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Atraumatic Extraction and Ridge Preservation (Closed)410-706-2282

Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Presented by: Robert M. D'Orazio, DDS, FAGD, MIIF, DABO/ID

Speaker Biography:

Dr. D'Orazio

Dr. Robert M. D’Orazio is a 1984 graduate of the University of Detroit, School of Dentistry. In 1987, he obtained a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 1991, Dr. D’Orazio completed a two-year externship at the Midwest Implant Institute, which included obtaining an ACLS certificate and intravenous conscious sedation training. He is a past president and board member of the Midwest Implant Institute Fellowship. Dr. D’Orazio is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In 1993, Dr. D’Orazio received Diplomate status in the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. In 1999, he was general program chairman for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s annual international meeting. Dr. D’Orazio has taught and lectured on the subject of implant dentistry and bone grafting for 22 years in North and Central America. He is the co-founder of Advanced Implant Mentoring. He currently serves Camlog USA in both consultant and educator capacities. Dr. D’Orazio maintains a referral-based dental implant dental practice located in Sterling Heights, Mich. He, his wife Linda and their son, PJ, reside in Lake Orion, Mich.pp

Course Description:

Conventional extraction techniques often result in reduced bone height and width, with associated esthetic and functional deficits. Learn how to remove the most difficult root tips predictably, with minimal trauma and loss of hard and soft tissue. By applying these newly developed techniques, instruments, and materials, you will learn to perform simple and predictable grafting procedures to maintain and augment bone in the healing socket.

This course presents the protocols for atraumatic tooth removal and ridge preservation. Dr. D'Orazio will discuss anatomy, histology and bone loss patterns. Indications for site preservation versus site augmentation will precede a thorough review of bone graft materials and collagen membrane products. Soft tissue flap design, releasing incisions, proper tissue closure, suture materials and techniques will be covered, as well. A thorough review of case selection will equip attendees with the ability to select cases that will provide predictable results. Understanding and applying the fundamentals taught in this course will provide the participant with ideal sites for future esthetic restorative procedures. Participants will be involved in hands-on exercises using materials and instruments.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Competently select cases for atraumatic extraction
  • Successfully regenerate bone in tooth sockets immediately after removal
  • Become familiar with bone graft materials and collagen membrane products
  • Understand how anatomy, histology and bone loss patterns affect atraumatic tooth removal


  • Dentist: $399
  • Team Member: $175

CDE Credits:

  • 8 CDE credit hours - lecture and hands-on

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry has designated this activity for 8 Continuing Dental Education hours.


  • Entire Dental Team

This course is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Camlog A Henry Schein Company. 

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