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Socket Preservation Bone Grafting for General Dentists


June 07, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

This course is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please call 415.929.6486 or email

Dental implant placement to replace a missing tooth is the standard method of restoring an edentulous site. This hands-on course is designed to teach basic site preservation prior to implant placement. You will learn practical techniques for socket healing after extraction, socket bone grafting and immediate implant placement to implement in your practice.

You Will Learn

  • Socket healing after extraction
  • Bone resorption
  • The rational for socket bone grafting
  • How to perform basic socket preservation bone grafting
  • The need for atraumatic extraction
  • Bone graft versus implant as socket preservation

Who Should Attend

All dentists interested in learning socket preservation bone grafting.

Early Bird Tuition: $395* (for registrations received by May 7)
Regular Tuition: $435* 
Deposit: $130 (non-refundable)
Program: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco          
Credits: This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.

*Course is limited to 30 participants; includes continental breakfast.


David Ehsan, MD, DDS is a graduate of Dugoni School of Dentistry and University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a licensed physician/surgeon and dentist. He is dual board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental anesthesiology. He is past president of the San Francisco Dental Society and has lectured throughout the United States. He is an oral maxillofacial and implant surgeon in private practice and the surgical director of San Francisco Implant Institute.

Matthew Young, DDS earned his dental degree at University of Buffalo, graduating with honors. He completed a General Practice Residency program at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he is currently a clinical faculty member. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, an officer of its Western District and a member of the National Educational Committee. He is also a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.