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Volume 19 , Issue 2
March/April 1999

Pages 165-173

Autogenous Bone Harvesting: A Chin Graft Technique for Particulate and Monocortical Bone Blocks

Dennis R. Hunt, DDS/Sascha A. Jovanovic, DDS, MS

PMID: 10635182
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0306

The use of the mandibular symphysis for harvesting intraoral autografts in implant reconstruction cases is based on the ample supply of donor material, the proximity to the recipient site, and the ease of access to the tissue. This article discusses the technique of successful bone harvesting from the mandibular symphysis. As with other harvesting techniques, morbidity can occur. This report demonstrates a low morbidity rate and presents guidelines to help accomplish this.

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