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Socket Preservation: Indications and Options (preview)

Implants have become increasingly popular among clinicians and patients. Parallel to this development, ridge preservation procedure has gained in popularity with the goal to maintain the contour of the bony housing following tooth extraction in prevision of future dental placement.
- Describe the wound healing process following extraction alone, extraction with immediate implant placement and extraction with ridge preservation.
- List the available materials and techniques used for ridge preservation
- Identify clinical situations for which ridge preservation is highly recommended


GUY HUYNH-BA, D.D.S., M.S., received his D.D.S. in 1999 at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He completed his residency in Periodontics in 2005 at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Dr. Huynh-Ba received his Swiss and European board certifications in Periodontics in 2007 and his Master‘s degree in Periodontics in 2008. Before coming to San Antonio, he was a full-time Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut Heath Center (UCHC) in the Division of Periodontology, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences and at the University of Bern, Switzerland in the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Huynh-Ba is currently a full-time Associate Professor/Clinical in the department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) which he joined in 2009.

Last reviewed on: 09/01/2014 | Expire date: 08/31/2019