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Simplifying Decision Making in Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting (for both teeth and implants)

Speaker: Dr. Neel Bhatavadekar

July 21, 2024

ACDE Webinar Series

ACDE (Association for Continuing Dental Education)

The Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 37 of its member schools, is jointly providing a series of live webinars. This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental professional’s schedule and interests.

Course Description

Clinicians are often faced with challenging situations where hard or soft tissue deficiencies exist (either around teeth or around implants). They may be uncertain of the appropriate treatment sequence to follow, or the appropriate grafts to use, or the correct restorative/surgical approach, to ensure long term success.

This lecture discusses how the above decisions can be simplified, and guides the clinicians with easy clinically relevant take-home points, which are evidence based. We discuss the evidence based SRA (Sequential Ridge Augmentation) protocol, and the RSC (Restorative Surgical or Combination) protocol , and how it applies to daily clinical decision making. Lastly, the case-specific graft materials (autogenous or otherwise) to be used, will also be elaborated upon. This lecture is appropriate for both new graduates, as well as clinicians with a few years of practice experience.

  • At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

    1. Make evidence-based decisions using the SRA and RSC protocol
    2. Utilize established diagnostic criteria to segregate simple/complex cases
    3. Clinically apply and decide the appropriate use of soft and hard tissue grafts
    4. Decide the sequence of which correction should come first- hard tissue or soft tissue
  • This webinar will be held on Zoom.

    Instructions will be sent to you by email closer to the course start date on how to access the Zoom meeting.

  • Cancellations made more than 10 calendar days before the course start date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 calendar days of the course start date.

    Refunds will not be issued for registrants who do not attend, regardless of reason for absence.

    Registrations cannot be transferred to another individual.

    To cancel your registration, please follow the link and instructions provided in the registration confirmation email. If you are eligible for a refund, the refund will be processed automatically upon cancellation. Please allow 3-5 business days for the transaction to be completed.

    Continuing Dental Education (University of Toronto) reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registrations, instructor cancellation, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In the event of course cancellation, a full refund will be issued, and registrants will be notified promptly. We are not liable for any associated losses, damages, or expenses, including travel and accommodations.

  • After completing this course, a certificate of completion that indicates the number of Continuing Education (CE) points earned will be sent to you within 7-10 days by email.


As a former full-time faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center, he has extensive teaching and clinical experience, and he currently holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Periodontology at Tufts University. After completing residency training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill), he qualified for Board Certification in 2008. In addition, he has a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Masters in Public Health from the UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has been the first ITI (International Team for Implantology) Fellow in India, and is a Registered ITI Speaker.  In addition to being a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology, and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, he has been a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for dental implant and graft companies in Europe and US. Dr. Neel has several clinical research grants, and over 600 publication citations to his credit. His clinical interests are grafting for implant dentistry, mucogingival surgery and periodontal bioengineering.

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