speakers dr mauricio araujo

Pikos Hard and Soft Tissue Symposium 2016

Management of the Alveolar Socket for Successful Ridge Preservation

Post-extraction bone resorption represents a challenge for the clinician. It may lead to esthetic problems and more complex implant installation due to dimensional alterations of the ridge. Thus, the concept of preventing bone loss following tooth extraction is very attractive. The current presentation will describe a series of studies regarding the preservation of the alveolar process dimensions following tooth extraction. It will be demonstrated that socket graft with bone substitutes can compensate for post-extraction bone loss. Clinical cases that illustrate the surgical technique and outcome of ridge preservation procedures will be presented and discussed.


Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the scientific evidence concerning the benefit of ridge preservation and augmentation following tooth extraction
• Describe the minimally-invasive tooth extraction procedure
• Describe the ridge preservation procedure


Mauricio Araujo
Dr Araújo is a Periodontist working both in private practice and at The State University of Maringa, Parana, Brazil. He completed his PhD at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 1998. He is the Chairman of the Perio/Implant Research Unit, State University of Maringá and Senior-researcher at the Department of Periodontology, Goteborg University. He has together with his co-workers published groundbreaking research in the fields of ridge alterations following tooth extraction, ridge preservation, bone formation in extraction sockets and immediate implant placement. He is an ITI Fellow, the ITI Chairman in Brazil and an Osteology Foundation Board member. He is member of the editorial board of several journals