A Step-by-Step Approach in Managing Hard and Soft Tissue Defects

1 Hour 47 Minutes

Monday Session, 10:15–11:45 a.m.
Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering

Moderator: Jill Bashutski
Speakers: Bradley S. McAllister, Pamela K. McClain, Giulio Rasperini, and E. Todd Scheyer

This session will provide current information regarding the pre-surgical evaluation, surgical technique selection, outcomes, and long-term maintenance considerations for treating both hard and soft tissue defects. Specific clinical situations that will be discussed include furcations, root exposure, intrabony defects around teeth and implants, as well as extractions.

Educational Objectives:
• Assess the most recent and highest levels of evidence for soft and hard tissue regeneration around both teeth and implants.
• Practice best evidence and practical applications for specific clinical situations requiring hard and soft tissue regeneration such as furcations, intrabony defects, extraction sockets, gingival recession, extraction sockets, and peri-implant defects.
• Comprehend emerging technologies that are being developed to promote periodontal regeneration including cell therapy, biologics, scaffolds, and other therapeutics.