Tooth loss and subsequent natural remodeling of the alveolar process presents itself as a major challenge in the age of implant dentistry. Reconstruction of the dento-alveolar ridge is often required for esthetic implant reconstruction and is a major challenge for the surgeon and a burden for the patient. Socket grafting creates a unique opportunity to prevent the loss of the alveolar process and allows the subsequent implant-reconstruction to be much less complicated. Current protocols therefore are aimed at pre-planning extractions thus allowing for preservation of tissue. The course will give a short review of current concepts, focusing on practical and easy approaches for socket grafting in everyday practice: Socket grafting, made easy!
Giles de Quincey received his dental degree from the University of Nijmegen the Netherlands in 1987 and then successfully completed the post-graduate programme in advanced periodontics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1990).
Since 1990 he has a referral practice, limited to periodontics, dental implants and reconstructive dentistry in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Since 1992 he has been involved as a clinical instructor and in post-graduate training at the University of Nijmegen, from 1992-2010 in the a that time EFP-accredited post-graduate programme in Periodontology . In 2010 this programme was converted to a post-graduate programme Reconstructive Dentistry.
He was accredited as a specialist in Periodontology (EFP) in 1994 and was a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology from 1994-2009. He is an active member of the Dutch Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Dutch Society of Periodontology.
Giles has published and lectured nationally and internationally and has a passion for peri-implant and periodontal plastic surgery and esthetic dental reconstruction