Biologic Bone Reconstruction: Applications of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Craniofacial Surgery

1 Hour 20 Minutes

Monday Session

Moderator: Pamela K. McClain 

Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering 

Cytokine-mediated surgical synthesis of bone is now a reality. Discovered over a quarter of a century ago, purified human BMP is now in clinical use. This method of bone reconstruction represents a paradigm shift for all disciplines concerned with absence of loss of craniofacial bone stock. 

Educational Objectives: 
• Discuss mechanism of action of rhBMP-2: chemotaxis, population expansion and differentiation. 
• Understand management of the dental arch in cleft lip/palate surgery. 
• Learn maxillo-mandibular augmentation.

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