Predictable Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting

Protocols to Improve Treatment Outcomes
  • General Dentist

  • Free

  • 1 CE Credit

  • Self-Instructional

  • November 30, 2022

  • November 30, 2025

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Course Description

Following tooth extraction, there is a predictable change in alveolar ridge dimensions. The use of socket preservation protocols has been shown to limit these changes and helps to maintain normal anatomic contours. There are a variety of factors that determine the most appropriate protocol and materials that should be employed for each case. Dr. Fien reviews specific protocols that can be used to preserve alveolar ridge contours and regenerate alveolar ridge defects.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the factors that predispose the alveolar ridge to undergo resorption following tooth extraction
  • Understand how to minimize hard and soft tissue changes following tooth extraction
  • Understand the principles of socket preservation at the time of tooth extraction
  • Learn specific socket preservation protocols to manage extraction sites for future implant placement
  • Learn specific techniques to perform horizontal ridge augmentation with bio absorbable materials

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentist
  • AGD Subject Code: 490, 690

Meet the instructor

Matthew Fien, DDS

Dr. Matthew J. Fien graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and received his specialty training in Periodontics from Nova Southeastern University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and has completed several research projects which have led to his work being published in various dental journals, including the Journal of Periodontology, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

In 2017, Dr. Fien developed a series of hands-on guided bone regeneration and soft tissue management courses, which he teaches throughout the year. Dr. Fien also enjoys lecturing at Nova Southeastern University and other post graduate dental programs throughout the US and abroad and he serves as a key opinion leader and consultant for several industry leaders in the space.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Course contents

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Catapult Education receives funding from Biohorizons for this program. Dr. Matthew Fien received an honorarium from Biohorizons for the time involved in delivery and preparing this presentation. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.