This special Compendium eBook provides two continuing education (CE) articles on oral surgery topics, particularly as they relate to implant-oriented concerns. The first article covers utilization of dense polytetrafluoroethylene (d-PTFE) barriers for post-extraction bone regeneration in preparation for implants. The second CE looks at the topic of patient-specific abutments for anterior maxillary implants. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: Utilization of d-PTFE Barriers for Post-Extraction Bone Regeneration in Preparation for Dental Implants Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS; and Joseph R. Carpentieri, DDS
This article addresses topics pertaining to d-PTFE utilization, including characteristics and advantages of d-PTFE barriers, time needed for osteoid tissue to become impervious to penetration by flap connective tissue, relevant clinical studies, and limitations of available data. Clinical photographs and radiographs of successfully treated cases are presented to illustrate the efficacy of d-PTFE barriers in regenerating defective bony plates after extractions. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Patient-Specific Abutments for Anterior Maxillary Implants Christopher D. Ramsey, DMD; and Karina F. Leal, DMD
Many factors influence the long-term functional and esthetic success of implant-supported restorations. This second article reviews recent findings related to several of these factors, including the implant–abutment junction, bacterial adhesion to implant surfaces, and the esthetic and functional consequences of implant and abutment material choices, particularly titanium-nitride–coated abutments. Restoration of a failed maxillary central incisor using a platform-switched implant and titanium-nitride–coated abutment is also presented. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC