Event Report Name of Event: Workshop on – “ABCD of Bone Grafting – Any Body Can Do It,”
Date (s): 20/09/2023
Type of Event: Academic
Convenor: Dr. Puneet Ahuja (Principal BBDCODS ,Lucknow)
Organizing Chairman: Dr. Hemant Gupta (Professor &HOD), Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Organizing Secretary: Dr. Swati Gupta (Professor &HOD), Department of Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge; Dr. Mona Sharma (Professor &HOD), Department of Periodontology
Organized By: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge, Department of Periodontology, BBDCODS, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow
Collaborating Institution/Organization, if any: Geistlich – a Swiss company
Name (s) of Guest/ Speaker/ Resource Person/ Expert: Dr. Dhruv Arora No. of Participants: 38 participants

Brief Description of Event

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge, Department of Periodontology conducted a workshop, titled “ABCD of Bone Grafting – Any Body Can Do It,” held on 20th September, 2023 at BBDCODS Conference Hall , brought together professionals from various disciplines to explore the accessibility and versatility of bone grafting. This academic event was scheduled for approximately 6 hours and 38 delegates participated in this programme. Programme was organized with the collaboration of Geistlich – a Swiss company. The programme began with the formal inaugural function at 10:00 am. The welcome note was delivered by Dr Mona Sharma (Professor & HOD, Department of Periodontology) and a floral bouquet was presented to the speaker by Dr. Puneet Ahuja ( Principal BBDCODS ,Lucknow)


The event aimed to demystify bone grafting, a surgical procedure traditionally associated with highly specialized surgeons. It focused on breaking down the essential aspects of bone grafting to showcase its potential applicability to a wider range of healthcare practitioners. The event successfully achieved its objectives, bringing together participants from various disciplines of dentistry to learn about the essential aspects of bone grafting.

Event Highlights

Diverse Attendees

The event attracted a diverse group of attendees, including maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and general practitioners, highlighting the widespread interest in bone grafting across medical disciplines.

Introduction to Bone Grafting

The event commenced with an informative session that introduced attendees to the concept of bone grafting. Participants learned about the importance of this procedure in various medical fields, including orthopedics, dentistry, and maxillofacial surgery.

Anatomy of Bone Grafting

The first segment of the event focused on the anatomy of bone grafting. It provided a comprehensive understanding of bone structure, types of graft materials, and their applications. Participants gained insight into the differences between autografts, allografts, xenografts, and synthetic grafts, helping them make informed decisions in clinical practice.

Procedure Steps

The event featured an in-depth discussion of the key steps involved in bone grafting. Participants were guided through patient evaluation techniques, graft preparation, surgical procedures, and post- operative care. Case studies and practical demonstrations were used to illustrate these steps effectively.

Hands-On Workshops

Attendees had the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops, where they practiced essential bone grafting techniques under the guidance of experienced instructors. This practical experience was highly valued by participants.

Key Takeaways

  • Participants gained a deeper understanding of bone grafting fundamentals, including bone structure, graft materials, and surgical techniques.
  • The importance of proper patient evaluation and post-operative care was emphasized for successful
  • Attendees were encouraged to pursue additional training and certification to enhance their bone grafting skills and credentials.

The “ABCD of Bone Grafting – Any Body Can Do It” event successfully accomplished its goal of demystifying bone grafting for healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds. It provided a comprehensive overview of the essential aspects of bone grafting, empowering attendees with knowledge and insights to incorporate this procedure into their medical practices. The event fostered collaboration and networking among participants, creating a platform for continued learning and professional growth. As bone grafting continues to evolve, events like this serve as a valuable resource for healthcare practitioners seeking to expand their skillset and provide the best possible care to their patients.