Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering
Moderators: Ray C. Williams, Hiromasa Yoshie
Speakers: David L. Cochran, Hidemi Kurihara, Marc L. Nevins
Tremendous progress has been made in the last decade with innovative ways to rebuild bone and periodontal attachment structures. New concepts in wound healing that focus on cellular therapies, scaffolds and signaling molecules have been introduced. Clinicians and investigators are reporting success in the ability to gain new bone prior to implant placement, and to rebuild periodontal ligament, alveolar bone and cementum around diseased teeth. This session will present the clinical evidence that several new approaches are effective and predictable treatment options for the practicing clinician.