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Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Management of the Extraction Site

le 22/02/2024 • Gustavo Avila Ortiz

Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Management of the Extraction Site

Dental extraction is commonly indicated when a tooth cannot be restored or maintained in conditions
compatible with long-term health, function and/or esthetics. Tooth extraction inevitably triggers a
cascade of biologic events that result in a variable degree of alveolar ridge atrophy, which may have a
considerable impact on tooth replacement therapy, particularly when an implant-supported restoration
is planned. Therefore, adequate management of the extraction site represents a major component of
contemporary dental practice. This presentation is primarily aimed at reviewing the healing dynamics
that typically follow tooth extraction and different conventional and novel, digital-based strategies to
minimize the negative impact of tooth loss for adequate restorative-driven dental implant planning (either
immediate or delayed) based on current evidence.

• Review the sequence of biological events that take place after tooth extraction
• Identify different treatment options available for the management of the extraction site and
deficient alveolar ridges
• Discuss the role that local phenotypical factors play in healing dynamics


Biography : Dr. Gustavo Avila Ortiz
Dr. Gustavo Avila Ortiz obtained a DDS degree and completed a PhD training program at the University of
Granada (Spain), before moving to Ann Arbor (USA) where he graduated with a MS degree and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Avila Ortiz has over 10 years of experience as an educator and has worked to advance the profession in numerous institutional committees and scientific organizations. He is a former faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he was the Phillip A. Lainson Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics until 2022. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has authored more than 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. He is the co-author of the book “TISSUES: Critical Issue in Periodontics and Implant-Related Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, which has been critically acclaimed within the profession. Dr. Avila Ortiz is currently a Visiting Professor in the Division
of Periodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a member of Atelier Dental Madrid (Spain), a center for dental excellence where he maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and is regularly engaged in scholarly and continuing education activities.