Minor bone regeneration procedures

Author Christer Dahlin

In this module Prof. Christer Dahlin explains the principles of minor bone regeneration procedures. The focus is on the biologic principles of GBR, the importance and the choice of membranes, the characteristics of different bone substitute materials and the potential future developments.

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Principles of bone regeneration and how to select a barrier membrane

Author Christer Dahlin
26 minutes
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Characteristics and selection of bone substitute materials

Author Christer Dahlin
22 minutes
Exams

To earn CE credits a lecture has to be watched completely and the referring exam needs to be passed. An exam is passed if at least 70% of all answers are correct.

After achievement a personal certificate is issued. It is valid 1 year. The certificate is anytime retrievable in the „My certificates“ area on Dental Campus.

The exam can be repeated twice. Each re-examination can be taken after anytime.

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Learning objectives

Learning objectives

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Explain some of the steps of the biological process of bone healing
  • Understand the biological principles of GBR
  • Explain the synergistic effect of guided bone regeneration with a focus on membranes and osteoconduction with a focus on filling materials
  • Choose the appropriate membrane for a given clinical defect
  • Classify available membrane materials into the following groups: collagen derived, gel based, synthetic as well as resorbable and non-resorbable
  • Understand the clinical handling of the different membrane types and the clinical procedures with an emphasis on flap management
  • Recognize situations asking for horizontal or vertical ridge augmentation
  • Understand the differences between different bone substitute materials
  • Classify available bone substitute materials into the following groups: autogenous, allogenic, xenogenic, alloplastic
  • List the advantages of bone substitute materials over autogenous bone transplants
  • Explain the characteristics of an ideal bone substitute material
  • Understand the relationship between the properties of biomaterials and the biological response


This content has been reviewed by March 2016.


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