Advances in imaging, virtual planning and biologics allow us to more accurately define the condition and develop personalized plans and modalities to achieve better outcomes. Focus will be on replacing what has been taken away by trauma or disease and to regenerate what was never there to begin with.
At the completion of the presentation the participant will be able to:
- Adequately evaluate and treatment plan all types of alveolar ridge defects and developmental facial deformities.
- Formulate a sequential operative and restorative driven treatment plan to address the missing tissues and appreciate critical prosthetic parameters.
- Identify ridges and anatomic situations where bone grafting or tissue regeneration is indicated, then proceed with an appropriate procedure and select biologics to achieve successful augmentation.
- Utilize various surgical guides and adjunctive measures to accurately place implants in an optimal position for the restoring dental colleague.
Mark W. Ochs, DMD, MD
Professor & Chair
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Director of the Dental Implant Center
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Ochs attended the University of Pittsburgh for his undergraduate and dental education. In 1989 he completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training and obtained his medical degree with honors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Head of Hospital Dentistry, and Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs.
Academic and surgical interests include orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, bone grafting/reconstruction and implants.