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Intermediate, advanced courses cover socket grafting

June 02, 2014

San Antonio—Dentists interested in learning the basics of socket grafting can choose a hands-on workshop during ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting and those who already have intermediate socket grafting experience can choose an intensive hands-on cadaver course for advanced training.

Dr. Lee Silverstein, associate clinical professor of periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, will present both courses.

Dentist at 2013 Hands-on Cadaver Course, Crown Lengthening Workshop
Intensive learning: Dr. Cleopatra Thompson of Saint Rose, La., gets hands-on experience at the 2013 Hands-on Cadaver Course, Crown Lengthening Workshop presented by Dr. Jon Suzuki at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans.
On Oct. 11, from 1-3:30 p.m., Dr. Silverstein will present the hands-on continuing education course, Socket Grafting Using Allograft Materials at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. This hands-on course makes socket grafting and atraumatic extraction of teeth easy. Participants will learn when to socket graft, learn what to socket graft with and understand how to suture socket-grafted sites. Cost is $295 for dentists and students and $245 for team members (course 7226).

On Oct. 10, from 2-5 p.m., Dr. Silverstein will present Atraumatic Extraction and Socket Grafting–A Hands-On Cadaver Course, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Participants will perform various hands-on exercises using cadaveric anatomical tissue to help them understand why, when and how grafting socket can be easy, cost-effective and predictable. Participants will learn to atraumatically extract teeth and prepare the socket for grafting, understand when and when not to perform a socket graft and understand types of barriers, needles and required techniques. Cost is $795 for a dentist or student, and includes shuttle transportation to and from the dental school and light snacks (course 6232).

This course takes the place of the hands-on cadaver workshop, Gums "R" Us: Crown Lengthening. See the course description here.

Six other advanced-level cadaver courses planned for ADA 2014 include:

  • Concepts and Procedures for Predictable Crown Lengthening, by Dr. Jim Grisdale, Oct. 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (course 6230);
  • Mini Dental Implants, by Dr. Raymond Choi, Oct. 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (course 6233);
  • Anatomical Dissections of Occlusion and Implant-Related Structures, by Dr. Terry Tanaka, Oct. 10, 2-5 p.m. (course 6231);
  • Local Anesthesia Human Cadaver Dissection Workshop, by Drs. Alan Budenz and Mel Hawkins, Oct. 11, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (course 7231);
  • Anatomy of the Masticatory System: Clinical Application and Dissection, by Dr. Henry Gremillion, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (course 7230);
  • Soft Tissue Grafting, by Dr. Peter Shatz, Oct. 11, 2-5 p.m. (course 7232).

Learn more about these and other CE courses in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Or visit ADA.org/meeting for more information or to register for the annual meeting, CE courses, special events and more.