Off The Shelf Bone Block Grafting. The Why and how of effective allograft block grafting

Speaker: Hassan Maghaireh

Originally broadcasted on: 15th October, 2018, 6:00 PM CET Other time zones

This webinar will present indications, clinical applications and differences in technique between maxgraft cancellous blocks vs. maxgraft unicortical cancellous blocks.


Placing a dental implant in the correct four dimensional position and within the future prosthetic envelop is considered as one of the crucial aspects of long term peri-implant bone and soft tissue stability in implant dentistry. It is unacceptable anymore to place an implant tilted buccally with the apex directed too palatally in order to achieve primary stability in cases with deficient bone volume as this will lead to a compromised and oversized clinical crown, minimal peri-implant labial bone thickness and gum recession.

Therefore, in cases with considerable bone defects such as one wall defects, no wall defects or even two wall defects with extensive mesio-distal gap, a pre-implant augmentation surgery is a vital prerequisite to allow correct implant placement in order to achieve satisfactory aesthetic and functional short and long term results. A variety of bone-grafting materials have been used, but autogenous bone blocks harvested from either extraoral or intraoral sites have been traditionally claimed to be the gold standard . However, allograft blocks are nowadays considered by a wide group of clinicians as a valid and well documented alternative which offers comparative results at a fraction of trauma, morbidity and risk to our patients.

In this webinar, Dr Maghaireh will present the clinical workflow of various types of allograft bone blocks used at his practice in Leeds- UK with more than 5 years follow up. He will also present bone grafting clinical tips and recommendations in addition to detailing advantages and potential drawbacks and discuss indications and contraindications of various types of allograft blocks.


Hassan Maghaireh
Hassan MaghairehDr Hassan Maghaireh is the head of the scientific committee at The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry (BAIRD). He completed five years training in various maxillofacial units in the UK, earning membership in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh through an examination. He gained a Clinical Masters degree in Implant Dentistry from the University of Manchester in 2008, winning the award for best clinical presentation.

Dr Maghaireh maintains a private aesthetic implant referral practice in Leeds. He also acts as a mentor and honorary clinical teacher in implantology in the University of Manchester’s MSc Program.

Dr Maghaireh published many clinical studies in peer-reviewed international journals. He has a special interest in immediate loading, peri-implant soft tissue management and managing aesthetic complications. He is also actively involved in the oral health group of the Cochrane collaboration, updating evidence-based systematic reviews on various topics related to dental implants.

Dr Maghaireh is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Oral Implantology and he is the editorial director of Smile Dental Journal. He is the clinical director for the British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry Implant courses in the UK, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Croatia, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The dual nature of his clinical & evidence-based training means that Dr Maghaireh is a frequent author of dental literature, and a sought-after lecturer nationally and internationally.

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