Bone Grafting Materials for Dental Applications: A Practical Guide
You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $41.00
This course reviews processes involved in bone grafting and three primary forms of bone grafting material.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:
- Describe the three processes involved in bone grafting.
- List the three primary forms of bone graft material.
- Explain the primary applications of synthetic bone substitutes.
- Describe the appropriate material(s) for clinical use.
A variety of grafting materials are available for use in dental applications. Autogenous bone is the material of choice because of its osteogenic properties thereby stimulating bone to form rapidly. This is extremely important when significant bone augmentation or repair is required. For other dental applications, allografts and alloplasts are appropriate. Knowing the physical and chemical properties of these materials and their mechanisms of action are critical in selecting the correct graft or combination of grafts for each situation encountered. This course discusses current bone grafting options as reported in literature since 1984.
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