Nabih Nader

Nabih Nader

Chief of Clinical Services, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University

Dr.  Nader is a graduate of the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the Lebanese University.

He specialized, in Paris, in Oral Surgery (CES PARIS VII) and Periodontology, graduating with a University Diploma (DU PARIS VI); He has authored and co-authored several international papers and has lectured in international events. He recently published his book: “Sinus Grafting Techniques, A step-by-step Guide” (Springer- Switzerland).

Dr. Nader maintains a private practice limited to Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, and Periodontology. Currently, Dr. Nader is a Chief of Clinical Services at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Lebanese University, Faculty of Dental Medicine.

Lecture title: The Cortico-Cancellous Soft Tissue Punch: A Novel Procedure for Alveolar Ridge Preservation

Lecture abstract: After tooth extraction, the alveolar ridge will commonly decrease in volume and change morphologically. Careful management of extraction site prevents unsightly bone loss and secure a better cosmetic outcome of tooth replacement. Today, with the increasingly frequent use of dental implants to replace non-restorable teeth, preservation of the existing alveolus is essential to maintain adequate bone volume for placement and stabilization of the implants. Atraumatic extraction and socket preservation techniques have been introduced to minimize bone resorption after tooth extraction and, thus, allows treatment that satisfies esthetic and functional criteria. The purpose of the presentation is to focus on most common alveolar ridge preservation procedures following tooth extraction; a novel technique using Autogenous Cortico-Cancellous Soft Tissue Punch technique (ACCP) will be presented: Histology and clinical evidence is reviewed to provide an in-depth understanding of the logic behind and value this new socket preservation approach.