Modern Extraction Techniques & Ridge Preservation

Friday, April 23, 2021 
Live Interactive Webinar 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)



This course is designed to focus on the didactic knowledge needed for management of extraction sockets. Topics include biologic principles pertaining to the healing of extraction sockets, rationale for socket preservation, socket preservation versus ridge augmentation, properties of biomaterials and achievable results, surgical techniques available for socket preservation, and surgical techniques available for ridge augmentation following extractions.



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits and rationale for socket preservation

  • Learn how biologic events during healing of the extraction socket relate to socket preservation concepts

  • Recognize the role of different biomaterials on socket preservation techniques

  • Acknowledge the differences between socket preservation and ridge augmentation procedures

  • Understand and apply basic surgical concepts related to socket preservation procedures.

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As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course handouts and other timely information. For your convenience, registration will 24 hours prior to course date.

Live Interactive Webinars are considered as in-classroom setting CE hours by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Continuing education credits awarded for participation in this Live Interactive Webinar may not apply as in person/ / in-classroom CE hours towards license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).

Tuition | Course Fee

Live Interactive Webinar presentation

CDE Only | 3-hours continuing dental education
$117 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel
New Alumni (2018-2020 Graduate) Complimentary Registration

Course fee is due at time of registration.

Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee receipt of webinar link.

About Our Speaker


Nikolaos Soldatos, DDS, MSD, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. He is a graduate and former faculty member of the Dental School of Athens at National and Kapodistrian University in Greece, where he also earned a PhD from the Medical School. After earning a certificate in periodontics and a Master of Science in Dental Medicine from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, he joined the faculty in the Division of Periodontics, Department of Surgical Dentistry as an assistant professor while completing an implant fellowship. In 2015, Dr. Soldatos joined UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. His clinical interests include implantology, guided bone regeneration and soft-tissue regeneration. Dr. Soldatos is a member of several professional societies and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals in both the U.S. and Europe. 



Popi Stylianou, DDS, MS, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. Upon graduating first in her class from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry in Greece, she worked in private practice as a general dentist for two years. Subsequently, Dr. Stylianou earned a certificate in periodontics and Master of Science from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In addition, she completed a prosthodontics and implant fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Implant and Contemporary Dentistry Center. She joined UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in 2015 and teaches in both graduate and undergraduate clinics while maintaining a part-time private practice treating patients with implant and periodontal needs. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of numerous professional societies in the U.S. and Europe.


  Pedro M. Trejo, DDS, MS, is a dual-specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics. He earned a certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and a certificate and Master Degree in Periodontics from UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, Texas. He has treated numerous cases involving virtual, guided implant surgeries. Dr. Trejo is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Periodontics at the School of Dentistry, and has maintained a private practice specializing in Periodontics and Prosthodontics in Houston, Texas. He also has extensive experience in restorative dentistry and clinical and instructional implant surgical.

Credit Hours

499 Bone Grafting/GTR Surgery (Periodontics) - Lecture: Hours - 3




Webinar Link Opens | 8:30 AM (CST)

Presentation | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)


Virtual CDE | Live Interactive Webinar

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UTHealth School of Dentistry
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Houston, TX 77054
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