Implant Dentistry with Case Acceptance Chips: Extractions and Socket Grafting for the GP


With extractions, the expectation and national standard is to avoid “buccal bone removal” when removing a tooth. An erupted third molar is often an exception. Question: “What are methods for a less traumatic extraction and how fast can you do it?” Old school, like “removing molar buccal bone to the furcation” before sectioning a molar is unacceptable.
When the socket’s buccal bone is thin and an implant is desired, a socket graft is the norm because thin bone “caves” quite rapidly over not many months. Periodontists and oral surgeons are taught ways to get “better soft tissue closure” over a collagen membrane but GPs are not. Especially with molars, that could be a handicap for them unless they find others ways to get predictable results. This webinar helps Generalists “up their game” and compete better in these two popular areas of treatment.

1 CE credit

Implant Dentistry with Case Acceptance Chips: Extractions and Socket Grafting for the GP

with Dr. Karl Koerner

1 credit CE — AGD code 690 Implants

Educational Objectives:

The participant will learn:

  • Modern ways to quickly and easily remove teeth without sacrificing facial bone.
  • Which instruments are most effective and how to use them.
  • How to obtain “better” soft tissue closure than just leaving it open as wide as the tooth, regardless of the membrane.
  • Which barrier membranes are more predictable than run-of-the-mill collagens to allow time for “osteoid” bone to form.

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Karl Koerner

Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses to general dentists in the U.S. and abroad. He has been an Associate Professor and is now an Adjunct Professor at Roseman College of Dental Medicine (Roseman University of Health Sciences) in Utah.
Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored or co-authored four books on oral surgery. In addition, he has made several surgery DVDs with Dr. Gordon Christensen. He is a past president of the Utah Dental Association and Utah Academy of General Dentistry. Though not an oral surgeon, Dr. Koerner received surgery training in the U.S. Army and in his Utah general practice performed only oral surgery for over 20 years. He was given the National AGD’s Weclew Award for contributions to general dentistry and dental education.


How do I access this course?

After purchasing, you will have access to a video recording of a live event.

Do I get CE credit for watching the video?

Yes, after watching this course you will take a quiz through CEZoom which will qualify you for 1 CE credit.