May 2024
Pump up the volume: vertical hard and soft tissue reconstruction in implant dentistry
Speaker(s): Nik Vourakis
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Pump up the volume: vertical hard and soft tissue reconstruction in implant dentistry

As a follow on from ‘The key principles to master for hard and soft tissue techniques’, this one hour lecture is aimed at implant dentists who have a solid level of experience in performing hard and soft tissue augmentation procedures.

The session will recap on the key principles to follow and how these principles feature in complex bone grafting approaches necessary for implant placement along with soft tissue augmentation techniques designed to support the long-term survival and success of the implant placed.

The lecture will cover horizontal and vertical bone augmentation including the Khoury Technique and the Sausage Technique along with guidance on when to use autologous and when to introduce grafting material alternatives when aiming to achieve predictable results in the most compromised situations. Advanced procedures, utilising digital planning and guided surgery will be demonstrated for the treatment of small spaces and full arches reconstructions.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will learn the principles of horizontal and vertical bone augmentation techniques to include GBR, block grafts; split bone technique (Khoury) and sausage technique soft tissue augmentation for the treatment of the partially and full edentulous patient.

Upon completion of this webinar delegates should understand:

  • How to treat vertical defects and re-establish the soft tissue after augmentation
  • How to achieve horizontal bone augmentation and re-establish the soft tissue after augmentation
  • The biological concepts behind these procedures and what biologic materials to use when
  • The contra-indications and how to deal with potential complications intra and post-operative.

Speaker: Nik Vourakis

Nikolas is a Senior Implant and Restorative Surgeon in private clinics in London and Edinburgh. His special interest and main qualifications are in Oral Surgery and Oral Implantology while he has wide experience in all areas of Aesthetic Dentistry. He has been a practising Dental Surgeon since 2005 after graduating from the prestigious Military Academy Medical School at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Nikolas started his training in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the 401 Military Hospital in Athens, Greece. As a military officer, he then went on to serve as a team leader in a field hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan - an experience which shaped his commitment and dedication to his chosen field. On returning to Greece, he furthered his training completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Implantology from the University of Athens, Greece and a Master of Science Degree in Oral Surgery/Implantology from Göethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. He recently obtained an Advanced Surgical Master Curriculum in Regenerative Implant Dentistry next to Dr Istvan Urban in Budapest, Hungary. Nikolas is lecturing about Implants and Regenerative Dentistry and he is holding a programme for introducing and mentoring dentists in Implant Dentistry. He is a Member of the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology.
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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council. FMC certifies this activity for one hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of Pump up the volume: vertical hard and soft tissue reconstruction in implant dentistry.

This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome C.

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