speakers dr hom-lay wang

Pikos Institute Bone Symposium


Current Advances in Socket and Horizontal Bone Augmentation

Implant site development is performed at time of extraction and during implant placement to prevent ridge resorption as well as to augment ridge width and height for better implant placement and esthetic outcome. Bone grafting, either horizontal or vertical, is often needed to facilitate ideal implant placement.  Techniques currently available for horizontal bone augmentation include, but are not limited to, guided bone regeneration (i.e., sandwich bone augmentation), monocortical only graft (either auto- or allo-genic), and ridge split/expansion. This presentation will briefly discuss these approaches.  This presentation will focus on a “decision tree” that will allow clinicians to choose the most predictable procedure for socket management (e.g., Colla-plug and PTFE techniques) and horizontal bone augmentation (e.g., GBR with tenting and sandwich bone augmentation).


Learning Objectives:
• Become familiar with decision making of how to select certain techniques for socket augmentation
• Recognize the decision tree for selecting proper augmentation technique
• Be familiar with sandwich bone augmentation, allo- and autogenic block graft and ridge split/expansion for horizontal bone augmentation


Hom-Lay Wang, DDS., MSD., Ph D
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS., MSD., Ph D, is Collegiate Professor of Periodontics, Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wang received his DDS from Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, DDS, MSD from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and Ph D from Hiroshima University, Japan. He also serves as a Research advisor for Eng. A.B. Research Chair for Growth Factors and Bone Regeneration, King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He published more than 22 book chapters/invited reviews and more than 300 scientific articles.

Dr. Wang serves as a Chair of Website Educational Committee for the Academy of Osseointegration, is a Diplomate and a Former Co-Chair and Director of the American Board of Periodontology and is the Diplomate and Former President and Board Director of the ICOI and a Fellow of American College of Dentists. He was a former President of the Midwest Society of Periodontology, a former Consultant for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, and a past Editor-in-Chief for the Open Dentistry Journal. He serves as an Associate Editor for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, eJournal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research, and International Chinese Journal of Dentistry, and Founding Editorial board member for newly introduced Clinical Advances in Periodontics Editorial Board member for the Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and many others.

Dr. Wang is the recipient of following awards/honors: AADS clinical research fellowship award (1992), Best Faculty Award (2003), The Charles E. English Annual Award in Clinical Science and Techniques (2004), Best papers in Journal of Oral Implantology (2004) and Implant Dentistry (2004), Morton L. Perel Annual Award for Dental Implant Educator (2007), AAP University of Michigan Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics (2010) and AAP special citation award (2013).

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