Hard Tissue Regeneration
Learning Pathway
Introduction to Implant Dentistry

This Learning Pathway covers the biologic requirements and mechanisms for hard tissue regeneration. The focus of this Pathway is on guided bone regeneration (GBR) procedures. It also provides concise and useful summaries of the socket healing process and the materials used in grafting – autogenous grafts, xenografts, and synthetic materials. The use of GBR in simultaneous and staged grafting procedures is also presented.

After completing this ITI Academy Learning Pathway, you should be able to:

  • define tissue regeneration and explain the need for guided bone regeneration (GBR) procedures
  • describe the process of healing after extraction
  • explain the ideal properties and types of grafting materials
  • describe the use of GBR for simultaneous and staged grafting
Theory & Principles
Healing of the Extraction Socket
Learning Module
Nikos Mardas
Biological Principles of Bone Grafting
Learning Module
Andreas Stavropoulos
Tissue Regeneration
Congress Lecture
Ivan B Darby
Guided Bone Regeneration: Decision-Making in Clinical Practice
Congress Lecture
Eduardo R Lorenzana
Bone Augmentation Procedures in Localized Alveolar Ridge Defects
Consensus Statement
Horizontal Ridge Augmentation in the Anterior Maxilla
Consensus Statement
Clinical Applications
Autologous Block Graft and Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) for Horizontal Ridge Augmentati…
Clinical Case
Daniel Buser, Urs C Belser
Replacement of a Compromised Upper Right Central Incisor: Hard- and Soft-tissue Augmentat…
Clinical Case
Paolo Casentini
Classification Tags
Introduction to Implant Dentistry