Section Preprosthetic

Section Chairman, North America
Tara Aghaloo

University of California, Los Angeles

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Los Angeles, California, USA

Section Past Chairman, North America
Luis Vega

Vanderbilt University

Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Section Members

George Deeb

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Richmond, Virginia, USA


Daniel Meara

Christiana Care

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Dentistry

Wilmington, Delaware, USA


Goals and tasks of the Preprosthetic section

Preprosthetic surgery aims to achieve oral rehabilitation in case of partial or total tooth loss with the aim of a long-term stable and uneventful prosthetic correction

Recent years brought up a large increase in new technologies and treatment opportunities. Both physicians and patients are nowadays often insecure about the best treatment option. Therefore the search for evidence as well as teaching & education is the main motivation for the preprosthetic section. In detail, the following points are of interest to the section:

  • Demands on bony reconstruction of the alveolar crest
  • Soft tissue aesthetics
  • Regional and non-regional bone grafting procedure
  • Patient-compliant procurements
  • Complications and how to deal with them?
  • Distraction osteogenesis and the limits involved in this technique
  • Orthodontic considerations
  • The role of biomaterials, PRP and growth factors

News of the section Preprosthetic

Module 3 focuses on developing the knowledge and skills of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the key areas of medical evaluation, outpatient anesthesia, preprosthetic surgery and implant surgery. more...


S.O.R.G. Europe

S.O.R.G. Preprosthetic Course 2015 – Live Surgery at the Bosporus

It is out of question: Istanbul is a dynamic and pulsating place and maybe one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. Situated at the boarder to Asia this booming place gives home to almost 20 million people.  more...

The  “Bone Graft Course 2013” organized by the S.O.R.G. Academy in cooperation with the Wenckebach Institute was again a very interesting fresh frozen cadaver course treating the topic “Preprosthetic / Preimplant Surgery”.  more...