Use of Tissue Engineering for Regeneration

1 Hour 24 Minutes

Sunday Session, 10:15–11:45 a.m.

Program Track: Imaging and Emerging Technologies

Moderator: Robert A. Faiella

Speakers: Eduardo Anitua and Darnell Kaigler, Jr.

This course will provide an overview of the evolution of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and highlight current applications for periodontal, peri-implant, and alveolar bone regeneration using novel approaches which incorporate biologic agents and stem cells. Key regenerative principles will be discussed, and clinical cases will be presented demonstrating how these strategies can be implemented in clinical practice. Participants will also explore the role of growth factors in tissue regeneration based upon a newly developed technique that enables clinicians to routinely obtain plasma rich in growth factors in a simple, safe, and effective method. Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF), a source of autologous growth factors, has an important role in tissue regeneration in several medical fields: oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedics, sport medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, and neurosurgery.

Educational Objectives:

• Identify clinical applications for tissue engineering approaches for regeneration of periodontal, peri-implant, and alveolar bone tissues.

• Discover key tissue engineering parameters and approaches for successful clinical implementation and outcomes.

• Explore the role of growth factors in tissue regeneration.