Moderator: Bradley S. McAllister
Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering
This program will explore new surgical solutions employing live cell delivery systems, growth factors or differentiation factors for predictably correcting problems involving the soft and hard tissues. Novel materials and techniques will be explored for the treatment of inadequate keratinized tissue, denuded root surfaces and vertical bone defects. Clinical and biological considerations will be highlighted
as they relate to the selection of carriers, biologics and concentrations for these approaches. Emphasis will be placed on reducing morbidity, increasing predictability and creating a more natural-looking esthetic outcome.
• Discuss how and why these new materials may level the playing field.
• Understand how they can rewrite the rules of regeneration.
• Distinguish the difference between tissue replacement grafts and bioactive grafts.