Faculty present implant workshop during Old North State Dental Society meeting
The School of Dental Medicine hosted the Old North State Dental Society (ONSDS) for its annual spring meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Ledyard E. Ross Hall. The meeting began with welcoming remarks from Dr. F. Vincent Allison, III, ONSDS president, and Dr. Greg Chadwick, dean of the School of Dental Medicine.
The school’s Department of Surgical Sciences Periodontology Division presented a half-day continuing education program entitled “Implant Site Development and Socket Grafting for the General Dentist.” The program reviewed the rationale, biology, evidence and techniques of atraumatic tooth extraction and bone grafting for ridge preservation and improved dental implant outcomes. The program was led by Dr. Isabel Gay, division director, and Dr. Acela Martinez Luna and Dr. Alex Gillone, clinical assistant professors.
Dr. David Paquette, chair of the Department of Surgical Sciences, served as moderator. In the second half of the program, participants were guided through a hands-on simulation of socket grafting. Using dental models, approximately 30 dentists and dental student were instructed in placing bone grafting materials in sockets, sizing and fitting resorbable membranes over site defects, and suturing.
The program awarded ADA CERP (Continuing Education Recognition Program) credit and was sponsored in part by Zimmer BioMet.