Buccal Plate Preservation: A new technique to improve aesthetic results in single implant placement

Speaker: Alfonso Caiazzo

Originally broadcasted on: 8th February, 2016, 6:00 PM CET Other time zones

This webinar aims to review the literature of socket preservation and will also analyse the different techniques and materials used in such a regenera-tive procedure.


During the course we will propose a new technique which will not interfere with the self-healing potentials of the socket and leads to excellent aesthetic results.

By the end of the course all participants, either GPs or specialists, will be able to better understand the biological process of socket healing and be accustomed  to using a new tool in their everyday practice.

Managing extraction sockets in the anterior maxilla is still a problem that dentists are facing on everyday basis. Many techniques on how to counteract a possible resorption of the alveolus are known. Some of these may require specific clinical skills. Others may necessitate a longer period of treatment.

The webinar will illustrate a simple procedure that may help to facilitate the management of these clinical case scenarios, with minimal interference to the natural healing time of a socket.

Cell occlusive membranes alone or in combination with different bone grafting have been used extensively to enhance healing of extraction sockets and to prevent ridge collapse prior to placement of dental implants. However, bone grafting may interfere with the self-healing process of the socket which will take longer.  The use of a membrane (according to the GBR principle) may require a more sophisticated surgery at the time of extraction as well as  an extended period of healing to obtain proper maturation of the regenerated area.

Placing the graft external to the buccal plate, the Buccal Plate Preservation technique (BPP), may prevent  the eventuality of an anaesthetic result due to the resorption of the buccal plate. Thus after extraction it would be possible to place the implants sooner, since the BPP technique does not interfere with the self-healing process of the alveolus.


Alfonso Caiazzo
Alfonso CaiazzoDr. Alfonso Caiazzo was awarded his dental degree at the University of Naples, Italy, in 1991. He went through a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at TUFTS University in Boston, USA from 1993-1997. He was clinical instructor at the same University in the department of oral surgery in 1998. From 1997 to 1999 he did a fellowship in Implant dentistry at the New York University, New York USA.

He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (Boston University).

He is member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He is President Elect of the Italian society of oral surgery and implant dentistry (SICOI).

Certified in Wilckodontics.

He is Fellow of the European Federation of Oral Surgery Societies (EFOSS).

He is founding member of the European Society of Dental & Craniofacial Stem Cells (ESDCSC).

Co-editor of the book Orthodontically Driven Corticotomy , Wiley-Blackwell 2015.

Co-author of the chapter Implant dentistry in Oral Surgery for the General Dentist, Wiley-Blackwell 2015.

Author of several articles in International Journals.

His office is located in Salerno, Italy, and his practice is limited to oral surgery and Implant dentistry.

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