Achieving Successful Bone Grafts

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Achieving predictable results with intra-oral bone grafting and oral soft tissue grafting procedures requires advanced training and experience.

To begin with, the implant surgeon must fully comprehend:

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Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Healing

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In addition to playing a role in the biologic integration of an implant, peri-implant soft tissues play an important role in the vascularization of the bone. Without sufficient peri-implant tissues to supply nutrients, resorption of peri-implant bone and underlying bone grafts occurs. Adequate soft tissues also provide a walling off phenomenon to protect the underlying bone from oral micro-organisms.

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ISTM 2013

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Fifteen years ago, I organized a CE program to provide Instruction in Soft Tissue Management. A hundred seats sold out (to my amazement, as this was my first CE venture). The next year, I repeated the conference for a larger audience and it became known as ISTM. Each February, thereafter. I have presented the ISTM Annual Comprehensive Surgery Course for Novice and Experienced Implant Surgeons

In recent years, the conference has expanded to five days to cover all aspects of dental implant surgery. Today, ISTM stands for the Sclar Center’s comprehensive Implant Surgery Training Course, and we welcome participants from all parts of the world. For 10 years, we have sold out 150 seats and then wait listed hopeful attendees, especially for our hand-on surgical skills workshops. Don’t wait to register.

The purpose of this article is to update you on this year’s program and invite you to attend.

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