ABCs of ABG: Current Management of the Alveolus

  • Location: LACC, 152
Sunday, September 25, 2016: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


Alexander Lin
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Mark Urata MD
Peter Taub
Mount Sinai Medical Center


The purpose of this panel will be to discuss key decisions the surgeon performing alveolar bone graft must make, including: ideal timing for the procedure, ideal autologous bone donor site, and how to optimize graft take. In addition, the panelists will discuss how new technologies, such as the various growth factors and bone substitutes, currently play a role in their practice and how they may be used in the future to address some of the current limitations of alveolar bone graft.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • The learner should be able to describe the pro's and con's of different donor sites for autologous bone, such as anterior iliac crest, posterior iliac crest, rib, and craniomaxillofacial bone.
  • The learner should be familiar with new technology currently available or on horizon for use in ABG, such as PRP, BMP, and more.