Instructor: John H. White, DDS, MSD
Course Description: This course is for clinicians who desire to improve their knowledge and surgical understanding in soft tissue and bone grafting for periodontal health and implant dentistry. The course emphasizes tissue engineering to optimize bone and soft tissue architecture for periodontal health, implant site development, and surgical implant placement. From identifying soft and hard tissue defects and clinical indications for grafting to the surgical techniques, bio-active materials used, and wound healing and patient selection, this course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances in soft tissue and bone grafting used in periodontics.
- How to identify and assess mucogingival defects and alveolar bone deficiencies
- Understand the scientific rationale of “why” not just the “how to” for soft tissue and bone grafting
- Understand the indications, guidelines and latest surgical protocols for advanced soft tissue and bone augmentation procedures
- Become familiar with commonly used biomaterials (bone grafts, membranes, biologics, and implants)
- Understand wound healing and potential complications associated with tissue engineering
- Patient selection and communication
Speaker Bio: Dr. John White is originally from Huntington, WV. He graduated with honors from VCU School of Dentistry and subsequently completed his residency training in Periodontics at VCU serving as chief resident his third year. He is a candidate for Diplomat status with the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. White is the recipient of several research and periodontal awards while in dental school. He has a profound interest in the newest advancements in periodontics and keeps up to date with the latest practices and technologies through an ongoing commitment to continuing education.
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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. See each course description for the number of continuing education credits designated by the Virginia Dental Association.