Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering
Moderator: Paul S. Rosen
Speakers: Jay R. Beagle, Sascha A. Jovanovic, Ziv Mazor, Michael K. Sonick
Clinicians are often faced with problems that require regenerative therapy as a part of the overall treatment plan. Pneumatized sinuses, deficient ridges, mucogingival deformities and periodontal intraosseous lesions are but some of the issues that may need to be solved. To achieve the best results, a number of strategies may be applied that have included advanced surgical techniques, biomaterials and biologic enhancements; this latter area is one of great interest. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), platelet-rich growth factor (PRGF), recombinant platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) and bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) have been touted to enhance outcomes by improving graft efficacy, wound healing and minimizing complications. This program will help clarify the merits of each of these biologic enhancements, and where each might provide the best value.