Demineralized and Cortico-What? A General Dentist’s Guide to the Most Un-complicated and Predictable Bone Grafting Techniques Including Socket Preservation Without a Membrane

COURSE CODE: 207A

SPEAKER: Arthur A. Gupta, DDS

DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

CREDIT HOURS: 3

Ankur A. Gupta, DDS

Ankur A Gupta, DDS, after completing a one-year GPR in Cleveland, started a practice from scratch in 2005. Armed with what he considered adequate dental knowledge, hand skills, and a personable demeanor, he watched as his practice floundered, finances became un-predictable, and his lower back and spirit toward his profession became worrisome. Rather than continue the trend, he made a guinea pig out of his office, family, and self; attempting any and all personal and professional “experiments” in self-improvement. More than a decade later, he enjoys excellent new patient numbers and case acceptance, a solution oriented dental team; and most importantly, a meaningful and positive identity.

He happily shares the failures and successes with dental and community groups throughout the country, always ending his presentations with practical, implementable, step-by-step ways to be better.

Course Description:

In dental school, we were taught how to pull teeth, and many of us became really good at it. However, for most general dentists, the plan to regenerate bone and fix bony defects was left to the periodontists and surgeons. This inefficient and patient un-friendly option can create tremendous frustration to any dentist staring at an already anesthetized empty socket. In this informative, entertaining, and highly visual presentation, Dr. Gupta provides pragmatic, efficient, and highly implementable bone grafting options to even the most surgery-squeamish general dentists.

Objectives:

  • Learn the differences in handling and outcomes between the various graft options on the market including graft/collagen composite materials designed specifically for socket preservation
  • Discover the incredible value that socket preservation provides, even for patients who are not yet ready to invest in implant replacement
  • Create a new method of communication for any patient who is about to lose a tooth
  • Understand the various tissue barrier techniques and which are the easiest to implement in a general dentistry environment

This course is graciously co-sponsored by