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Soft Tissue Grafting: When, Why, How and by Whom? (AGD SPECIAL)


September 22, 2020


2300 Yonge Street, Suite 901, Toronto ON

3 CE Credits Description: This course is designed to review current concepts of soft tissue grafting. This lecture discusses answers to the clini...

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Setting a Good Foundation: Bone Grafting of the Extraction Socket for Implant Success

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The placement of an implant in a prosthetically driven position is crucial to the long-term success of an implant. When a tooth is extracted, dimensional changes occur to the alveolar socket, including loss of bone volume, width, and height.  These undesirable changes compromise the ability to place an implant in its correct position.  The result is an increase in treatment complications, including compromised function, esthetics, and a decrease in patient satisfaction.  Bone grafting at the time of tooth extraction to preserve or augment the bone volume will prevent these adverse dimensional changes, providing a solid foundation for implant success.

This lecture will provide a pragmatic approach to successful bone grafting at the time of tooth extraction, in anticipation for future implant placement, with discussion of regenerative materials available today. 

Treatment Objectives:

  • Develop skills to critically evaluate the clinical and radiographic findings prior to tooth extraction, to provide predictable results.
  • Develop a clinical roadmap for socket preservation, and augmentation
  • Review the current bone graft materials and membranes available today.
  • Discuss the healing time needed, from the time of bone grafting to implant placement.




Dr. Tina Kokosis studied Human Biology at the University of Toronto, and then received her DDS degree at the University of Western Ontario.  She then moved to New York City and completed a 3-year residency at Columbia University where she received her Master of Science degree in Periodontics.  Her research at Columbia University included the evaluation and comparison of the surface topography of various dental implants and their effect on osseointegration, and the success rates of short implants in the maxilla and mandible. 
     Dr. Kokosis currently resides in Toronto, where she is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics, having obtained a Fellowship from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.  She is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute.  She is also a member of the International Team for Implantology and the Academy of Osseointegration.  She is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, and has been a lecturer and clinical instructor in several hands-on courses.   She currently maintains a private periodontal practice in Toronto, where she provides services in all areas of periodontal and implant therapy.


Wednesday November 25th, 2015, 06:00pm - 09:00pm


$99.00 plus taxes


PACE - 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 905 - Toronto ON


Please register online with us at Should you have any problems please email or call 1-877-920-7223.

Please note that PACE cancellation policy does not give refunds unless your cancellation is received in writing 72 hours before the program is to take place if it is a lecture and 5 days prior for all hands on programs due to nature of those programs.

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