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Alveolar Ridge Preservation With Open-Membrane Techniques

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An open-membrane approach supports implant success by simplifying ridge preservation procedures and avoiding challenges associated with primary closure.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of tooth loss among adults, and challenges inherent to dental implant therapy.
  2. Explain common techniques for alveolar ridge preservation following extractions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various open-membrane techniques for maintaining adequate dimension.
  3. List some of the resorbable and nonresorbable barrier membrane materials used in ridge preservation procedures.

This course was issued in the April 2019 issue and expires 4/30/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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