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October 15, 2014

Materials and Procedures Used to Preserve the Dimensions
of the Alveolar Ridge in the Esthetic Zone

Paulo M. Camargo, DDS, MS, MBA, FACD


Proper placement of implant fixtures in the esthetic zone is dependent upon the presence of adequate bone volume following tooth extraction. It is well documented that, if extractions sockets are allowed to heal naturally after tooth removal, substantial loss of the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the alveolar ridge can occur.

Clinical trials have shown the benefit of performing regenerative procedures aimed at preserving the dimensions of the extraction socket in conjunction with tooth removal, namely bone grafting and guided bone regeneration. The surgical steps involved in treating the extraction socket with bone grafts and guided bone regeneration will be outlined.

A decision tree will be presented in which the indications for buccal flap elevation, the use of absorbable and non-absorbable membranes, the role of soft tissue grafts in enhancing wound closure and the waiting period until implant placement, will be discussed.

The entire presentation will be clinically focused and a vast array of clinical cases presented. An effort will be made to support clinical recommendations with evidence that exists in the literature.

We are honored to welcome:

Paulo M. Camargo, DDS, MS, MBA, FACD




Dr. Paulo M. Camargo received his dental degree from the University of Parana, Brazil in 1984 and a certificate in Periodontics from UCLA in 1990. He also holds an MS degree in Oral Biology from UCLA and an MBA degree from the Anderson School of Business Management at UCLA.

Dr. Camargo is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and in 2007 became of fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Camargo practiced Periodontics for four years in the Los Angeles area before becoming a full-time academician. He is currently a Full Professor of Periodontics at UCLA where he is the chairman of the Section of Periodontics and the Associate Dean of Clinical Dental Sciences.

He teaches at the pre- and post-graduate levels and conducts clinical and basic research that focuses on salivary diagnostics for periodontal diseases, periodontal and bone regeneration, and peri-implantitis.

Dr. Camargo has over 80 publications and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad.

Dr. Camargo maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics and dental implants in Westwood.

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Nobel Biocare
22715 Savi Ranch Parkway
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Light Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Continuing Education Meeting: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No charge to members
$75 for non-members

To reserve your seat click the link below to register online or
e-mail: or call: 714-818-7193
A light dinner will be served. Limited attendance, please reserve early.

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