Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting for Optimal Implant Reconstruction

Dr. Istvan Urban

Pikos Symposium 2018

Dr. Urban received his DMD degree and subsequently his MD degree from Semmelweis University School of Medicine and Dentistry (Budapest, Hungary) in 1991 and 1996.

He completed a residency program in oral surgery at St. Istvan Hospital in Budapest, Hungary (1992-1996). He completed his internship program in Periodontics at UCLA.

After he graduated from the Fellowship Program (1999-2000) in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, he was appointed assistant professor the following year. Dr. Urban teaches implant dentistry in the graduate program at Loma Linda University.  He is licensed in the state of California (USA) and  has a private practice in Budapest, Hungary.

Dr. Urban received his PhD degree in 2012 and he is currently an associate professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Szeged.

Dr. Urban has published scientific articles and text book chapters on bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants. He is an invited speaker internationally in the field of Implant Dentistry.


Thursday November 1, 2018

4:15 pm – 6:15 pm Dr. Istvan Urban

Vertical and Horizontal Ridge Augmentation

Vertical and horizontal augmentation presents one of the greatest challenges of bone regeneration in implant dentistry. This is primarily due to the difficulty of the surgical procedure and its potential complications. Patient selection, patient preparation for surgery, precise surgical techniques and postoperative management are the key factors in reducing the rate of bone graft complications. To predictably achieve successful bone augmentation angiogenesis, clot stability and space maintenance should be employed. In an attempt to achieve wound closure and hence graft stability, the buccal mucosa are often broadly released, and this often results in a severe apical translocation of the mucogingival line, loss of vestibule and keratinized mucosa (KM). The detailed surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth, the Modified Lingual Flap as well as the technique for protecting the mental nerve will be presented in detail. Recent research of the SAUSAGE TECHNIQUETM as well as minimally invasive soft tissue reconstruction will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the biology of the incorporation of the bone graft.
2. Understand the surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth.
3. Learn the surgical principles of ridge augmentation surgery.
4. Learn the surgical principles of the reconstruction of the vestibule and keratinized tissue after ridge augmentation.