Simultaneous Implant & Bone Block placement

Speaker: Howard Gluckman

Originally broadcasted on: 10th August, 2015, 6:00 PM CEST Other time zones

This lecture will go through the different techniques and materials necessary to carry out these procedures as well as provide hints and tips for the successful treatment of your patients.


In order to achieve stable soft tissue we require stable buccal bone.

In order to achieve this we need to ensure space maintenance and stable bone.  There are many techniques to achieve this but none better than autogenous bone plates.  More recently the use of allogenic plates has been introduced and makes the use of these techniques far easier as they provide the majority of the bone without having to go to a second site.  The use of these plates creates the ideal vessel for guided bone regeneration and by placing an implant at the same time greatly reduces the treatment time for the patient by up to 4-6 months.  It also limits the number of surgical interventions the patient will need to go through.   So with less second site morbidity and improved graft stability this is fast becoming the ultimate in guided bone regeneration.


Howard Gluckman
Howard GluckmanDr. Gluckman completed his dental training at the university of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in a general practice he completed a 4-year full time degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, which he completed with distinction (cum Laude) in 1998. He was intimately involved in the development of the postgraduate diploma in Implantology at both the University of Stellenbosch and later at the University of Western Cape.

He is currently in full time private practice in Cape Town. He is the director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, which is a private post graduate training facility in South Africa currently providing a complete postgraduate training program in Implantology in South Africa. The Academy is accredited accredited by The University of Frankfurt. He has been involved in Implantology training for 18 years.

Dr. Gluckman was the author of a monthly Implantology corner for the South African Dental Journal and is the immediate past president of the South African Society for dental Implantology and on the board of the Southern African Association of Osseointegration (SAAO). He has served as the secretary of the South African society of Periodontics.

He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and is a member of Dentsply/Friadent's Master Speakers Program. He is on the experts panel of the international educational website Dental XP and is on the Dental XP scientific board. His special interests are immediate placement/ immediate load as well as soft tissue aesthetics and periodontal plastic surgery. autogenous bone augmentation especially bone harvested from the palate and three-dimensional bone augmentation.

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