This special Compendium eBook presents two different oral surgery topics as two separate continuing education articles. The first article explains the biological and clinical advantages of using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) with or without a bone grafting material for sinus augmentation procedures. The second article describes the Cytocone procedure, a modification of the classic “ice cream cone” technique that involves a nonresorbable dense polyetrafluorethylene (d-PTFE) barrier to restore a buccal osseous defect without raising a labial flap. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: Sinus Augmentation Using Platelet-Rich Fibrin With or Without a Bone Graft: What Is the Consensus? Richard J. Miron, Dr. Med. Dent., DDS, PhD; and Michael A. Pikos, DDS
In this first CE article, decision-making guidance is provided in a discussion on sinus augmentation. The authors note that PRF provides a number of biological advantages for the regeneration of the poorly vascularized sinus cavity. The question facing clinicians is whether to use this platelet concentrate alone or in combination with a bone grafting material. As the article states, the answer essentially depends on the size of the sinus cavity. The article proposes parameters for the use of PRF, offering guidelines detailing when, where, and why to use PRF alone versus in combination with a bone graft. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Cytocone Procedure: Conservative Repair of a Buccal Plate Dehiscence in Preparation for Implant Placement Khashayar Kordbacheh Changi, DMD; and Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS
In this second CE article, the authors introduce a new twist on an existing technique for bone regeneration in preparation for implant placement. Dubbed the Cytocone procedure, this modification of the “ice cream cone” technique is proposed for use in repairing a buccal plate dehiscence without elevating a buccal flap. This new method, which uses a nonresorbable d-PTFE barrier, focuses on conservative repair of a defective ridge in the esthetic zone while providing the patient with a less painful experience. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC