Dr. Devorah Schwartz-Arad


Dr. Devorah Schwartz-Arad is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), Ph.D. degree in cancer research, anatomy and embryology. She graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Hebrew University and was a senior lecturer in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University until 2008. Since 2016 Dr. Schwartz-Arad is a Research Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, State University of Granada (Spain) and Visiting Professor, UCAM, Universidad Catolica De Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Dr. Schwartz- Arad is the author of 78 research papers focusing on immediate dental implantation, bone augmentation procedures for dental implants, the influence of smoking on the success of dental implants. She presented more than 100 papers in scientific meetings and she is a renowned national and international lecturer. Dr. Schwartz-Arad is the author and editor of the books “Ridge preservation & immediate implantation” and “Esthetics in Dentistry” published by Quintessence. She is Founder and President of “Conflict and Dialogue” study club and she is heading the Schwartz-Arad Continuing Education center. Dr. Schwartz-Arad is the owner and senior OMS of Schwartz-Arad Day-Care Surgical Center.


Surgical Techniques for Reconstruction of Severe Ridge Atrophy of the partial Edentulous Posterior Mandible

The partial edentulous posterior mandible is a challenging area that often requires bone reconstructive surgery for implants placement. Alveolar atrophy is a pathological condition characterized by moderate or severe resorption of alveolar bone due to teeth loss. The loss of teeth determines the loss of the functional stimulus for the alveolar bone. Consequently, the bone undergoes constant and predictable resorption, which differs depending on location: it is vertical and outward in the posterior mandible. Alveolar bone resorption and the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) location make the posterior regions of the mandible the most challenging to treat while using osseointegrated implants.

This lecture focuses on surgical techniques, natural tissues, and biomaterials for vertical and or horizontal bone augmentation to successfully restore edentulous ridges with implant-supported prostheses.

Bone-augmentation techniques proposed to increase bone volume in the posterior regions of the mandible will be presented, including implantations lateral to the IAN canal, transposition of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) with augmentation and simultaneous implants placement, guided bone regeneration (GBR) using titanium mash and onlay autologous block bone grafts (AOBG) for horizontal and vertical augmentation.

Hands-on course

Intraoral autologous onlay bone grafting for dental implantation
Our challenge is: Long term and predictable repair of the atrophic ridge

This hands-on course is intended to dentists who will be implementing intraoral autologous onlay bone grafting and also to dentists who want to gain knowhow and comprehensive understanding on proper surgical treatment options in certain sever atrophic cases that require onlay bone grafting.


For Dentists with 5 years of experience in dental implantations
This course will portray the variety of surgical options available for the reconstruction of atrophic jaws


AOBG Pig Model Workshop in 10 Stages
1. Introduction
2. Recipient site – Site preparation
3. Donor Site – Block Harvesting
4. Recipient Site – Placing bone substitutes as
a scaffold for better block adaptation
5. Recipient Site – Block fixation
6. Recipient Site – Gap filling with bone
7. Donor Site – Filling with bone substitutes
8. Layer Suturing (Optional).