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This two-day course is designed for dentists looking to provide predictable socket preservations procedures to their patients and wishing to explore simple guided bone regeneration procedures for implant surgery. The seminar is a combination of lectures, hands on workshops and live surgeries. The first day will focus on pre-extraction site evaluation, dental implant planning, and site preservation procedures to ensure a smooth path towards surgical implant placement. The second day will focus on simple strategies for guided bone regeneration when there is a horizontal ridge deficiency. Techniques for staged and simultaneous guided bone regeneration with implant placements will taught. Techniques utilising autologous bone, allografts, xenografts and alloplasts will be covered in depth. The course will introduce the use of autologous blood concentrates such as PRF and CGF in regeneration procedures. Different membranes and their indications such as collagen and Ti-reinforced PTFE will also be covered. Each student will have the opportunity to book up to four Live Patient Clinical Sessions. Each session includes 2 hours of theatre time with Dr Sheng for $1900 ex GST per session. Each dentist is welcome to bring their assistant along for additional complimentary training during the procedure from Dr Sheng’s expert surgical assistant, Allie. The student can select their own patient, friend or family member and treatment plan the case with Dr Sheng prior to each Clinical Session.

Learning outcomes

Develop an understanding of bone biology and bone healing mechanisms Develop an understanding of principles associated with guided bone regeneration Understand and apply the P.A.S.S principles Appreciate the difference between extract socket preservation, socket augmentation and ridge augmentation Gain extensive knowledge in the different biological materials used in bone grafting including autologous, allograft, xenograft and alloplasts. Demonstrate an ability to apply decision tree for site assessment and decision making post extraction site and for horizontal ridge augmentation Understand the different timings for guided bone regeneration including prior to and concurrent with implant placement Gain hands on experience with guided bone regeneration procedures on manikins and animal models


Dr Sheng Zhang

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International Dental Implant Association and International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics. Dr Sheng Zhang is a general dentist with a special interest and practice limited to periodontics and implantology. He has studied extensively around the world learning from the leaders in the field. Dr Sheng is a published author, and his thesis was on Albumin Concentrated Growth Factors (Alb-CGF) in the sinus lift procedure. He has developed novel techniques with the use of autologous blood concentrates as an adjunct to guided bone regeneration. Dr Sheng has specifically designed this course for those experienced implantologists wishing to expand their GBR skills. He will be showing you highly predictable techniques which works in general practice

The Total Implant Bone Grafting Course

Dr Sheng Zhang
Friday 24th May 2024 - Saturday 25th May 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm
Region: Auckland
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