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Philip L. Fava II
Biological Bone Augmentation (BBA) is an umbrella term for utilizing autogenous bone materials for the augmentation of hard tissues. Long thought of as the “Gold Standard” autogenous materials have fallen way to substitutes. Whether by market pressure or by perceived patient desire bone substitutes and the assorted membranes commonly required to manage them have received significant favor, though never really gaining the ability to be osteogenic. In this lecture we will discuss why the BBA concept may be even more important than ever before.
• Define the BBA concept and recognize why the BBA concept may be needed today more than ever
• Distinguish where GBR and BBA should be employed
• Discuss lateral and vertical augmentation techniques