Soft tissue management for bone augmentation

Speaker: Marius Steigmann

Originally broadcasted on: 7th April, 2014, 7:00 PM CEST Other time zones

In time bone augmentation has moved from highly special-ized clinics into the dental office. With the help of modern grafting material the augmentation volume in the dental office has increased year by year.


However the main issue remains soft tissue closure for high volume augmentation, especially in the posterior mandible and posterior maxilla. Dr. Steigmann developed special flap designs and suturing techniques specific to location to solve this ongoing soft tissue management problem.

Learning objectives:

  • The participants will get an introduction how to solve this soft tissue closure problem according to the location.



Marius Steigmann
Marius Steigmann
  • Private practice Neckargemünd & Frankfurt Germany
  • Adjunct. clinical associate professor University of Michigan dept. Periodontology
  • Adjunct. Assistant. Professor Boston University
  • Adjunct. Professor University of Pennsilvania dept. Endodontics
  • Honorary Professor of the “Carol Davila “University Bucharest
  • Visiting Professor University of Szeged faculty of dentistry
  • Visiting Professor department of Implantology in Temeschburg
  • Diplomate of the ICOI
  • Dr. Steigmann also received the medal of “Semmelweiss“
  • Budapest University dental school dept. of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Founder and director of the “Steigmann Institute”

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    Concerning bone graft substitutes; among allograft, xenograft and synthetic, what shall I use? what shall be the selection criteria? If for an especific indication all bone graft substitutes are the same, then my selection would be based on price? Why should I prefer synthetic rather than xenograft? why should I prefer cerabone rather than BioOss? Is the use of a membrane compulsory? Besides the use of a membrane to keep granules in place, is there any other purpose? What is your opinion concerning bioactive glass? Besides handling and ease of use, why should I use granules, rather than bloc or putty form? Thanks.

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