Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, Periodontist in Southern Pines, NC, Completes Modern Bone Grafting Course by the Southern Academy of Periodontology

12:35 EDT 14 Mar 2018 | PR Web

Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, periodontist in Southern Pines, NC, recently participated in an educational seminar on bone grafting and ridge augmentation from the Southern Academy of Periodontology in Atlanta, GA.

Southern Pines, NC (PRWEB) March 14, 2018

Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, respected periodontist in Southern Pines, NC, recently attended an educational seminar hosted by the Southern Academy of Periodontology in Atlanta, GA. The two-day course covered the topic of bone grafting, including horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation and was led by Dr. Istvan Urban from Hungary.

Bone grafting, or ridge augmentation, is a procedure performed to replace the loss of jaw bone due to missing teeth, periodontal disease or trauma to the mouth. When bone loss occurs, the structure of the jaw is weakened, making existing teeth loose or the replacement of lost teeth with dental implants impossible. The seminar covered horizontal and vertical augmentation, which is frequently the greatest challenge of bone grafting. Attendees learned several objectives, including:

  • Understand the biology of the fusion of the bone graft
  • Understand oral anatomy
  • Surgical principles of ridge augmentation
  • Surgical principles of reconstruction of soft tissue after bone grafting

“Bone grafting is a surgical process where we use the available bone to help stimulate the growth of new bone and we can rebuild and recreate bone that has been gone for months to years,” says Dr. Van Scoyoc. “The ability to regenerate or regrow that bone then makes patients candidates for the treatment they really want, which is the replacement of teeth.”

The bone grafting process involves taking a small sample of bone and converting it into a granule material. This material is then placed over the location where it is missing and allowed to heal. The graft will fuse to existing bone and create a stable foundation for dental implants to be placed successfully. Once implants have been placed, they stimulate the jaw bone to encourage continued growth so that bone recession is not an issue in the future.

Patients interested in receiving bone grafting treatment from an experienced periodontist in Southern Pines, NC, can contact Dr. Van Scoyoc’s office by calling 910-692-6270 or visit the website at

About the Practice

Van Scoyoc Periodontics and Implants Center for Oral Health offers experienced periodontal treatments to patients in Southern Pines, NC. Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc is a board-certified periodontist, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and the only dental specialist with this unique training in Moore County. Dr. Van Scoyoc offers specialized periodontal services including single and full-arch dental implant care, laser gum disease treatment and gum recession solutions. Dr. Van Scoyoc and his team strive to build long-term relationships with each of their patients allowing them to understand their unique needs and goals. To learn more about Dr. Van Scoyoc, his practice or the services he offers, visit or call 910-692-6270 to schedule a custom consultation.

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