Bone Grafting, Ridge Preservation and Ridge-Split Procedures for General Practitioners

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This comprehensive hands-on workshop for general dentists will teach the techniques of socket bone grafting (SBG)/ridge preservation as well as other approaches in implant-driven bone augmentation.

The course will cover the ridge-split procedure (RSP) for horizontal bone augmentation and the similarities of ridge-split procedure and socket bone grafting and differences between ridge-split and block graft. You will learn how to do simple and complex ridge preservation after tooth extraction with the guided bone regeneration (GBR) approach and select the right case for the ridge-split procedure in your practice. Instructors will also explain all the necessary surgical instrumentation for socket bone grafting and ridge preservation.

During the hands-on portion of the course, you will perform different ridge preservation techniques, such as SBG utilizing GBR approach and ridge preservation technique, on pig jaws. Step-by-step instructions will be given and necessary surgical instrumentation will be explained.


You Will Learn

  • General principles and concepts of bone loss in the jaw
  • Proper techniques of socket bone grafting/ridge preservation with GBR
  • Key surgical considerations that are unique for the ridge-split procedure
  • Similarities of ridge-split procedure and socket bone grafting
  • Case selection for ridge-split procedure
  • Hands-on training in the SBG and RSP


Who Should Attend


This program is designed for dentists interested in bone grafting, ridge preservation and ridge-split procedures.


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry wishes to acknowledge and thank Hu-Friedy, Piezosurgery Incorporated, and Geistlich Pharma North America for their support for this program.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



Course is limited to 30 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 7

This activity is designated for 7 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $495* (for registrations received by September 20)

Regular Tuition: $545*

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.


Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and has a full time OMFS private practice in San Francisco. He has conducted clinical research in oral surgery and implant dentistry, and has published more than 35 articles in peer-review journals and is editor of two books on bone augmentation in implant dentistry. He speaks nationally and internationally and teaches at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF School of Dentistry.

Anders Nattestad, PhD, DDS, is a professor and director of the undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally. He has served as secretary general for the Association for Dental Education in Europe and is currently executive director of the International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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San Francisco, CA 94103

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