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Improving the clinical success of alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration (GBR): The when, where, and how? – a live webinar

Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc, Ph.D, MS, FRCDC and Zeeshan Sheikh, DipDh, BDS, MSc, PhD, M.Perio, FRCDC

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

The lecture provided by two certified periodontists and clinician scientists will discuss surgical considerations and techniques, with the proper use of bone graft materials and barrier membranes, to achieve predictable alveolar ridge preservation and develop extraction sites for future implant placement. The Lecture will also focus on surgical techniques used to achieve guided bone regeneration (GBR) to augment the ridge width and height. Also included in the lecture will be an overview of various bone graft biomaterials, membranes, and suture materials and how to use them in combination for alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration therapy. The speakers will also focus on the various complications that are encountered with these procedures and techniques and how to manage them clinically.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you should be able to:

  • Understand in brief the biology behind bone remodeling and resorption.
  • Identify and classify bone defects in edentulous sites.
  • Recognize different bone graft materials and membranes and their clinical applications.
  • Understand the concept of alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration for various soft and hard tissue defects.
  • Understand the various suturing techniques that are useful in achieving primary closure for the augmented sites.
  • Recognize the complications and the management of them after alveolar ridge preservation and Guided Bone Regeneration.


Dr. Haider Al-WaeliHaider Al-Waeli is a certified Periodontist, a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and works as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University. Dr. Al-Waeli received a Ph.D from McGill University and a Master in Periodontics from Dalhousie. Dr Al-Waeli is a member of many professional and academic association around the world such as American Academy of Periodontology, Canadian Academy of Periodontology, European Federation of Periodontology, and International Association of Dental research.

Dr. Zeeshan SheikhZeeshan Sheikh is a Clinical Scientist in Periodontics, and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Applied Oral Sciences and Dental Clinical Sciences at the Faculty of Dentistry-Dalhousie University. Dr. Sheikh was trained as a dental clinician and a biomaterial scientist and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Periodontics and also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. In addition to delivering several conference talks, presentations and CE courses both locally, nationally, and internationally, Dr. Sheikh has more than 70+ research publications, reviews, book chapters, case-reports and editorials in peer-reviewed and other journals. His research expertise lies in developing novel biomaterial options for bone grafting and alveolar ridge augmentation applications.


  • Drs. Haider Al-Waeli and Zeeshan Sheikh have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Online Webinar

This course is designed for dentists and all dental professionals.

8:00am – 10:00am Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 37 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, April 12, 2024. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and ACDE member schools.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.