‘The staged approach is often considered the gold standard with regards to achieving predictable guided bone regeneration. Complete flap closure over a bone graft leads to protection of the graft from external influences and promotes undisturbed healing. However, this technique also requires periods of healing following tooth extraction. The open wound concept is well referenced in the literature and includes the application of guided bone regeneration at the same time as tooth removal and/or implant placement. With correct application, the assimilation of the bone graft is not impeded or compromised despite the fact that primary closure of the soft tissues is not achieved.’
– To be familiar with the rationale for choosing differing implant treatment options with an emphasis on evidence based dentistry.
– To appreciate the role of differing treatment strategies that are utilised during the open wound healing concept to achieve predictable outcomes.
– To be familiar with the procedural steps required to obtain passive closure over the bone graft and without disturbing the muco-gingival line.
Rob Oretti – President The British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Qualified from Kings College, London in 1987.
Rob is an implant speaker at The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry (BAIRD), a post graduate tutor for the Oxford and Berkshire deaneries, a mentor and faculty educator for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), a mentor and international speaker for the ITI (International team of Implantologists) and a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the implant diploma (RCS Edin).