Narrow Crest Rectangular Wedge Piezoimplant and the Traditional Regenerative Options
Hands-on Courses
26 Oct 2023, 09:00 - 18:00 CAPP Training Institute | Dubai | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Implant Dentistry , Periodontics


Face-to-Face Training | Dubai (full day)


Reduced horizontal crestal volume is a very common clinical problem in modern implantology. Conventional screw-type-implant positioning in narrow ridges can often cause vestibular dehiscence, which is the main anatomic cause of peri-implantitis and leads to implant failure.

Typically, bone augmentation procedures are required to prevent these complications which increase surgical invasiveness and post-surgical morbidity, thus resulting in high therapy costs compared to the ones of implants placed in a native bone.

The aim of this course is to introduce in-depth knowledge of the Piezoimplants rectangular shape – a new paradigm in implantology – which allows efficient and minimally invasive clinical solutions, particularly in case of horizontal bone defect

Every participant will be able to acquire a deep knowledge of the clinical procedures to treat the horizontal defect from the diagnosis up to implant placement, included the main scientific, technological and clinical aspects of the new implants for narrow ridges, the perforation technique, the rexpander® technique and a complete digital workflow from planning software to implant placement and final prosthesis fabrication. 

During the hands-on of this certified course, each participant, guided by an instructor, can place various Piezoimplants into animal bones in order to learn the correct way to use them in the clinical practice.

Download the brochure: 26.10.2023_Francesco Oreglia_Brochure.pdf

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnosis of a narrow crest ridge and different approaches 
  • Different technique of bone augmentation and long term follow up
  • Case selection for wedge implants
  • Different surgical procedures for wedge implants insertion
  • Video presentations of wedge implants insertions  and long term follow up


09:15 – 10:45
Why a new implant?
  • Different technique for bone augmentation and long term follow up
  • Predictability of GBR, Bone-Block, Split Crest techniques for the treatment of narrow ridges through critical revision of literature and pre-surgical study to determine the best decision tree for the patient
  • REX Piezoimplants
  • Rectangular implant shape conforming to the anatomy of the crestal bone
  • Geometry of the implant surface for improved and atraumatic press-fit insertion technique
10:45 – 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:30
  • Piezoelectric implant site preparation and application technique to optimize the degree of under-preparation of bone density  
  • Implant positioning with the new “press-fit” and magnetic controlled technique to optimize primary stability and to reduce crestal bone stress
  • Surgical procedures (standard and split crest techniques) with live-surgery videos and animations
  • Extra-osseointegration process: critical revision of literature and clinical advantages 
  • The origination of REX Implants: How the first minimally invasive treatments of narrow ridges determined the development of REX Implants (clinical case with follow up from 3 to 9 years) and to a new paradigm in implantology
13:30 – 14:30
14:30 – 16:30
Each participant, supported by an instructor, can place various implants into animal bones that offer  anatomy similar that of human cases with narrow ridges. Proper execution of this hands-on is necessary to obtain the REX Implant certificate.
16:30 – 17:00
Q&A Session

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