Dr. Creech-Gionis has been involved with international dental missions, including several trips to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. She volunteers her time to a local community dental outreach clinic, providing care to underprivileged members of her city. Her growing practice includes a full-time associate, and she is passionate about the concept of the general dentist becoming proficient in all aspects of dental care in order to provide patients with the utmost in continuity of care. She has completed, and continually seeks, advanced training in implant dentistry, orthodontics, soft tissue surgery and IV and oral sedation. She feels her calling is ministering to the most fearful patients and derives deep satisfaction in converting the phobic individual into a happy, trusting dental patient.
Dr. Creech-Gionis finds her greatest joy in raising her family of four amazing kids, Alex, Ashlyn, Ava and Aidan with her college sweetheart Steve. They keep her running around and interested in their own passions of baseball, tennis, theater, soccer, guitar and just being kids! When time allows, she enjoys tennis lessons and hot yoga.
|Date||Category||Faculty Member||Webinar Title|
|04.06.17||Implant Dentistry||Amy Creech-Gionis||Socket Preservation Bone Grafting for the General Dentist: You Can Do It!|
Socket Preservation Bone Grafting for the General Dentist: You Can Do It!
Dental implants are one of the fastest growing treatment modalities in general dentistry. Whether you are placing implants or treatment planning them with a team approach/specialist, or even if you are planning to place a fixed bridge after an extraction, there are distinct advantages to preserving the patient’s alveolar ridge at the time of tooth removal. By making socket preservation bone grafting part of your daily routine, you can add a new revenue source to your bottom line while providing a valuable service to your patients.
This course will focus on the following objectives:
-Review of physiology of bone healing after an extraction
-Types of grafting materials available, including bone and membranes
-Advantages of preserving ridge dimensions at the time of extraction
-Simple techniques for socket grafting
-Dental coding and terminology that your staff can easily incorporate into practice