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Program Track: Implant Surgery and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Minimizing tissue loss following immediate tooth replacement has been challenging. Various hard and soft tissue grafting techniques have been used to minimize tissue loss with various successes. An innovative but controversial treatment concept called socket shield (leaving a piece of root fragment after tooth extraction) has been advocated to maintain implant soft and hard tissue. Since then, there have been numerous heated debates about the viability of this treatment. These two world renown teachers and clinicians will share their knowledge and experience of both the positive and potential negative aspects of this treatment modality.
The format will be a point-counterpoint discussion after each of the speakers present their latest data and treatment modifications.
• Understand the Surgical and Prosthetic rationale for root shield.
• Identify complications and managements for root shield.
• Explore evidence-based data on the viability of the root shield procedure.
• Recognize wound healing in the gap between the tooth fragment and the implant.
• Learn the effect of gap distance on healing and the rational for grafting the gap or not.