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Dr. Barry Levin
Simultaneous Crestal Sinus Elevation & Implant Placement with a Ribose Cross-Linked, Collagen-Based Bone Graft (Dr. Barry Levin)
The anatomic proximity of the maxillary sinus to the apices of molar and premolar teeth is a significant factor when considering implant therapy to replace maxillary posterior teeth. An emerging field within tissue engineering is the application of xenografts capable of stimulating de novo bone regeneration. This presentation presents a technique using a crestal approach to sinus grafting utilizing a novel bone graft material composed of porcine, ribose cross-linked collagen seeded with a microscopic hydroxyapatite mineral. This highly cohesive biomaterial is able to minimize graft migration, which is particularly important in case of undetected Schneiderian membrane perforations. The material also has been demonstrated in animal studies to be capable of osteoconduction, resulting in increased bone volume in ridge augmentation procedures.

1. Understand the advantages of a ribose cross-linked collagen based bone graft for crestal sinus elevations.
2. Selection of appropriate cases for simultaneous implant placement and crestal sinus elevations
3. Demonstrate the various applications, based on a published classification system, that crestal sinus elevation can be performed.
4. Appreciate the incidence of sinus membrane perforation when performing crestal sinus elevations, and recognize the need for a cohesive bone graft to minimize complications.
5. Differentiate the methods of collagen cross-linking and the advantages of ribose cross linking (GLTMATRIX®).

The webinar will include interactive Q&A during the last 10-15 minutes of the session.

Duration: 1hr

May 27, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Barry Levin
Barry P. Levin, D.M.D. is a Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology. A graduate of Temple University School of Dental Medicine, he earned his certificate in Periodontics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Levin has been on staff at the University of Pennsylvania-Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgery Department since 1996. Dr. Levin publishes and lectures both nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to dental implantology and periodontics and has been involved in research pertaining to new and advanced dental implant designs and bone regenerative materials.