GUIDED BONE REGENERATION (GBR)
Dr. Thomas Yoon Dr. Thomas Yoon obtained his D.D.S. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2001. He attended a General Practice Residency at Washington University in 2002. Wanting to further his education, Dr. Yoon completed a Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida (UF) in 2003. He continued his training at UF obtaining a Master’s in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Periodontology in 2006. Dr. Yoon obtained his Diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology in 2007. Prior to joining LECOM, Dr. Yoon maintained a private practice in Winter Park, Florida. Dr. Yoon obtained a Master’s in Health Service Administration degree from LECOM in 2018.
Dr. Yoon joined LECOM in September 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Periodontology where he served as a course director and clinical instructor. In 2017, Dr. Yoon was promoted to the Director of Research and the following year received an additional appointment as the Director of Specialists. As Director, Dr. Yoon was instrumental in the development of multiple research facility laboratory cores. He successfully established a dental implant program and obtained two corporate grants for financial and equipment support. Dr. Yoon also created a vertical integration model for the first- and second-year students to experience clinical education early in their dental education.
In July 2020, Dr. Yoon was appointed as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education. Under this administrative role, Dr. Yoon supervised all aspects of clinical education in the Bradenton, Erie and Defuniak Springs dental clinics. He continued to develop programs to expand education in areas such as implant restoration, 3D scanning and printing, and laser therapy. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Yoon served LECOM as a member of the Institutional Review Board, the Process Improvement Teams on Grant Policies, and as a member of the Steering Committee for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation site visit. Dr. Yoon was promoted in 20201 to Associate Professor of Periodontology.
Dr. Yoon is an international lecturer on a variety of topics relating to dental implant treatment and regenerative bone surgery. He serves the dental education community as the current chair on the Council of Sections Administrative Board for the American Dental Education Association. He is an accrediting consultant for predoctoral Clinical Science and post-doctoral Periodontology for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Dr. Yoon also serves as a consultant examiner for the Commission of Dental Competency Assessment (CDCA).
Socket Preservation 102
By the end of this course, doctors will be able to
● Understand the concept of one stage versus two stage to illicit ridge preservation.
● Understand the stages of wound healing to facilitate the clinical decision to utilize a bone graft material or not for socket preservation.
● Compare and contrast the various bone grafting materials available and understand the when, where, and how to utilize them.
● Understand the value and learn techniques to harvest autogenous bone to enhance one’s clinical practice in an insurance-driven competitive market.
● Understand and be able to treatment plan alveolar ridge preservation based on the bony wall classification.
● Apply concepts of guided bone regeneration to choose appropriate bone graft material to create bone cocktails.
● Introduction to a unique resorbable membrane via. concepts of guided tissue regeneration to facilitate proper bone generation for future implant placement.
● Understand proper CDT coding to demystify bone grafting and membrane reimbursement in the general practice.