Stephen Chen
Stephen Chen

Thursday Mar 1

Contemporary Concepts of Socket Wound Healing

  2:30 - 3:15 pm

Opening Symposium

Stephen Chen, BDS, MDSc, PhD

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) outline the physiologic processes of alveolar ridge resorption post-extraction; 2) describe the dimensional changes that may be anticipated after tooth extraction; 3) compare and contrast the two approaches of ridge preservation and ridge reconstruction; 4) list measurable outcomes for therapy in the edentulous patient restored with removable prostheses; 5) discuss the advantages and limitations in preserving periodontally compromised teeth and 6) identify the factors that should be considered when determining whether to perform root canal treatment and/or periodontal treatment or extract a tooth and place an implant or fixed partial denture.