biology of wound healing and bone graft maturation.

  4. Improve their skills in diagnosis, prevention, and management of intraoperative and post-operative complications associated with ridge preservation grafting.



Dates & Times:

9am - 5pm (local time)

breakfast and lunch provided starting at 8:30am



Refer to available cities below

Cost:    $2,995 + taxes   (Limited Space - max 14 participants)


CE:      8hrs lecture & 8hrs hands-on pig-jaw workshop
              (AGD code: 490)

Suggestions (for Hands On session ONLY):

  1. Your loupe.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

- 50% refund will be issued up to 31 days prior to course start date

- No refund will be issued as of 30 days prior to course start date

Citagenix Providing:

Instruments, Sutures, Pig Jaws & Dermis Graft for the Hands On Exercise.

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Zeeba - Education  

Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by  

any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.   

7/1/2022 to 6/30/2026.   

Provider ID# 399455 


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