Continuing Professional Education: Management of Damaged Extraction Sites


Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Webinar via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Gustavo Avila-Ortiz

Abstract: Dental extraction triggers a cascade of biologic events that typically result in the volumetric reduction of the alveolar process. Alveolar ridge atrophy may have a considerable impact on tooth replacement therapy, particularly when an implant-supported restoration is planned. Hence, adequate management of the extraction site represents a major component of contemporary dental practice. Proper management of extraction sites presenting extensive bone damage may be particularly challenging.

This didactic webinar will provide an overview on strategies to minimize the negative impact of tooth extraction in sites presenting bone damage for adequate restorative-driven dental implant planning (either immediate or delayed) based on current evidence. Guidelines pertaining to proper case selection and treatment planning, including surgical and restorative considerations, will be reviewed with an emphasis on relevant scientific evidence and its application in clinical practice to optimize treatment outcomes. Clinical examples will be presented to illustrate emerging concepts and technical tips in this topic.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the sequence of biological events hat take place after tooth extraction
2. Identify different treatment options available for the management of the xtraction site and deficient alveolar ridges
3. Discuss the role that some local and systemic factors may play in bone healing dynamics

Contact: Caitlin Laughlin at

Tuition: $70/ 1 (one) ADA credit hour

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation 7 days before the course will be eligible for full refund. No refund will be made within 7 days of the course initiation date.

Course Prerequisites: None required

Conflict of Interest: None reported by speaker

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine designated this activity for 1 continuing education credit.