This two-day intensive course presents the modality of bone manipulation in its various forms within the field of dental/oral implantology.
In the current climate of emphasis on guided bone regeneration (GBR) techniques and graft/augmentation materials, these critical and immensely useful techniques have fallen by the wayside as there is less commercial impetus to teach them. Consequently, we would submit that bone manipulation could legitimately be described as a forgotten artform.
We will cover the history of bone manipulation, the anatomy and physiology of the osteo-periosteal complex, various techniques of bone manipulation including the importance of vital autogenous bone and the advantages of these techniques.
Importantly we will present the means by which bone manipulation can be incorporated into current treatment modalities.
Day two of the course will be a hands-on session to enable participants to practice the techniques presented on day one and attendance at this will be limited.