Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering
Moderator: Hom-Lay Wang
Speakers: Giulio Rasperini, Paul S. Rosen
The historic philosophy associated with the treatment of periodontal lesions has centered on reparative/resective efforts. Over time, our understanding of how to capitalize on wound healing dynamics, along with the refinement of techniques and materials, has enabled periodontists to adopt a philosophy that is centered on regeneration. In the forefront has been the introduction of minimally invasive strategies, biologics and enhanced scaffolds/clot stabilizers to achieve predictably successful outcomes. This program will review current thoughts on technique, barriers, grafts and biologics to achieve regenerative success for both intrabony and furcation lesions.
- Discuss successful flap design and suturing techniques that facilitate success.
- List the benefits to barriers in regenerative efforts.
- Learn some of the more recent grafts and biologics that may help to tackle more difficult lesions like a 1-wall or Class III furcation lesion.