speakers dr craig misch

Pikos Hard and Soft Tissue Symposium 2016

Is Autogenous Bone Still the Gold Standard?


For historical and biologic reasons autogenous bone has long been considered the gold standard of bone graft materials. For bone augmentation procedures in preparation for dental implants autogenous grafts provided predictable volume gains, favorable bone quality with short healing periods. However, the need to harvest the graft with associated morbidity is an inherent disadvantage that has caused many clinicians to abandon the use of autograft. The choice of a technique for bone augmentation is dependent on a number of factors including ridge morphology, degree of atrophy, bone volume requirements and clinician preference. This presentation will provide contemporary indications for using autogenous graft and review cases that exhibit clinical techniques for graft harvest and augmentation.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand the advantages of using autogenous bone
• Identify cases that autogenous bone may be preferred
• Understand techniques to decrease morbidity and enhance outcomes


Dr. Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS
Dr. Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS has received postgraduate certificates in prosthodontics and oral implantology as well as a Master of Dental Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He then acted as Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Implant Center until entering specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and practices as a dual specialist in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Misch is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Departments of Periodontics and Prosthodontics. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Int J Oral and Maxillofac Implants, Int J Perio and Rest Dentistry and Implant Dentistry. He has published and lectured extensively on the topics of reconstructive surgery, bone grafting, implant surgery and prosthodontics.